Hey, friends! Are you in a band? Do you want people who aren’t your friends to listen to your band? I will let you in on a little secret…. Most underground bands that break out of their local scenes hire public relations services of some kind, or end up on a label who DEFINITELY provides… Continue reading GIVEAWAY: Win a Package of Music Marketing and PR Services for Bands Worth $700
New to the scene with ambitious plans for the future, Norwalk, Connecticut’s RabbitHouse Records seeks to “create one cohesive collective of artists” within their local community. Last week, Alternative Control sat down at Seaside Tavern in Stamford with staffers Chris Yerinides, John Ospina, and Megan Napoletano to talk about about what the young label is up… Continue reading Interview: Norwalk’s RabbitHouse Records
Laura Grasseler Flake is yet another college buddy of mine. She makes the coolest soap you’ve ever seen. Little works of art that clean you up! How did you start making soap? I stumbled upon soapmaking while researching in an inexpensive way to avoid the contact dermatitis each of my children had been experiencing. Since… Continue reading Women in Business, Part V: Laura Grasseler Flake and Storybrook Soap Co.
by Matt Mullarkey I was recently asked by Alternative Control to write a piece on constructing a punk rock vest. I was a bit taken aback, considering I never really gave it much thought, I simply just made them for myself over the years according to my mood or whatever (altered?) state of mind I… Continue reading The “Art” of Constructing A Punk Rock Vest
Those of you that have known me for a long time have seen my many fashion mishaps, from grandma-style work clothes to a stubborn determination to wear men’s pants instead of women’s. One area that I’ve always kept up with, though, is making sure that my Italian eyebrows don’t turn into caterpillars. My stepmother taught… Continue reading Tips and Tricks for DIY Eyebrow Waxing
A couple weeks ago, I was the lucky recipient of a free Eyes of the Dead t-shirt. I was really excited about the shirt’s design and my newfound ability to support the scene through wearing this shirt to concerts — but it didn’t show off enough of my feminine mystique. And by feminine mystique, I… Continue reading For Ladies Only: How to Cut Up Your T-Shirt
Disclaimer: I am not, nor have I ever been a professional hair dresser. I have never been trained or taught and this article is based on nothing more than my own experience dyeing my own hair since I was 18 years old. Please use all advice and tips carefully, and at your own risk, as… Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Dyeing Your Hair Interesting Colors