Mortified Nuclear Immolated Mutant Populace Death (A Fashion Article)

This is Death Metal Dave here, filling in at Alternative Control to shed some light for all those posers out there on how to properly support the metal scene. I see so many losers come to local shows that just don’t know and don’t realize how important it is to support the scene properly.  It… Continue reading Mortified Nuclear Immolated Mutant Populace Death (A Fashion Article)

“New” Music for the New Year — Vegetarian Metalhead’s Picks

  King of Salem — New Haven, CT — Heavy rock meets 70s, meets Southern rock http://www.myspace.com/fullofworms http://www.kingofsalem.com/ Jamie Shields — Somers, NY — singer/songwriter with an angelic voice, plays folk acoustic music https://www.reverbnation.com/jamieshields http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/Jamie-Shields/346656466759 Ultrabunny — Danbury, CT — extreme/glam/psych/noise/post-punk/no-wave/70s rock http://www.facebook.com/ultrabunny www.ultrabunny.com Lord Fowl — New Haven, CT — classic rock http://www.myspace.com/lordfowl

“New” Music for the New Year — Vanessa’s Picks

  My first pick is usually to stay home! It is a rare event (and it takes a monumental effort) for us to get out of the house past 9PM. This is why we love the afternoon Pink Missile shows at JB’s Biker Bar. But, in the spirit of the article, I will pretend to… Continue reading “New” Music for the New Year — Vanessa’s Picks

“New” Music for the New Year — Jessie’s Picks

  It’s a bit incongruous with most of the bands I end up in, but I love folk music. Here are some locals I recommend: The String Fingers Band — This Easton folk outfit just released their second album, Don’t Forget.  Voted “Best Bluegrass Band” by Fairfield County Weekly readers for the past two years,… Continue reading “New” Music for the New Year — Jessie’s Picks

“New” Music for the New Year

  In the past one year and four months of our illustrious existence, Alternative Control music columns have featured everything from Connecticut metal to Rhode Island metal… to Massachusetts metal-ish punk… To nomadic noise-metal… To scary metal that you could play on Halloween… Well, you get the idea! In an effort to expand our repertoire,… Continue reading “New” Music for the New Year

Monster B’s: Just a Stumble Away

  Originally published in June 2011. There’s nothing like having a good bar within stumbling distance of your house. My old place in Norwalk was a short walk from O’Neill’s, an Irish pub with friendly nachos and tasty bartenders, and I was a little sad to leave it behind when I moved to Stamford. Luckily… Continue reading Monster B’s: Just a Stumble Away

The Fez

  Walking into The Fez (227 Summer Street, Stamford) is like entering an alternate reality, perhaps the opium den scene from an old movie about “the Orient.” Mirrors and black roses adorn the blood-red walls, and a silver hookah sits in a corner.  Curtains, candelabras, and burnished lanterns give the Middle Eastern restaurant a warm,… Continue reading The Fez