Robert Smith

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Anonymous Frontman Barrett Brown's Mom Was Sentenced to Probation Today

    By most accounts, local Anonymous hacktivist Barrett Brown has a loving mother. In its detailed profile of Brown from a few years ago, D Magazine reported that Karen McCutchin had paid to get the carpet in his messy Uptown apartment shampooed before reporters visited. And before FBI agents raided ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    The Ten Best Bands at ACL 2013

    BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA If you want to catch an act in the one and only tented stage at ACL, it's recommended to do it early in the day or towards the end of the weekend. It always seems to get pretty packed on Saturday when people realize they can escape the sun and hear some pretty good jams ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    The Best Things We Overheard at ACL Fest This Weekend

    Angelica Leicht and Marco Torres report back with the most outrageous sound bites they overheard at Weekend 1 of the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival. "I think Bigfoot just copped a feel!" "Um, these guys are a little bit weird..." -- a very confused chick to her very confused boyfriend dur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Top Five Acts at ACL Festival, 10/5/2013

    Editor: Our friends at Houston Press' Rocks Off music blog are tackling the first weekend of Austin City Limits, and they're bringing us these dispatches. THE CURE The Cure was one of the acts, if not the act, that I was really looking forward to seeing in Austin. They're, dare I say, legendary. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    The Fifteen Restaurants and Bars in DFW That Play the Best Music

    Many moons ago, I worked at an Applebee's Bar & Grill. It's been a while since I threw in the apron, but to this day I still cannot listen to a handful of songs that were on a torturous loop at the neighborhood bar and grill, including "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles, "Joy to the World" ... More >>

  • Film

    November 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Anonymous Spokesman Barrett Brown Was Arrested in Dallas Last Night

    Credit: Wired You know Barrett Brown as one of the few public faces of Anonymous, the hacktivist collective. He spends much of his time in Dallas. He was arrested last night during an FBI raid that happened to occur while he was in an online chat. Wired gives the play-by-play: Two minutes into th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Love and a 45: Fate Lions Talk Favorite Wax Tracks

    Fort Worth five-piece Fate Lions just dropped a new three-song 7-inch and and are celebrating with a show at the Kessler on Friday. With that in mind, I asked guitarist Jerko Dabelic and singer/guitarist Jason Manriquez about some of their favorite 45s growing up. Jason Manriquez Barry Manilow "A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    After 31 Years Locked Up, Ricky Dale Wyatt is Free But Not Quite Exonerated

    Ricky Dale Wyatt, wearing a sharp suit and yellow tie, walked out of the Frank Crowley Courts Building this afternoon after 31 years in prison -- the longest stint served in Texas before having a conviction vacated, according to his lawyer. Previous record-holder Cornelius Dupree stood off to the si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: The Cure Disintegrate at Starplex in September '89

    ​As we head into the long, steamy three-day weekend (for some), let me make good on a promise: In advance of Rhino Records' June 8 release of the three-disc Disintegration: Deluxe Edition, The Cure is now streaming a hunk of its September 15, 1989, Prayer Tour stop-over at Starplex. And by "a hunk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Last Night: Mates of State, Black Kids and Sunbears! at the Granada Theater

    Mates of State, Black Kids, Sunbears!Granada TheaterApril 27, 2009Better Than: Getting dropped on your head in a failed crowd surfing attempt.Fans didn't let the dreary weather--or the fact that it was a Monday--stop them from packing the Granada last night, and the largely underage crowd was handso ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 19, 2009

    Station to Station

    Youssef Chahine rolls into the Modern

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2008

    Saturday We're in Love ... With The Cure at the American Airlines Center!

    Daniel Rodrigue Robert Smith, who's been known to give The Dark Knight the occasional hard time. Pete's just rolled out of bed, well before the heat index reached 103, and posted over on DC9 at Night Daniel Rodrigue's aces review (annotated setlist too!) of last night's Cure show at American Airlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2008

    Last Night: The Cure at American Airlines Center

    Robert Smith, looking a little like The Joker. (Daniel Rodrigue) The Cure, 65daysofstatic American Airlines Center June 6, 2008 Better Than: Any concert The Cure’s played in Dallas since 1992--and maybe, just maybe, even better than that one. Download: The accompanying slideshow of photos take ... More >>

  • Music

    June 5, 2008

    The Cure, 65daysofstatic

    Friday, June 6, at American Airlines Center

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    It is Well

    The Bed Afflictions (Self-released)

  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    Shout Out Louds, Johnossi, Nico Vega

    Saturday, November 3, at the Granada Theater

  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    Hot Hot Heat

    Happiness Ltd. (Reprise Records)

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2007

    Join the Crüe

    Firewater throws down for a good cause

  • Music

    April 12, 2007


    Placebo's Stefan Olsdal finds U.S. reaction hard to swallow

  • Calendar

    October 26, 2006
  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Brown October

    A lesson on how not to musically suck--just act the exact opposite of these turds

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Wild Mood Swings

    The Cure almost broke up--but made a fine album instead

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Killing Time

    The Killers move forward into the past

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    The Cure

    The Cure (Geffen)

  • Music

    April 22, 2004


    2 a.m. wake-up call (Artist Direct BMG)

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    Just Like Heaven

    The Cure's extensive boxed set joins the dots on the band's evolution

  • Music

    November 20, 2003


    Blink-182 (Geffen)

  • Film

    September 4, 2003

    Below the Law

    Herod's Law sharply skewers dirty Mexican politics

  • News

    August 14, 2003

    Crime Bites

    Plus: From Funland to La-La Land

  • Music

    January 9, 2003


    January 13

  • Music

    November 14, 2002


    Guestroom (Minty Fresh)

  • Music

    September 12, 2002

    Pop Tops

    Puerto Rico's Circo might be the best Latin pop band out there

  • Dining

    July 25, 2002

    Cook Out

    What's the difference between snobbery and appreciation?

  • Music

    December 21, 2000

    Brian Jonestown Massacre

    Zero (Evil/Bomp Records)

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Across the Bar

    [DARYL]'s Communication; Centro-matic is almost automatic; Captain Audio has The Cure; And more

  • News

    February 24, 2000


    Leavin' on a jet plane; Crummy teachers; Learning experience

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    What ails him?

    The Cure's Robert Smith reveals the man behind the makeup

  • Music

    October 28, 1999
  • Music

    March 26, 1998

    Dream a little dream

    During South by Southwest, the harsh reality is always a free drink away

  • Music

    December 4, 1997
  • Music

    April 17, 1997
  • News

    December 12, 1996

    Footprints of Fantasy

    Creation scientist Dr. Carl Baugh claims he's found evidence that will explode the 'myth' of evolution. But the biggest myth is Baugh himself.

  • Music

    September 12, 1996

    Twilight's last gleaming

    Nocturne says that Bauhaus ain't its house

  • Music

    May 16, 1996