Posts Tagged ‘Austin Reed’

Granada Theater (Dallas, TX) – By Austin Reed – “With Versatility and Virtuosity, Shooter Proves He’s More Than Just His Father’s Son” Question: Let’s say you’re the son of Waylon Jennings. Your mother is Jessi Colter. You spent practically all of the formative years of your life on a tour bus. The road has been paved…

– By Austin Reed – In the span of music history, indie music has always carried with it a myriad of stereotypes, the most universal of which being that music is considered indie because not everyone understands it. Which is true. However, it should be noted in the same breath that indie music itself is special because…

– By Austin Reed – A very peculiar thing happened to the musical landscape during the summer of 2010. Dance music was devolving in front of our very eyes. Dub step had regressed into something that sounded much more harmful than pleasing—as if the point of the bass line was to cause a rift in the earth. Be it a byprodu…

– By Austin Reed – Say what you will about the virtues of rock and roll. Say that it stands apart from other genres because of the malleable properties that effortlessly blend the best of every genre that surrounds it. Say it’s progressive because it provides a no-holds-barred creative outlet for some of the most obscu…

ACL 2012 (Zilker Park- Austin, TX) – By Austin Reed Ladies and Gentlemen: we’re three months away from the much anticipated, perennially explosive Austin City Limits Festival 2013, and from a live-music perspective, the sky is the limit. Frontrunners Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza have done well over the past few…

– By Austin Reed – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” First things first: When it comes to Kanye West, inference is useless. Over the span of his six-album tenure, the gamut has been run with little left overlooked. Inaugural full-length The College Dropout launched in 2004 just as quickly as West could remove himself from the hospit…

– By Austin Reed – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Critics and loyalists alike have been quick to deliver very polarizing reviews on French-based electro-funk forefathers Daft Punk’s latest LP, Random Access Memories. And it seems like a 50/50 split, either receiving venerated praise for igniting the revival of live-action dance m…

Granada Theater (Dallas, TX) – By Austin Reed – “The Endless Sea of Bobbing Heads” No doubt a by-product of the Internet’s commitment to instant gratification, up-and-coming musical acts have all but mutinied the traditional album launch structure. Long gone are the days of record releases that define the reputation of…