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Latin Alternative Music Conference Brings Latest in Latin Sound to New York

LAMCThe Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) July 11 - 14 2012 at the New Yorker Hotel (481 8th Ave) brings together new and innovative minds looking to change the Latin music world, as well free concerts and events at Central Park SummerStage and Celebrate Brooklyn Festival at the Prospect Park.

A four day conference providing networking opportunities with the genre’s leading artists, music entrepreneurs, journalists, marketers, managers and programmers, , as well as numerous industry panels, showcases and events for LAMC registrants, LAMC includes panels and Q&As on:

  • The role of NPR, satellite radio and specialty broadcasters
  • Games as the new radio
  • Youtube’s role in producing new hit-makers

Along with informative panels, there is a wide range of musical acts, including:

  • La Santa Cecilia 
  • Martin Buscaglia
  • Carla Morrison
  • Las Acevedo
  • Adrianigual
  • Alex Anwandter
  • Las Cafeteras 
  • Calle 13
  • Ritmo Machine
  • Ana Tijoux
  • Kinky
  • Los Autenticos Decadentes,
  • 3BallMTY 
  • DJ Raff

The LAMC is extremely popular and sells out frequently. The LAMC is a music conference with a mission, their statement:  “Support change, support music, art and culture. Support the LAMC.”

To learn more, go to www.latinalternative.com

Latin Alternative Music Conference
July 11 – 14

New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Ave
New York, NY 10001

CBGB Fest 2012 Brings Back The Bowery and the Blitzkrieg Bop

cbgb fest posterJohnny Thunders said you can’t put your arms around a memory, but at least you can celebrate a memory with over 25 amazing New York punk acts. From July 5-8, 2012, The CBGB Festival will be blitzkreiging across Manhattan and Brooklyn.

You may ask yourself, “what does CBGB mean and what does it have to do with punk?” Opened in 1973 by Hilly Kristal, CBGB actually stands for Country Blue Grass and Blues, but since none of those acts would set foot in 1970’s New York Bowery, the club showcased acts desperate enough to play there like The Ramones, The Damned, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, The Talking Heads, The Stooges, and other fine upstanding citizens.

The club itself shut down in 2006, but the memory lives on and is celebrated by this festival.  The music festival includes over 300 acts spread out over 30 venues. Bands include :

  • Tommy Ramone
  • Jahn Xavier
  • Andy Shernoff
  • Tom Wynbrandt
  • Steve Almaas
  • Deborah Frost
  • Agnostic Front
  • L.A. Guns
  • Lachi and Meridian Gold
  • Lisa Bianco and The Fury
  • Maximum Penalty
  • Sick F*cks
  • The War on Drugs
  • Thee Swank Bastards

Not just a music festival, the CBGB Festival also includes a wide range of films on the history of the punk scene. Movies being shown include:

  • American Hardcore (with special guests)
  • The Rise and Fall of the Clash (Premiere, with special guests)
  • Just Around the Corner (Premiere, with special guests)
  • Vinyl (Premiere, with special guests)
  • Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen

CBGB Festival will also present two days of film and photography veterans hosting workshops that will educate/inform/guide young artists on how to succeed in today's ever-changing film and photography business at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema (143 East Houston St.) and the Magno Screening Room (729 Seventh Avenue, 2nd Floor). Speakers include:

  • Missy Cohen
  • Eric Lau
  • Kenzo Digital
  • Stephen Trask
  • Tony Jannelli

And more.

So come one, come all to celebrate the filth and the fury! The CBGB Festival is a summer music fest that is sure to assault the sense. GABBA GABBA HEY!

For more information, go to http://www.cbgb.com

The CBGB Festival
July 5-8, 2012

Various Locations

Landmark Sunshine Cinema
143 East Houston St.
New York, NY

Magno Screening Room
729 Seventh Avenue, 2nd Floor
Times Square
New York, NY

2012 New Music Seminar & NY Music Fest Brings Info & Music Together

new music logo bigOver 25 years ago, The New Music Seminar had dominated the New York indie music scene as one of two go-to events (the other being CMJ's Music Marathon) for bands, managers, rock critics, concerts bookers, club owners, deejays, and every other kind of this world's denizens to network and get business done outside the major labels' control.

It has been revived and is an organization that looks to “create a new economic model that rewards artists, their investors and those in artist services” is organizing the New York Music Festival across 17 venues from June 17th - 20th, 2012, in addition to the seminar itself.

Part concert, part indie music summit the 2012 New Music Seminar & NY Music Fest brings together musicians, and industry movers-and-shakers coming to discuss and consider different views on the future of the music industry and how it can better help artists.

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The Semi-Annual Django Reinhardt NY Festival 2012

DJANGO REINHARDT NY FESTIVAL 2012Calling all jazz lovers out there!

The Django Reinhardt NY Festival returns June 19-24, 2012, at the great Manhattan jazz club Birdland for another year of jazzy music with the "Young Lions of Gypsy Jazz" from France featuring artists Anat Cohen (saxophone, clarinet -- June 19 & 20), Cyrille Aimee (vocals -- June 23 & 24), and Grace Kelly (sax -- June 21 & 22).

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