Brian Smith

  • Culture

    February 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    A First Look at the New Bar in Deep Ellum, Three Links

    Former bar LaGrange is quickly morphing into Deep Ellum's newest addition, Three Links. The bar will be headed by three members of the Odd Fellows society: Scott Beggs, owner of Fuzzy's Taco Shop and former La Grange manager, Oliver Peck, Elm Street Tattoo owner and acclaimed tattoo artist, and Kris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Get To Know Your 2012 DOMA Best Metal Nominees

    Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. Warbeast These old school thrash metalists - Bruc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Is Venomous Maximus "The Maleveller of Houston"?

    This weekend, Houston's Venomous Maximus will bring the metal to the mostly punk Riot Fest, featuring Rise Against, the Descendents and more. Sonic brothers with Dallas' own Maleveller, we talked about dubbed cassettes, worst show experiences, and what their parents think of their music. Venomous M ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Over the Weekend: Maleveller, Eagle Claw, The House Harkonnen at the Double Wide

    Maleveller, Eagle Claw, The House Harkonnen Double Wide August 13, 2011 Better than: teaching your nephew how to play Mastodon songs. Dylan HollingsworthMaleveller​Last year, Maleveller could only play a certain amount of songs live. Because, well, they only had those songs to choose from. Durin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Neither A Phoenix Project Nor Nu-Metal Band, Maleveller Ventures Into The Metal Unknown

    Dylan HollingsworthMaleveller​ Heavy metal is a genre that is famously and often unintentionally self-parodying. Bands that are in on the joke, but that take their craft seriously, are rare. Local metal masters Maleveller seek to fill that void. Since their first show in 2009, they have careful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Marian Call On Geeks, Typewriters, a Dead Cat

    Brian SmithMarian Call​Hailing from Alaska, singer-songwriter Marian Call is one odd duck. With songs that feature themes prevalent to geek culture (technology, science fiction, etc.), Call has cultivated a dedicated worldwide fan base. Her soon to be released double album Something Fierce was com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Bonus MP3: Maleveller -- "Astronomer's Fyre"

    Branton Ellerbee​Local metal band Maleveller released its debut EP in January, yet frontman Brian Smith (who bartends at the Lounge on Elm Street) just informed me that the band is already going back into the studio to record a debut, full-length. To celebrate (and to promote Maleveller's show t ... More >>

  • Music

    February 11, 2010


    Astronomer's Fyre (EP Self-released)

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Boldly Going From Collin County Community College to SciFi's New Stargate Series

    The top story in today's Hollywood Reporter billboards the cast of the new Sci Fi Channel series Stargate Universe, third in the Stargate franchise. Starring opposite Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty, Trainspotting) is Brian J. Smith, a young actor we've been writing about (OK, gushing over) since he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    In Utah, Accused Freeway Shooter's Ex-Colleagues Recall "A Great Guy"

    From KSL-TV, the NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City, comes this piece about former Utah state trooper Brian Smith, accused of the Monday-night shootings on LBJ Freeway that left two dead. So happens Smith had given the station's crew a highway tour in his cruiser in March 2007, 14 months months before ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2006

    Some Sommelier

    Brian Smith uncorks wine wisdom

  • Culture

    June 17, 2004

    Hearts and Letters

    Theatre Britain's The Day After the Fair: love's masquerade on page and stage

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Theater Company

    Quad C Theatre

  • Culture

    March 6, 2003

    Non-fat Greek Wedding

    Brides run circles around doomed grooms in DTC's rough 'n' tumble Big Love

  • Culture

    January 30, 2003

    Surface Tension

    The Laramie Project breaks through to truth; DTC's The Real Thing comes up short

  • Culture

    January 2, 2003

    The Freaks Come Out

    Life on a Dallas stage in 2002 was cruel, freaky and mostly cruel

  • Culture

    October 10, 2002

    Droog Addicts

    Quad C stages an amazing, alarming Clockwork Orange

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    Wide Open Spaces

    Mandarin proves it's not where you're going, but how you get there

  • Music

    February 1, 2001

    Waiting to Hit

    Lift to Experience finds its way at The Texas Jerusalem Crossroads

  • Music

    November 2, 2000

    Hard Eight

    We knocked over the stack of local releases and found eight you need to hear

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Mandarin Makes Its Debut

    Chomsky, Brutal Juice and others make the news

  • Music

    September 7, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Darlington disolves; Rubber Gloves gets booked; Mandarin time; Club anniversaries; Shabazz 3 heads north; Plus, much, much more