By Jessie May, Matt Mullarkey, and Christopher Baldwin If you’re friends with local musicians on Facebook, your news feed is probably filled with posts about “coming early and staying late” and “supporting all the bands.” But how many bands actually live by what they post? Alternative Control writers are often in the audience at local… Continue reading Journey to the End… Of the Show?
By Matt Mullarkey It’s that time of the year again in New England. Days where the temps hover between the 80s and 90s, the humidity sticks to your skin like napalm, and your electric bill is through the roof from cranking the AC day and night. So what better way to spend one of those… Continue reading Burning In The Summer Heat: A Preview of the 2015 CT Summer Punk Fest
By Matt Mullarkey It’s not often us residents of lower Fairfield County Connecticut are graced with the presence and performance of a genuine living punk rock legend. Saturday April 11th, Walter Lure & The Waldos will be making an extremely rare Connecticut appearance at Seaside Tavern in Stamford. For those not familiar, Walter Lure joined… Continue reading Like A Mother-F*cker: Walter Lure To Play Stamford, CT
Of course Alternative Control is hosting our own awesome Halloween show. We’ve got bands, homemade cookies, and even a $100 gift certificate to Park City Tattoo for the best costume of the night. But you know what we don’t have? The Misfits. Those iconic and litigious horror punks will play The Reserve in Meriden on… Continue reading Did You Know the Misfits are Playing?
As lead singer/rhythm guitarist for The Lost Riots, Jeffrey Thunders fronts one of the best punk bands in the state, though he would never say that. Their heartfelt and sincere mixture of hardcore punk and garage rock, makes them one exciting proposition whether on the stage or on wax. The Lost Riots have won the… Continue reading Kick Out the Jams: An Interview with the Lost Riots’ Jeffrey Thunders
Teachers have a lot of drinking to catch up on over summer vacation… But at long last, here are free downloads of Quality Control Volume 1, tracks 1-6. Betcha never heard of Crawling Chaos… 1. 1942 by Black Table This New York/New Jersey metal band has been a favorite of Alternative Control for some… Continue reading It’s About Damn Time: Free Downloads of Quality Control Volume 1, Tracks 1-6
by Matt Mullarkey I was recently asked by Alternative Control to write a piece on constructing a punk rock vest. I was a bit taken aback, considering I never really gave it much thought, I simply just made them for myself over the years according to my mood or whatever (altered?) state of mind I… Continue reading The “Art” of Constructing A Punk Rock Vest