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

Show Review: Howling Giant, Gorge, and More at Cherry Street Station

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

Listening Lately, the Delivery Jams Edition: Corrosion of Conformity, Kings and Liars, Myrkur, and BCAD

There’s a new feather in my side hustle cap: pizza delivery girl.  You know what the best thing about delivering pizzas is?  The tips.  And the second-best thing?  The fact that you’re getting paid to drive around listening to music. The first burned disc to go into the CD player this Saturday was Seven Scrolls… Continue reading Listening Lately, the Delivery Jams Edition: Corrosion of Conformity, Kings and Liars, Myrkur, and BCAD

Birding is So Metal, Part III: The Fashion Scene

Editor’s Note: This is the third and final installment of Vanessa’s Birding is So Metal series.  If you enjoy this column, check out “Finding the Scene” and “Scene Etiquette.”   I am no fashion plate. I’ve been known to wear the same pair of jeans for weeks, until they get up and walk themselves to the… Continue reading Birding is So Metal, Part III: The Fashion Scene