lsg Spot – Spotlight on The Whalie Awards

lsg Spot – Spotlight on The Whalie Awards

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by Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez at @lsgoriginal
5.22.2013Spotlight on The Whalie Awards

Weird Beards

Weird Beards

Have you made your Memorial Day Weekend plans yet?  I am sure they include attending the 4th Annual Whalie Awards in New London on Saturday, May 25th, amirite?

Well, if your answer is no (I can’t even imagine), here are some reasons why you NEED be there…

Daphne Lee Martin

Daphne Lee Martin





10.  Over 30 awards will be handed out with over 100 musicians and bands nominated.

9.  It’s in a beautiful park with a lovely stage.

8.  Red.  Carpet.

7.  Amazing performances that will include:  Fatal Film with Matt Gouette, Slander, Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Daphne Lee Martin, and Street People.

6.  Local Band Review’s own Anne Castellano is nominated for Best Rock Performance (People’s Choice).

5.  Video screens and awesome presenters.4

4.  Sean Murray, MC extraordinaire.

3.  Pre- and post-game fun in New London.

2.  Hanging and mingling with some of the very coolest people in the state.

1.  All the very best musicians from New London will be there.


The Whalie Awards

Sean Murray, MC extraordinaire at The Whalie Awards

New London originated the music awards show in CT.  I attended my first last year.  I was completely blown away by the entire event.  Despite a rain delay, the show went off smashingly with a great show that included many of my favorite bands and performers (you really haven’t seen shit til you see The Weirdbeards with Lobster Girl!) from New London along with cool tricks like the awesome video screens and fab sound.  Let’s not forget that New London is one of the best places to spend an evening.  The streets and bars/clubs will be teeming with folks attending the awards or just hanging out.


Icing on the cake for this event is that you get to play a part in another great event in New London.  Your $10 admission helps to fund the 7th annual I AM Festival which happens September 7 this year.


So meet us there.  I guarantee a great evening of music, entertainment, and plain fun!


This happened last year…


Did you vote yet?????  Do it here.  Quickly!!



Saturday May 25, 2013
@ The Hygienic Art Park

79-83 Bank Street – New London, CT. 06320

6pm red carpet
7pm show
All Ages
$10 cover
Beer & Wine available for purchase – 21+ w/ ID


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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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