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
Tomorrow, July 3rd, is another bandcamp Friday! The website is waiving its revenue share to help support artists during the COVID-19 pandemic — and it’s the final “bandcamp Friday” that’s been announced thus far, so now is the time to shell out the bucks. Here are Alternative Control’s humble suggestions of bands to check out,… Continue reading Alternative Control’s July 3rd #BandcampFriday Wishlist
If you’re not an essential worker during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re probably finding yourself with a lot more time on your hands — and even if you are working in healthcare or essential retail, your social life is shot. All this “extra” time at home is giving birth to some unique projects…. First up is… Continue reading Quarantine Music, Part 1: Eryka Fir, Undercliff, Army of Karens, and Turkey Vulture
Hey, friends! After the success of AltCtrl’s Volume Doom compilation, I’m endeavoring to release a digital sampler every season. These comps aren’t just any old garbage tracks collected by trawling the depths of Facebook and asking random bands for submissions… The songs are from GOOD bands that have been featured on the blog. (And my… Continue reading AltCtrl Summer Sampler — OUT NOW!
If you’ve been following Alternative Control for any length of time, you know the work of Jim Clegg. Most recently, he created the epic cover art for our Volume Doom compilation — and over the years, he’s photographed and interviewed the likes of One Eyed Doll, Mother Feather, and Motorhead for the blog. You may… Continue reading SHOW ME YOUR PATCHES with Artist and Drummer JIM CLEGG