Category Archives: Live Shots

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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The Pistolators, The Hormones, The Sweethearts – April 13th, 2018 Carousel Lounge

An open letter to Tim Stegall: Hey, buddy, We’ve known one another a long damn time. Three decades is a bit of a stretch but it certainly doesn’t qualify as hyperbole. I’ve reasons to respect you, laugh at you, call … 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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Mike Carroll tribute with East Side Suicides, Crack Pipes, Poison 13/Lord High Fixers Hoot, Sugar Shack – SideBar during Chili Dog Fest, March 18, 2018

I missed Poison 13 while they were an active band. They pre-dated my move to town by a few years and at the time (mid-80s), the band from Austin I was rabid about was Scratch Acid. Upon arrival to attend … Continue reading

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Punk Rock Bowling 2018 … by Jerry Milton

It’s almost time for the annual pilgrimage of Austin punks to Vegas. It’s the festival I always wished FunFunFun was in terms of talent on the bill. Plus of course BOWLING. Did I mention I carry a 195 average? “It’s … Continue reading

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QUICKSAND w/ NO JOY – Mohawk … by Jerry Milton

On tap for tonight was Post Metal/Hardcore dudes from NYC….QUICKSAND. But first, another band I was totally looking forward to checking out after taking a gander at them via youtube. NO JOY is proof that Canada is a damn good … Continue reading

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GBH w/ THE CASUALTIES – Mohawk … by Jerry Milton

Last time I saw GBH was at the Red 7 outside, so I was looking forward to seeing them at the Mohawk.  As usual, I’d be doing so from the balcony, huge Nikon lens in hand. Let’s revisit their trip … Continue reading

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