Category Archives: Live Shots

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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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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The Damn Times “Gotta Get There !” — by Jerry Milton

As if OFTEN the case in Austin, where every musician is in like 5 bands… it was no surprise when I asked THE DAMN TIMES “how long have ya’ll been playing?” as if they were a NEW band cuz otherwise … Continue reading

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Album Review: Texas Metal Outlaws — by Jerry Milton

This album has been out since just before HALLOWEEN….but as usual, I’m a little slow on the draw. The “splatter” limited edition version of the vinyl ended up in my mailbox today and has been on constant FLIP for hours … 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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Carson McHone’s “Carousel” — by Jerry Milton

Not sure where I saw Carson play first…Heck it might have been YouTube as I tend to go thru upcoming gigs on the calendar and “research” them whether it’s worth my showing up or not. And despite living “just down … 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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Leche. Sucks. 08/03/18. Beerland. – Tyson P. Midkiff

Leche. Sucks. 08/03/18. Beerland. Say you’re a late 30s or older Austinite and you’re bored on a weeknight, you’re probably not a sad-sack, but maybe you are? I don’t know you. But anyway you’re wandering up Red River in 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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