This is the first in a new bi-weekly series about music we’re finding on the web. Many of the reviews on Alternative Control are intended to be at least somewhat in-depth, but this is quite the opposite: download on Friday and post a short, conversational review by Sunday. It’s all about finding new music we… Continue reading Payday Downloads: Dream of Scipio, Barn Burner, and David Kaye
Move over 5 Guys and Shake Shack, there’s a new homegrown alternative in town: Station Eats, offering juicy hamburgers, delicious veggie burgers, and snappy hot dogs built with healthy and all-natural ingredients. Also on the menu are Sloppy Joes, healthy salads, fries, and even milkshakes. You can see the full menu here. The burgers are… Continue reading It Doesn’t Matter How Many Guys Your Burger Joint is Named After
So remember how we wrote about The Fez a couple months back and said the music was great but we’d never tried the food? Well, we tried the food and it was delicious!
A couple weeks ago, I kind of lost my shit at work and decided it was time for an escape. Having wrangled one free ticket to the opening night of Corrosion of Conformity‘s spring tour, I headed to the Gramercy by myself to see them play alongside Torche, Valient Thorr, and A Storm of Light.… Continue reading A Very Belated Concert Review
If any of you read my last book review on James Tate’s A Worshipful Company of Fletchers, you know that I’ve readily admitted that I don’t do a lot of recreational reading. I won’t go into every reason why, but predominantly it’s because I spend a whole lot of my time writing, favoring a hands-on… Continue reading An Assortment of Colorful Words: Peter Richards’ Nude Siren
Way back in another life, I worked at a children’s publishing house in New York City. One of the perks was people who worked at other publishing houses would trade review copies of books with us, and people would put the ones they didn’t want in boxes around the building. The books inside were free… Continue reading Not Your Mainstream Novels: The Anomalies and Torture the Artist by Joey Goebel
As a follower of (too) many atheist Facebook pages, I heard about the book The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer last year. This book’s purpose was to explain why some people believe in God and some don’t. As someone who decided at the age of five that there was no such thing as a god,… Continue reading Great Minds Think Alike (And They Don’t)