You never know what you’re gonna find when you’re out there “supporting the scene.” This past weekend I found two good new bands and a bad hangover, and now I’m gonna tell you about it. Friday night it was Arcane Malevolence and Symphony of Malice at Seaside Tavern in Stamford. I “support” Arcane pretty… Continue reading Improptu Music Article: Metal, Puking, and More Metal
Hey folks. I guess I needed to post my own Halloween article, so it doesn’t seem like I’m a holiday hater. I decided to keep things firmly in the “music nerd” category once again, and offer my thoughts on a collection of albums that I thought people might be interested in. And to keep… Continue reading A Little Night Music
This review of Opeth’s new album Heritage was without a doubt, the most challenging article I’ve written for Alternative Control so far. To start, I’ve chosen to review an album that at my time of writing this, has only been out for a couple of weeks, and already it has split the fan base of… Continue reading Opeth Speaks of a Musical ‘Heritage’
Don’t say that “kids” are good for nothing these days — Fair Weather Records, an outfit put together by a couple young guys from the New Haven area, has recently released the compilation album The Kids Are Alright to benefit The Tommy Fund. Featuring 24 tracks from Connecticut indie bands, FWR plans to donate… Continue reading The Kids Are Alright… And They’re Raising Money for the Tommy Fund
Bands can take awhile to pick up steam in the local music community. Months of practice are followed by one shitty show, followed the next month by another shitty show…. Followed by a year of hard work before the band is known by anyone who hasn’t slept with the members. Or if we take Choice… Continue reading You’ll Wish You Were at Their Show: An Interview with Jessica Pimentel of Alekhine’s Gun
By Jessica May Every so often, it’s time for a random music column. Here goes: New Haven rockers Beijing sent Alternative Control their EP to review — see, Twitter is good for something after all. It’s Not So Simple was recorded this summer, only months after the band formed. To be honest, I’m hooked. “Glitch”… Continue reading August Music Notes
It was a hot and sultry afternoon when me and six of my pale, mostly alcoholic friends headed to the Glenbrook train station for a rowdy night of heavy metal in the City. Laughs and smiles were abound as three-quarters of Arcane Malevolence and three-quarters of Pink Missile (and Carrie) sacrificed our plans of making… Continue reading I Met Devin Townsend! OMG!