Two Cracking Good Eggs

Costello, Lowe Swap Songs A club show taking place the evening of the first night of San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival just might be the most intriguing concert you’ll see this year. Scheduled for October 1 at Great American Music Hall, the show features Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe in a pairing billed as “Costello Sings Lowe / Nick Sings Elvis”. Yes, you read that correctly. Each artist will play the other’s songs, a rather fitting concert concept considering Lowe penned the song that became one of Costello’s biggest ‘70s hits – “(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding.” Obviously this isn’t a typical night for either performer, nor is this your run-of-the-mill club gig. It’s a charity benefit for the Richard de Lone Special Housing Project, a non-profit agency which assists those afflicted with genetic disorder Prader-Willi Syndrome by providing a state-of-the-art residential group home setting in the Bay Area. Tickets are priced at $125 for general admission, $200 for dinner and go on sale Aug. 22 through Great American Music Hall’s online ticketing service. And be sure to check out the website for the Richard de Lone Special Housing Project.