Hanging With The Dungeon Synth Wizard King: An Interview with Francis Roberts

San Diego musician Francis Roberts wears creative many hats: band leader, composer, producer, music teacher, and most recently, YouTube sensation. He took a few minutes to talk with Alternative Control about his different projects — enjoy! Tell our readers a little about your bands King Gorm and Old Man Wizard…. Old Man Wizard and King… Continue reading Hanging With The Dungeon Synth Wizard King: An Interview with Francis Roberts

LORD SONNY THE UNIFIER on Bob Dylan, Recording Journeys, and More

Fresh off the release of his EP All New Information in November 2020, Lord Sonny the Unifier took some time to talk with Alternative Control about this recording and his artistic inspirations. This unique Brooklyn-based solo artist has overcome many trials and tribulations to get his music out into the world. Now with a new… Continue reading LORD SONNY THE UNIFIER on Bob Dylan, Recording Journeys, and More

Nerd Talk with THE DEATHLESS DOGS

Blues rock duo The Deathless Dogs is checking in from La Crosse, Wisconsin for this edition of Nerd Talk.  Formed in 2010, the band began when when guitarist/vocalist Eddy Krogman started sharing song ideas based on his experiences in the Iraq War with childhood friend and drummer Dan Speer.  Over the course of a decade,… Continue reading Nerd Talk with THE DEATHLESS DOGS

Covers Just Wanna Have Fun: New Singles from Pterodactyl Problems and Bad Moon Born

Cover songs are a great opportunity for bands to highlight their dramatic leanings; Pterodactyl Problems and Bad Moon Born take full advantage of this with their respective covers fo Katy Perry’s “One of the Boys” and Bilie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.” P-Probz, as I like to call them, hail from Toronto. They’re planning to release their… Continue reading Covers Just Wanna Have Fun: New Singles from Pterodactyl Problems and Bad Moon Born

Your Bandcamp Friday Wishlist: The August 2020 Edition

Boy howdy, was the underground music scene excited when we heard that bandcamp was extending their very popular Bandcamp Friday promotion for the rest of the year!  It’s almost as if bandcamp cares more about people than the federal government of the United States… But that’s a whole other column.  In case you’ve been escaping… Continue reading Your Bandcamp Friday Wishlist: The August 2020 Edition

Track Premiere: “Stone” by The Hawkins

Another group of Swedish retro rockers on The Sign Records, The Hawkins turn it up to Eleven with vocal harmonies, guitar acrobatics, and a fun-loving sound that this editor thoroughly appreciates in 2020’s bleak landscape. Take a vacation from your COVID staycation with “The Stones,” off their upcoming record Silence is a Bomb: Gaphals ·… Continue reading Track Premiere: “Stone” by The Hawkins

Sometimes It’s Fun to Have Fun: MANGATA and COVET

One thing modern heavy metal can be hopelessly devoid of?  Fun.  It’s all gloomy doom rituals or shredding as fast as you can in as many time signatures as possible…. But sometimes girls/boys/all genders of people just want to have fun.  Mangata and Covet are two fun bands I’ve come across on my quarantined April… Continue reading Sometimes It’s Fun to Have Fun: MANGATA and COVET