The Five Funniest Onstage Banterers
Being a front person of a band is a lot like being a stand-up comedian or a radio-show host.
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Tue Mar 04, 2014
Something Else! Reviews
One Track Mind: Chuck E. Weiss, "Boston Blackie"
You ever wonder what Tom Waits does with his spare time? I bet he gets up in the morning, has coffee and a plate of bacon and eggs with rye toast, and then heads out with the newspaper under his arm to make a pass through the local yard sales Well, some of that might be true, but it turns out that 'ole Tom has been involved in executive-producing ... (more)
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition
A voice falling into perdition reaches up to us -- it's former Squirrel Nut Zippers vocalist Jimbo Mathus.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Kelly Joe Phelps at Ashland Coffee and Tea
If there's one form of music I truly hate, it's modern blues. Since the late 1950s, only Howlin' Wolf, Captain Beefheart and Tom Waits have brought something new to the game, with most blues players content to desecrate its corpse with overblown rehash.
The Neville Brothers, "Brother John/Iko Iko"
It's one week until Fat Tuesday; let's mark the occasion with this funky, jam-band-style rendition of "Brother John/Iko Iko" by the Neville Brothers.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Tour Managers of Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones & Fleetwood Mac Swap Wild Tales From the Road
Going through customs with Keith Richards, losing Barbra Streisand's flowers, watching Alice Cooper kill a share in his bathtub: Legendary tour managers Patrick Stansfield, David Libert, Marty Hom, Gus Brandt and Stuart Ross swap war stories about ego soothing, corralling groupies and how exactly $100,000 in cash gets delivered.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Tom Waits, "I Wish I Was In New Orleans", live in Paris, 1979
"Listen to the tenor saxophone callin' me home": it might be the best 3 minutes of your day.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Jim Jarmusch Retro to Feature All 11 of His Features image
Jim Jarmusch will be the subject of a comprehensive retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center: "Permanent Vacation: The Films of Jim Jarmusch" .
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Davina and the Vagabonds at historic Everett theater Feb 21st
Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national blues scene with their high-energy live shows, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers' commanding stage presence.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
National Public Radio
John Hammond: The Time Tom Waits Wrote Me A Song On The Spot
Coming up through the Greenwich Village folk scene, John Hammond collected the work of some of the greatest blues artists of all time.