July 8 and 9 The Latin Alternative Music Conference Heads to The Highline Ballroom for Two Back-to-Back Showcases
TheÂ LAMCÂ is putting on its party shoes and returning to NYC to celebrate its Sweet Sixteen on July 7-11!
Today,Â the LAMC revealed the remainder of its lineup, which features some of the freshest and brightest talent from across the Americas. Taking place at theÂ Highline BallroomÂ in Chelsea onÂ July 8 and 9, the two showcases include acts like Ceci Bastida, Gepe, Buscabulla, Maria y Jose, Diamante Electrico, Callate Mark, Centavrvs, Nicole, Torreblanca, Mr. Pauer, Alvaro Diaz and Pedrina y Rio. See below for more details on the bands.
The LAMC features free concerts at parks from Brooklyn to Harlem, plus intimate private showcases at iconic venues around the city, as well as numerous industry panels and Q&Aâ€™s with special guests, showcases and events.
On Wednesday,Â July 8Â at Central Park SummerStage, the LAMC will present an eclectic, beat-heavy lineup featuringÂ Compass, Helado Negro, andÂ Systema Solar. TheÂ LAMC will close on Saturday July 11Â with another stellar show at Summerstage, featuring Vicentico, Ximena SariÃ±ana and No Te Va Gustar. Surprise side note: the entire roster ofÂ DJ Raffâ€™sÂ underground electronic label,Â â€œPirotecnica” will be there to keep the flow going between SummerStage sets.
On Friday July 10th, the LAMC will once again return toÂ Celebrate BrooklynÂ at Prospect Park for a free show featuringÂ Bajofondo,Â Los Autenticos Decadentes, and ASTRO.
On Thursday July 9, the LAMC will present the popular Spanish indie-rock band, Triangulo de Amor Bizarro at the Atrium at Lincoln Center.
LAMC Attendees will also be able to attend an exclusive acoustic showcase atÂ SOBsÂ on Thursday, July 9th.
The LAMC is a meeting ground for entrepreneurs, musicians, DJs, journalists, marketers, managers,filmmakers, programmers and all kinds of music and culture lovers. We are returning once again to theÂ Affinia Manhattan HotelÂ at 7th Avenue and 31st Street.Â Additional LAMC infoÂ availableÂ atÂ http://www.
More info on the bands performing at our Highline Ballroom Showcases:
Wednesday July 8
Diamante Electrico (Colombia)Â â€“ Diamante Electrico is a mainstay within the independent Colombian music scene. They are known for their raw bluesy sound. Their eponymous debut album was released in 2013 through Pledge Music being one of the first Colombian bands releasing an album through a crowdfunding platform.
Callate Mark (Argentina)Â â€“ This rock band out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, started out when 4 young teenagers met in high school and played in a garage for two years until they releasedÂ their first single in 2013.Â Their sound is a combination of 80â€™s new wave, punk and alternative rock. Callate Mark have played in multiple countries around Latin America and have recently released their first album.
Centavrvs (Mexico)Â â€“ Centavrvs is a project that fuses traditional sounds from Mexico with electronic beats, adding in an infectiously poppy twist. Their latest album, Sombras de Oro, was released in 2014 and was immediatelyÂ lauded by the New York Times and many other outlets.
Nicole (Chile)Â â€“ One of Chileâ€™s most well-known faces, Nicole has been on the scene since she was 12 years oldâ€”when her debut album went gold. She has been nominated for a Latin Grammy, collaborated with Gustavo Cerati and was once signed to Madonnaâ€™s Latin Label. She is also one of the judges on La Voz Chile. Nicole recently released her album â€˜Panalâ€™.
Buscabulla (Puerto Rico/ New York )Â â€“ Buscabulla is the Spanish language experimental pop project of Raquel Berrios and Luis del Valle. Raquel, a designer, record collector and musician teamed up with multi-instrumentalist and producer Luis â€œLuifreâ€ del Valle in 2011 and have been causing a stir since releasing their DIY cover of Roberto Roena and Tite Curet Alonsoâ€™s â€œTu Loco Locoâ€. Born and raised in Puerto Rico andÂ based out of New York, they create a hybrid they call the ‘Caribbean music of the future’.
Torreblanca (Mexico)Â â€“ Â Characterized by a fusion of rock and unorthodox pop melodies, Torreblanca was formed in 2007 by Juan Manuel Torreblanca. On their first EP, â€˜Defensaâ€™, they collaborated with Hello Seahorse! And Natalia Lafourcade. The EP brought them to the Vive Latino stage, where they were heard by CafÃ© Tacvbaâ€™s Quique Rangel who ended up producing their first full length album, Bella Epoca. In 2014, they released their second full length, El Polvo En La Luz.
Thursday, July 9
Mr. Pauer (Venezuela/Miami)Â â€“ Mr. Pauer, Toto GonzÃ¡lez, is a Latin Grammy Nominated producer and re-mixer born in the Caribbean city of Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela. Mr. Pauer is the creator of his signature sound calledÂ “ElectrÃ³pico”, a fusion of Electronic dance music mixed with music genres originating between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn creating a sound born in Miami.
Alvaro Diaz (Puerto Rico)Â – Born in Puerto Rico, his interest for Hip Hop started when he was young. He began by writing verses and recording them at home. When he was 25, Alvaro decided to take his work to the stage and in less than a year he positioned himself in Puerto Rico as an up and coming artist. Heavy, diverse and innovative is how Diaz describes his music.
Pedrina y Rio (Colombia)Â â€“Â The Colombian duo, Pedrina y Rio have captivated audiences all over Colombia with their unique, colorful aesthetic and the dulcet voice of the lead singer, Etna Arcila (Pedrina). Their sound is a mixture of alternative pop with classic Latin American elements (Boleros, Pasaje Llanero, Bossa Nova and more), peppered with vigorous electronic arrangements. The band is about to release their first full length album.
Gepe (Chile)Â â€“ Daniel Riveros started his musical careerÂ as part of the duo Taller Dejao. He has since gone on to launch a stellar solo career, releasing his first solo album in 2005 under the guise of â€œGepeâ€, which has established him as a leading artist. His sound is characterized by an innovative fusion of Folk and Electronica. He has since gone on to collaborate with the likes of Javiera Mena and Alex Anwandter.
Ceci Bastida (Mexico)Â â€“ Born in Tijuana, she was a founding member of Mexican ska-punk pioneers Tijuana NO. She has released two critically acclaimed Â albums,Â â€œVeo la Mareaâ€, featuring collaborations with Diplo, Tim Armstrong and Rye Rye; andÂ â€œLa Edad de la Violenciaâ€, produced by XXXChange and Luke Top. Her song â€œCuando Vulevas a Caerâ€ was nominated for a Latin Grammy. Ceciâ€™s politically-charged, horn and beat heavy songs have earned her accolades onÂ NPR, The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, among others.
MarÃa y JosÃ© (Mexico)Â – MarÃa y JosÃ© isÂ theÂ project from Tony Gallardo II, a humble kid born in Guanajuato (but with his heart in Tijuana). Gallardoâ€™s project is characterized by his use of electronic beats and pop sentiments, alongside a strong visual performance.
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