The Latin Alternative Music Conference won’t be held in LA this summer, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be getting some of the best acts of the genre.
Rock en espaÔøΩol, or Latin alternative, draws lots of attention not only from the bilingual Chicanos and Latinos like myself, but also from Gueros like Nic Harcourt. Some bands and artists are homegrown in cities like LA and Austin, while others come from Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia.
My dusty dancing shoes will be getting some practice soon.
Saturday, July 29
Barrio Economy benefit with Fandango Sin Fronteras (collective made up of Zach de la Rocha, members from Quetzal and Ozomatli and others), Maneja Beto (Austin), Aztlan Underground (East LA), Mezcla (LA), Sahua (East LA) at Self Help Graphics
Gustavo Cerati (Argentina) at the Wiltern
Sunday, August 13
Gustavo Cerati (Argentina) at the House of Blues-Sunset Strip
Rock Prendido with Molotov (Mexico), Zoe and Delux
Thursday, August 17
Amigos Invisibles (Venezuela) at Avalon Hollywood
For more events, check out LATV Live’s Calendar