Posts Tagged ‘Austin Reed’

– By Austin Reed – “PUSH PLAY” Sure, snagging the Best Label nod from the 2013 Dallas Observer Music Awards back in November probably carried with it a little much-deserved pomp and circumstance. But the folks over at Hand Drawn Records have since acted relatively unphased. Which is weird. At the moment, they’re hummin…

Granada Theater (Dallas, TX) – By Austin Reed – There’s something interesting about experiencing the live-music product of a group who has built a reputation upon creating a lofty, emotional studio aesthetic. 99% of the time, that live-music product is exactly what you’d expect: it sounds pretty, and the lights are coo…

Granada Theater (Dallas, TX) – Words by Austin Reed // Photos by Ronnie Jackson – I’ve never subscribed to the concept of Attention Deficit Disorder. I think it more-or-less exists as a means of spinning a short attention span into a biological shortfall. However, I’ll admit that I’m critical of it because I’m fortunat…

– By Austin Reed – “PUSH PLAY” Confession: I was a fairly idiotic teenager. I made a lot of mistakes—stupid ones. I let a lot of people down. High school was confusing, because I was faced with challenges that should have bore life-shaping lessons, but I’m not sure I ever saw those challenges through to completion. Wha…

Granada Theater (Dallas, TX) – By Austin Reed – Sharon Jones is virtuosic. She boasts a highly seasoned brand of vocal talent that, had it been curated in the early 70’s, would have established her as a Motown one percenter. She’s the new-age ambassador for the house built by the Pointer Sisters, Dionne Warwick, Lee Fi…

The End of Year Top Three. Disclosure | Jason Isbell | Earl Sweatshirt “Our staff picks their top three records of 2013 and shares them with you.” -By Austin Reed – This is unfair. James, Dave and Dustin came at us, the writers, with a proposition: Select the top three albums of the year and provide a quick, paragraph-…

– By Austin Reed – “PUSH PLAY” Here’s a memory I will never forget. When I was 17 years old, I heard Sunny Day Real Estate’s debut full-length record, Diary, for the first time. Strictly speaking, it was the first time I heard Sunny Day Real Estate at all, so any opinions I have since formulated about the band are just…

– By Austin Reed – “PUSH PLAY” Psych-rock is a dangerous business. Unless you’ve spent the proper amount of time calibrating your sound to a matchless level of precision, it can oftentimes behave like an undercooked cupcake: good-to-go on the outside but runny and inconsistent where it matters. This probably wouldn’t b…