Thursday, November 10, 2011

Latism + Hello Seahorse! + P-Mosh

Overall it was a great night at Chicago's Navy Pier for the opening of this year's Latism Conference. The event, which caters to Latinos in Social Media (osea, Latism, get it, get it?) will be presenting workshops and panels geared toward professionals looking to expand their audience within the Latino market and beyond. "LATISM, the largest organization for Latinos and Latinas engaged in social media, is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community."

The two day conference takes place at Chicago's Navy Pier (in the Grand Ballroom) and will provide key information on how to "use social media to amplify the impact of business leadership, personal influence and public service campaigns within the Latino community, in addition to exploring case studies in the areas of Health, Education, Economic Development and Civic initiatives." If you snoozed you lost as the conference is already sold out... but don't you worry, you pretty little thing. Myself and a few other savvy media specialists will be actively taking notes and absorbing every bit of information we find useful and then reporting back to you. This is what we do. (By the way, we'll discuss the unfortunate perpetuating of stereotypes at this event later. Eeek!)

Also taking place last night at Navy Pier's WBEZ Studios was our weekly Enchufate segment during The Music Vox (which airs Monday through Friday, 6-8PM CST) and we featured music from Colombia's Sexy Lucy as well as Chicago's own ska fiends Malafacha. If you tuned in, you would have found out the deal for winning passes to the upcoming Hello Seahorse! concert which takes place the Wednesday before Thanksgiving at Congress Theater. If you weren't listening, pues ya tu sabe. Don't be asking for tix day of or a SMACK is all you'll get. You know you love it... and I love you so you'll have one more opportunity to win passes. Tune in next Wednesday (11/16/11) to 89.5FM around the 7:30PM mark for another chance to win tickets. Next week's featured song comes from Chicago rock'n'rollers, one of my personal favorites, Wonderland Honey. Oh yes.

For those bands and DJs interested, we'll be booking Thursdays at Funk (5 W. Division) and Saturdays at Junior's (2058 W. Cermak). Send us an email to with your band name, link to page with music and contact information and we'll provide you with a handful of dates to choose from. Genre doesn't matter as long as you know how to do what you do. You dig?

Tonight at Funk, DJ Ron Solera and Victor Lua will be spinning some tunes for your listening pleasure and as an added bonus for showing up they'll be giving away tickets to the November 19th Plastilina Mosh concert. Asi si, digo yo.  The Official After-Party for the P-Moshers will be at Bar 10 Doors with a live performance by [.DESCARGA.]

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