Anthony Quinn Carpanzano, better known simply as “Quinn,” has been a fixture in the Stamford music scene for decades. Quinn stands out in a sea of self-interested local musicians as someone who has altruistically dedicated himself to making The Scene thrive. In addition to playing in his own original bands and as a solo artist,… Continue reading Anthony Quinn Carpanzano Incites a Riot for the Freaks and Geeks of Stamford
Album Review: Broken Bottles, Broken Bones by The Ratz
By Jeff McCarthy The album Broken Bottles, Broken Bones is completely raw jams, with definitive tones of the presumed-dead punk rock of the early 80s. In these uninhibited short anthems, I can taste a little Bad Brains, a touch of Ramones and a slathering Sex Pistols. Fuck you Johnny London, Donald Trump sucks!! The Ratz… Continue reading Album Review: Broken Bottles, Broken Bones by The Ratz
Burning In The Summer Heat: A Preview of the 2015 CT Summer Punk Fest
By Matt Mullarkey It’s that time of the year again in New England. Days where the temps hover between the 80s and 90s, the humidity sticks to your skin like napalm, and your electric bill is through the roof from cranking the AC day and night. So what better way to spend one of those… Continue reading Burning In The Summer Heat: A Preview of the 2015 CT Summer Punk Fest
Album Review: Cry Havoc! – And Let Slip the Dogs of War
By Pixie I’m not going to lie: I love Cry Havoc! so I jumped at the chance to review this album. Cry Havoc! is a band that needs to be seen to be believed – and if you’re a small girl, preferably at a slight distance because the second they start playing, no matter… Continue reading Album Review: Cry Havoc! – And Let Slip the Dogs of War
Did You Know the Misfits are Playing?
Of course Alternative Control is hosting our own awesome Halloween show. We’ve got bands, homemade cookies, and even a $100 gift certificate to Park City Tattoo for the best costume of the night. But you know what we don’t have? The Misfits. Those iconic and litigious horror punks will play The Reserve in Meriden on… Continue reading Did You Know the Misfits are Playing?
Punks, Drunks, and STUPID Good Fun: A Review of TNT Fest, 8/29/2014
By Matt Mullarkey For those not already in the know, TNT Fest has taken place at the Webster Theater in Hartford Connecticut every Labor Day weekend since 2011, showcasing on multiple stages the best punk, Oi!, and hardcore bands from all over the country and the world. I haven’t been able to attend since the… Continue reading Punks, Drunks, and STUPID Good Fun: A Review of TNT Fest, 8/29/2014
Kick Out the Jams: An Interview with the Lost Riots’ Jeffrey Thunders
As lead singer/rhythm guitarist for The Lost Riots, Jeffrey Thunders fronts one of the best punk bands in the state, though he would never say that. Their heartfelt and sincere mixture of hardcore punk and garage rock, makes them one exciting proposition whether on the stage or on wax. The Lost Riots have won the… Continue reading Kick Out the Jams: An Interview with the Lost Riots’ Jeffrey Thunders