Has Costello ever been in better voice, especially on Shipbuilding? And what dignity he brought to Tramp The Dirt Down, not glorying in the dementia death of bete noir Margaret Thatcher but vehement in saying the song’s political sentiments still stood.
There were pockets of haunting intimacy threaded through the general mischief and two – count ’em – whistling solos. Now, that’s entertainment.
Here he is again, our beloved entertainer imagining his future from Accrington station back in 1937 though tonight he's years from being a forgotten man in an indifferent nation.
The all-star recording of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a southern
gothic supernatural musical from co-conspirators Stephen King, John
Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett, is now available to buy at Amazon & iTunes
"there is also something tangible hanging in the air capable of turning good nights into great ones. Perhaps it's just a solid bond between performer and punter... whatever it is, it existed in the Philharmonic Hall on Hope Street last night."
For their intimate cover, Costello and Mumford & Sons added a bit of Woody Guthrie's "Do Re Mi" to Springsteen's original.
"not to mention the frenetic I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea and Watching the Detectives, with its sinister, accusatory guitar riff."
Elvis Costello returns to the Royal Albert Hall with his Spectacular Spinning Songbook revue, a concept he first toured with in the late 80s, and which shows no signs of dating with three sold-out nights at the venue offering proof of his enduring popularity.
"21st-century version of Watergate-era funk – Armed Forces by way of There's a Riot Goin' On"
The celebrated singer-songwriter delivered an angry, emotional, wild and wayward 28-song set that was more than any fan could reasonably ask for, says Neil McCormick.
Watching the Detectives becomes a dub labyrinth; Radio, Radio is as nervy as the day it was written. "The clock says we have to go," he says, then carries on anyway, still happily thumbing his nose at authority.
In a day where the word legend is so freely used in the music industry to describe some quite mediocre talents, only in a handful of cases does the description fit and Costello is certainly one of them.
Costello's two-and-a-half-hour, 25-song-plus performance in front of a packed and lively house did not disappoint.
His latest tour sees him mining the rich vein of his varied writing and recording career in a show that brings him closer to his audience than ever before.
Only an artist with a fine and extensive back catalogue could pull a show like this off. And only one with supreme confidence in their songs would try it.
Third Royal Albert Hall date added June 6th
Also Plays Milton Keynes Theatre June 9th
Elvis Costello and The Imposters play 18 UK shows
Elvis Costello and The Roots have announced today that a collaborative album entitled Wise Up Ghost will be exclusively released by Blue Note Records on Tuesday September 17th...
Elton John, Ray Davies, Elvis Costello & More Announced For British Summer Time Concert At Hyde Park
The multi-million selling, incomparable Elton John is to lead star-studded line-up celebrating the best of British songwriting at the final Friday of Barclaycard's British Summer Time concerts at London's Hyde Park.
Elvis Costello & The Imposters will perform at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival on Saturday 29th June on The Pyramid Stage.
The 1958 Art Kane photo "A Great Day in Harlem" featured 57 jazz musicians posed on the steps and sidewalk in front of a Harlem brownstone. It is arguably the most famous jazz photo ever taken.
Elvis Costello and The Imposters leave the Wheel behind for summer shows and play a host of European dates
Elvis Costello and The Imposters will drop the wheel off in Canterbury
and head back out on the road in June, July and August for a run of European shows.
One of television’s most successful sitcom writers is joining with Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello to create a musical based on the artists’ 1998 album “Painted From Memory.”
Early in Tuesday night's (April 30) star-studded 75th birthday tribute to Allen Toussaint at the Harrah's Theater in New Orleans, the honoree was called on stage to accept a pair of long-overdue Grammy nominee medallions.
Allen Toussaint celebrated his 75th birthday surrounded by an audience of fans and a stage full of singing stars on Tuesday night at Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre.
"The Official Hot 100 - Ask Me Tomorrow"
Los Angeles quartet La Santa Cecilia this week release their major label debut Treinta Días, a record that finds the former buskers teaming up with none other than Elvis Costello.
The song from 1982 was written by Elvis Costello and Clive Langer for Robert Wyatt and has been recorded in several versions by Elvis Costello himself, Suede, June Tabor, Hue and Cry, Tamsin Archer and The Unthanks.
You might not suspect from its lovely, breathy lead vocal and deceptively languid, vaguely bossa nova lilt that La Santa Cecilia's latest single, "El Hielo" is actually a fiery protest anthem.
Elvis Costello busted out the never-released 1999-era track “Moonbeam Levels,”
"To put a punctuation mark on their set, Costello and the Imposters concluded by playing a version of the Who’s classic song “Substitute.”"
Legendary Band The Who To Be Joined By Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Elvis Costello & The Imposters For February 28 Concert At The Theater At Madison Square Garden for the Who Cares Benefit For Teen Cancer.
Elvis Costello and The Imposters do it all again in 2013
Following the success of his 2012 ‘Revolver’ UK tour, Elvis Costello
has decided to revolve again this year, wheeling his gigantic
vaudevillian contraption up and down the country for 16 highly
Over two hours, the dazzling vaudeville approach,the random set-list device and Kelly the shagadelic go-go dancer had comprised an ingenuously fresh and often hilarious inroad to Costello's vast catalogue.
