There’s been a lot of understandable angst on the internet lately, as COVID-19 gains steam across the United States and many areas are entering their third week of school and work closures — if your only problem is that you’re working from home with cabin fever, you’re one of the lucky ones. (*raises hand) But… Continue reading Good Things to Come, No Foolin’
There are times in life when you must do That Which is Right: marrying the girl you got pregnant, keeping a lifetime supply of Dunkin Donuts napkins in your glovebox just in case, and sometimes even reviewing a concert that your own band is playing. It was not my intent to cross the streams of… Continue reading Show Review: Howling Giant, Gorge, and More at Cherry Street Station
Hear ye, good people of the Connecticut metal scene: Kaos Reign’s upcoming album Epiphany is a doozy! To be released April 2nd, Epiphany showcases the band’s unique blend of death, groove, and thrash metal — and also features their new permanent bassist, Matt Duggan. Check out their video below for the opening track “Selfish Backstabber”;… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: Kaos Reign’s “Selfish Backstabber”
As their album fundraiser show approaches, Alternative Control had a virtual sit-down with Connecticut symphonic metal band Virus of Ideals. Here’s what they had to say about the band’s origins, the recording process, and more…. Don’t forget to check them out at Cherry Street Station (Wallingford, CT) on Saturday February 24th — and enter to… Continue reading Dystopian Symphony: An Interview and TICKET GIVEAWAY with Virus of Ideals
Pyrrhon is not your dad’s death metal band. Instead of playing with standard genre tropes, the NYC-based quartet broadens its sound with shots of discordant noise, angular riffs and odd time signatures. It’s as if you combined some left-field, mathy, noise rock band with a death metal band. The results are positively exhilarating as heard… Continue reading Brave New Death Metal: Pyrrhon To Play Cherry Street On February 16th
Hailing from Sarasota, Florida, The Distinguished Order of Disobedience (also known as The D.O.O.D.) will embark on an East Coast tour this month that brings them to Connecticut not once but twice. In anticipation, we emailed the band some questions about their new EP, their stage show, and one member’s hometown connection. Here’s what singer… Continue reading You Can’t Tell Me What to Do: An Interview with The D.O.O.D.
This Sunday, I sat down with Eric Iocca to talk about the third year of his big show, Bacon Fest. The 2017 incarnation will be on Saturday, June 3rd at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford, CT. Doors open at 2pm, with the cooking contest at 2:30 and bands starting at 3. Two hundred pounds of… Continue reading Bacon Fest, The Trilogy: An Interview with Eric Iocca (and TICKET GIVEAWAY)