Wednesday night didn’t prove so punishing that Raul couldn’t start the morning introducing a unique Q&A with René Pérez Joglar and Eduardo José Cabra Martinez, Residente and Visitante of Calle 13.
Later Raul was a panelist himself discussing the ever-changing national landscape of Latin Alternative music on terrestrial, internet, and satellite radio.
An acoustic showcase at SOB’s kicked off the music for the day with sets by La Santa Cecelia, Carla Morrison, Alex Anwandter, and No Te Va Gustar amongst others.
We couldn’t see too much because we were headed to The Gramercy Theatre for the LAMC Showcase, where Adrianiqual and Javiera Mena opened the show before a very enthusiastic and welcoming crowd cheered for Carla Morrison taking the stage.
After her set Raul kept Carla on stage to announce she was the LAMC 2012 Discovery Award recipient and presented her with gifts from sponsors Gibson and Shure amongst other great loot, and I wasn’t sure who was more gleeful - Carla or her screaming fans.
The boundless energy of Venezuela’s La Vida Bohème got everyone dancing again as soon as they took the stage and only kept on going with Mexico’s synthpop JotDog, before the hip-hop group Psycho Realm straight out of Downtown L.A.’s Pico-Union closed the night with their raucous beats and rambunctious stage act.
The parties kept going but we were headed back to our makeshift studio to bring you live interviews with Carla Morrison and Alex Anwandter for Raul’s Thursday night show. Thank goodness for that 3 hour time difference. Only half-way done and lots of great music and interviews to come.
Hear the broadcasts in full here: http://kcrw.com/raulcampos