LAMC Reveals Full Concert and Panel Schedule
The annual Latin Alternative Music Conference will take over New York’s Central Park Summerstage, SOB’s, the Highline Ballroom and Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Bandshell with a program of shows and industry panels from July 11-15.
As always, the 18th LAMC will cover wide musical territory, both physical and sonic. Venezuelan artists will make their voices known at an essential showcase opening night, featuring Apache, Akapellah, Elastic Bond, Los Mesoneros, Viniloversus, and Rawayana. La Vida Boheme, the most acclaimed rock band to come out of Caracas, headlines the closing Summerstage show, sharing a bill with L.A.’s Chicano Batman and Los Pericos from Buenos Aires.
Chilean electro-pop singer Javiera Mena, artist-to-watch Audri Nix, from Puerto Rico, and rising Argentine rock singer-songwriter Juan Ingaramo are among the artists to perform at an indie showcase at the Highline Ballroom on July 13.
Veteran pop duo Amaral heads the line-up at the Sounds From Spain showcase on July 12, also at the Highline.
This year’s don’t-miss eclectic acoustic showcase at SOBs includes artists ranging from Chilean activist dance pop artist Alex Anwandter, electronic roots outfit ÌFÉ, and pan-Latin party band Buyepongo.
Latin Grammy winners Mon Laferte, New York’s own Princess Nokia and ÌFÉ are set to appear at Summerstage on July 12. Quantic, Tei Shei and Anwandter perform at this year’s LAMC Celebrate Brooklyn show on July 14.
LAMC industry panels include “Another Brick in the Wall: Touring America in 2017,” a panel discussing “immigration and visa issues in the age of Trump” as they pertain to artists, “and the always present challenges of touring in the U.S.” Latin music in the digital age, brands reaching Latinos through music and “Latin Music in the Streaming TV and Film Era” are other topics to be discussed during the confab at Manhattan’s Stewart Hotel.
The full schedule is now available on the LAMC website.