The Roots & Elvis Costello Team Up for Album in 2013
"It was really love at first sight," Questlove says of the project, to be followed by another Roots record "& Then You Shoot Your Cousin"
Australasia continues its lengthy love affair with Elvis Costello when the acclaimed singer-songwriter returns in January 2013.
'In Motion Pictures' features the songs of Elvis Costello used in movies, originally brokered and now hand-picked, with the sometimes reluctant and defiant blessing of Mr. Costello, by the mysterious Tinsel Town insider known as Moon Conway.
In an effort to aid those suffering from Hurricane Sandy, Jetty have designed a relief t-shirt which will allow them to "Unite & Rebuild!" Profits from the sales of this custom, Jetty T-shirt will go to victims of the storm who are in direct need of assistance as well as the emergency response units who risked their lives to save others.
Stephen Colbert loves music and loves to sing. That's why Fresh Air's Terry Gross asked him to bring a few songs that mean a lot to him and tell her why.
IN 2012, major rock 'n' roll tours are big business with every element organised in fine detail. That's not just behind the scenes.
With some bands it also includes the set lists, which might only vary slightly as the tour makes it way around the globe. And Elvis Costello is having none of that.
The main Friday evening kick-off concert at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park belonged to Elvis Costello this year.
A Bagatelle & Jambouree - Saturday October 6th, 2012
"He picked up the uke and dropped his delivery to a near whisper on a straight-from-the-heart, old-school love song that seemed targeted to her: “I Know Why (And So Do You)"
"Who else of his caliber but maybe Springsteen would dare such an astonishing move? Like the rest of his performance, only magnified hundredfold, it was spellbinding – and ended much too soon"
Elvis Costello didn’t bask in his thunderous greeting from the audience. He just picked up his guitar and played.
Elvis Costello & The Imposters have announced two September concerts, one at Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Pavilion on Saturday, September 15th and the second at Chicago’s “Riot Fest” on Sunday, September 16th.
"Quiet About It", a newly recorded collection of the songs of Jesse Winchester is available now on iTunes.
Elvis Costello and the Imposters are to perform at South Korea’s Jisan Valley Rock Festival on Friday 27th July and Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival on Sunday 29th July and are scheduled to perform before Radiohead on each date:
It takes a big song to fill an hour's programming dedicated to it but Shipbuilding – written by Elvis Costello and Clive Langer, and sung by Robert Wyatt– easily justified Is It Worth It? (Radio 2)
Equal parts carnival barker and Ronnie Barker, he brings members of the
crowd up to spin the wheel with the help of glamorous assistant, and
Tess Daly lookalike, Katya from the Ukraine
Quick Costello Doesn't Have The Sense To Finish On Time
"Elvis Costello Alone In Eindhoven"
He inherited this soft spot for this form of entertainment from his grandfather and his father, who were both musicians in entertainment orchestras.
The Happy Wheel In Top Form With The Only Concert In Germany.
That Elvis Costello has many variations is known, but the two sold-out performances that the glass wearing singer/songwriter has done in the past few days in the Ancienne Belgique and the Royal Circus couldn't be more different.
The Red Accordion Diaries: Brigid Kaelin: June 1st, 2012
"He thought he was the King,
Le Roi de Belgique
But it was just another very foolish way to speak
A trick they do with mirror and with chemicals
The words of love once whispered were replaced by cries and shrieks"
Regretfully, we have to announce that tonight's Spectacular Spinning Songbook concert by Elvis Costello and the Imposters at the Anvil Theatre in Basingstoke has been postponed due to short term vocal fatigue and doctors advice.
"Looking and sounding like Eric Morecambe’s impish rock-star nephew, Elvis Costello revealed his hitherto untapped talents as a music-hall comedian at the first British date of his Revolver tour."
All the echoes of an earlier era of music hall not only suits Costello's recent material – particularly in a later solo section that ends with a spot of ukulele strumming – but allows him to dip into any era of his career
"Looking and sounding like Eric Morecambe’s impish rock-star nephew, Elvis Costello revealed his hitherto untapped talents as a music-hall comedian at the first British date of his Revolver tour."
"Costello’s performance was dark, brooding and movingly intense.
With a flapper girl, go-go dancer, and as much chance as a game of Russian roulette, nauseating circus colours and a real live version of his Spectacular Spinning Songbook both decorated the stage, and decided the fate of Elvis Costello's quick fire set.
Elvis Costello will bring the ‘Spectacular Spinning Songbook’ to the UK and Ireland in May 2012. Opening on the 9th in Dublin, the tour concludes in Basingstoke on the 27th of May. Limited ticket availability at all venues.
To some, Elvis Costello’s 35-year career may come off like a game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey. When the tail lands on the gut, he unleashes an angry anthem. Near the heart? Time for a ballad. On a hoof? Must be the cue for a ballet. Right on the rear? How boring.
“If I spun the wheel 100 times, I would expect a normal distribution of speeds with a standard deviation of 0.1 radians per second."
