Elvis Costello brings rage-steeped tunes to Durham

Newsobserver.com: David Menconi: April 30th, 2012.

"One audience spinner was a young woman in a red dress that appeared to be spray-painted on, and she did an impressive dance routine in the go-go cage along to "Veronica." Another young woman requested "My Funny Valentine," which appeared to just melt her; she sat onstage quietly weeping as Costello played it."

Even with the spinning-wheel format, few of Costello’s standards went missing. By the end of the night, he’d included “Alison,” “Watching the Detectives” and “Everyday I Write the Book.” He made ’em all sound brand new.


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