Here at Alternative Control, we hold ourselves to the highest journalistic standards, never allowing our personal projects to cross streams with blog coverage. Now without further ado, let’s talk with two of my old Pink Missile bandmates — one of whom became my husband several years after the band broke up! Local musician and Stamford… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: “No Likes” by DANNY ACEDO
A week or two ago, Metal Cyndicate released a podcast (Episode 15: AlcoholiCAST) that caused a furor in the local metal community. On-air guest Matt “Rape Machine” Broderick ruffled feathers by listing his least favorite Connecticut bands. Seems like the fastest way to make yourself unpopular, but someone who calls himself Rape Machine clearly… Continue reading Dudes in Our Metal Scene: They’re Not All Rape Machines
On the surface, it appears that there has never been a better time to be an independent musician than within the last decade. A crumbling, non-evolving music business model was taken hostage by Napster and then metaphorically sold to iTunes around 2002, MTV changed their programming outlook to such a point that the new… Continue reading Held Tightly In Your Hands – The CD vs. MP3 Census.
By Christopher Baldwin and Carrie Johnson On a Saturday afternoon, Carrie, Jim Clegg of Pink Missile fame and myself decided to take a little day trip up to Cheshire, CT to visit the Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum. We didn’t really know what to expect, riding on a recommendation from a couple of friends… Continue reading Mouths Agape at the Cartoon Museum
In a move that will leave a gaping hole in the entire Connecticut music scene, er, a tiny blip in the bar band circle of one Connecticut city, I’m taking a break from playing in bands. It might last six months, it might last until somebody really wants Pink Missile to play a show with… Continue reading ERMAHGERDDDDDDD, The Big Hiatus!
Fiddler’s Green is a bar that wears many hats. A landmark on the edge of Stamford’s Cove and Shippan neighborhoods, it’s a great spot for a morning beer, an afternoon darts game, or never-ending rounds of cards — and recently, Tommy Kipphut III, who runs the bar with his father Tom Kipphut Jr., has… Continue reading Fiddler’s Green: Your New Favorite Metal Bar — And the Food is Good, Too!
A satirical work of fiction… SETTING – A local dive bar during the day. AT RISE – Pink Missile is auditioning for some city officials. The song is finishing up “CONNECTICUT TO HOLLYWOOD, SO WHO WILL BE THERE?!?!?!?!” DANNY Thank you very much! Awkward silence. The city officials whisper to each other.