In just our second Nerd Talk with an Australian musician, JB from young Sydney rockers Starcrazy takes over this edition. Read on to find out about the movies, books, and video games that have inspired him! Favourite Movie: The Lion King (1994) For me, this is the definitive Disney movie. Part of it is that… Continue reading Nerd Talk with JB From STARCRAZY
Nerd Talk with TOM DE WIT of TDW
Netherlands solo artist Tom de Wit chimes in for this in-depth Nerd Talk, discussing his favorite movie, book, and video game. De Wit is the mastermind behind the aptly titled project TDW, offering progressive metal with an avant garde flair. TDW will release the album The Days The Clock Stopped on December 4th, 2020. Check… Continue reading Nerd Talk with TOM DE WIT of TDW
Nerd Talk with THE DEATHLESS DOGS
Blues rock duo The Deathless Dogs is checking in from La Crosse, Wisconsin for this edition of Nerd Talk. Formed in 2010, the band began when when guitarist/vocalist Eddy Krogman started sharing song ideas based on his experiences in the Iraq War with childhood friend and drummer Dan Speer. Over the course of a decade,… Continue reading Nerd Talk with THE DEATHLESS DOGS
Nerd Talk with CULT BURIAL
It’s about time we had another Nerd Talk! Simon Langford of UK death metal outfit Cult Burial shares his nerdy proclivities with Alternative Control today. His band, which has their debut album (s/t) coming out this November, has been described as “not for the uninitiated.” So if you’re initiated in the world of OSDM, have… Continue reading Nerd Talk with CULT BURIAL
Bandcamp vs. Spotify: Which is Better?
This one is a no-brainer for underground bands: bandcamp offers the best opportunity to create revenue by selling music and merch directly to your fans. The fan profile feature also adds a social media aspect to the site, allowing users to browse each other’s collections and find new tunes. And with 2020’s Bandcamp Fridays on… Continue reading Bandcamp vs. Spotify: Which is Better?
Alternative Control is on Patreon — But Why?
That’s right, the blog — or rather, “Jessie May on the Web” — launched a Patreon last week! This subscription crowdfunding platform is becoming more and more popular with content creators and fans. After just one day of having the page up, I could see why: in less than 24 hours, Patreon subscriptions raised more… Continue reading Alternative Control is on Patreon — But Why?
Fetch vs. Ibotta: Which Grocery Cash Back App is Better?
They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch — but with grocery cash back apps like Fetch and Ibotta, you can at least get a discount! I’ve been using Fetch for a couple years; awhile back, I tried Ibotta but didn’t love it. Recently, I tried it again and it’s going a lot… Continue reading Fetch vs. Ibotta: Which Grocery Cash Back App is Better?