You never know what will show up in the ol’ inbox. No one was more surprised than I was when I opened an email about some Los Angeles electronic music and found a song that chanted the words, “Kali Ma” over and over again. But unsurprisingly, Mystic Pete’s song, “Bad Killer” had nothing to do… Continue reading Wait, Kali Ma? A Review of Mystic Pete’s BassPop
Instrumental metal powerhouse Kali Ma released their long-awaited second studio album The Devil Knows You’re Dead on March 29th, 2014 to an enthusiastic crowd at Cook’s Cafe. Their CD went right into my car stereo on the ride back and it hasn’t come out since. “Taking the Crown” is one example of the awesome build-ups… Continue reading Review of Kali Ma’s The Devil Knows You’re Dead
It’s official…. Connecticut’s metal scene has been pronounced dead. D-E-D. Dead. And there are two main reasons: bad shows and chicks. These days, it’s practically impossible to find decent original bands. Any venue that’s willing to take a chance on them is just going to have an empty bar, as Mark Cook learned this… Continue reading THE SCENE IS DEAD!
Didn’t really need to wait for the check this time around – everything in today’s column is free! The first selection comes from the only local instrumental metal band I know of, Kali Ma. They released the track “Boomslang” from their upcoming album The Devil Knows Your Dead. “Boomslang” is a great example of why… Continue reading Payday Downloads: The Best Things in Life are Free, ft. Kali Ma, Jimmy Junk Bird, and Some Comp Albums
A reader posed an interesting question to Alternative Control last week: what should the role of successful, established bands be in guiding younger bands that are coming onto the scene? And honestly, I didn’t know how to answer. First, what makes a band “successful” or “established”? Success for my own bands means that our friends… Continue reading Working Together: The Drummers Weigh In