Bill Smith

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Why did The Live Oak Pull the Plug on Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires this Week?

    Hoo boy. On Wednesday night, during a set performed by Alabama's Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires at the Live Oak Music Hall and Lounge in Ft. Worth, the management of the venue felt compelled to close the curtains and then switch off the power completely on the rowdy R&B garage-rock outfit as they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Gig Alert: Truth & Salvage Co. at House of Blues' Cambridge Room on Sunday Night

    With much of today's musical landscape littered with pre-fab pop acts that are adept at costume changes and magazine cover shoots (if little else), it's easy to understand that many folks are quick to embrace any artist or act that possesses even a slight resemblance to certain sounds of the past th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2008

    Rangers GM Jon Daniels is the Future of Baseball. The Rangers, Less So.

    Or: Thanks, but no Danks. Clearly, the folks at Fast Company are not Texas Rangers die-hards; certainly they weren't among those who cast their votes in this April poll pitting Rangers general manager Jon Daniels against his Minnesota Twins counterpart, Bill Smith, for the title of "worst GM." (Dani ... More >>

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    The Player

    Dallas' T.J. Cloutier may be the best tournament poker player in the world--even though he's never won the "big one." You can bet on it.

  • News

    October 14, 1999

    Low-octane litigation

    A conservative court and a hardball corporation have gutted plaintiffs' claims in the Kaufman County pipeline explosion case

  • Music

    November 9, 1995

    King Curtis

    A rockabilly hero is revered abroad, ignored at home