AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: “No Likes” by DANNY ACEDO

Here at Alternative Control, we hold ourselves to the highest journalistic standards, never allowing our personal projects to cross streams with blog coverage. Now without further ado, let’s talk with two of my old Pink Missile bandmates — one of whom became my husband several years after the band broke up! Local musician and Stamford… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: “No Likes” by DANNY ACEDO

Top Ten Articles of 2019

The interviewer and interviewee on Candid Camera.

Is it really almost the end of a decade?  When this blog published its first post in September 2010, “The Year Twenty Twenty” was an abstract concept.  But here we are in the closing days of 2019….  This year, Alternative Control published 156 posts featuring 170 bands.  We interviewed 23 bands and enjoyed 10 Show Me… Continue reading Top Ten Articles of 2019

Strange, Weird, and Wonderful Ways to #UnoccupyTheMall in Southern Connecticut

I’d like to write a longer column this morning — but as they say in Game of Thrones, the To-Do List is long and full of terrors (like holiday shopping).  So without further ado, here are some of my new favorite places to #unoccupythemall: For Aunts, Co-Workers, and Other Real Adults in Your Life Inponito… Continue reading Strange, Weird, and Wonderful Ways to #UnoccupyTheMall in Southern Connecticut

Listening Lately: Monolord, Dialith, Howling Giant, and The Connecticut Metal Coalition

This edition of Listening Lately is brought to you by the half an hour before my laundry comes out of the drier.  September has been a fruitful harvest of music coming across my path… Yesterday, Monolord released their album No Comfort via Relapse Records.  I had never listened to this Swedish trio, but every stoner/doom… Continue reading Listening Lately: Monolord, Dialith, Howling Giant, and The Connecticut Metal Coalition

Track Premiere: “Sickness” by HOSEMEN

After years of seeing guitarist/singer Anthony Quinn Carpanzano — better known simply as Quinn — perform around Stamford, Connecticut in various incarnations of his musical vision, I have to say….  It’s about goddamn time.  Hosemen’s upcoming album Saturday Nite Conformity elevates the band’s music from local barroom grooves to transcendent, anthemic rock n roll.  Production… Continue reading Track Premiere: “Sickness” by HOSEMEN

NESDF Day One Spotlight: Brimstone Coven and Witchkiss

The more I study the New England Stoner & Doom Festival lineup, the more a weekend pass looks like the only way to go.  How can you choose just one of these days??  Here are some highlights from Day One, Friday May 3rd: Brimstone Coven This hard-grooving trio is coming all the way from West… Continue reading NESDF Day One Spotlight: Brimstone Coven and Witchkiss

Talkin’ With Trug: Anthony Truglio of Liege Lord Tells All to Master, er, Alternative Control

Anthony Truglio, guitarist and founding member of Stamford metal warriors Liege Lord, sat down with Alternative Control in February to tell us what’s going on with his seemingly immortal band.  The former Metal Blade outfit, which was founded in 1982 and regrouped in the 2000s, is playing at Norwalk’s Wall Street Theater on March 9th… Continue reading Talkin’ With Trug: Anthony Truglio of Liege Lord Tells All to Master, er, Alternative Control