The Best of Latin Alternative

LBE Music Awards showcases diverse musical talent

Published on LatinoLA: August 8, 2003

The Best of Latin Alternative

La Banda El?stica (LBE) magazine, the nation's premier source for Latin Alternative and global music, announces the 11th Annual LBE Music Award emcee's, Roco and Pato of Maldita Vecindad and updates the artist lineup.

The show will now feature Alex Lora of El Tri (M?xico), Ultras?nicas (Mexico) pictured, Lucybell (Chile), Amaral (Spain), El Meswy (USA), Akwid (USA) and Los Pinguos (USA).

The event will take place at the Mayan Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, on Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 8:00 p.m. The LBE concert will be the official kick-off showcase to the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), which runs from August 14-16, 2003 (http://www.latinalternative.com) in Los Angeles. The Mayan Theatre is located at 1038 South Hill Street in downtown L.A., between Olympic and 11th Street. Please scroll down for the complete list of nominees.

This annual event has sold-out in previous years and this year promises to be no exception. This is a semi-private event, with entry exclusively for LAMC-registered attendees or to individuals who subscribe to LBE magazine, prior the event, by calling 1-866-LBE-ROCKS. Visit http://www.labandaelastica.com for further details. The LBE Music Awards are sponsored by Honda, Gibson and LAMC.

LAMC features some of the most important and emerging Latin Alternative artists in the world and covers pertinent topics about the international music movement through workshops and seminars. Music industry executives, artists and journalists from all over the U.S. and Spanish language countries attend.

LBE was the first organization in the nation to formally recognize Latin Alternative talent through LBE magazine and its monthly showcases. Since 1992, LBE has been at the vanguard of the Latin Alternative music movement, discovering, recognizing and featuring top artists at their showcases such as: Aterciopelados, Maldita Vecindad, Fobia, El Gran Silencio, Julieta Venegas, Kinky and Nortec. La Banda El?stica magazine has a circulation of 50,000 with a readership of 202,000 and is distributed nationwide, as well as at select international markets.

LBE Music Award nominees are selected by a panel of LBE magazine editors who review and pick from artists in Europe, Latin America and Mexico in a variety of genres of music.

The nominees and categories for the 2003 LBE Music Awards are:

1) Best U.S.-based Band

a) Los Abandoned (L.A.)
b) Acida (L.A.)
c) El Meswy (N.Y.)
d) Volumen Cero (Miami)
e) Pastilla (L.A.)

2) Best Indie label

a) Nimboestatic (Tijuana)
b) PP Lobo Records (M?xico, D.F.)
c) Fugazi (Guadalajara)
d) Discos Ant?doto (M?xico, D.F.)
e) Provider Recordings (USA)

3) Best Live Act

a) Molotov
b) El Gran Silencio
c) Jumbo
d) Babas?nicos
e) Kinky

4) Best New Latin Alternative Artist

a) Sussie 4
b) Sweet Elektra
c) Radio Zumbido
d) Las Ultras?nicas
e) C?rtel de Santa

5) Best Latin Rock Video

a) "Frijolero" / Molotov
b) "Se despierta la ciudad" / Vicentico
c) "Super Riddim Internacional!" / El Gran Silencio
d) "Ejercicio # 16" / Kinky
e) "?Amate y s?lvate!" / La Ley

6) Best Song

a) "Frijolero" / Molotov
b) "Buenos d?as" / El Gran Silencio
c) "Mi coraz?n" / Campo
d) "Animal en extinci?n" / La Barranca
e) "Despierta la ciudad" / Vicentico

7) Best Latintr?nica Album

a) Bajofondo Tango Club / BFTC (Surco/Universal)
b) Martes / Murcof (Static)
c) M?sica moderna / Sussie 4 (Nopal Beat Records/EMI)
d) 3am (In beats we trust) / Sidestepper (Palm Pictures)
e) Acid Cabaret / Colectivo Nopal Beat (Nopal Beat Records/EMI)

8) Best Import Album (Not released in Mexico or USA)

a) Bar? / Ojos de Brujo (La f?brica de colores/ Sat?lite K)
b) Bobo Master / Dwomo (Dro East West)
c) Fernanda Porto / Fernanda Porto (Trama)
d) Utopie D1Ocasse / Zebda (EMI)
e) Orquesta Claxxon / Max De Castro (Trama)

9) Best Rock Album

a) Denzura / La Barranca (MW Records)
b) Siempre es hoy / Gustavo Cerati (BMG)
c) Flamingos / Bunbury (EMI)
d) Super Riddim International / El Gran Silencio (Virgin)
e) Cecilia Toussaint / Cecilia Toussaint (Virgin)

10) Best Artist

a) Gustavo Cerati
b) El Gran Silencio
c) Murcof
d) Molotov
e) Los de Abajo
f) Bunbury

11) Lifetime Achievement Awards

1. PERFORMER: Alex Lora
2. PRODUCER: Gustavo Santaolalla

12) Extraordinary Achievement in Latin Music Award


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