Calling all Veronicas. Calling all Alisons. Calling all of everyone: A group of Boston musicians are coming together to pay tribute to the legendary Elvis Costello next month, and the lineup is an all-star squad of our city’s music scene.
Sioux City! If you were looking for a master class in rock, you should have been at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Friday night. Elvis was outside the building, eager to help you get schooled.
Drawing from a career that’s included everything from punk rock standards to eclectic collaboration, Costello and his band, the Imposters, delivered a spirited, varied show that had the crowd alternately seated in silent reverence and as dancing in the aisles.
He got plenty of reaction from the crowd thanks to bravura vocal performances on “Flutter & Wow,” “Veronica” and “Everyday I Write the Book.” He also let the characteristically economical Imposters stretch out and jam a bit on “One Bell Ringing.”
Costello’s buttery voice was in fine form, and his musical wit was well-matched with the headliners’. On this night, both acts expertly allowed fans to experience the true measure of their artistry.