by Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez
Twitter at @lsgoriginal
I spent the past week preparing for a hellacious visit from a dear friend who I haven’t seen in 3 years. We stepped out on Friday night to Arch Street Tavern where it was 80’s night. And I’m so glad we did! We checked out a fantastic 80’s cover band called OPM. They leaned toward the new wave, “alternative” side of the 80’s and we “Danced with Ourselves” all night. Honestly one of the most fun evenings was had. Thanks, Rick Bober! It was a blast. Per usual!
Some great shows going on this upcoming week…Many being brought to you by our friends at Manic Productions. Just this week, you can check out Fiona Apple at Ives Park, Thomas Wynn and the Believers (with Killer Kowalski!) at Café 9, Beat Connection at BAR, and rounding it out, next Thursday, Wye Oak at The Space. Additionally, Echo and Drake are performing at The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun. Check out all of these and more!
So Beijing has a new single they’d like you to check out, “Acrobat”. It will be the opening track for their new full length album. If you like it, please consider helping fund their full length via their Kickstarter program. Check I out here. I think it’s pretty good!
And while on the subject of Kickstarter efforts…our friends at Elison Jackson are also looking for your support in getting their new album off the ground.
Have a listen to their new song with special guest, the lovely and talented Daphne Lee Martin! <3 http://networkedblogs.com/zdKBe
You can find me at a few of these shows next week (after I get back from photographing Dave Matthews Band at Bethel (Woodstock!), NY. And then it’s straight into the 4th of July holiday weekend!
Support LOCAL! And, as always…
Occupy a VENUE!!
“Spot”light on… Opus, Dead by Wednesday
My interview with this band is coming up. Sigh. I need a typist/transcriber. They are currently on a really cool tour in the Midwest and look as though they are having a great time!
HOT local video of the week…The Field Recordings
I caught this band during a Live & Local filming at Arch Street Tavern. I hadn’t heard them before and they absolutely kicked ass. Taken from their album “The Elastic Nostalgia”. I really dig this. Check it out.
What’s Playing in “The Flounce”? Stark Raving Lulu
(Music in my car CD player this week!)
Note: I love these girls! Hard to pick one song I love. Come see them whip it out on July 7 at Café 9 in New Haven when they officially release this CD!
Band: Stark Raving Lulu
Album: Welcome to the Fun-O-Sphere
Genre: “We’re gonna rock your face off!”
Fave Track: Big Man (UNEDITED!)
What’s HOT this week…
Friday June 29
*Yellow 9 CD Release Party, Hungry Tiger, Manchester – 9:00 pm
* Fast Lane Band, Titanium Bar, Middletown – 10:00 pm
* Dave Hogan Acoustic, Greenwell Organic Tea, New Haven – 6:00 pm
* Becky Kessler, Crown and Hammer, Collinsville – 9:00 pm
* Roots Music Series: Linda McRae, Rough Edges, Ragged Hearts CD release, Outer Space, Hamden – 7:00 pm
* Manic Productions presents Fiona Apple, Ives Concert Park, Danbury – 6:00 pm
* Klokwize, dUECE bUG, et al, Acoustic Café, Bridgeport – 8:00 pm
* The Juicy Grapes, Two Boots, Bridgeport – 10:00 pm
* The Figgs with Golden Bloom…, Café 9, New Haven – 9:00 pm
* Radio 104 presents Talent Warz 3, Up or on the Rocks, Hartford – 9:00 pm
Saturday June 30
* Crosseyed Cat, Groggy Frog, Southington – 9:00 pm
* Superart and Addison Station, Arch Street Tavern, Hartford – 8:00 pm
* Arieb Azhar and Amalgamated Muck, The Chester Meeting House, Chester – 7:00 pm
* Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez, Café 9, New Havevn – 9:00 pm
* The Young, Purling Hiss, et al, Intercambio, New Haven – 8:00 pm
* Nasty Disaster, Cherry Street Station, Wallingford – 8:00 pm
* Redline, The Cabana Bar, Waterbury – 9:00 pm
Monday July 2
* Echo and Drake, Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville – 8:00 pm
* Manic Productions presents Thomas Wynn and the Believers with Killer Kowalski, Café 9, New Haven – 8:00 pm
Wednesday July 4
* Manic Productions presents Beat Connection with White Arrows, BAR, New Haven – 9:00 pm
Thursday July 5
* Manic Productions presents Wye Oak, The Space, Hamden – 9:00 pm