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Semana Musical

It’s about that time… every summer for the past few years, the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) and its accompanying trove of bands, music industry execs, fans, and groupies descend upon the city for a week of music, partying, panels, music, and more music (and more partying).  Conference registration ain’t cheap at $299 a pop (giving you access to the official conference at the Roosevelt Hotel with panels and schmoozing galore, as well as free entry to all related showcases and shows), but the good news is that you can really skip the official thang and still take in quite a good amount of quality (well, not always quality, but we’ll let you be the judge of that) shows and partays in the days to come.

In addition to the official Latin American Music Conference fare, local bands, DJs, promoters, and venues have all whipped up some pretty quality showcases and shows of their own, and we’ve got the scoop on everything that’s going on in the alternative realm. Read on for all the details, and be sure to let us know if there’s something we’ve left out.  OJO: unfortunately, some of the bands we were most looking forward to seeing aren’t coming after all; Miranda! and Lapdance have canceled their appearances this week. (Emmanuel Horvilleur had too, but now he’s coming!! Phew!!)

Now the real dilemma is figuring out how to do it all. A few words from the wise (well, slightly nuts): take your vitamins, drink your redbull, exercise moderation at open bar events, wear sunblock, stay hydrated, and take lots n lots of pictures. And sleep in on Sunday.

The lineup (click on more info link for event details):

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

7:15pm
Verano Alternativo BMI Showcase feat. Marel, Origen, Taxi Amarillo, Organic Arma, DJ Hostile
S.O.B’s, GRATIS with RSVP to: ppina@bmi.com
more info

7:30pm
Allá
Joe’s Pub, $15
more info

8pm
Latin American Music Conference Underground Film Night feat. ¿Habrán Esperanzas?
The Delancey, GRATIS!
more info


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

6pm
LAMC Music & Film Night ft. Bragging Rights: Stickball Stories, Machito: A Latin Jazz Legacy, CuCu Diamantes
SummerStage, GRATIS!
more info

7pm
Locos Por Juana
Apple Store SoHo , GRATIS!
more info

7pm
Volumen Cero, Chana, The Fire and Reason, Jeronimo Sada, DJs Nova & Pauer
Spotlight Live – Penthouse, GRATIS! w/ RSVP to nyc@batanga.com by 7/8/08
more info

7pm
Alejandro Escovedo
Highline Ballroom, $25 adv., $28 day of
more info

8pm
LAMC Indie Showcase ft. Pilar Diaz, Zigmat, Don Tetto, Allá, Forro in the Dark, Guajiro, Afrobeta
Mercury Lounge, $12 (limited number of tix available)
more info

8pm
Navegante
Camaradas, $10
more info

8:45pm
La Bamba
Pier 54, GRATIS!
more info

9pm
Los Fancy Free, Bunny Rabbit
Glasslands, $7
more info

Thursday, July 10, 2008

3pm
Bed Stuy Block Party 2008 ft. R-Tronika and others
New Testament Church of God Parking Lot Price, GRATIS!
more info

6pm
Yerba Buena ft. CuCu Diamantes, Si*Se
Pier 54, GRATIS!
more info

7pm
Cecila Villar Eljuri, Xiomara Laugart
El Museo del Barrio, GRATIS!
more info

8pm
Pistolera
Jewish Museum, $15/$12 for students
more info

8:30pm
RanaRex
Hecho en Dumbo, GRATIS!
more info

8:30pm
Toy Selectah, Zizek, Chico Sonido, Oro 11, Disco Shawn, Refusenik, Uproot Andy, DJ Raff
S.O.B’s, $10/free with LAMC badge
more info

9pm
LAMC Showcase feat. Emmanuel Horvilleur, Ximena Sariñana, Los Fancy Free, Sussie 4, La Pulqueria, Alex*Cuba, DJ Pauer
Bowery Ballroom, $15 (limited number of tix available)
more info

9pm
Insomnia, Leonardo Roman, Marujah, 3nigma, DJ Rockass
D’antigua, $10
more info

10:45pm
Nacotheque feat. Kumbia Queers, + DJs Santi & Nando
The Delancey (basement), $8 before 1am/ $5 after 1am
more info

Friday, July 11, 2008

7:30pm
Brazilian Girls, Chicha Libre, Ticklah

Celebrate Brooklyn, GRATIS!
more info

9pm
Caribe Atomico 2008 ft. Millo Torres + El Tercer Planeta, Guajiro, Alejandra Alberti, The Fire and Reason
Crash Mansion, GRATIS! w/ RSVP or LAMC badge
more info

9pm
Marujah, Locos Por Juana, Una Via, Nimencia, DJ Rockass
D’antigua, $10
more info

10pm
Fresa Salvaje feat. Afrodita, Sonido Changorama, DJ Lasser Gun #1, DJ Papichulo
Studio B, $10
more info

11pm
El Sonidero Digital feat. Toy Selectah, Stereotyp, Mexican Dubwiser + more
Santos Party House, GRATIS! w/ RSVP to lamc@zune.net
more info

12:05am
Los Amigos Invisibles
S.O.B’s, $23 adv., $26 day of show
more info


Saturday, July 12, 2008

3pm
Alex Cuba
Apple Store Soho, GRATIS!
more info

3pm
Julieta Venegas, Plastilina Mosh, DJ Bitman
Central Park SummerStage, GRATIS!
more info

9pm
Invasion Miami: Nimencia, Origen, Monte Rosa, Alejandra Alberti, Guajiro
D’antigua, $10
more info

11pm
Nacotheque ft. Davila 666 + guest DJs Oro 11 & Disco Shawn
Fontana’s (basement), $8 before 1am/ $5 after 1am
more info