lsg spot – Bye Bye White Wardrobe

lsg spot – Bye Bye White Wardrobe


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by Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez

Twitter at @lsgoriginal


HOT Rewind

Well, officially, the white wardrobe has gone back to the closet for another year.  Sigh…I can’t believe we are already slipping into fall.  But, there’s lots going on to keep us all going!

Sting Theorie with IYQ

Sting Theorie with IYQ

Arc City Angels

Arc City Angels

ISAAC YOUNG AND STRING THEORIE helped open up a new venue on Aug. 30.  The Third Rail in Cromwell offers food, drink, live music, and a deck!  There is also a fantastic sound system as well as excellent lighting.  Contact the venue if your band would like to book at date there.

I ALSO MANAGED to get to a second show that same Friday.  Arc City Angels from Springfield performed during 80’s night at Sully’s Pub in Hartford.  It was the second time I’ve seen them there.  They are a blast to watch and play a wide variety of popular rock tunes along with some originals.  Catch em if you can!


Check out this Scene Queen lsg on the Fly episode I did with them outside Sully’s…

Stark Raving Lulu

Stark Raving Lulu

Dot Mitzvah

Dot Mitzvah

I SPENT SUNDAY at The Third Rail as well checking out some of my favorite rock goddesses from Stark Raving Lulu.  It’s been a while since I rocked out with them.  They never disappoint!  And the unexpected bonus of the day?  Burlesque from lovelies Dot Mitzvah and Vivienne Laflamme.  What a wonderful surprise!

YET ANOTHER SCENE QUEEN lsg will be out soon featuring Backyard Committee, Seth Adam, and Elle Sera.  We caught all 3 bands/performers at a very cool open mic at Stella Blues in New Haven.  They were all terrific and so much fun to film!  They will all be releasing new albums at a record release extravaganza on October 5 at Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden.  You should go!

Vivienne Laflamme

Vivienne Laflamme

lsg with Backyard Committee & Seth Adam

lsg with Backyard Committee & Seth Adam










THERE ARE A FEW places where you can win tickets to the CT Music Awards on September 17 at the Bushnell in Hartford!  Local Band Review will be giving away 2 tickets.  Simply “like” our FB page, message us there, or follow us on Twitter and send as a tweet about the tickets.  Cygnus Radio has a couple for you.  Visit and send them an e-mail.  Goodnight Blue Moon are also giving away a set of tickets as well.  You can send them  an email, Facebook message, or a tweet to let them know that you want to hang out with them and you’ll be entered. Also, if you like their page, you’ll be entered twice!


MERCY CHOIR RELEASED “Apostrophe Music” this week!  You can buy it here…


THE STEPKIDS ARE releasing their new album next week (9/10)!  It’s called “Troubadour” and you can grab that here…


AND YET ANOTHER new album release happens tomorrow (9/6) at Black Eyed Sally’s in HartfordBalkun Brothers will be celebrating their new record, “God Bless Our Fallout Shelter” with fans and friends alike.  Get to the party!


AND ONE MORE CD release show!  Fear the Masses latest CD, “Rise” officially being released on Saturday (9/7) at Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden!


MANIC PRODUCTIONS HAVE a couple of great shows in the next few days.  On Sunday (9/8) at Toad’s Place in New Haven you can catch Starfucker/STRFKR and on Tuesday (9/10), catch ManMan at The Space in Hamden.


ONE OF MY FAVE NEW bands, female-fronted Butch Babies has just posted their first music video from their debut album “Goliath”.  They are gorgeous and hard core.  Just watch!


As always, occupy a venue and get out there and support local!!

Peace, lsg


“Spot”light on… Ceschi Ramos/Fake Four Records

Reprinted from

(AllHipHop News) Ceschi Ramos, musician and owner of Fake Four Records, started serving an 18- month prison sentence yesterday (September 4).

The jail time stems from a drug bust on Christmas Day 2010, where Ceschi was charged with purchasing over 100 pounds of marijuana that was shipped cross-country from California to Connecticut, colorfully wrapped as Christmas gifts.

A plea bargain helped Ceschi avoid a 5–7 year sentence for the conviction.

Since yesterday, an IndieGoGo web page started by Ceschi’s brother, David Ramos has raised over $15,000 to help with legal fees and administrative costs for the record label during Ceschi’s prison term.

Ceschi says, “In the end, nearly 3 years later, I’ve been left with nearly $50,000 in legal debt. My best option was to accept a plea bargain compared to the 5 to 7 years I was facing.”

