by Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez
Twitter at @lsgoriginal
FRIDAY NIGHT WAS ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS when I wished I could be at least 3 people or have the ability to instantaneously transport among venues! I started out at Indie Night at the Oak in Hartford for their first show with Karl and Rachel producing. Excellent performances by CT Music Award nominees Becky Kessler and Hannah Fair. It was the first time I was able to catch Hannah Fair and I am so glad I did. Lovely and talented, Jennifer Hill (also a nominee), was also on the bill but, alas, I did not catch her set because I was OFF to the next venue! Good job, Karl and Rachel. Can’t wait for next month! On to Club INT in New Britain we went just in time to see the end of Torche’s set and the beginning of Converge. It’s tough when we have so much goodness happening on any given night because I just couldn’t choose! The place was absolutely packed to the rafters and what a show! I have
heard from folks who caught the entire thing and the common theme is “Dude. You should have stayed. It was AWESOME!” But on to venue number three to try and catch the end of Buckcherry at The Great Hall in Hartford. Epic fail on my part…I arrived just as the crowd started filing out of the building. Damn! I hear it was also a great show. Sigh…Such a problem. All this great damned music going on in CT! lol! Get out there and enjoy it, people!! Here are a few shots from the Converge show! http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.395091337226291.88605.123226597746101&type=3
HARTFORD HODGEPODGE WAS A GO this weekend past weekend. And what a great day! It was a terrific fall day on Pratt Street in Hartford. It was a colorful array of food, crafts, art and, of course, music! I lament the fact that I missed The Rivergodsand hope to catch up with them one of these days. I
was gifted with lots of music from them so thanks much to Nancy and Ben!! I did, however, catch my buds in Klokwize, who were terrific per usual, along with Rook and Chris from Mandrake Mechanism. Rook and Klok sat in with The Rivergods and Rook sat in with Klokwize. So you just never know what magic can happen at Hodgepodge! I spent a lovely afternoon with all of them. You should get out there this Sunday and check out Daphne Lee Martin! Here are a couple of shots from Hodgepodge! http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.395689777166447.88780.123226597746101&type=3
IF YOU WERE LISTENING TO VOICE of the CITY Tuesday at 8:00 pm on WESU 88.1, you heard my voice along with J-Cherry talking Local Band Review, lsg original, and local music in general. I have to tell you, it was a whole heap of fun! I was able to play a few songs from Freezy, Stark Raving LuLu, Superart, and Hannah Fair along the way. You should check out her show weekly. It’s chock full of local information and music! PS to Dr. Freddy H Carroll…That hip hop conversation to be continued, pal!!
IT WAS CELEBRATION WEEK for me and anyone else happily awaiting the release of the Led Zeppelin concert movie, Celebration Day. The film is a complete recap of the show they did in London 5 years ago with Jason Bonham sitting in place of his Dad on drums. It only played for 2 days in theaters and is now available on DVD. Go get it and have a screening of your own. Discover or rediscover your love for Led Zeppelin. I sure did.
I am shamelessly stealing the observations of Rob Bouthet because he pretty much summed up what we saw. Observations from the Led Zeppelin Celebration Day movie.
IT’S NOT YOUR MOM’S HAIR SALON by any means. You know it when you walk in. Pictures of local band clientele adorn the walls. Music…mostly rock…thumps throughout the space. And Dave Sidlik is leader of a band of colorful artists ready to rock your hair. Welcome to The Angry Chair. Located on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington, it IS where the cool kids flock for edgy cuts and any hair color…or colors…you can imagine. I received the rock n roll treatment on my trip in on Thursday night. Dave and his staff are knowledgeable and cutting edge…and a whole lotta fun! And in comes Tommy Lourdes (local rock n roll musician)…Did I mention it was a rock n roll salon? Make your appointment today!!
I’M NOT SURE IF THIS IS TOO LATE BUT…please help us out and go to The New Paradigm Theatre facebook page and “like” Kevin Durkee’s video ( listed on the right) on their page to help him win the “So Ya Wanna Be a Broadway Star” competition– he’s singing on Saturday– pass around to all your friends– every “like” counts– thank you https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-New-Paradigm-Theatre/112332212178935
Be sure and click on his video listed on the right not just on the page!!!!
Peace out, everyone! And as always…
Occupy a VENUE!!
“Spot”light on… ELECTION DAY
Get out and vote. Despite what we have to choose from…
HOT local video of the week…The Stepkids
New. Sweet Salvation. First single from the Stepkids forthcoming album Troubadour (2013). One of the most unique musical experiences in CT!
What’s Playing in “The Flounce”? HANNAH FAIR
(Music in my car CD player this week!)
Band: Hannah Fair
Album: Hannah Fair
Genre: Hip Hop
Fave Track: Fancy Things
What’s HOT this week…
Sunday, October 21
* Daphne Lee Martin, Harford Hodgepodge, Pratt Street, Hartford – 2:00 pm
* 6th Annual Leonard Cohen Tribute , Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, Chester – 5:00 pm
* CT.com presents Royal Thunder with Nightbitch and Old Man Lady Luck, Cherry Street Station, Wallingford –6:30 pm