lsg spot – 5000 likes and Daffodil Fest!

lsg spot – 5000 likes and Daffodil Fest!

lsg spotby Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez

Twitter at @lsgoriginal
HOT Rewind



The first thing I want to say to all of you is THANK YOU!!!  We reached the magic number of 5,000 fans of our FB page today and it RULES!  It’s such a great feeling to know that we have so many people checking out our page to find out about local and national music and events.  So THANK YOU from all of us at Local Band Review!!  Yayayayayayaayayaya!!!

Last week we talked about some new albums that are out.  Well, here are a few more!

Amy Lynn & The Gun Show – “Don’t Trip on the Glitter”


Farewood – “Under Burning Sun” (single)


Paul Brockett Roadshow – “Up All Night”


Someone in our metal community had a little set back with his latest video.  For some reason, Opus’ new video “Good Things”, was reported to the Youtube “police” and it was yanked off.  He still doesn’t know why.  It’s been put back up again but he lost 2K in views.  So click that link and send him some love.  This is his first venture into the acoustic realm.  Enjoy!

Pick up his album at


Although the band lineup has been announced for Gathering of the Vibes, there’s still one more opportunity for bands to play.  It’s called the Road to Vibes.  It’s pretty simple.  Get your friends and family to vote for you.  That’s it.  One band will be chosen to play Vibes!   Voting closes May 22.  Here’s the link and good luck to all of you!


I had the great opportunity to check out The Hold Steady along with Deer Tick.  My official review will be posted (Soon, right Mike?)  But here’s what I had to say about the show:


Concert Review

The Hold Steady/Deer Tick


Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT


lsg Hold Steady

lsg Hold Steady

First and foremost, I love THS.  They are a straight forward rock band.  They aren’t trying to be some f*cking indie band like everyone else seems to want to be.  And I respect that.  They are doing something that, at this moment in time, you just don’t hear anymore.  And they bring it to you in their live performance.  They BRING it!  As one friend of mine put it “The Hold Steady is one of the very best “bar bands” out there today.

It’s Friday night and it’s Lent.  Craig Finn asked the crowd  if anyone had given up drinking for Lent.  It was, of course, a resounding NO!  Despite it being a holy holiday, He said to the sold out crowd “ There are one million ways to stay home, but you all chose to go out.  And we thank you.”

The band just killed it for 18 non-stop songs save some light banter from Craig Finn.  The sh*t they delivered was about the rock n roll.  The full set was followed up by 5 additional songs during the encore.

You know, what amazes me about THS is that they seem to be a cult, underground band of amazing. Amazingly enough, they have just shy of 72,000 followers on Facebook .  By big band standards, I’d say that’s a rather small number.  But let me tell you, their fans are hard core.  They sang EVERY SINGLE song tonight.  Luckily for this photographer, I was right at side stage watching the crazy phenom.  And even more curiouser, was the crowd demographics.  Old;  Young; Tattoed.  Frat boys crowd surfing, all of whom were serenaded by Finn as they sang to him floating on a sea of hands.

In the final moments of a full-on rock n roll bulldozer, Finn picked up a guitar and quipped, “I’ve brought this guitar along with me.  I guess I should play it”.  That lasted all of a minute.

I went home tonight feeling I had my socks rocked right off.  My guess is that so did everyone else who attended.

Rhode Island natives, Deer Tick opened the show.  This band just recently one a New England Music Award for Song of the Year.  What I found remarkable was that the venue was already pretty close to capacity when I arrived to see Deer Tick.  And even more remarkable were the number of people there who could sing all of their songs.  I’m not entirely sure if it’s because they are a regional band or because they are in the midst of “blowing up” as a national act.  Whatever it may be, they did not disappoint this crowd.  Oh, and…I bought one of the best t-shirts I’ve had in a long time…It said “F*ck Deer Tick”.  I’ve already proudly worn it during record store day!


“Spot”light on… Meriden Daffodil Festival – Sunday, April 27


Last week, I gave you the run down on Saturday at Daffodil Fest in an easy format so you can follow along by time/place.  Here it is again for SUNDAY.

If you print this page, no hunting for anything. One stop shop!


10:00-11:00   Oh, Cassius!                                     Food Tent Stage

10:30-11:15   The Stray Dogs                                Welcome Stage

11:30-12:30   Them Damn Hamiltons                   Food Tent Stage

11:45-12:30   Lys Guillorn Band                            Welcome Stage

12:30-1:15     All Riot                                               Bandshell Stage

1:00-2:00       The Summer Edeen Band             Food Tent Stage

1:00-2:00       Steve Elci & Friends Show (kids) Welcome Stage

1:45-2:30       Coconuts                                           BandShell Stage

2:30-3:30       The Birds ‘n’ Boys                           Food Tent Stage

2:30-3:15       Goodnight Blue Moon                    Welcome Stage

3:00-3:45       Farewood                                          Bandshell Stage

3:45-4:30       The Mighty Soul Drivers                 Welcome Stage

4:00-5:00       Kelley & Sean                                  Food Tent Stage

4:15-5:00       691                                                     Bandshell Stage





What:  Littly Ugly Live Video Shoot and 1974 Video Release Party

When:  April 26, 2014

Where:  Arch Street Tavern, Hartford

Time: 9:00 pm


Here’s your chance to be in a local music video!  Little Ugly will be filming a new song called “Earnest”.  It’ll be my final stop after Daffodil Fest.  The bonus here is that 1974 will be debuting their new video for “Ultimatum”.  It’s going to be a great evening!


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


Peace, lsg



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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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