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Dark, theatrical cabaret music as only Tom Waits can do it!
We hope you enjoy the music and remember Chuck with us. Listen Here:…
Chuck passed away this week. He was very dear to all of us at Anti, and a very close friend and collaborator with Tom Waits going back to the 70s. We have put together a playlist honoring Chuck with some of our favorite tracks of his as well as a couple shoutouts from Tom.
Chuck E. Weiss was one of the most unique practitioners of American roots music ever. He was also a larger than life character and an important part of LA’s cultural landscape for 5 decades.
“This is the greatest story ever told… This is the story of the @UltraCitySmiths.” Tom Waits joins the stellar cast as The Narrator in Ultra City Smiths, premiering today on @AMCPlus. Watch the trailer here:
Here is our latest Tom Waits playlist. This one is called “A Little Rain” and features many of Tom’s most beloved lyrical ballads from throughout his career.
In the coming months we will be releasing a new series of playlists that encompass different aspects of Tom Waits’ music. The first is ‘Throw Words Like Rice’, a vigorous set featuring Waits’ syncopated lyricism at its exuberant best. Listen now:…
Tom Waits will be portraying “The Narrator” on @AMC_TV's #UltraCitySmiths, the new stop-motion animated series from creator Steve Conrad. The first two episodes premiere on AMC+ on July 22nd.
Get Behind The Mule: the 15th Annual Tom Waits Tribute & Benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN is happening tomorrow (12/12) at The 5 Spot in Nashville, TN. This event will be presented virtually with a $10 suggested donation.…
Happy Birthday Tom! Celebrate by revisiting 10 of his best songs, according to Farout Magazine. What are your favorites?…
An Aboriginal choir hailing from Cairns, Queensland, Spinifex Gum performed this gorgeous rendition of “Make It Rain”, sung partly in the traditional Aboriginal Yindjibarndi language. Watch their performance of the song at the Sydney Opera house here:
Tom is auctioning a limited edition, framed and signed oil stain photograph from his collection of hieroglyphic oil stains captured on highways, drive ways, back roads and parking lots. All proceeds benefit @ACLU_SoCal. Bid now through Oct 20 here:
Tom Waits is auctioning off a signed black jacket and copy of Real Gone for the @MusiCares auction to support musicians who need all the help they can get in these trying times. MusiCares provides a safety net for musicians in need of assistance. To Bid:
Tom and Kathleen remember Hal Willner.
Congratulations and blessings, Mavis, on your Lifetime Achievement Award from SF Jazz…. Love from Tom and Kathleen Watch this short film tribute, “The Mavis Effect,” to learn or to celebrate this generous woman living a remarkable life.
Next month, The Yale Drama School is presenting a new staging of the innovative 1992 opera 'Alice', with concept by Robert Wilson and music and lyrics by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan. To purchase tix: To revisit 'Alice', visit:…
Have a nice flight, John…Remember, don’t order the fish and call when you get there…
In honor of Tom’s recent 70th birthday, film journalist Leigh Singer created a video essay looking at Waits’ many movie roles and how his music, stories and personas connect with the offbeat character roles he has played on stage and in film.
From all of us at ANTI, we want to wish Tom Waits a happy birthday. He is our beacon. His innovation, our inspiration. Music today wouldn’t be the same without him. We love you Tom!
The Collector’s Edition (only 250 copies) of the Fine Art book “Tom Waits by Matt Mahurin.” A bizarre exploration of one artist into the psyche of another. “Mule Variations” cover print signed by Mahurin included. Free Shipping in the US until Jan 1.
Copies are remaining of 180g limited edition clear vinyl & moss green vinyl pressed exclusively for Tom Waits’ online music store to commemorate Waits’ Elektra/Asylum reissues. Get free shipping within the U.S. on anything from Waits’ catalog until Jan 1.
"Your Honor, those boys were nutin but trouble." -Tom Waits @TheReplacements featuring Tom Waits "Lowdown Monkey Blues" from The Replacements 'Dead Man's Pop' Box Set, out now.
