Category Archives: Event – Show – Festival

Big Business – Fawcett Hall at Alma Mater Tacoma – 04/19/2019

Big Business is a sludgy, hard rock outfit from Washington who got their most recognition with 2007’s awesome Here Come the Waterworks and 2009’s Mind the Drift, both released on Aaron Turner’s Hydra Head Records.  Around the same time, Big … Continue reading

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Pt. 2: James White & the Broken Spoke

On May 1, 2019 —For the second year in a row, I interviewed James White at the Broken Spoke sitting at table B2 next to a replica of Willie Nelson’s guitar, Trigger. The same booth where Willie Nelson and his … Continue reading

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Death Grips – House of Blues Las Vegas – 02/28/2019

Wrapping your head around Death Grips’ sound and aesthetic takes a little work.  You’ll hear them called Rap Rock, but this ain’t Linkin Park.  Their most accessible songs are chaotic, abrasive, and total bangers but their deep cuts demand some real … Continue reading

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1981-2018: Threadgill’s closes its doors on Riverside

The city of Austin was forced to let go of another local landmark: Threadgill’s. As of December 2, 2018 – the doors to Threadgill’s are forever closed. Change is inevitable in a growing, booming city like Austin, Texas. The local … Continue reading

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REFUSED take on PUNK ROCK BOWLING — by Jerry Milton

What the fuck is it about Sweden that produces such badass bands? In the early 90’s REFUSED, with gems like their first studio album “This Just Might Be… the Truth” in ’94, WERE hardcore. period. PUMP THE BRAKES indeed. I … Continue reading

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BLXPLTN. Swan Dive 7/14 – Tyson P. Midkiff

BLXPLTN Swan Dive 7/14 This was a hard show to write up because I can’t stand still at a BLXPLTN show. I’m in the front row moving like a maniac and screaming every word I remember. As long as I … Continue reading

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Interview: Ian Moore talks psychedelic rock, the magic after midnight and decades of touring

Presently, Ian Moore is touring the Northeast of the U.S. and sharing his music to promote the release of his new album Toronto. A month prior, Moore cruised through Austin, Texas in Aug. 2018 to celebrate his 50th birthday at the … 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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SVETLANAS take on PUNK ROCK BOWLING in VEGAS … by Jerry Milton

My first trip to PUNK ROCK BOWLING in Vegas.  I am no stranger to festivals, though I try to avoid them if at all possible…mainly becuz they seem to have just gotten bigger and bigger and bigger. Anyway, after hearing … Continue reading

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Interview: James White talks 54 years at the Broken Spoke

With only five cases of beer to sell, James White opened the Broken Spoke in 1964. After he was released from the U.S. Army at the age of 25 – Mr. White decided to pursue the quest, his dream, of opening a honky … Continue reading

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