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Enchufate #1: LAMC 2013 Preview 1

The Latin Alternative Music Conference is an annual celebration of all things Latin alternative. In it’s 14th edition, the event runs July 9-13 in New York City and in this episode of Enchufate (Preview 1 of 2) we’ll take a listen to music from past and present LAMC artists, plus we discuss the importance of the conference for this genre. My guest host is Edwin Days. Intro and outro music by Arturo Pedraza.


Modern-Macho #014 – Erika Degraffinreaidt

The Guys chat with world renown stylist and founder of French Vendette, Erika Degraffinreaidt, about Men’s Fashion and upcoming fall trends.

For further information on French Vendette visit : frenchvendette.com


Modern-Macho #013 – Robert Valadez

The guys chat with legendary artist Robert Valadez, they discuss Pilsen, Politics, Race Relations, Social Stratification and Robert’s Journey as an artist .

You can find Roberts work on his website : http://robertvaladez.com/home.html


Modern-Macho #012 – Mahrinah Von Schlegel

The dudes chat with Co-Founder of Pilsen’s very own Tech Start-Up Incubator, Cibola, and friend of the show Mahrinah Von Schegel. They talk gender politics in the business world, the process of starting a start up, and British Foreign Policy.

To find out more about Cibola visit BuildCibola.com


Modern Macho # 11 Lex J Mendes

The fellas chat about Men’s fashion, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness with Men’s Stylist Lex J. Mendes.


Intersections #4: Andrew Huff

Abraham talks to Andrew Huff, Editor and Publisher of Gapers Block. He tells us about about the founding and mission of the publication, his experience in journalism. We discuss time and attention in new media and the greater media landscape in Chicago.


On the Contrary #4: What’s Next For Puerto Rico?

Hector discusses the status question and the obstacles facing the Diaspora with Xavier “Xavi” Luis Burgos, an active member of Chicago’s Puerto Rican community and founder of La Respuesta, a magazine for Boricuas in the United States.


Modern Macho #010 – Victoria Mora & Marco Antonio Castro Jr.

Claudio & Sir discuss race and identity with rockstar hair stylist, Marco Antonio Castro Jr., and internationally renown model Victoria Mora.

For more info on booking your next hairgasam with marco visit www.vanitebeauty.com


Hold Up Wait a Minute #15: Pride. YAWN.

With June approaching, Reyna and Roberto convene a special meeting to hate on Chicago’s Pride Parade. Ugh, so over it. Aren’t you? In this episode, our hosts cover fun and embarrassing crap that they’ve experienced at Pride–the good, the bad, and the ugly. Also, who will be cast as Reyna and Roberto in the TV movie of Hold Up Wait A Minute?  Tune in and find out!


Modern Macho #9: DJ Mr. West

Claudio and Sir discuss civic & neighborhood pride with house music legend  Abraham Ocon AKA DJ West, AKA Dj Mr. Westeezy, aka Mr. Westeezy. They delve into West’s history in the Chicago house scene and musical influences. West answers The Big question and reveals some future plans. You can find Mr.Westeezy on all social media platforms; Soundcloud, Instagram, Facebook, Vine, and Twitter.



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