Tis the season! We’ve been drinking pumpkin beer for a month, so it must be time for Connecticut’s agricultural fairs. From Labor Day weekend (and even before) to mid-October, we enjoy our state’s rich farming heritage with oxen pulls, bake-offs, midways, and music. Here are some highlights: 9/4-9/7: North Haven Fair The 72nd annual… Continue reading Celebrate Fall at the Fair
… Don’t worry, Alternative Control has some suggestions. Saturday, 8/30 Kali Ma, Eyes of the Dead, Lightsbane, Continuum, Physics of Demise, and the Abberation at Cook’s Café in Naugatuck — A bill packed with local Connecticut metal favorites and a two-piece instrumental band from Vermont (The Abberation). Kali Ma’s guitarist moved to Florida and they… Continue reading Still Don’t Know What the Hell to Do this Labor Day Weekend?
When our Esteemed Editor asked, on Alternative Control’s private feed, who would like to accompany her on her maiden comic book convention voyage, I immediately volunteered. She would need a battle-tested, seasoned veteran to help her navigate the literal sea of geekdom, and I fit the bill. Call me Quint, and imagine the over-crowded assembly… Continue reading Bair Witness: ComiCONN in Bridgeport (Revenge of the Nerds!!!)
By Rachael Kruczynski and Steve Clifford *Allow me to quickly explain. I have been going to, and working at, comic and horror cons since the early 1990s. My esteemed fiancé, Steve, has never been to a big convention before. In a way, we’re reverse Leonard and Penny at times. And I must admit I… Continue reading The Whore and the Virgin*: Two Perspectives on Comic Conn 2014 – Sunday Edition
I recently discovered Kosciuszko Park in Stamford. I always knew it was there, but I’d never actually gone in. It’s in what used to be the South End, but now that it’s been rebranded as Harbor Point I figured it was safe for a white lady to walk her friend’s dog there. Kidding… half-kidding.… Continue reading Places to Go: Kosciuszko Park, Stamford
Death Metal Dave, here. It’s been awhile you fuckheads. You know why? Because I’ve been pretty busy with the scene lately. Seems like another local death metal band is born every week around here, and of course I’ve got to be there for every band’s debut! Recently, I came across this new band called Job… Continue reading Job For Death Metal Dave
This year was my first year with Black Friday off in 9 years. You would think I would have liked to spend it the right way, by missing it completely due to 24 hour Thanksgiving food coma. But me being the glutton for punishment, I decided to spend it the traditional way. I got up… Continue reading Two Music Geeks Enroll in Red Scroll