Central Presbyterian Church
"...You could see Anthony Kiedis standing some 20 feet below the wide, flat, uncluttered stage, watching, waiting, less for his entrance cue than out of a sincere curiosity in what his three bandmates were gonna come up with last night. Flea, in a purple Lakers jersey, stage right, prowled 'round his space, mostly looking back at drummer Chad Smith, who was rattling his drums awake..."
"...I love sad music, but as a satirist, I eat up the "fevered egos" (to paraphrase Bill Hicks) often associated with this genre. My brother grew up loving the Smiths and the Cure, and as a child I remember thinking that with all that T-shirt money, you'd think they could go to Disney World or something and cheer themselves up...."
"...Chad Smith's Everywhere If it weren't obvious from his preference for backwards hats and sleeveless flannel, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith is a chill dude that likes to jam. Last Friday, he showed up at Kick Butt Coffee and played three songs with local punk 'n' rollers the Pistolators..."
"...Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, in RHCP since 2009, channeled predecessor John Frusciante and wore a plaid shirt and Adidas track pants. Per usual, drummer Chad Smith just looked like Will Ferrell..."
"...The Red Hot Chili Peppers' fifth guitarist is no stranger to Flea and Anthony Kiedis' La La Land, providing backing tracks on much of the band's 2006 Stadium Arcadium tour before John Frusciante left. As a collaborating quarter of Team Psycho Sexy, he's also the best change since drummer Chad Smith joined in 1988..."
"...Chad Smith, 75.6%..."
"...I’d love to know that quarterback Drew Brees isn’t padding his undeniably gaudy passing statistics with unfulfilled fourth-quarter come-back attempts. I want to see that defensive ends Charles Grant and Will Smith are simultaneously vying to lead the league in sacks..."
"...John FruscianteShadows Collide With People (Warner Bros.) More so than Anthony Kiedis, Flea, and Chad Smith, the latter two emerging from the shadows here, John Frusciante's fourth solo album misses Rick Rubin. Even genius needs shaping, and the Yeti-like production Svengali has proved time and again that the Red Hot Chili Peppers' guitarist is a melodic clairvoyant who harnesses platinum..."
"...Leaving the same sort of electrical snail trail Mother Nature was scratching across the terrible night sky, the quartet matched the torrent blow for blow. Kiedis' frontman punch; Flea's bleached, curly Harpo Marx bass antics; the drum-riser command of Chad Smith -- all flowed into guitarist John Frusciante..."
"...Not far behind the Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill in sheer male exuberance, Uplift Mofo is four men on the verge of getting it on. This they managed to do despite Irons' departure and Slovak's heroin death, recruiting drummer Chad Smith and guitarist John Frusciante for the tremendous, barely contained Mother's Milk..."
"...The New Order-like bass tremolo of Californication's "Parallel Universe" opened up into a canyon-sized chorus with Anthony Kiedis' booming vocals as rock-god as they come, and Frusciante kept his axe as bold as love for a Hendrixy "I Could Have Lied" solo. Drummer Chad Smith made the show-closing "Power of Equality" tighter than Israeli airport security, proving the funky monks can still bring it like a house on fire even if it's numbers like the preceding "Soul to Squeeze" that got them here..."
"...Louie would be positively livid. But not Tomas Smith, who, as communications manager at Yellow Cab, manages the call center and computer equipment..."
"...Thank you for Jordan Smith's article "A Very Fuzzy Profile" [Dec. 28]..."
"...Local critics have put their heads and pens together to recognize the year's most exceptional work in theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art. The nominations for the 2004-2005 Austin Critics Table Awards, covering the period from May 1, 2004, to April 30, 2005, were assembled by an informal affiliation of arts writers, consisting of the Austin American-Statesman's Michael Barnes (arts), Jamie Smith Cantara (theatre), Sondra Lomax (dance), David Mead (music), Tommy O'Malley (theatre), and Jeanne Claire van Ryzin (arts); and the Chronicle's Heather Barfield (theatre), Rachel Koper (visual art), and Robert Faires (arts)..."
"...For the 12th time, local critics have put their heads and pens together to recognize the year's most exceptional work in theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art. On Saturday, May 1, nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, covering the period from May 1, 2003, to April 30, 2004, were assembled by an informal affiliation of arts writers, consisting of the Austin American-Statesman's Michael Barnes (arts), Jamie Smith Cantara (theatre), Randy Harriman (music), Sondra Lomax (dance), David Mead (music), and Jeanne Claire van Ryzin (arts); and the Chronicle's Molly Beth Brenner (theatre, visual art), Madeline Irvine (visual art), Rachel Koper (visual art), Jacqueline May (visual art), Barry Pineo (theatre), Robi Polgar (music, dance, and theatre), and yours truly, Robert Faires (arts)..."
"...The Associated Press Stylebook notes: "The term Mormon is not properly applied to the other ... churches that resulted from the split after [Joseph] Smith's death."..."
"...The informal affiliation of arts writers has gathered its nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing exceptional work in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art from May 1, 2002 to April 30, 2003. Contributing nominations were Austin American-Statesman staff reporters Michael Barnes and Jeanne Claire van Ryzin (arts); freelance writers Jamie Smith Cantara (theatre), Sondra Lomax (dance), David Mead (music), and Duncan Goodrich (art); and Austin Chronicle writers Robi Polgar (music, dance, theatre), Barry Pineo (theatre), Erina Duganne (visual art), Madeline Irvine (visual art), and yours truly, Robert Faires (arts)..."
"...The Austin Theatre Critics' Table have announced nominations for their sixth annual awards for achievement in theatre. The participating critics — Michael Barnes, Jamie Smith, and Anna Hanks, Austin American-Statesman; Jerry Conn, West Austin News; and Robert Faires, Adrienne Martini, and Sarah Hepola, The Austin Chronicle — honored work produced on Austin stages during the period May 1997-April 1998..."
"...Signers include environmental matriarchs Mary Arnold and Shudde Fath, Liveable City board members Robin Rather and Brigid Shea, Environmental Board Chair Lee Leffingwell, Austin Action, Texas Community Project, and several environmental and neighborhood groups. -- Amy Smith..."
"...The Gourds -- Kevin Russell, Jimmy Smith, Claude Bernard, Keith Lankford, and Max Johnston -- have built their following for seven or so years with more than five full-length albums, one EP, and three solo releases. The band's second effort for North Carolina indie Sugar Hill Records, Cow Fish Fowl or Pig, is just out [see facing page]..."