Marissa Mulder's "The Songs of Tom Waits," which had its premiere last March at New York's Metropolitan Room under the more accurately descriptive title "Tom…In His Words," comes to The Gaslight Cabaret Festival dripping with praise. In a profile of Ms. Mulder in the current issue of Cabaret Scenes, Stephen Hanks reports that the show "drew rave reviews from almost the entire New York Cabaret press, including Stephen Holden of the New York Times who called it 'Far and away the season's best cabaret show'." Mr. Hanks himself calls it "surprisingly stunning."
The Replacements played their first show in 20 years. And you know what? It was pretty great.
In the fall of 2003, I was living in San Diego and wondering when fall would actually happen. People who leave the idylls of Southern California frequently cite their need for discernible seasons, and I was no different.
This Halloween we asked the DJs of 88.1 KDHX to pick their favorite creepy and/or disturbing and/or terrifying song. Forget about the "Monster Mash." This playlist will chill you long after Boris and the gang have slumped back into their clichéd crypts.
While some exceptions could be made for background, I'm willing to bet that for a lot of people, being a fan of Tom Waits from a young age was a lonely feeling.
Nearly four decades after the release of his debut record, Tom Waits has created "Bad As Me," arguably one of the most accessible and enjoyable albums of his career.
Give R.E.M.'s final single a spin.
Bob Dylan is in lukewarm water again over questions of plagiarism -- this time for his paintings.