Posts Tagged ‘Austin Reed’

House of Blues (Dallas, TX) – Words by Austin Reed / Photos by James Villa – It’s Thanksgiving Thursday. Thus far, I’ve eaten twice and napped once. I’m sure this is becoming viciously cyclical, but it’s Thanksgiving, so I don’t care. I mention them because those details are the cornerstone upon which I have built this…

House of Blues (Dallas, TX) – Words by Austin Reed / Photos by James Villa – Prior to the show at House of Blues Wednesday night, James and I caught a beer in the dining hall, at which point I warned him of a fear with which I had been grappling for practically the entire week. “Staying objective throughout this review…

House of Blues (Dallas, TX) – Words by Austin Reed / Photos by James Villa –   After watching guitar legend Steve Vai perform Friday night at House of Blues, I am compelled to take this review in several different directions. For example, He is gaunt. Steve Vai looks to weigh below 100 pounds, and he just so happens to…

– By Austin Reed – “PUSH PLAY” From the standpoint of dance music creation, production and general popularity, I’m deeply proprietary. I’m not naïve enough to believe that the best dance music in the world is born in the United States, but I’m also not quite burned enough to believe that it couldn’t. After all, the gen…

South Side Ballroom (Dallas, TX) – Words by Austin Reed / Photos by James Villa – I will be the first to admit that, when it comes to music, I’m detrimentally hypercritical. Call it what you want, but I call it a curse that, should I not possess it, would make me an exponentially happier and more delightful human being…

South Side Ballroom (Dallas, TX) TAME IMPALA WITH THE NATIONAL – Words by Austin Reed / Photos by James Villa – I wouldn’t consider myself to be any sort of validated contributor to pop culture at all. Hundreds of thousands of other people do that. At best, I’m an observer. All I can do is watch as the world’s cultural…

House of Blues (Dallas, TX) – Words by Austin Reed / Photos by Crystal Prather – Not long after Austin City Limits announced a double-weekend format, many of the festival’s acts (headlining and otherwise) announced a stopover date in Dallas. Given that only four days separate the last night of the first weekend and the…

Granada Theater (Dallas, TX) – Words by Austin Reed / Photos by Crystal Prather – So, something really weird happened at the Mayer Hawthorne show last night. Now, that’s not to say that weird things never happen at other live shows, and it’s certainly not to say that the weird things that do happen don’t always affect…