The Latin Grammys bolted, and the Source Hip-hop Music Awards won't be back. Who needs 'em? This weekend on the Latin tip, AMOR (WAMR-FM 107.5) is bringing us all the love we need. Colombian cuties Los Tri-O supply the retro romance while Willy Chirino promises an Afro-disiac. Pablo Montero croons Mexican-style, as merenguera Gisselle shows her softer side. Former model Shalim looks and sounds pretty, while Joe Carollo's special friend Lucía Méndez does whatever it is that she does best.
If you're looking for big beats to get your backside shaking, check out Buddha Fest, a fifteen-band extravaganza featuring J.J. Burt, Oksi Foundation, Raw B. Jae, Brooklyn Red, and Dyslexic Postcards, all gathered together to celebrate the long-awaited debut of local funksters Buddha Gonzalez and the Headless Chihuahuas: The Big Bootie Show. Now, promises Homestead's own Chunky-but-Funky: "You can finally take the music back home."