Watch Tom Waits Play First Show In Five Years At Bridge School Benefit 2013

Tom Waits, the legendary lounge singer turned iconoclast bluesman Cookie Monster genius freak, made his first concert appearance in five years Sunday at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, California. He performed a 10-song set backed by a large band including Les Claypool of Primus on bass and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos on guitar and accordion. Waits also used an affected voice to crack wise throughout about such subjects as human and animal mating practices and the awkwardness of family reunions. ‘Twas a momentous occasion, and you can watch fan-made video of all 10 songs below.