Monday, June 9, 2014

Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) 2014: Free Music, Annual Showcase & More July 8-12 in New York City


From a media release:

The Line-Up For The
Annual LAMC Showcase at The Gramercy Theatre On Friday July 11th 2014 

Featuring AJ Davila, Esteman, A Band Of Bitches,
The Wookies, Diana Fuentes and Los Macuanos

• Check out the rest of the Latin Alternative Music Conference at the link

NEW YORK CITY -
This summer, thousands of entrepreneurs, musicians, DJs, journalists, marketers, managers, filmmakers, programmers and all kinds of music lovers will gather in New York City from July 8-12th for the 15th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC).

Today, La Banda Elastica announced the line-up for the annual LAMC showcase at the Gramercy Theatre, which will feature AJ Davila, Esteman, A Band Of Bitches, The Wookies, Diana Fuentes and Los Macuanos on Friday July 11th. See below for more detailed info on each artist.

The LAMC also offers free concerts at parks from Brooklyn to Harlem, plus intimate private showcases at iconic venues around the city and numerous industry panels with special guests.

On Wednesday, July 9th at Central Park SummerStage, the LAMC will present a line-up of hip-hop heavyweights featuring Beatnuts, Ana Tijoux, Bodega Bamz and DJ Tony Touch. The LAMC will close on Saturday July 12th with another show at Summerstage, featuring Babasónicos, Juana Molina and La Santa Cecilia.

Also on Wednesday July 9th is the annual ‘Indie Showcase’ at the Mercury Lounge, which features up-and-coming acts from across the Americas, including Santé Les Amis, Danay Suarez, Los Crema Paraiso, Me Llamo (Sebastián), Caloncho and El Mató Un Policía Motorizado

On Thursday July 10th, the LAMC will once again return to Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park for a free show featuring Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas, ChocQuibTown and RVSB.

More info on the artists performing at the LAMC showcase at the Gramercy Theater:

A Band of Bitches (Mexico)
Nominated in 2013 for a Latin Grammy for “Best New Artist,” A Band of Bitches are a mysterious, rambunctious, mask-wearing, party-friendly band that have rocked major festivals including Vive Latino, SXSW, Neon Desert and more.



AJ Davila (Puerto Rico)
Widely known as the frontman for the popular garage rock band Davila 666,  AJ Davila’s debut solo album Terror Amor features collaborations with Cole Alexander (Black Lips) and Sergio Rotman (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs), and has received glowing reviews at Spin, Vice, NPR and more.

Diana Fuentes (Cuba)
Diana Fuentes became the second Cuban to join Sony Music Latin, second only to Celia Cruz. Often collaborating with her husband, Eduardo Cabra (aka Visitante of Calle 13), Diana Fuente’s music combines Afro-Cuban rhythms, pop, electronica, folk and bolero.

Esteman (Colombia)
Esteman is the name of a captivating audio/visual project out of Colombia that combines pop, disco, indie rock, and hypnotic choreography, and has collaborated with Andrea Echeverri (Aterciopelados), Natalia Lafourcade and Carla Morrison.

Los Macuanos (Mexico)
Combining elements of dark avant-garde electronic music with upbeat traditional Norteño instrumentation, Los Macuanos are a trio of DJs from Tijuana whose sound echoes a once hedonistic lifestyle, taking cues from the rave era of the late 90s, revisited with introspection and nuance.

The Wookies (Mexico)
The Wookies (who dress the part, wearing Chewbacca masks as they take to the DJ booth) is a band out of Mexico making waves in the electronic/techno music scene both at home and abroad, having rocked crowds alongside The Chemical Brothers, Die Antwoord, Steve Aoki and many others.

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