Tied Up in the Bronx, er, Attic

  Being so close to New York, Stamford music-lovers get to enjoy a lot of great bands from “across the border.”  Left in the Attic and Tied for Last are two of the many NY groups whose sound waves can’t be contained by the state line. Best friends Murphy, Crissy, and Jacks formed Left in… Continue reading Tied Up in the Bronx, er, Attic

You’ll Wish You Were at Their Show: An Interview with Jessica Pimentel of Alekhine’s Gun

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

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’

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