TJ Kong Presents: An Evening with Tom Waits (tonight at Jose Pistola’s)
TJ Kong (of The Atomic Bomb) wants to share his love of the silver-tonqued and gravelly-voiced Tom Waits with Philadelphia. Performing two hours of material for this first installment, Kong will be joined by Joshua Machiz on bass, Rosie Langabeer on accordian / banjo / keys and Chris Aschman on trumpet and percussion as he rolls through the influential musician’s extensive catalog. The event at Jose Pistola’s is free and the band promises it will be “a lounge lizard, broken sentence, dream in the straw kind of evening” so put on your best Waitsian hat and check out the Facebook event page here. Watch a clip of TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb performing Waits’ “Way Down In The Hole” below.