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Dan Deacon Does Comic-Con For Coppola’s Twixt

Comic-Con 2011 wraps up at San Diego's Convention Center today, and among the notable first timers was Baltimore's spastic electronic collagist Dan Deacon. The musician sat on the Hall H panel for Twixt, the Francis Ford Coppola-directed, Val Kilmer-starring Gothic horror film he scored. Here's the plot summary from IMDB:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 24, 2011

St. Vincent Covers Tom Waits

Yesterday we posted additional details about St. Vincent's Strange Mercy while Annie Clark was busy covering Tom Waits' "Big Black Mariah" at London's Barbicon Theatre as part of a Rain Dogs tribute. Interestingly, her "Big Black Mariah" is heavier than her take on Big Black's "Kerosene." Watch:… More »

By: brandon / July 14, 2011

Tom Waits, Neil Diamond Make Rock Hall Class Of 2011

We speculated on which of the nominated artists would make the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. The names are out now, and the biggest surprise? Bon Jovi didn't make it. But Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Dr. John, and Tom Waits did. Leon Russell, who received a special excellence award, will probably also… More »

By: jessica / December 15, 2010

Tom Waits & Preservation Hall Jazz Band – “Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing”

We first mentioned Waits contribution to Preservation, the benefit album for the Preservation Hall in New Orleans, when we posted a link to an album stream back in February. Now you can get Waits' two contributions, “Tootie Ma Was A Big Fine Thing” and “Corrine Died On The Battlefield,” via limited-edition, hand numbered, 78rpm… More »

By: jessica / November 16, 2010

Rock Hall 2011 Nominees Announced, Sorry Duran Duran

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has announced its 2011 Nominees and Alice Cooper, Donovan, Dr. John, and Neil Diamond are first time nominees. As are Bon Jovi, who get to leave our perpetual bridesmaids list. The other 2011 nominees: Beastie Boys, Chic, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro,… More »

By: brandon / September 28, 2010

Peter Gabriel – “In The Neighborhood” (Tom Waits Cover)

Lately the overarching narrative with respect to Peter Gabriel's been his dialogue with other artists, be it musically or literally. This cover has nothing to do with Scratch My Back, the set of orchestral reinterpretations he released earlier this year. It's for the Voice Project, a non-profit project that creates a "chain of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 22, 2010

Stream Preservation Hall Benefit LP Featuring Andrew Bird, Tom Waits, Yim Yames

Andrew Bird covering "Shake It And Break It" must have brought back Squirrel Nut Zippers memories. Listen to it an 18 more Dixieland covers here. Nice Tom Waits impression, Louis Armstrong. More »

By: jessica / February 12, 2010

Preview Tom Waits’ Glitter And Doom

For the price of an email address at you can hear the first eight songs from the 17-track collection documenting Waits' 2008 tour. But you'll need to buy the album to get the second CD "Tom Tales" containing 40 minutes of stage patter (seriously). More »

By: brandon / October 13, 2009

See Tom Waits In The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus Trailer

Heath Ledger's final film is also directed by Terry Gilliam and also stars Tom Waits as the devil and also has a trailer that gives you absolutely no idea what it's going to be about. But it looks like psychedelic crazy bananas and you should watch it. More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 11, 2009

Beck & Tom Waits Talk Irrelevant Topics

In addition to covers and DJ projects, Beck's updated website houses "Irrelevant Topics," a section featuring "conversations between musicians, artists, writers ... without promotional pretext or editorial direction." The first's with Tom Waits. The "focus" is California. Eavesdrop. More »

By: brandon / July 8, 2009

We Got The Tweet: The Imposters

Twitter users were outraged last week when the service shut down @CWalken, a popular but totally fake celebrity account. Indeed it's way too easy to be duped by fake profiles. (So easy!) Not that folks care -- Tina Fey disowned her Twitter yet still has over 220k followers -- but you… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 1, 2009

Paul Westerberg Offers More Oddly Priced Downloadable Music

We told you Paul Westerberg's 44-minute 49:00 was available at for 49 cents -- was because looks like you can't buy it anymore. If you don't mind inflation, though, there's the two-song 3oclockreep EP going for $3.99 (one's a 22-minute collage that includes Tom Waits babbling!) and choose between 99¢ and $5:05… More »

By: brandon / August 29, 2008

Scarlett Johansson Does Tom Waits Live On AOL

Zooey's winning the battle of the singing actresses, but while Scarlett doesn't have strong a voice, she does look a little more comfortable fronting her extensive, shape-shifting backing band. A little more comfortable, mind you. The highlights of the hoarse whisperer's in-studio Session are a Bowie-free "Falling Down" and Anywhere I Lay MyMore »

By: brandon / May 16, 2008

Tom Waits Calls A Press Conference For His Glitter And Doom Tour

Lately we've seen and heard Scarlett singing Tom Waits more than Tom singing Tom Waits, so it was exciting to witness the man opening his own mouth in this press conference for his summer Glitter And Doom tour. The reporters are pretty damn excited, too. During the Q&A, he weaves a path from… More »

By: brandon / May 5, 2008

New Scarlett Johansson Video – “Falling Down”

The first single from Tom Waits tribute Anywhere I Lay My Head is the the least bad. It's got David Bowie. And now, a proper music video in which we live a day in the life of The Sexiest Woman Alive, 2006. "I stopped watching about ten minutes into the makeup chair sequence," write… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 29, 2008

New Scarlett Johansson (Feat. David Bowie) – “Falling Down”

Another week, another taste of Scarlett doing Waits. Nothing's changing about our feelings on this record: it is barely average, with decent-to-good Sitek production, forgettable vocals, and fabulous guest spots. We listened to it at Joe's Pub over the winter and stand by our premature evaluation, right down "Falling Down" being the least… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 21, 2008

Steve Earle Gets “Way Down In The Hole” On Leno

We applauded David Simon's decision to cast Steve Earle as Bubbles' grizzled-but-loving sponsor, Waylon, because Steve's own experiences with substance abuse lent his performance an inimitable air of authenticity. And maybe also a little bit because having a great musician on the show further enabled our deep stretches to post about The Wire a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 26, 2008

Scarlett Johansson And Dave Sitek Premiere Tom Waits Tribute Album In NYC

digg_url = ''; Only for the sexiest woman alive would we slosh around the East Village in this winter mess for a listening party. Last night at Joe's Pub, Stereogum got a preview of Scarlett Johansson's forthcoming Tom Waits covers album, a project we've been tracking for well over a year. Anywhere IMore »

By: Stereogum / February 13, 2008

Steve Earle Covers Tom Waits For The Wire

Kanye's Connect Four thrashing was our excuse to bring up The Wire yesterday. Today's excuse: Tom Waits and Steve Earle. Show obsessives (there are no casual fans, here) know that Steve plays recurring character Waylon, the former addict who's taken a shine to (now-clean!) Bubbles, but Earle ups his involvement for the… More »

By: Stereogum / January 4, 2008

The Daily Show Upgrades Its Web Presence

After 10+ years of The Daily Show and piggybacking on-line as part of the Comedy Central site, Jon Stewart and friends finally have their own bona fide web address. It launched yesterday at noon EST and is set to include almost a complete archive of past episodes chopped into various clips, but as of… More »

By: Stereogum / October 19, 2007