By Chris Gardner
The Latin Alternative Music Conference has just begun! Here are the five best artists to see before it’s over.
Fresh off the release of her new album Crawl Space the Colombian indie pop star comes to LAMC ready to impress. Her soft voice glides over dreamy production that puts you in a groovy trance. You can find her at the LAMC Celebrate Brooklyn Show @ Prospect Park Bandshell on Friday July 14, from 6:00-10:00pm for FREE!
Born in the U.K. and based in New York, Quantic (real name Will Holland) is one of the best DJs in the world right now. After moving to Cali, Colombia in 2007 and spending seven years there, he has begun to heavily incorporate Latin sound in his music. On his newest album, Curao, Quantic partnered up with Colombian native Nidia Gongora for a marvelous blend of cumbia, jazz, and salsa. He will also be at the LAMC Celebrate Brooklyn Show @ Prospect Park Bandshell performing after Tei Shi.
The Spanish rock band who play every song like it’s their last. Their mile-a-minute sound is reminiscent of bands like Rancid, The Clash, and Tito & Tarantula. Get ready to jump, mosh, and move at the LAMC Sounds From Spain Showcase @ Highline Ballroom on Wednesday July 12 from 8:00pm-1:00am where Los Nastys are sure to tear the house down. [Tickets]
The Rough Trade Records signee is sure to put on an out of this world show in her home town. The nuyorican rapper has drawn comparisons to Nicki Minaj for her impeccable flow and sharp lyrics. You’ll definitely want to check her out at the LAMC/Central Park SummerStage Show @ Rumsey Playfield on Wednesday July 12, from 5:00-10:00pm. The best part, it’s free and open to the public.
The Afro-Caribbean electronic music group joins Princess Nokia at the LAMC/Central Park SummerStage Show @ Rumsey Playfield. They will be playing their own set showing off their powerfully progressive synthesis of electronic sound and Afro-Caribbean language. So put on your dancing shoes and meet us there.