#UnoccupyTheMall, 2014 Edition

I’ll admit it, I hate Christmas shopping. It gives me even more anxiety than hosting parties. I never feel like I’m picking out the perfect gift, spending the correct amount of money, or putting the exact right amount of caring and consideration into whatever the hell I finally end up purchasing for my lovely friends… Continue reading #UnoccupyTheMall, 2014 Edition

Summer Metal Update 2013

Another summer is upon us, and with it more great local and national shows.  On the first day of June, Cherry Street Station in Wallingford kicks things off with Drunk Dan’s Summer Shit Show.  The Decibel Magazine Tour is rolling into Toad’s Place on 6/4, featuring Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Immolation, and Magrudergrind.  Your favorite… Continue reading Summer Metal Update 2013

“My” Danbury: Not Dead Yet?

  I didn’t grow up in Danbury, but I grew up in Danbury.  It’s the city where I learned to work hard.  It’s where I met my best friends and where I met my husband.  (On a Saturday morning at the Three Brothers Diner — from the minute I saw him, I knew he was… Continue reading “My” Danbury: Not Dead Yet?

“Post-Something, Black-Something”

  Every couple months, I become intrigued with a band I find on the internet.  First it was Valient Thorr, next it was Barn Burner…  The latest fascination is with Black Table, a genre-defying metal band based in New York and New Jersey.  They have this one six-minute song posted on Band Camp — and… Continue reading “Post-Something, Black-Something”

You Should Know… CT Summer Metal Update

  Editor’s Note: This article is completely biased and includes every conflict of interest imaginable.  U mad, bro? I recently found an article I wrote for WCSU’s student newspaper in 2007, titled something along the lines of “Summer Metal Update” — and with everything that’s going on in the scene these days, I think it’s… Continue reading You Should Know… CT Summer Metal Update

Improptu Music Article: Metal, Puking, and More Metal

  You never know what you’re gonna find when you’re out there “supporting the scene.”  This past weekend I found two good new bands and a bad hangover, and now I’m gonna tell you about it. Friday night it was Arcane Malevolence and Symphony of Malice at Seaside Tavern in Stamford.  I “support” Arcane pretty… Continue reading Improptu Music Article: Metal, Puking, and More Metal