By Jessica May Every so often, it’s time for a random music column. Here goes: New Haven rockers Beijing sent Alternative Control their EP to review — see, Twitter is good for something after all. It’s Not So Simple was recorded this summer, only months after the band formed. To be honest, I’m hooked. “Glitch”… Continue reading August Music Notes
It was a hot and sultry afternoon when me and six of my pale, mostly alcoholic friends headed to the Glenbrook train station for a rowdy night of heavy metal in the City. Laughs and smiles were abound as three-quarters of Arcane Malevolence and three-quarters of Pink Missile (and Carrie) sacrificed our plans of making… Continue reading I Met Devin Townsend! OMG!
People often ask me why I’m a vegetarian. It’s as annoying as someone asking a tattoo artist about tattoos while hanging out in a bar. My question is why eat meat? Eating a dead body is…. repulsive. Isn’t it? Typical unsolicited comments I receive are: How do you get protein? But meat tastes so… Continue reading My Name is Vegetarian Metalhead: For We Are Many!
By Jessica May Among my friends, I’m one of the least knowledgeable people about new bands, music trivia, and so forth. (Why do I write these columns again?) So when I saw that Jucifer was coming to the Heirloom Arts Theater in Danbury on July 7th, I was like, “Oh, that band Howl was on… Continue reading Jucifer: Not Junius, Has Lots of Speakers, and Can Ride a T-Rex
On one recently gorgeous day of spring attempting to break through the barracks of this crazy winter season, I found myself sitting down at a table outside of Delaney’s in New Haven. Sitting in the chair opposite mine was someone I know from my high school years, and it’s great to know that such… Continue reading Nomadic Frontman Soon to be ‘Dead by Wednesday’
In June of 2010, Jessica Sierra got a phone call from Mongrel guitarist Adam Savage that went something like this: “How would you feel about covering a few shows for us?” “When?” “In three days.” So, Sierra learned the punk band’s entire set in thirty-six hours and has been singing with them ever since.
“A huge rat just crawled across my feet!” And you thought being a touring rock star was all about whiskey, money, and naked chicks. Well, Alternative Control had a phone chat with Howl guitarist Andrea Black before the band’s 9/21 show in Washington DC, and apparently touring involves spending all your money on gas,… Continue reading On the Phone with Howl