The Good Life: One Macuano’s Quasi-Emo Reflections on LAMC, “Sweet Dreams,” and the Touring Life
Beat Latino Does the Latin America Music Conference 2014 [podcast music]
What a quinceañera celebration! The LAMC 2014 was five days of panels, interviews, and most importantly music, music, music, MUSIC! Beat Latino was there in the middle of it all, and this hour’s edition shares music by the artists we experienced. We’ve come a long way, baby!
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Exclusive Interview with Diana Fuentes
You would think that someone like me would be used to interviewing people, but I can honestly say that I can’t ever get used to it. About two weeks ago, I had the privilege to cover the 2014 LAMC here in New York City and thanks to my friends at Digital Girl got to interview the one and only Diana Fuentes. We sat down with Diana; one of the leaders of this flourishing generation of performers…
Q&A: Santiago Motorizado of Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado on La Plata, Landing a Record Deal, and Die Hard
Can a band like El Mato A Un Policia Motorizado make it in the US, despite having a name a large portion of the country will be unable to pronounce in its entirety? Nacional Records thinks so. The LA-based label recently inked a deal to bring the band’s latest album, La Dinastia Scorpio, to the US, with a few bonus tracks attached.
The band recently completed a tour of the country that began in NYC with shows at LAMC, and ending in California at the Viva Pomona Festival. It was in Pomona that I witnessed the band play to a small but loving crowd that already knew every word to every song.
I spoke with singer/bassist Santiago Motorizado about where exactly the band name comes from (hint: it wasn’t from “Die Hard” as is commonly suspected), as well as the band growth from humble beginnings in La Plata, Argentina to touring the world, and taking off with a publishing deal from Nacional Records.
Check out this video that Danay Suarez put together of her show in NY!
Here’s an interview with LAMC founder Tomas Cookman from a couple years ago.
30 Preguntas con Anita Tijoux respecto a ser una mujer rapera y otras cosas que quizás no sabías de ella
La famosa Franco-Chilena nos habló de sus habilidades secretas, sus malos hábitos y hasta sobre las comparaciones que le hacen con Lauryn Hill.
una de las cositas que hizo Ana durante su viaje a NY para el LAMC!
Cindy’s DIY KUCI signage
The LAMC, the Latin Alternative Music Conference, is an annual gathering of the brightest Latin Alternative artists. Set in Manhattan over the course of 4 days, the conference is celebrating its 15th year as the go-to event for established artists as well as up and…