If it’s July in New York City, it’s time for the LAMC — the Latin
Alternative Music Conference that showcases the best of the industry
with live performances and panels.
The annual event, which began Tuesday and runs through Saturday, July 13, has more bite than ever this year.
LAMC will expand its scope to food with the Latin Tastes of New York, a
program devoted to recognizing the best Latino cuisine in the city.
As in recent years, the action will be concentrated in the New Yorker
Hotel at 34th St. and Eighth Ave., where artists will stay and panels on
the music industry will be held.
But the musical performances will be spread over the city in venues as
diverse as Central Park’s Summerstage, El Museo del Barrio, Brooklyn’s
Prospect Park, Crotona Park in the Bronx and Harlem’s La Casa Azul
The live events open to the public are probably more than even the most
devoted music fan can manage to attend, but that doesn’t mean some
won’t attempt to see them all.
Highlights include the free performance at Central Park’s Rumsey
Playfield headlined by Mexican-roots diva Lila Downs on Thursday; the
electronic Brooklyn Showcase featuring by Nortec’s Bostich and Fussible
and Mexican Institute of Sound on Friday at Prospect Park; and the
afternoon of pop sounds by Julieta Venegas, Carla Morrison and Alex
Anwandter at Central Park on Saturday.
Get there early, because there are few events like the LAMC, and it will come and go like a midsummer’s dream.