Watch: Tom Waits – Hell Broke Luce

Tom Waits Hell Broke Luce

Last week TST contributor James Brightman ignited our imaginations by showing a pirate-themed teaser photo from the gravelly Tom Waits. While our speculations pointed towards a potential tour, the truth has been unveiled and, unfortunately, is not a pirate ship full of Tom Waits fans. Tom Waits has released an official video for “Hell Broke [...]

Tom Waits Pirate Teaser: Tour Imminent?

Tom Waits Aboard

Tom Waits fans will have received a rather cryptic picture of the singer striking a menacing pose – wielding a cutlass, sporting an eye patch and chomping on a cigar. Add to that the question “permission to come aboard?” and “coming August 7″, a myriad of ideas pop up: Is it a tour? Is it [...]

Tom Waits Perfoms “Chicago” on Letterman

Tom Waits Bad As Me

Iconoclast Tom Waits bring Bad As Me songs to late night TV Last night, legendary and iconic maverick Tom Waits appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman for an interview and the official network television debut of material from his 2011 critically acclaimed album, Bad As Me. Waits performed the brilliantly locomotive album opener, [...]

Jesca Hoop to Play Variety Playhouse


Jesca Hoop returns with her third album, The House That Jack Built, on her own label June 25th and is set to support Punch Brothers at the Variety Playhouse on Saturday April 21st to show the fruits of her labour. The House That Jack Built showcases its author’s unwavering tendency to pull focus from a widescreen feel to [...]

Tom Waits to Perform on Fallon and Letterman

tom waits for jim farber

For the first time, Tom Waits is set to play tracks from his most recent effort, Bad As Me, on both Late Show with David Letterman on April 24th and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon April 25th. Swing by the site after said dates to check out videos of both performances! In the meantime, check [...]

Tom Jones Announces New Album Details

Tom Jones

Coming off a recent Blue Room session with Third Man Records, Tom Jones has announced a new album for release in May. The album, titled Spirit in the Room, is Jones’ 40th release and will feature covers of the likes of Paul McCartney, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and more. The album is set for its [...]

Salina @ Arlene’s Grocery Friday + Free Download


Salina Sias has a voice that is soothing and smooth. She creates mood and dynamic particularly naturally, weaving stories on top of melodies that rise and flow with careful words. If her self-titled, 10-track debut record (released September 2011 on Eclectic Muse) is any indication, a tastefully crafted show at Arlene’s this Friday is one [...]

Top 25 albums of 2011


Our very talented writer James Brightman recently wrote up his top 20 albums of the year, and fellow writer and long time friend of mine Michael Starr is about to write his. All due respect to those two, but neither of them know what they’re talking about and this is definitely the right list and [...]