Author Archives: Trevor Wallace

Cognitive Dissonance – 30 AZ

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My Evening with Suckling, or – Five Aging Punks in a Knitting Circle

“Austin has two seperate music scenes,” Ezra Reynolds, organ grinder and the one in charge of “being antsy and really not much of a singer” in front of Suckling states with the authority of someone who knows. At the time, … Continue reading

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Red River Secrets, Pt. 1 – Is Elysium haunted? – Anne Heller

Red River Secrets Part 1: Is Elysium Haunted? By Anne Heller As I brought my first load of gear through the small door of Elysium (705 Red River, Austin 78701) on the afternoon of Wednesday August 22, a chill went … Continue reading

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Piñata Protest – Necio Nights – Rock de Kasba

Piñata Protest – Necio Nights – Rock de Kasba This record – hell, Piñata Protest’s entire career – is yet another on a long list of reasons that I kick myself for living in Texas and choosing to study German … Continue reading

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The Slow Poisoner – Eviction Notice – Rocktopus! Records

The Slow Poisoner – Eviction Notice – Rocktopus! Records Quirkier than Robyn Hitchcock and Roky Erickson on LSD and somehow locked in a bouncy castle together, Andrew Goldfarb – aka the Slow Poisoner – has been the Bay Area’s musical … Continue reading

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Texacala Jones’ Pony Island Express – S/T – Cosmic Clash Records

Texacala Jones’ Pony Island Express – S/T – Cosmic Clash Records Alongside the tragic, tortured genius Jeffrey Lee Pierce, the brilliant in her own right Texacala Jones forced the traditional American music that gave birth to rock and roll down … Continue reading

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Evil Triplet – Have a Nice Trip – Super Secret Records

Evil Triplet – Have a Nice Trip – Super Secret Records Austin psychedelic veterans Steve Marsh, Joe Volpi and Kirk Laktas have recorded and released one of the heaviest, headiest records to come out of Austin in 2018, if not … Continue reading

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The Eric Hisaw Band – Street Lamp – Reservation Radio Records

The Eric Hisaw Band – Street Lamp – Reservation Radio Records Eric Hisaw has paid his dues and then some. Whether honing his guitar skills with various legendary Texas country rockers, or his overall songwriting, performance and vocals skills at … Continue reading

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Songs of Life and Death – An Izzy Cox Tribute Album, Vol. 1 with Reminiscences

Izzy Cox was a Canadian import to Austin via L.A. She had already established herself in some of the more obscure genre scenes that include such uplifting monikers as murderbilly, voodoobilly and steampunk (probably due to her love of vintage … Continue reading

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Lucid Dreaming – A Tribute to Leonard Smith – Abigail and Hansel, Aurora Plastics Company, Early Stages, Alma Lee Cameron, Book of Shadows, ST-37, Liquid Sac – Sahara Lounge, May 13, 2018

On April 3, 2018, I got on Facebook and received a shock I was not prepared for. This issue of Rank and Revue was already slated to contain memorial/tribute pieces to JJ Offender and Mike Carroll. Then the Izzy Cox tribute … Continue reading

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