Fake Four records is a popular independent record label specializing in Experimental Hip-Hop which has released dozens of acclaimed albums by artists such as Myka 9, Blue Sky Black Death, Dark Time Sunshine, Open Mike Eagle, and Busdriver.

“Your support over the past 24 hours has been overwhelming. My brother now has an additional government issued number to add to his tax i.d., Social Security, and driver’s license numbers. In other words, he has been processed, now has an inmate number, and hopefully I will be able to see him today,” added Ceschi’s brother David Ramos. “I can’t express the magnitude of appreciation that my family and I have for all of you right now. Beyond the financial support, you have proven that Ceschi has influenced and positively impacted so many people with his music, Fake Four, and just being who he is. He is not just another prison number to all of us.”


Link to Indiegogo –à


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lsg’s Featured Event…I Am Festival


What:  I Am Festival

When:  Saturday, September 7 Noon – 2:00 am

Where:  Multiple Venues in New London


First of all…This festival is FREE.  Yes.  Free!  It’s family friendly for most venues with the exception of Oasis and 33 Golden which are 21+


Secondly, the festival is chock full of CT Music Award nominees like:  Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Daphne Lee Martin, James Maple, Violent Mae, Camacho, and Political Animals!


One day. Five stages. 25 bands. Dozens of DIY and indie craft vendors. One of Connecticut’s biggest indie music festivals returns to downtown New London.  The INDIE MARKETPLACE will return extending up the Parade and on State Street between Eugene O’Neill and Bank.

12:30 The WTO Dance Crew
1pm Anderson Family Picnic
2:30 Straight to VHS
4pm Fatal Film
5:30 Camp
7pm Echo & Drake
8:30 Cymbals Eat Guitars
10pm Death

3:15 Bedroom Rehab Corporation
4:45 Elison Jackson
6:15 Daphne Lee Martin
7:45 Mark Mulcahy
9:15 The Guru

2pm James Maple
3pm Viking Jesus
4pm Violent Mae
5pm Roz Raskin and the Rice Cakes

7pm Slander
8pm Slim Wray
11pm Pretty & Nice
12am Ava Luna

6:30pm Camacho / Skobie Won / Erik Lamb
7:30pm Political Animals
11pm Empty Vessels
12am New Highway Hymnal
1am Horns of Ormus

HOT local video of the week…Goodnight Blue Moon

Goodnight Blue Moon are nominated for THREE CT Music Awards – Best Overall Band, Best Country, and Best Folk/Traditional.  Catch them at the CT Music Awards and at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford during Grand Band Slam on 9/21.  This video is the first time I had heard of them and I’ve loved them ever since.


What’s Playing in “The Flounce”?  Ladyhips

(Music in my car CD player this week!)
Band: Ladyhips
Album: Best Friends
Genre:  Funk/Pop/Jazz
Fave Track:  Simple Obligations


What’s HOT this week…


Friday September 6

DAN TEDESCO W/TETRAMER/POST-MODERN PANIC, Arch Street Tavern, Hartford – 10:00 pm

MIC ON DECK, Sully’s Pub, Hartford – 9:00 pm

BALKAN BROTHERS CD RELEASE, Black Eyed Sally’s, Hartford – 9:00 pm

DAPHNE LEE MARTIN/THOR JENSEN, Chamard Vineyards, Clinton – 5:30 pm

TOTAL HACKS, Sunset Ribs, Waterford – 6:00 pm

FAKE BABIES/ELISON JACKSON/NUNCUNT, Lipgloss Crisis, New Haven – 9:00 pm

DRIVEN, Shamrock Pub and Grill, Waterbury – 9:45 pm

RYTHMIC CIRCUS, B.R.Y.A.C Restaurant, Bridgeport – 10:00 pm

THE STEELEDRIVERS, Pistol Creek Golf Course, Berlin – 6:00 pm

DOMURAT BROTHERS, Billy T’s, Cromwell  – 6:00 pm


Saturday September 7

I AM FESTIVAL, Downtown New London – Noon

GUITAR UNDER THE STARS, Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford – 1:00 pm

HAHA TA TA’S: BEAT CITY BEAUTIES &SEA TEA IMPROVE, Arch Street Tavern, Hartford – 10:00 pm

1974/ISAAC YOUNG QUARTET/FAREWOOD,  Sully’s Pub, Hartford – 9:00 am

MICHAEL CLEARY BAND, The Main Pub, Manchester – 9:00 pm

FEAR THE MASSES CD RELEASE, Spaceland Ballroom, Hamden – 7:00 pm

WEST END BLEND, Polish National Home, Hartford – 7:00 pm


MARKS BROTHERS, Austrian Donau Club , New Britain– 9:00 pm


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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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