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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Alert: Tom Waits Event in San Francisco

Tom Waits fans, and those of you who enjoyed David Smay's excellent volume on Swordfishtrombones for the series, might like to know that there's a chance to see the movie Big Time on Thurs Dec 10th in San Francisco.

Here's the press release about the event:


To celebrate Tom Waits’ 60th birthday, David Smay and Magic Bus Movie Night will be hosting a rare showing of Big Time. This legendary concert movie features material from Waits’ breakthrough Eighties albums Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, and Frank’s Wild Years. Filmed at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater, and Los Angeles’ Wiltern theater Big Time is no ordinary concert film, but a dazzling, mad descent into the Waits universe. Backed by one of the greatest live bands ever assembled, including Marc Ribot and SF local legend, Ralph Carney, Big Time is a must see for any Waits fan.

Also included in the evening will be a showing of rare and fascinating Waits related clips, and the world’s most challenging Tom Waits Trivia Contest.

David Smay is the author of the Continuum Press 33 1/3 book Swordfishtrombones, as well as host of the Los Angeles Esotouric Tom Waits bus tour Crawling Down Cahuenga. He has also co-edited two books with Kim Cooper, Lost In the Grooves: Scram’s Capricious Guide to the Music You Missed and Bubblegum Music Is the Naked Truth.

Thursday December 10th
9th St. Media Center
145 9th St.(btwn Mission and Howard) San Francisco 94103
Doors 7 movies at 8PM


And here's a clip from the movie itself...

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