Baldwin’s Top Choices of 2013 Part 2 – The Everything Else Releases

  Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories) This is a modern progressive rock masterwork. I’m hard-pressed to find a single flaw in anything that Steven Wilson has done here. These six songs arch, ache, and soar with such melancholic, cinematic power that it almost brought me to tears a… Continue reading Baldwin’s Top Choices of 2013 Part 2 – The Everything Else Releases

I Still Have an Appetite for Destruction

  I was in junior high when I first heard Guns N’ Roses’ debut album Appetite for Destruction.  To my innocent little brain, this was dangerous stuff!  To find inspiration to write about the album that changed my life, I’ve been listening to Appetite in my car with the windows rolled up so no one… Continue reading I Still Have an Appetite for Destruction

Cinco de Blueso: A Live Music Review

On Friday night for some pre-Cinco de Mayo action, I decided on some very un-Mexican entertainment at the Bear and Grill in Fairfield CT. Me and my fellow Alternative Control associate Johnny Pluckman drove up to see a band that’s relatively new to the music scene here in CT. They’re called Fade to Blue, and… Continue reading Cinco de Blueso: A Live Music Review

On Fame, Sex Shops, and Venus Doom: An Interview with Ville Valo of HIM

Originally posted to Shoutmouth Music Community in 2006. Pixie: Congratulations on debuting at #12 on the Billboard charts [with new album Venus Doom]. Ville: Thank you… Pixie: Were you expecting that kind of success to happen? Ville:  Well… no. Obviously, we were hoping to get higher on the charts than with Dark Light, but you… Continue reading On Fame, Sex Shops, and Venus Doom: An Interview with Ville Valo of HIM

Valient Thorr: On Earth to Help

  In a world where rock music has devolved into coiffed dudes with tribal armbands crying about their girlfriends, Valient Thorr is a blast of Thin-Lizzy-Lynyrd-Skynyrd-Motorhead kick-ass telling those dudes to wake the hell up. Since their Venusian spacecraft crashed in North Carolina in the early 2000s, they’ve been bringing true rock n roll to… Continue reading Valient Thorr: On Earth to Help

“New” Music for the New Year — Vegetarian Metalhead’s Picks

  King of Salem — New Haven, CT — Heavy rock meets 70s, meets Southern rock http://www.myspace.com/fullofworms http://www.kingofsalem.com/ Jamie Shields — Somers, NY — singer/songwriter with an angelic voice, plays folk acoustic music https://www.reverbnation.com/jamieshields http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/Jamie-Shields/346656466759 Ultrabunny — Danbury, CT — extreme/glam/psych/noise/post-punk/no-wave/70s rock http://www.facebook.com/ultrabunny www.ultrabunny.com Lord Fowl — New Haven, CT — classic rock http://www.myspace.com/lordfowl