Editor’s Note: If you couldn’t figure it out from the title, this column is part of a series on metal etiquette. Vegetarian Metalhead just schooled the web on audience manners; now Jessie and Jeff have some tips for bands…. Jessie I’ve been playing in local bands for about ten years and booking shows for my… Continue reading Metal Manners, Part II: Bass-Droppin’ Some Knowledge
Editor’s Note: Howdy, folks! Alternative Control is taking stab at an oft’ debated and oft’ blogged-about topic: metal manners. There are so many lists of “39 Stupid Things Your Band Does” or “12 Ways to Be a Dick at a Show,” but still poor behavior prevails. Will one more metal etiquette column change this?… Continue reading Metal Manners, Part I
Google Analytics has spoken! Here are the most viewed articles we wrote in 2014: 10. Dead By Wednesday Hits the Road with Shadows Fall and What’s Wrong With My Nipples? (a tie!) 9. Bair Witness: ComiCONN in Bridgeport 8. Tom’s Best Albums and Others of 2014 and Manners for Beach Goers (Another tie!) 7. … Continue reading Alternative Control’s Top 10 Articles of 2014
By The Hipster King You may not be aware of this but Your Hipster King™ is both literally and figuratively royalty. For one, We are the King of All Hipsters. This much is clear and immune from any examination which might be made with intent to suggest otherwise. Additionally, J.C. is actual royalty. No, really. I’m… Continue reading Your Hipster King™ Enjoys Manners
“Hell is other people.” – Jean-Paul Sartre People can be crass, thoughtless, and tactless. Perhaps they’re simply unaware of how their comments impact others. Maybe it’s passive-aggressive hostility, or maybe plain stupidity. The contributors at Alternative Control are feeling the need to share some of these everyday gems. How do you respond to these… Continue reading Just Say No to Bad Manners
By Michael Field “All I really need to know… I learned in kindergarten.” – Robert Fulghum What happened to us? What happened to the men standing at a dinner table when a lady stood up or sat down? What happened to giving up your seat on the subway for someone much more in need of… Continue reading O Manners, Where Art Thou?