I Met Devin Townsend! OMG!

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!

Jucifer: Not Junius, Has Lots of Speakers, and Can Ride a T-Rex

By Jessica May Among my friends, I’m one of the least knowledgeable people about new bands, music trivia, and so forth. (Why do I write these columns again?) So when I saw that Jucifer was coming to the Heirloom Arts Theater in Danbury on July 7th, I was like, “Oh, that band Howl was on… Continue reading Jucifer: Not Junius, Has Lots of Speakers, and Can Ride a T-Rex

Nomadic Frontman Soon to be ‘Dead by Wednesday’

  On one recently gorgeous day of spring attempting to break through the barracks of this crazy winter season, I found myself sitting down at a table outside of Delaney’s in New Haven. Sitting in the chair opposite mine was someone I know from my high school years, and it’s great to know that such… Continue reading Nomadic Frontman Soon to be ‘Dead by Wednesday’

Mongrel: A New Breed of Kick-Ass

In June of 2010, Jessica Sierra got a phone call from Mongrel guitarist Adam Savage that went something like this: “How would you feel about covering a few shows for us?” “When?” “In three days.” So, Sierra learned the punk band’s entire set in thirty-six hours and has been singing with them ever since.

On the Phone with Howl

  “A huge rat just crawled across my feet!” And you thought being a touring rock star was all about whiskey, money, and naked chicks. Well, Alternative Control had a phone chat with Howl guitarist Andrea Black before the band’s 9/21 show in Washington DC, and apparently touring involves spending all your money on gas,… Continue reading On the Phone with Howl