June 18 2004

LAMC

Andrea Echeverri and Ely Guerra are scheduled to perform at the 5th Annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) as part of the “Women Who Rock” concert during the week-long conference (August 11-14, 2004). The show is collaboration with the Santa Monica Pier’s Twighlight Dance Series on Thursday, August 12, 2004. The concert will feature two of Latin America’s leading alternative singer-songwriter’s—Echeverri, of Colombia, is best known as the front-woman of the Grammy-nominated band Aterciopelados. Guerra of Mexico made a name for herself with her Lotofire CD in 2002. Admission is FREE to the public. All ages are welcome. The Santa Monica Pier is located at Ocean Avenue in the City of Santa Monica, CA. For further concert details, visit www.latinalternative.com or www.santamonicapier.org.

LAMC, is billed as the biggest event in the world for Latin Rock & Hip Hop, featuring the hottest bands in the genre as well as many of the music Industry’s leading decision-makers. This years events will also include a special series of concerts with Grand Performances at California Plaza, in Downtown Los Angeles and Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park in New York on August 6th.

The conference is now expanding into the international arena with Los Lobos & Los Amigos Invisibles concerts at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto as part of LAMC Canada on July 16th and 17th.

New Act

There’s a hot act from Tijuana that seems about ready to bust the seen wide open. Efecto Dopler. They’ve got an interesting sound sort of taking what La Ley and Fobia have done and adding a dimension of their own. Their debut cd really rocks in a few places. When it’s not rocking it’s very smooth and well crafted. Obviously a ton of effort and time went into the recording. The band is gearing up for a series of shows that will begin to let everyone in on this talented outfit.

Be sure to catch them at the San Diego County Fair, Sunday, June 20, 2004 at 9:00 PM on the Coors Light Stage.

Formed in 1999, the band consists of a rare combination of two brothers, Pedro Jaime and Beto Jaime, who after years of performing cover songs in other bands decided to form a band of their own. Never seeming to find the right fit in a drummer, they recruited someone who they had known all of their lives, their sister Elizabeth Jaime

Upcoming San Diego shows:
Eek-A-Mouse June 19, 2004 The Del Mar Fairgrounds
Ozomatli June 24, 2004 The Del Mar Fairgrounds
Jumbo July 3, 2004 Soma
Julieta Venegas July 23, 2004 Belly Up Tavern.

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