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Favorite Albums of 2011: Joel Oliphint

This year’s list of favorites is fairly sedate (even for me), with just a little ruckus here and there. Lots of morning-coffee music, which I guess says something about my 2011. But music’s strength is its pliability. It can be whatever you need it to be at the moment, especially when we have instant access to virtually any song ever recorded, often for free. Judging by this list, I needed music to be a salve more than a release valve this year.

I also never expected my favorite album to come from someone who held the spot previously, but the iTunes “most played” playlist doesn’t lie. It’s a divisive one, but people who like it really like it.

I picked 15 favorites and several honorable mentions, plus a Favorite Columbus Albums list below — separate but equal in enjoyment and quality. As usual, I limit my lists to albums, so some EPs and 7”s I liked (e.g. Envelope, Sundown, Malefactors of Great Wealth, Dolfish) aren’t listed.

That is all.

15. Wussy – Strawberry

MP3: Grand Champion Steer

As Chip said about Wussy’s Chuck Cleaver, “One wouldn’t expect the heavily tattooed Cincinnati songwriter to produce his best collection of songs this late in his already highly-prolific career, but that’s exactly what he’s done.”

14. TV on the Radio – Nine Types of Light

TV On The Radio – “Will Do” by Interscope Records

13. The War on Drugs – Slave Ambient

MP3: Come to the City

12. Tom Waits – Bad As Me

Tom Waits – Bad As Me by antirecords

I’ve never been a Tom Waits fanboy, but this record grabbed me and didn’t let go. Continue reading

Win tickets to Ohio Film+Music Festival

We’re just over a week away from the Ohio Film+Music Festival, which means we’re just over a week away from bands like RJD2/Icebird, the New Bomb Turks, Heartless Bastards, Cloud Nothings and others, plus films like never-before-seen Jim Jarmusch shorts featuring Tom Waits, 4192: The Crowning of the Hit King and Eric Mahoney’s North Dixie Drive.

So, in anticipation, we’re giving away two tickets to the Friday, Oct. 7 New Bomb Turks / Heartless Bastards / Cloud Nothings / R.Ring (featuring Kelley Deal) show at Skully’s and two film tickets to the Ohio Doc Double Feature, The Last Truck: The Closing of a GM Plant shown with North Dixie Drive (Saturday, Oct. 8 at 3:55pm). Just send an email to contestdonewaiting@gmail.com with the subject OFMF by next Wednesday (10/5).

Ticketing details for all events at OFMF.

Tom Waits New Album “Bad As Me”

Tom wants to have a private listening party just with you:

His new album, Bad As Me, comes out October 25.

Tracklisting after the jump. Continue reading

Tom Waits in Columbus – The Reviews

Reviews are popping up in our message board for Saturday’s Tom Waits show in Columbus.

Tom Waits Columbus Show Sold Out Under a Minute?

That’s what people in our message board are thinking. With only 2,800 tickets available, and on a weekend date, it seems likely that the show was drawing lots of people from the region, not just Columbus.

Tom Waits Summer Tour Dates (including Columbus)

Tom Waits tour dates, including Columbus OH:

June 17- Phoenix, Orpheum
June 18 – Phoenix, Orpheum
June 20 – El Paso, Plaza Theatre
June 22 – Houston, Jones Hall
June 23 – Dallas, Palladium
June 25 – Tulsa, Brady Theatre
June 26 – Saint Louis, Fox Theatre
June 28 – Columbus, Ohio Theatre (Comfest weekend)
June 29 – Knoxville, Civic Theatre
July 1 – Jacksonville, Moran Theatre
July 2 – Mobile, Saenger Theatre
July 3 – Birmingham, Alabama Theatre
July 5 – Atlanta, Fox Theatre

This press conference video is pretty awesome:

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