New York City is the capital of the Latin Alternative music world – at least through Sunday.
The 16th edition of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is in full swing at Manhattan’s Affinia Hotel and venues all over town until July 11, with the event offering the core of its larger concerts at city parks and its showcases at music clubs around town.
The performance schedule on Thursday, July 9, starts with a semi-private acoustic showcase at SOB’s (6 p.m., 204 Varick St.) with a lineup including Mexican indie up-and-comers Centavrvs, Chilean electro stars Astro, and Argentine indie stalwarts Estelares.
There’s also a free performance by Galician rock quartet Triángulo de Amor Bizarro at Lincoln Center (7:30 p.m., Broadway between W. 62nd and W. 63rd Sts.); and a semi-private showcase at the Highline Ballroom (8:30 p.m., 431 W. 16th St) that features Mexican chanteuse Ceci Bastida, Chilean folk-pop master Gepe and Mexican band Torreblanca, among others.
Saturday, July 10, brings the party to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Bandshell (6 p.m., 9th St. and Prospect Park West) with a free triple bill of Astro, Mexican popsters Kinky and Argentine party troupe Los Auténticos Decadentes.
The festivities conclude on Sunday with a free family concert in honor of Frida Kahlo’s birthday, with Mexican singer and actress Sonia de los Santos performing at La Casa Azul Bookstore (12 p.m., 143 E. 103rd St.)
That’s followed by a stellar concert at Central Park’s SummerStage (3 p.m., Rumsey Playfield near the E. 72nd St. and Fifth Ave. entrance) with Uruguayan rock band No Te Va a Gustar, Mexican indie star Ximena Sariñana and Argentina’s Vicentico.
By Jose Manuel Simian [NY Daily News Viva]