Tag Archives: Tom Waits

Coming Soon: Handpicked with Under The Big Oak Tree

WHO’S PLAYING?  Under The Big Oak Tree (and guests) (St. Joseph, MO) WHAT TO EXPECT?  Billed as “Winter Greens” this is another very unique concert that will feature songs related to the winter and the holiday season. The event will be part of … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Court: Tom Waits – Frank’s Wild Years

Artist: Tom Waits Album: Frank’s Wild Years (1987) Purchased at: Half Price Books (Independence, MO) for $15 A vinyl record is more personal than a CD or cassette in my opinion; it requires more attention, care and devotion. This inevitably … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Sassparilla – Pasajero // Hullabaloo

Sassparilla’s Pasajero // Hullabaloo is one of the most intriguing records you will hear all year. With an incredible amount of versatility and swagger it keeps you interested and survives repeat listens; actually, it requires them. The inspirations are from every … Continue reading

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Vocals on Top’s Top 10 albums of 2011

1. Tom Waits – Bad As Me Tom Waits should be a national treasure. He creates some of the most unique and creative music I’ve ever heard. He does have legions of fans and it seems everybody loved Bad As … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Gas Pump Talent / Marcus Words at the Cafe Acoustic 11/26/11 in St. Joseph, MO

You are killing local music. When there fails to be an audience for musicians they will stop making their music. It’s not your fault alone, it is all of us. A whole music scene can become watered down, it can … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Tom Waits – Bad As Me

Tom Waits is on another level than everybody else. His “weirdness” allows him to do things other artists can’t even try. Bad As Me features the same scrap-yard clang his last few albums have but is still every bit as … Continue reading

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