On December 13, 2014, Johnny Pluckman and The Hipster King were cordially invited to attend BEER CONN at The Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They both missed their trains, but luckily they found a Good Samaritan willing to cart this precious cargo to the event. Armed with only a tasting glass, a pen and pad,… Continue reading Remember That Time We Went to BEER CONN?
This past weekend Jessie May and I had the pleasure of attending the 3rd annual Harbor Brew Fest (hey, being a reporter for free ain’t always so bad) in the ball park at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, CT. I had attended the first Harbor Brew Fest in 2012 and neither disappointed, but really an event like… Continue reading Harbor Brew Fest 2014
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
According to the editor of this blog, I listen to some pretty weird music. While I guess calling something “weird” is just a matter of perspective, I do admit I sometimes listen and champion music that plays a little too much in the boundaries of several established scenes. I like it there, though it’s… Continue reading NOISE ANNOYS AND THRILLS
As a young Bair cub, I visited New London’s El ‘N Gee Club to support friends in the group Catalyst on more occasions than I can remember. Though disbanded, they’re still the grooviest metal project I’ve ever seen live, and among the most intense to this day. El ‘N Gee played gracious host to an… Continue reading Bair Grills… Homicideation by Mortifica
The last time I reviewed a restaurant for Alternative Control it was G-Zen, a vegetarian/vegan/raw food place that had some of the best non-meat dishes around. Clearly the only smart strategy is to go all the way to the other side for the next place. Alt Control readers, this review is all about barbecue –… Continue reading Uncle Willie’s BBQ