lsg spot – Daffodil Festival Apr 26 lineup

lsg spot – Daffodil Festival Apr 26 lineup

lsg spot
by Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez

Twitter at @lsgoriginal


HOT Rewind 

There’s so much happening right now that I’ll start there first.




Congrats to Joey Batts for a VERY successful Kickstarter!  Wow!  We are very pleased for him and he did a great job getting what he needed to do.  Joey you are a credit to hard work and just kicking ass in following your dream.  Can’t wait for your finished project.  And you are my #bestfriend and I have the t-shirt to prove it!!


There are some serious albums that have been released recently.  Here’s a few:


The Sawtelles – “Orange Disaster”


Oh, Cassius! – “On Such a Full Sea Are We Now Afloat”


gigglejuice – “Crashing Comets”


And speaking of new albums, Klokwize is set to release his follow up to “Hood Hippie”.  Is it wrong to release an album on Easter/Four-Twenty?  Or is it wrong that Easter is on Four-Twenty and someone is releasing an album???  Regardless, the much-anticipated “The Art of Falling Apart” will be available via on 4/20!  Did we say 4/20?  Puff, puff, pass, ya’ll then buy a “dope” record! (I am cracking myself up all over the place!) But….


You can preorder the album here and Local Band Review will send you a free download that NO ONE ELSE has!  Here’s how it works…You send us a screenshot of your completed transaction to and we will send you a link to the song!  Nice, right??


Here’s a little taste of what you can expect on this album.


We got some great videos that have come out and are going to be either released or filming right now or very soon.  Here are just a few:


Post-Modern Panic – New Video “Bless These City Streets”.  Premiere. See below for my “Event of the Week!”


Little Ugly – Filming their new video.  On Saturday, April 26 YOU can be part of the filming of their new video at Arch Street Tavern in Hartford!  Get your “ugly” mug into a video!!


1974 – New Video “Ultimatum” will be premiering on April 26 as well at Arch Street Tavern in Hartford.  Congrats to them as well.



I gotta give a shout out, as always, to Manic Mark from Manic Productions.  Do you really have any idea the caliber of shows he’s bringing in?  And it’s in all genres and as well as shows that appeal to all ages.  Seriously.  Tonight (4.18), I’ll be covering the Hold Steady (with Rhode Island’s Deer Tick) show at Toad’s place (they have just released a new album called “Teeth Dreams”).


Here’s their new video from the album, “Spinners”.


Then next Wednesday, I’ll be covering the Local H show at as they hit the road with new drummer, Ryan Harding.  If you need a refresher on who Local H is (one of my fave bands, btw, and have the t-shirt to prove it!), here ya go!


That’s just what I’ve got right now but expect to cover a lot more from Manic.  Check out his full schedule here.  Seriously, he’s got his fingers on the pulse of what CT should be seeing!


Oh!  And…mark your calendars for May 3 for Fauxchella.  It would be utterly ridiculous for you to miss it.  Here’s the lineup…


Check out all the rest of what Manic’s got here and check out some serious shows!



SWAN Day CT recap…is coming as a stand-alone piece as it should be…but here are some pictures so you can get an idea of how great it was!



Spot”light on… Meriden Daffodil Festival – Saturday, April 26


No doubt, I look forward to walking around Hubbard Park from stage to stage (there are THREE) listening to the sights and sounds of children laughing, parents, scolding, hawkers, selling, and, of course, the best part of all for me…the incredible local bands that make Daffodil Festival so special.  I make myself nuts trying to shoot photos of each and every band…and I do come close. Here is your Saturday line up by time so you can catch a bit of every single band.  It’s well worth the effort!!  PS…There is nothing like meats on sticks so be sure to get a corn dog.  Just sayin…


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


10:15-11:15   Chick and Friends                          Food Tent Stage

10:30-11:15   The Foresters                                   Welcome Stage

11:45-12:30   Mercy Choir                                      Welcome Stage

11:45-1230    Paul Brockett Roadshow                Food Tent Stage

12:45-1:30     Jennifer Hill & Co                            Bandshell Stage

1:00-1:45       Violent Mae                                       Welcome Stage

1:00-2:00       Gonkus Brothers                              Food Tent Stage

2:00-2:45       Big Fat Combo                                 Bandshell Stage

2:15-3:00       Happy Ending                                  Welcome Stage

2:30-3:30       River City Slim & Zydeco Hogs     Food Tent Stage

3:15-4:00       The Manchruians                            Bandshell Stage

3:30-4:15       Amy Lynn & The Gun Show          Welcome Stage

4:00-5:00       Tracy Walton Band                          Food Tent Stage

4:30-5:15       Pocket Vinyl                                      Bandshell Stage

4:45-5:30       Grand Cousin                                   Welcome Stage

5:30-6:30       The Lonesome Sparrows               Food Tent Stage

5:45-6:30       Fight the Fear                                   Bandshell Stage

6:00-6:45       The Backyard Committee               Welcome Stage

7:00-8:00       Greg Sherrod                                    Food Tent Stage

7:15-8:45       Boxxcutter                                         Bandshell Stage

7:30-8:30       Mark Mulcahy                                   Welcome Stage


8:30 – FIREWORKS!!!




What:  Post-Modern Panic Video Release

When:  April 18, 2014

Where:  Arch Street Tavern, Hartford

Time: 9:00 pm


This will be the very first major-production video for our friends, Post-Modern Panic.  It’s called “Bless These City Streets” and it’s from the album “Lost in the Patterns” We were able to have a preview of the video when we were invited to watch the filming.  We got to sit down with them and talk about the video.  Here’s what they had to say.


The bonus is we also had the chance to speak with them one week before they released “Lost in the Patterns”.  They also treated us to two of their songs from that album.  Have a look:


Congrats to PMP on the success of their new video!   We love you!


DON’T FORGET THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 19 IS RECORD STORE DAY!  Get out there and BUY some music and support your local records stores!!!


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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