In the decade that I’ve been on the fool’s errand of playing metal in Fairfield County, I’ve seen the handful of consistently metal-friendly venues dwindle to one: Stamford’s Seaside Tavern. It’s no secret to Alternative Control readers that my band Jimmy Junk Bird and the Stiffs plays there often; we’ve also been able to host… Continue reading GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVEAWAY: Seaside Tavern, Your Favorite Neighborhood Bar and Heavy Metal Holdout
Review by Jonathan Hammer and Peter Jones-Torregrosa Photos by Peter Jones-Torregrosa SHOW REVIEW: SLAVES in New York SHOW DATE: 3/26/2016 VENUE: WEBSTER HALL LINEUP: SLAVES, CAPTURE THE CROWN, MYKA RELOCATE, OUTLINE IN COLOR, CONQUER DIVIDE E. 11 Street, New York City: After regretting the choice of wearing a sweatshirt while waiting in line on March… Continue reading SHOW REVIEW: Us Against the World Tour, NYC
Review and Photos by Peter Jones-Torregrosa Walking into the venue, there was an immediate sense of electricity in the air. The sold out Palladium Upstairs in Worcester, Massachusetts was filled with exhilarated fans of all ages. Those in attendance seemed anxious to prove why New England is hailed as one of the best metal scenes… Continue reading Desolation of Eden Tour Review — 3/5/2016, Worcester, MA
What can you do on a Sunday? Well, in the case of March 13 you can go to a ripping loud rock show in New London. You see, on that day, there is a show taking place featuring Fucking Invincible, Empty Vessels, Ascend/Descend and Idle Time at the Midian. Fucking Invincible features members of Dropdead… Continue reading Secret Hardcore Sunday, March 13th in New London
Ulver: the mighty shape shifters. Black metallers turned electronic artists turned classical composers have once again reinvented themselves into…a jam band? Yes. They’re back and have once again left genre classifiers scratching their heads. They’re the musical collective that won’t stand still and I love them for it. And they haven’t let me down this… Continue reading Interpreting the Stars: A Review of Ulver’s ATGCLVLSSCAP
It’s not often you get to see a rock concert in Ridgefield, Connecticut, but last Wednesday I got to witness what was called “the best show the Ridgefield Playhouse has ever had.” For those not familiar with the Ridgefield Playhouse, it is a fantastic not for profit venue that features local acts and also pulls… Continue reading The Wizards of Winter Bring the Magic of Winter to Ridgefield, Connecticut
It’s 2015 and GWAR has finally discovered the Internet. So what did they do with it? Well they found porn.