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Party Crashernew

Bob Log III revels in the pleasures of one-man-band excess.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Reyan Ali  |  11-28-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

John Hammond Recalls His Meetings With Clapton, Hendrix, Dylan and Waitsnew

John Hammond's latest Grammy nomination is for last year's Rough & Tough album, which he recorded at the landmark St. Peter's Church in New York City. Were he not so talented and accomplished in his own right, it would be easy to dismiss Hammond as the music world's version of Woody Allen's Leonard Zelig.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  01-21-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

Glory Days: 'Glitter and Doom Live' From Tom Waitsnew

rom the first strangulated “aaargh” to its final, rumbling growl 16 songs and 73 minutes later, Tom Waits’ first official live album since 1988’s Big Time captures every oblique aspect of the singer/songwriter’s funhouse mirror persona.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Hal Horowitz  |  01-12-2010  |  Reviews

The More Tom Waits Creates 'Tom Waits,' the Less Anyone Knows About Himnew

Outside of his showman's persona, Waits is intensely private, banking perhaps on the presumption that his fans possess a happy lack of curiosity about what fuels his greatness. Barney Hoskyns confirmed this trait the hard way while working on Lowside of the Road.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Van Smith  |  07-07-2009  |  Nonfiction

Tom Waits on the Other Side of the Worldnew

Tom Waits descends on Dublin, Ireland, and the whole city is abuzz.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Gabe Meline  |  08-08-2008  |  Reviews

Whack Rider: Travelin' 800 Miles for Tomnew

Seeing Tom at the hardware store or coffee shop is ordinary in our town. Flying 800 miles to see him in Phoenix is another trip entirely.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Gabe Meline  |  06-27-2008  |  Concerts

God, Texas and Tom Waitsnew

Tom Waits may not come from Texas, but a good chunk of his favorite music does.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  06-24-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Murder by Deathnew

By the light of the moon…I’m comin’ home. Howlin’ all the way…I’m comin’ home. - So begins Red of Tooth and Claw, the latest neo-noir/Peckinpah-soaked/ baroque spaghetti western mini-epic from Indiana’s Murder by Death. Though I feel compelled to admit that I swiped this thing from my editor’s desk primarily due to my all-too-obvious affection for the 1976 murder mystery farce (starring Peter Sellers and Maggie Smith, among others) of the same name, I was nearly as enthused regarding the subtle buzz that the group has been generating since early in the decade as a surprisingly literary alt-country goth outfit. Seriously… think REALLY-early-Bad Seeds Nick Cave in a head-hanging contest with the entirety of the Cure in a frontier-boom saloon. And Tom Waits slumps in the corner, drunkenly lighting a cigar with his own kerosene-soaked pinkie.
Metro Spirit  |  Jason Sumerau  |  04-27-2008  |  Reviews

The Musical Dirt Roadnew

On Orphans, Waits mines his musical psyche and gives the world a profound peek into the mental machinations of his life.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  James Kelly  |  02-02-2007  |  Reviews

Gutter Fabulousnew

Waits gives cheap sentiment the bum's rush.
Washington City Paper  |  Aaron Leitko  |  01-05-2007  |  Reviews

Well Worth the Waitnew

Scabrous boogies, sad-sack serenades, and weird-even-by-his-standards curios.
Illinois Times  |  Rene Spencer Saller  |  01-05-2007  |  Reviews

It's an Actnew

Tom Waits' latest shows this master storyteller in fine form. Also reviewed: Kiss of Death by Motorhead.
Tucson Weekly  |  Stephen Seigel and Jarret Keene  |  12-27-2006  |  Reviews

Music Manianew

Perhaps a box set or two would look good under the tree.
Tucson Weekly  |  Gene Armstrong  |  12-14-2006  |  Reviews

On the Level?new

The haunted songster turns in a revelatory dispatch from the Twilight Zone.
NOW Magazine  |  Tim Perlich  |  11-20-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

The World's on Firenew

Real Gone is a distorted, disorienting blur of noise that approximates the sound of a rusty runaway lawnmower chewing up a gravel road -- loud and mean and kerosene-caustic. Also reviewed is Nora O'Connor's Til the Dawn.
Illinois Times  |  Rene Spencer Saller  |  10-22-2004  |  Reviews

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