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Mon Laferte
Tuesday, May 30

Drawing inspiration from Chilean punk to Colombian rock and even Nirvana, Mon Laferte is as dynamic as the range of artists who have influenced her. Born Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte, the multi-instrumentalist began studying music early on and entered Viña del Mar, a musical conservatory in Chile, at only 13 years old.  Performing covers in local dive bars shortly after, Laferte eventually moved to Mexico City and started working on the sound that most of her fans are familiar with today – a blend of indie rock, latin horns and rockabilly. In 2016 she was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album at the Latin Grammys, an album that she apparently recorded in her house that had no electricity as she explained to Billboard in an interview, “I recorded this album in my house. Actually, I had no power at that time because I didn't have money to pay the bill." She explained that she had to use extension cords and hook up to an outside electrical source in order to complete the project.  Now that’s dedication. 7pm, $21-$71, The Rock Box, 1223 E. Houston st. — CC

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