For the past 15 years, the SuicideGirls website has been offering an alternative and modern update on the classic pin-up, featuring tattooed (and sometimes non-tattooed) women of all shapes and sizes. These are women who are a bit different from your standard nude model, not only in looks but in their interests as well. The… Continue reading Nerdy, Dirty, and Fun: The Suicide Girls Come To New Haven
Cherry Street Station on a Saturday night is a transformative place. Librarians and tee-shirt salesmen, truckers, college students, and waitresses all shed their prescribed work-week identities to become a united body of heavy metal musicians and fans. And to see Angela Rose Vartuli’s pictures of this transformation, one would think that stepping through Cherry Street’s… Continue reading Women in Business, Part VI: Photography By ANROVA
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
“Should tattoos always be meaningful?” “Fuck no.” That’s not the answer you might expect from a world-renowned tattoo artist, but Joe Capobianco doesn’t have time for pretension. Originally from Long Island, Capobianco now owns Hope Gallery Tattoo in New Haven, CT. In addition to his work there, he has his own line of tattoo ink, he’s… Continue reading What’s Not Ta Like? An Interview with Tattoo Artist Joe Capobianco
It’s not every day you get to tour the world with your favorite band…unless you’re Jeff Golden. Jeff, our very own Connecticut metal scene veteran, went from Crowbar super fan to their bass player in 2013. Crowbar, founded by Kirk Windstein in 1989 in New Orleans, is known for its heavy, doom, sludge riffs… Continue reading From New Haven to New Orleans: An Interview with Jeff Golden of Crowbar
Johnny Pluckman and Jesse Styles of Alternative Control, along with Alex Gilbert of New Noise Magazine, had a sit-down with “Dave Brockie” at Toad’s Place on 12/28/13 a few hours before he removed his human suit and transformed into Oderus Urungus. Here’s some of what the interstellar diplomat had to say about New Haven, music, the World Maggot, and the new GWAR album Battle Maximus.
Self Defense Family is the type of post-hardcore band that is constantly pushing boundaries, whether it be lyrically or through their music, which seems to change from release to release. They make you reconsider what constitutes punk rock or hardcore. In addition, they have a shifting line-up of musicians that can see the band swell… Continue reading Interview: Patrick Kindlon of Self Defense Family