Happy New Year, readers! 2018 saw the success of a guest column series called Nerd Talk, drawing bands from all over the globe to discuss their favorite books, movies, and video games. While Nerd Talk will continue, we will also try out a new guest column series: Show Me Your Patches, where we invite bands… Continue reading Show Me Your Patches: The Editor Takes Round One
About six months ago, Jimmy Junk Bird and the Stiffs played an all-day fest at The Outer Space, where we met a groovy band called Quantum Funk. We got to talking with QF’s drummer Todd Ellison, which eventually lead to booking a show with his other band, The Brain Room — and that show is… Continue reading Who Is The Brain Room?
Brooklyn black metallers Prostitution will be making the trek to Wallingford, CT’s Cherry Street Station on January 15th to share the stage with Xenosis and Jimmy Junk Bird and the Stiffs. Guitarist Russ Cowen, bassist Jesse Adelson, and drummer Jason Spence talked with Alternative Control earlier this month about the band’s new material, the benefits… Continue reading Vinyl Rules, Tapes Drool: An Interview with Prostitution
For those of you who may not have known (or noticed), I’ve been away for eight months. Not just away from Alternative Control in the throes of Lazy Writer Syndrome, not just away from The Scene, skipping everyone’s shows and sitting on the couch complaining about no good local music; I’ve been working abroad since… Continue reading Bair Witness: Deathwish Collective on January 2nd at Cook’s, Dammit! Or, Homeward Bound: An Incredible Journey
Is it a record release? Nope. Is it someone’s birthday? Nope. Are we raising money for a noble cause? Nope. November 21st at Wallingford’s Cherry Street Station will just be a show… An awesome show. The first concert Alternative Control has sponsored in ages and our very first at Cherry Street, we’re planning to tear the… Continue reading Show Preview: A Night of Punk, Noise, and Metal — 11/21 at Cherry Street Station, Wallingford, CT
By Jessie May, Matt Mullarkey, and Christopher Baldwin If you’re friends with local musicians on Facebook, your news feed is probably filled with posts about “coming early and staying late” and “supporting all the bands.” But how many bands actually live by what they post? Alternative Control writers are often in the audience at local… Continue reading Journey to the End… Of the Show?
I love doing Second Annual anythings; it shows a consistency, a dependability that withstands the test of time. On the other hand, it also embodies a beginning to what one can always hope will be a lasting tradition. While one of my resolutions for the new year may be to contribute more often to… Continue reading Bair Grills… 2014