Saturday, November 25, 2023

London Horse Hospital celebrates Tom Waits with Barney Hoskins and Eva Vermandel

The London arts venue The Horse Hospital celebrates Tom Waits with an evening of 'words, flickering pictures, scratched discs and unspooled cassettes'. The event will be hosted by Travis Elborough and welcomes biographer Barney Hoskins and photographer Eva Vermandel.

Through the looking glasses Presents: A Christmas card from a hooker in Minneapolis on Saturday, 9 December (7-10 pm) at The Horse Hospital (Colonnade, Bloomsbury - London WC1N 1JD)

Friday, November 24, 2023

Tom Waits and Iggy Pop hosting BBC radio show

Tom Waits will be co-hosting a two-hour Iggy Confidential episode with Iggy Pop on BBC's Radio 6 on Sunday December 3rd from 4pm (UK time). 

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Tom Waits reissues: Swordfishtrombones, Frank's Wild Years, Rain Dogs, The Black Rider and Bone Machine

 Tom Waits' Island Records studio catalog is being reissued: you can now get remastered digital, cd and vinyl versions of  Swordfishtrombones, Frank's Wild Years, Rain Dogs, The Black Rider and Bone Machine

The remastering, from the original tapes, was overseen by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan. The five albums are available to stream as of today, vinyl and cd issues should be released in September (Swordfishtrombones, Frank's Wild Years, Rain Dogs) and October (The Black Rider, Bone Machine). Vinyl versions come in regular black and coloured opaque vinyl. 

You can find them at the official Tom Waits store or Norman Records or listen to the streams

Friday, March 17, 2023

‘More than flesh and bone’: David Frazer's book interpreting Waits songs

David Frazer is publishing a book, More than flesh and bone, interpreting the Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan songs The last rose of summer, Take it with me and The briar and the rose.

The handbound book contains 26 wood engravings, a linocut and typeset printed by hand, by Frazer and the edition is limited to 30 copies, all signed by Tom Waits and David Frazer. Each book contains a loose engraving signed by Frazer. 

A copy sets you back 2.200 US dollar. 

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

New ‘Closing time’ reissue

To mark the 50th anniversary of Closing Time, Anti is releasing a limited edition double LP on clear or black 180g, cut at 45rpm with half-speed mastering by Abbey Road Studios and packaged in a gatefold jacket with lyrics. 

Release date is June 2nd, but you can pre-order it at Kings Road Merch.


Friday, January 20, 2023

Re-edited version of Francis Ford Coppola's ‘Twixt’ available on Blu-ray

B’Twixt Now and Sunrise
- a re-edited and restored version of Francis Ford Coppola's 2011 Twixt, with Tom Waits as the narrator - arrives on Blu-ray (including a digital copy) on February 28 from Lionsgate. 

It's already available for pre-order on Amazon

The original trailer for the 2011 movie:

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Happy birthday Tom Waits

On December 7, 1949, Thomas Alan Waits was born to Jesse Frank Waits and Alma Johnson McMurray.