Accepting praise isn't easy for Mark Eitzel
Detroit Free PressAccepting praise isn't easy for Mark EitzelDetroit Free PressMark Eitzel displays the same fearlessness as Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen when writing and singing songs that bravely explore the heartrending aspects of life. But he brushes off compliments like that during a phone interview from his home ...
Posted on 12 April 2017 | 9:07 pm
Album review: Oddball portraits set to piano
The MissoulianAlbum review: Oddball portraits set to piano rockThe MissoulianWith that in mind, the songs become a game, like a horror story or low-budget thriller: What's the twist? What's wrong with them? Or as Tom Waits once said, "What's he building in there?" One character, "Jason," is a basement-dwelling Tetris prodigy ...
Posted on 12 April 2017 | 7:14 pm
Wanderlust Circus returns to perform
Lebanon ExpressWanderlust Circus returns to perform Saturday at the Majestic TheatreLebanon ExpressThe band Three for Silver, which Mickens likened to Tom Waits and The Dresden Dolls, has performed with the circus the past couple of years. "I'm very excited to share this beautiful, eerie music with Corvallis for the first time," he said. Mickens ...and more »
Posted on 12 April 2017 | 11:54 am
Cookie Monster on the Dole - The New Yorker
Cookie Monster on the DoleThe New YorkerMe talk to agent about possible second career as recording artist, because me often mistaken for gravel-voiced singer Tom Waits. Me think me has everything Tom Waits has, plus me is blue. Sad songs from blue person, very good, very meta. Agent laugh.
Posted on 9 April 2017 | 9:01 pm
A novel tribute to the music, method and
Cult MTLA novel tribute to the music, method and madness of Tom WaitsCult MTLFriday-night jam sessions led early Orchestre members to put household objects like teacups and gas cans to work recreating the rhythms and percussions of the eclectic repertoire of Tom Waits. Fifteen years later, the troupe spends several months a ...
Posted on 7 April 2017 | 9:27 am
Keith Richards shares two new solo songs
Listen to the two songs below. Crosseyed Heart hits shelves on September 18th. In related news, Tom Waits recently penned a short poem honoring Richards’ life and career.
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 4:58 am
Readers recommend: melancholy songs
Suggest selections for a special form of sadness in songs for this week’s sorrowful but strangely uplifting topic “Misery is the river of the world,” grunts out an energetically downbeat Tom Waits. “Melancholy is sadness that has taken on lightness ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 8:41 pm
Tampa Theatre is worth the drive
2, with a panel discussion featuring marine biologists. Concerts used to be a staple of the Tampa Theatre season, and such acts as the Police, Tom Waits, the Ramones and Elvis Costello have performed there. Changes in the concert industry have limited the ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:57 pm
10 Years Later, a Witness Remembers
I’ve never met anyone who longs for Atlanta, or Charlotte, or Lexington for that matter. As Tom Waits sings: “Well I wish I was in New Orleans, I can see it in my dreams.” When I got back to the U.S., I flew to Memphis (New Orleans was shut ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 12:52 pm
B-Sides: Tom Walbank
"Picture the Blues" is the musician's new art book that features beautiful black and white portraits of music legends like Miles Davis, Tom Waits, Son House and many more. Just how many more, you ask? Well, the book offers up an impressive 250 different ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 6:26 pm