lsg spot – Best of 2012 (Local) – December 21 2012

lsg spot – Best of 2012 (Local) – December 21 2012

Best of 2012

Best of 2012

 

lsg spot
by Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez
http://www.facebook.com/lsgoriginal

Twitter at @lsgoriginal

 

Best of 2012

I tried to pick just 10.  It was impossible.  I tried to whittle to 15.  No dice.  There was just too much goodness in local music in CT in all genres.  I listen to one local record a week in my car (What’s in the Flounce).  The 18 below are the offerings I just couldn’t get enough of as I drove around or heard via download or on vinyl (I just LOVE local vinyl).  And…they are all winners when it comes to playing live!!  If 2012 is any indication of what’s to come next year, I have very high hopes!!  Pick up any or all of the records on this list.  You can’t go wrong with any of them!

 

1974

1974

1974 – The Return
Genre: Rock
Hails from: Newington
http://www.1974online.com

 

Caravan of Thieves

Caravan of Thieves

Caravan of Thieves – The Fun House
Genre: Gypsy Swingin Serenading Firebreathing Circus Freaks
Hails from: Bridgeport
http://www.caravanofthieves.com

 

Down Monday

John Ryan of Down Monday

Down Monday – Down Monday
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative
Hails from: Hartford
http://www.downmonday.com

 

Farewood

Farewood

Farewood – Wings of Gold
Genre: Alternative
Hails from: Meriden
http://www.facebook.com/Farewood

 

Fear The State

Fear The State

Fear the State – Wake Another Day
Genre: Rock
Hails from: New Haven
http://www.fearthestate.com

 

Ferocious Fucking Teeth

Ferocious Fucking Teeth

Ferocious Fucking Teeth – Ferocious Fucking Teeth
Genre: Metal
Hails from: New London
http://www.facebook.com/ffteeth

 

Frank Critelli

Frank Critelli

Frank Critelli and The Sawtelles – Live From The Buttonwood Tree
Genre: American Acoustic/Nerve Rock
Hails from: New Haven/Plantsville
http://www.frankcritelli.net
http://www.thesawtelles.com

 

Goodnight Blue Moon

Goodnight Blue Moon

Goodnight Blue Moon – How Long
Genre: orchestral/acoustic/folk
Hails from: New Haven
http://www.goodnightbluemoon.com

 

Heirlooms

Heirlooms

Heirlooms – Everyone a Diver
Genre: New Americana
Hails from: Hartford
http://www.heirloomsmusic.com

 

Joey Batts and Them

Joey Batts and Them

Joey Batts & Them – Bowtie Chronicles
Genre: Alternative Hip-Hop
Hails from: Hartford/Manchester
http://www.rapjoeybatts.com

 

Klokwize

Klokwize

Klokwize – Hood Hippie
Genre: Indie Hip Hop
Hails from: Hartford
http://www.reverbnation.com/klokwize

 

Paper Hill Casket Co

Paper Hill Casket Co.

Paper Hill Casket Company – Undertow
Genre: Americana
Hails from: New Haven
http://paperhillcasketcompany.com

 

Rave on

Rave on

Rave On – A Tribute to the Reducers
Genre: Rock n Roll
Hails from: New London
http://www.TheReducers.com

 

Stark Raving Lulu

Stark Raving Lulu

Stark Raving Lulu – Welcome to the Fun-O-Sphere
Genre: We’re gonna rock yer face off!
Hails from: Central Connecticut
http://www.facebook.com/starkravinglulu

 

String Theorie

String Theorie

String Theorie – Little Elephant
Genre: Instrumental World Fusion
Hails from: Central Connecticut
http://www.StringTheorie.com

 

The Guru

The Guru

The Guru – Go Easy
Genre: Disco Rock
Hails from: Watertown
http://www.facebook.com/themadcatguru

 

Suicide Dolls

Suicide Dolls

The Suicide Dolls – Prayers in Parking Lots
Genre: Experimental Garage Pop
Hails from: New London
http://thesuicidedolls.bandcamp.com/

 

You Scream I Scream

You Scream I Scream

You Scream I Scream – ZooKeeper
Genre: Rock/Indie/Electro Garage Pop
Hails from: Central Connecticut
http://youscreamiscream.com/

 

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Peace…

lsg

 

Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez – lsg Original

Lover of music and the visual arts, Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez is the insanity behind lsg original photography. lsg specializes in artist and performer photography. She’s had the honor of photographing national bands such as Weezer, Snoop Dogg, A Simple Plan, Paramore, Whitesnake, Wye Oak, and The Antlers along with countless local bands and performers.

Hailing from Hartford, CT, Lisa is a life- long music connoisseur. Growing up, her mother exposed her to everything from The Stones to Simon and Garfunkel to Earth, Wind, and Fire to Loretta Lynn…and everything in between. No genre was left unexplored in her vinyl collection. She saw her first concert at 14…Rod Stewart at the (then called) Hartford Civic Center. Thirty years later, it’s still her favorite pastime.

Lisa has two kids (grown!) and a day job. Her loves of music and photography have melded into a second career. And her love of CT keeps her promoting and pushing for local artists and performers. Lisa spends the greater part of her free time seeing and shooting live bands, performers, and artists and art work…and purchasing vinyl!

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One Responseto “lsg spot – Best of 2012 (Local) – December 21 2012”

  1. Bob D says:

    Very cool list.
    Thanks to many of the bands I have been able to play their music on CT ROCKS! on WPKN.