Peanut Butter or Legs? Another Interview with GWAR

It’s that time of year again! Every year sometime between October and December GWAR makes their yearly pilgrimage to Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT and for the 4th year in a row we’ve been there to offer ourselves as human sacrifices to our Lords and Masters. It was three years ago on December 28,… Continue reading Peanut Butter or Legs? Another Interview with GWAR

Yes Virginia, There is Metal in Connecticut: One Virginia Dude’s Ode to Nightbitch and the CT Metal Scene

Editor’s Note: Virginia-by-way-of-Connecticut metalhead Mike Wilcox, a.k.a. “Vest Bro” to Alternative Control readers, recently began writing for a well-respected music blog.  Imagine his surprise and delight to see a band from his ol’ home state on the the review list: Nightbitch.  Mike’s editor decided not to run the short piece he wrote because there was… Continue reading Yes Virginia, There is Metal in Connecticut: One Virginia Dude’s Ode to Nightbitch and the CT Metal Scene

Slow Burn/Fast Burn: A Review of Clutch’s Psychic Warfare (Weathermaker)

Once again, Clutch reminds people why they are one of the best rock bands on the planet. Psychic Warfare is another corker of an album from a band that has released many corkers over the course of their career. Psychic Warfare finds the band in full-on rock mode, continuing down the path they set with… Continue reading Slow Burn/Fast Burn: A Review of Clutch’s Psychic Warfare (Weathermaker)

This Friday, The Blizzard Continues at Toad’s Place

  In case you haven’t looked at Facebook in three months, Alternative Control would like to remind you that Opus’ B-Day Blizzard Bash is happening this Friday at Toad’s Place in New Haven.  The “who’s who” night of Connecticut metal will begin at 6 and feature 13 bands on two stages: “So Jessie May, you’ll… Continue reading This Friday, The Blizzard Continues at Toad’s Place

Pustulent: An Interview with Pustulus Maximus of GWAR

Friday December 12, 2014 Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT – On the date and time one year later that Oderus told me to meet him. Minutes before GWAR’s set was to begin, their lead guitar player Pustulus Maximus cornered me downstairs and demanded I speak with him while the rest of GWAR loomed over us menacingly.… Continue reading Pustulent: An Interview with Pustulus Maximus of GWAR

The Last Bat-Shaped Helicopter Out of Saigon: An Interview with Oderus Urungus of GWAR

Johnny Pluckman and Jesse Styles of Alternative Control, along with Alex Gilbert of New Noise Magazine, had a sit-down with “Dave Brockie” at Toad’s Place on 12/28/13 a few hours before he removed his human suit and transformed into Oderus Urungus. Here’s some of what the interstellar diplomat had to say about New Haven, music, the World Maggot, and the new GWAR album Battle Maximus.