All hail, the magnificently peculiar and recently departed, Daniel Johnston.
With love and sympathy for June and farewell to dear Robert. - Tom and Kathleen Courtesy (c) Foam Magazine #34 Dummy, Spring 2013
Photo by Clare O’Callaghan
Listen to Patty Griffin’s version of "Ruby’s Arms” from the upcoming release of the tribute album “Women Sing Waits”…
On June 14th, let the end times roll. Tickets for #TheDeadDontDie are on sale now!
20 years ago today, Tom Waits’ Grammy winning album, Mule Variations, was first released. This album was widely acclaimed for its humanity, and its songs as a testament to Tom Waits legacy as one of the most important songwriters in America.
The wild trailer for Jim Jarmusch’s “Dead Don’t Die”…
Tom Waits, Bill Murray, Iggy Pop, and RZA to star in Jim Jarmusch's new zombie film "The Dead Don’t Die," set for release June 14th. Read more about the film here:…
Available now for preorder: "Tom Waits by Matt Mahurin," a collection of portraits of musician Tom Waits, and the result of a thirty-year collaboration with photographer and illustrator Matt Mahurin. Preorder your copy for October 8th:
Happy Birthday to Tom Waits! New profile image created by Casey Waits.
'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs' gives Waits his first (mini-)leading role- but it's the culmination of a varied and impressive second career.…
You can watch the new Coen Brother’s film ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’, featuring Tom Waits, now on Netflix or in select theaters in LA, San Francisco and NY. Head to to watch the film, and to find a screening near you visit
Tom Waits has donated a pair of signed gold glitter boots to the @SmallStepsDocs – a mission dedicated to helping improve the lives of children who survive on rubbish dumps. You can learn more about the charity and bid on the shoes here:
Steve Vai is hosting a 52 hour jam-a-thon, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Extraordinary Families, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of children in foster care. Tom has donated a signed denim jacket to the auction, which you can bid on here:
'Heartattack And Vine', newly restored by Waits/Brennan, is available on CD and now on LP in 180g black, clear or moss green colored vinyl at, or at your local independent record store in a limited edition 180g coke bottle clear.
Listen to Tom Waits sing on @marcribotmusic's interpretation of the Italian folk song "Bella Ciao (Goodbye Beautiful)" now at Pitchfork.…
Tom Waits & @JackWhiteLive hit the town. Read the full article via @pitchfork:
'Blue Valentine', newly restored by Waits/Brennan, is now available on LP. It's available in 180g black, clear or moss green at, or at your local independent record store in a limited edition 180g translucent blue.
‘Foreign Affairs’, newly restored by Waits/Brennan, is now available on CD and 180g black vinyl. Moss green colored vinyl is also available at in Europe. Clear and opaque grey color vinyl coming soon to the US.
The raucous Brawlers, the melancholic Bawlers and peculiar Bastards, originally part of the Orphans collection, are now available as separate titles on CD and black vinyl. Visit or your local record store.
'Small Change', newly restored by Waits/Brennan, is now available on LP. It's available in 180g black, clear or moss green at, or at your local independent record store in a limited edition 180g opaque blue.
The independently curated and operated Tom Waits Library is the most extensive and valuable database of Waits’ career. Dormant for years, a team of volunteers is committed to keeping it vital and current. Click to support:…
'The Heart of Saturday Night' & 'Nighthawks at the Diner', newly restored by Waits/Brennan, are now available on LP. Both are available in 180g black & clear at Indie stores are carrying variants 'Saturday Night' in 180g yellow & 'Nighthawks' in 180g red.
Two of Waits/Brennan and Wilson's avant-garde opera collaborations have been re-staged and are appearing in Germany. Info for "The Black Rider" can be found at Watch the trailer here: Read the NYT overview:
Two of Waits/Brennan and Wilson's avant-garde opera collaborations have been re-staged and are appearing now in Germany. Info for "Alice" can be found at Watch the trailer here: Read the NYT overview:
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