I’m going to start this article with a random list of albums: Dave Matthews Band – Crash Korn – Life Is Peachy ABBA – Arrival Journey – Escape Nick Drake – Pink Moon The Orb – Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head Tears for Fears – Songs From… Continue reading Music: A Guiltless Pleasure
Improptu Music Article: Metal, Puking, and More Metal
You never know what you’re gonna find when you’re out there “supporting the scene.” This past weekend I found two good new bands and a bad hangover, and now I’m gonna tell you about it. Friday night it was Arcane Malevolence and Symphony of Malice at Seaside Tavern in Stamford. I “support” Arcane pretty… Continue reading Improptu Music Article: Metal, Puking, and More Metal
Opeth Speaks of a Musical ‘Heritage’
This review of Opeth’s new album Heritage was without a doubt, the most challenging article I’ve written for Alternative Control so far. To start, I’ve chosen to review an album that at my time of writing this, has only been out for a couple of weeks, and already it has split the fan base of… Continue reading Opeth Speaks of a Musical ‘Heritage’
Which Way Do You Swing on Halloween?
Halloween is by far the best holiday of the year. No worrying about which divorced parent will be more offended if you don’t go to their dinner, or wondering what the heck to buy your grandma who doesn’t like movies, eat sweets, or leave the house. All you have to do is get drunk… Continue reading Which Way Do You Swing on Halloween?
You’ll Wish You Were at Their Show: An Interview with Jessica Pimentel of Alekhine’s Gun
Bands can take awhile to pick up steam in the local music community. Months of practice are followed by one shitty show, followed the next month by another shitty show…. Followed by a year of hard work before the band is known by anyone who hasn’t slept with the members. Or if we take Choice… Continue reading You’ll Wish You Were at Their Show: An Interview with Jessica Pimentel of Alekhine’s Gun
August Music Notes
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
I Met Devin Townsend! OMG!
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!