By Smriti Mundhra | 07/14/2011 - 13:00
Last week, New York’s hippest venues were taken over by music lovers and music industry insiders for the annual Latin Alternative Music Conference, a gathering of the very best up-and-coming artists from Latin America. In it’s 12th year, the LAMC has grown from fringe festival to a see-and-be-seen event for anyone who wants to be on the cutting edge of alternative music. The fest has helped hundreds of artists, from Calle 13 to Manu Chao and even Pitbull, enter the consciousness of the global music scene.
By Smriti Mundhra | 05/09/2011 - 10:15
The world of rock loves a bad boy and for years, Argentine American singer Diego Garcia didn’t disappoint. As lead singer of indie rock sensation Elefant—he was once voted ‘sexiest lead singer’ by New York magazine— he played tongue-and-cheek with reporters about dating models and used his relationship drama as fodder for song lyrics.
But with the launch of his solo career, Garcia is taking a softer approach. “I made the record to survive,” he says. “I had to heal my heart. In other words, I had to get my girl back.”