Bands and artists that LGD have played with at fests , shows , parties ,benefits etc- Clutch, Five Finger Death Punch, Night Demon, Sean Rowe, Wild Adriatic, Crimson Tips, Corrosion of Conformity, Erin Harkes, Wolfmother, Lamb Of God, ,Super 400, The Erotics, Parkway drive, The Erotics, SoulSky, Stellar young, Under the den, Michale Graves, Two guys, Blackcat Elliot, The Power, Mordwolf, Herb Car,terSchism(tool music),, JJ SAVAGE, Vatrano Road, The 7th Squeeze, Strike against all, Smittix, RED SUN RISING, Phillips head, Scott Stapp of Creed , Flat Broke, No.2, Stone Temple Co-pilots, All for Revenge, Last Daze, Murderers Row, Toys In the Attic, Sly Fox and the Hustlers, Panzram, Frozen sun, Pop Evil, The Broken, virtue falls, and many more friends made in the past 5 years!
(VENUES WE HAVE PLAYED- ROCKED AND RETURNED)
LARKFEST 2017 Albany NY
LION HEART PUB ALBANY
COBLESKILL FAIR NY
CHROME FOOD AND SPIRITS WATERFORD NY
SCHAGHTICOKE FAIRGROUNDS NY (ROCK N DERBY -2016)
LARK TAVERN ALBANY NY
THE CHANCE THEATER - POUGHKEEPSIE NY
THE HOLLOW - ALBANY NY
PUTNAM DEN SARATOGA NY
STRAND THEATRE HUDSON FALLS NY
JUPITER HALL - GUILDERLAND/ALBANY NY
THE HANGER ON THE HUDSON TROY NY
COBLESKILL FAIRFROUNDS NY
THE TOWN TAVERN AVERILL PARK NY
DUBLINS TROY NY
DINOSAUR BAR-B-QUE - TROY NY
BOMBERS TROY NY
VILLA VALENTI PUB TROY
ROUTE 66 PUB AND EATERY
JACKS DRIVE IN WYNANTSKILL TROY NY
BRUNSWICK HARLEY DAVIDSON -BRUNSWICK/TROY NY
BOGIES - ALBANY NY
THE LOW BEAT ALBANY NY
PAULYS HOTEL- ALBANY NY
DUTCH APPLE BOAT ALBANY NY
DOOMFEST 2016 ARGYLE NY (Some dudes backyard)
PROSPECT PARK PAVILLION TROY NY
RPI FRAT HOUSE (OLD CHURCH TROY NY)A four piece rock band from Troy N.Y. USA. Formed by Ralph Renna of Last call and Politics of contraband, both bands made their mark in the Upstate NY metal and hardcore scene in the 1990's , 2000 - present. Joined by members of Thrust, Flat Broke and Ton of bricks in February 2014, Let go daylight quickley shaped as a band, but in a more aggressive rock style. Drummer Rocky Morey with his thunderous sound joined in October 2013 . Mike Shudt on bass, Renna on guitarand vocals, became the gears to this well oiled machine! In January of 2014 lead guitarist David White joined and who fell into groove right away, giving the band the final touch it needed and took the band into new directions. In spring of 2014 let go daylight hit the studio with producer Arthur Scott Verver at DMS Studio Clarksville NY. Let go daylight walked into the studio with a vision for the tone of the record, but came out exceeding their expectations with the brilliance and knowledge of producer Verner. Renna states "I have been writing these songs for the past 3 years, some parts and ideas from over 15 years ago" and adds "in 2011 I started jamming with Sean Cranston and Matt Malone, now of the progressive rock band (The Further Unsound), and 3 of the songson the cd were written then. I realized this sound had potentional and I could do things musically now, stepping ouside of my comfort zone. But it wasn't until I called on old friends, who believed in my vision and sound, that's what made it work" Let go daylight simply means to lose grip with reality, but being able to admit and recognize to overcome and move on. The title "Traditions Carved By Wounded Hands" is about life itslef. "We are raised and tought the ways of the world, knowledge is handed down, and you hope for the best as you become an adult" says Renna and adds "It's what we choose to believe, or act and live our life the way we want to no matter what. No one is to blame, the finger is not being pointed. This Record had to be made, its real about another chapter of our lives. This is what makes it believable. As for the Monster rock sound of the band Renna describes as this. "I have lived through , remeber and was part of music from the 70's, 80's, 90's, and 2000's. Rock-n-Roll, blues metal, punk, hip hop, and so on. If we were to jump in a time machine, go back to the 1970's and start a band. While retaining the musical knowledge of the future it would sound lke let go daylight!
CD REVIEW OF LET GO DAYLIGHT
"TRADITIONS CARVED BY WOUNDED HANDS" www.upstatelive.com
Hearing Aide: Let Go Daylight ‘Traditions Carved by Wounded Hands’
Traditions Carved by Wounded Hands, let go daylight’s first LP, drops on Saturday, June 14th.
Heavily steeped in the sounds of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, let go daylight
– they seem to market themselves in lower case – is an amalgamation of Troy musicians that have crossed over from several different bands to collaborate on this latest venture.
The band’s first LP since forming in 2012,Traditions Carved by Wounded Hands successfully captures a reminiscent flare to the aforementioned Sabbath, such as with the opening track of “Honey Wagon” or “Leave Me Be”. However, poised so close together at the beginning, it lends to some trepidation that the listener will be subjected to another Sabbath clone. But then, a funky bass guitar played by Mike Shudt leads us into the fourth track, “The Guts and the Glory”. As one continues to listen, you become more conscious of a transition into contemporary hard rock with “Let It Burn” to even toeing the line of punk. Ralph Renna’s bass to baritone vocals throughout the LP goes into Glenn Danzig territory with “A New Revolution”.
However, a manic display of trippy guitar play by Dave White, accompanied with a strong performance by drummer Rocky Morey, at the introduction of “August Fire” showcases the band’s breadth of talent, but as it clocks in at under three and a half minutes, with a decrescendo to close out the album, I can’t help wanting more.
This four-piece band, though together for a relative short time, each is a veteran of his trade, having cut teeth with other bands (Last Call, Flate Broke, and Thrust). Nonetheless, they compliment each other well. After listening to this LP several times, you will start to hear a distinct sound germinated from the icons of the past and blossoming out with flashes of brilliance. Traditions is a good LP on its own, but it makes this listener perhaps more excited to hear how they progress further with their sound. If indeed the progressions realized throughout the chronology of this LP continue out to the next, that could be the makings of a standout performance.
let go daylight live!
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