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Tom Waits

15 years ago by Nate Cavalieri
Over the past decade, Tom Waits has developed a tripartite personality: There's the surrealist cabaret singer of The Black Rider, the sorrowful lounge act that has taken a "Downtown Train" to hell and back, and the high-octane caveman who emerged from Swordfishtrombones. If 2002's simultaneous release of Alice and Blood...
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God, Texas and Tom Waits

11 years ago by John Nova Lomax
Although he was raised in and around Los Angeles and San Diego, few musicians have as much love for the music of the Lone Star State as Tom Waits. It's in his blood; his father Jesse Frank Waits was from the northeast Texas town of Sulphur Springs. This Tex-o-philia is...
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A Tom Waits Warmup

11 years ago by Chris Gray
Not long now, people. Simmer down. To tide you over, here's the setlist from Waits' show last Tuesday at Phoenix's Orpheum Theater. Thanks to whoever posted this on Hands Up Houston. Lucinda (Orphans) Hoist That Rag (Real Gone) Come On Up to the House (Mule Variations) Jesus Gonna Be Here...
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Slideshow: Tom Waits at Jones Hall

11 years ago by Houston Press
We've just loaded up some images from Tom Waits' show last night at Jones Hall. More to come. -- KP...
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Aftermath: Tom Waits at Jones Hall

11 years ago by Chris Gray
Photo by Mark C. Austin/click here for a slideshow Funny. If I had to make one of those road-trip/desert-island lists of music I “couldn’t live without,” Tom Waits’ 1985 album Rain Dogs would probably be on it, as I suspect it would for a lot of people. However, loving Rain...
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Tom Waits (nearly) Returns To Fannin Street

11 years ago by John Nova Lomax
I knew it had been a long-ass time since we were last graced with a Tom Waits show in these parts, but I had no idea just how long it had been. According to his singularly obsessive fansite, it will have been a full 27 years and one month since...
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Tom Hanks Waits for Meaning, Connection and a King

3 years ago by Bilge Ebiri
Don’t hold it against Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram for the King that its best scene is also its first. As Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) strides down a suburban street singing a modified version of Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime” (“You may find yourself … without a beautiful house …...
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Happy Birthday to the Would-Be Bard of "Fannin Street," Tom Waits

9 years ago by Chris Gray
Rocks Off would like to wish happy birthday to that hero of barflies, beatniks and gravel-garglers everywhere, Tom Waits. Waits turns the big 6-0 today, and released Glitter and Doom, a live account of the Southern U.S. tour that brought him to Jones Hall in June of last year, a...
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Step Right Up: The favorite Tom Waits songs of tons of local and national music figures

11 years ago by John Nova Lomax
We’re just nine days away from Tom Waits’s appearance in Houston, and I’ve got to say I’ve been pretty much obsessed all this week. One manifestation: I asked about 100 a simple two-part question: What is your favorite Tom Waits song, and why? Here are the results, along with a...

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