Monday, July 7, 2008

LAMC 101

In order to prepare for the Latin Alternative Music Conference here's an overview of some of the acts. Some are staples, some are "need to know" artists, but all of them will be reppin' Latin Alternative in one of the greatest cities on earth: New York City.

PILAR DIAZ



Performing:
Wednesday, July 9 8:00pm - 1:00am
LAMC/GoTV Indie Showcase @ The Mercury Lounge (217 E Houston St.)
Co-Presented by Gibson, Discmakers, and Myspace Latino

Background:
You may recognize Pilar from her successful Latin Alternative band "Los Abandoned," but she's decided to go solo. The multi-faceted singer-songwriter describes her sound as a mix of acousmatic, tape music, Spanish pop, and visual. She graduated from CalArts, where she majored in classical voice, she was a part of a Bulgarian women's quire, has vocals featured in blockbusters like Spiderman, and she can even play the Ukulele. To find out more, visit her myspace page.

Her Influences:
Los Tres, Violeta Parra, Elis Regina, Yma Sumac, Bidu Sayao, Siouxsie Sioux, Cafe Tacvba, The Go-Go's, Pedro Almodovar, Ira Glass, Luscious Jackson, Deborah Harry, Kim Deal, Bjork, Les Rita Mitsuko, Feist, Cyndi Lauper, that dog, Happy Mondays, Wendy & Lisa, Soul Train, Debbie Deb, Dolly Parton, Los Angeles Negros, REM, Joe Strummer, Terry Hall, Jonathan Richman, Magnetic Fields, Morrissey, Camilo Sesto, Mike Patton, Andrea Echeverri, Pauline Black, Marisa Monte, XTC, Emily Haines, Le Tigre, CalArts, Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares, Meryl Streep, mural paintings - especially Siqueiros, Chile, mi mama la Fufita cantando folklore y mi papa Gerardo tocando harmonica en los Bi-Bops y Ritmo Tres, mi tio Eduardo tocando guitarra con sus hijos en los asados de Nuñoa. Last but not least - root beer floats & french fries.



1 comment:

a veces se decir reves said...

hi!...
this is my blog
www.decireves.blogspot.com
id like cafe tacvba and plastilina mosh...
saludos from mexico!