Tom Waits
Features // 7 Articles
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 8 Articles
Blogs // 21 Articles
News // 2 Articles
Media // 3 Articles
//Features

Tom Waits: Eluding the Authorities
8 Jan 2017 // 10:00 PM

However many smokes he’s inhaled since childhood, Waits' trademark growl is a choice -- his first step to direct listeners' attention to the work of musical performance.

The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s: Part 5: 20 - 1
1 Oct 2015 // 9:02 PM

Songs of anxiety, paranoia, freak-outs, chilling verses, feverish desire, harrowing lyrics -- they all make for damn good music.

//Columns

Saturday Night, Sunday Morning: Gospel Music in a Secular World
17 Apr 2013 // 6:30 PM

Critically, commercially and historically, gospel is the great overlooked American music, maybe because few genres of music force you to confront your beliefs so immediately.

Everyone Lost: Protest Art and the Iraq War
7 Mar 2013 // 5:30 PM

While people were killing and dying, what did it matter whether there were decent songs being sung, insightful films being produced, appropriate art being inspired? When did poetry ever stop a war?

//Reviews

Duke Robillard Jazz Trio: Wobble Walkin'
23 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM

Wobble Walkin' proves Duke Robillard's skill at his craft while maintaining an understated feel.

Tom Waits: Bad As Me
25 Oct 2011 // 5:00 PM

Bad As Me is a bracing, defiant attack against things as usual. Its clash and clatter are combative, but in the end -- and here's what throws the suits off -- utterly beautiful.

//Blogs

The Rolling Stones and Tom Waits Perform "Little Red Rooster" (video)
13 May 2013 // 1:50 AM

Tom Waits joins the Rolling Stones on a recent tour stop and the world rejoices (as it should).

Counterbalance No. 114: Tom Waits' 'Rain Dogs'
1 Feb 2013 // 12:00 AM

Inside a broken clock, splashing the wine with the 114th Most Acclaimed Album of All Time. A 1985 cult classic is this week's Counterbalance. You'll never be going back home.

//News

The wit and wisdom of Tom Waits
5 Aug 2011 // 6:30 AM

Tom Waits doesn't exactly approach an interview as opportunity for self-disclosure. He's more the hepcat who likes to play with the interviewing mouse. Still, his

The always-eccentric Tom Waits hopes you'll adopt his 'Orphans'
17 Nov 2006 // 1:00 AM

About halfway through an hour-long conversation on phone lines that occasionally crack and fizzle as if they are being gnawed, the talk turns to moles.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

// Notes from the Road

"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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