The master showman does it again. A spectacular music event where “on demand” takes on new meaning!
E.C. and the Imposters would like to thank Marisol of L.A. band, La Santa Cecilia for lending her wonderful voice to "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" during our return to The Wiltern Theatre with the "Spectacular Spinning Songbook".The show was also lit up by the appearance of our...
"There are whole other decades of great Elvis music to discover.
West Coast Dates - 2012
Elvis Costello & The ImpostersAmsterdam, The Netherlands June 5th, 2012Overture - featuring the former Mother Superior of Our Lady of Perpetual Torment, Dixie De La FontaineI Hope You're Happy NowHeart Of The CityMystery DanceUncomplicatedRadio RadioThe Spectacular Spinning SongbookShipbuilding -...
Critic's pick: Elvis Costello and the Imposters, 'The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!!'
"Get a hold of it, Brian, and spin it and don't let the fact that these people's happiness in the next five minutes is completely in your hands. Spin that wheel!"
Elvis Costello & the Imposters today announce new West Coast dates for the unpredictable, uninhibited Spectacular Spinning Songbook tour in 2012
Elvis Costello & The Imposters: The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!! Live CD and DVD Available April 3rd
On April 3rd, 2012, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will release thedeluxe edition of Elvis Costello & The Imposters: The Return Of TheSpectacular Spinning Songbook!!! The digipak includes a CD, DVD and 28page booklet filled with musings from Napoleon Dynamite (aka ElvisCostello), the emcee of The...
British pop artist Sir Peter Blake has taken inspiration from his most famous artwork – the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club album cover – to celebrate the British cultural figures he most admires as he marks his 80th birthday.
New York Times: Nate Chinen: March 7th , 2012.
Thursday, March 1st , 2012 – “ Elvis Costello backed by Fallon’s house band the Roots performed “Brilliant Disguise” from Springsteen’s album “Tunnel of Love” . Elvis Costello also perfomed Bruce Springsteens "Fire".
Keith Richards, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon pay tribute at JFK Library
Elvis Costello, Keith Richards, Paul Simon, Salman Rushdie pay tribute to Chuck Berry and Leonard Cohen at JFK Library
Monday's session of World Cafe is dedicated to Elvis Costello a London native who's been reinventing what it means to be a rock musician since 1970. Spanning punk, new wave, underground rock and even bluegrass, Costello has more than 30 studio albums to his name, and has collaborated with many of the...
Amnesty is streaming all 76 tracks, including Elvis Costello's version of "License To Kill", on their Facebook page.
The Irish Times - December 31, 2011
6 Elvis Costello and the Imposters -
Elvis Costello, Ottawa International Jazz Festival, June 24 2011
1. Elvis Costello & the Imposters at the Pageant, July 1 2011.
It’s only money
It’s only numbers
Woe betide all this hocus pocus
They’re running us ragged at the first attempt
“Man goes beyond his own decision
Gets caught up in the mechanism
“King’s reign beneath umbrellas
Hide pennies down in cellars
“Next week there’ll be some fashionable new sin
For each harlot and each puritan
Elvis Costello is proud to announce the return of the “Spectacular
Spinning Songbook” to Los Angeles on the heels of 2 triumphant sold out
shows at LA's famed Wiltern Theatre last spring.
We at www.elviscostello.com find ourselves unable to recommend “The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook” as the price appears to be either a misprint or a satire.All our attempts to have this number revised have been fruitless so we are taking the following unusual step.If you want...
A Pastoral Address From The Right Reverend Jimmy Quickly
Elvis Costello and the Imposters today announce the first SpectacularSpinning Songbook dates of 2012 with shows in the SoutheastUS this April. Stay tuned for more Spinning Songbook dates coming soon.The tour hit more than 30 cities in 2011, garnering acclaim at everyturn –...
DeMorgan.be: Bart Steenhaut: 10th November 2011.Halverwege zijn al maanden uitverkochte concert in de Elisabethzaal doetElvis Costello een bekentenis. "Het nummer dat ik nu ga spelen haat ikécht", zegt hij. Wat volgt is een bloedstollende versie van 'Everyday IWrite The Book', een van...
Berliner Morgenpost: 8th November 2011.It's the ultimate test for a musician, when he introduces himself without a band to his fans. Elvis Costello mastered the challenge of Germany in his only concert bravura. With changing guitars he entertained the more than 3000 listeners in the Tempodrom in Berlin...
"For our German-speaking readers: Rave Notices For Vienna Concert Hall Show"
"In his generous set – I counted 25 songs and it runs 25 minutes over – the highlights include an exquisite, stripped-down "Good Year for the Roses", sung like it belongs in a David Lynch/Wim Wenders film, a suitably vicious ("though it nearly took a miracle to get...
Who knew when I was enjoying “Tiny Steps,” “Alison,” and “So Like Candy” that THAT guy could sing like THIS?
Elvis Costello sings "Monster Went And Ate My Red 2" with Sesame Street's Elmo and Cookie Monster. Episode "Baby Bear's Doll" which Airs on PBS Kids on Friday 21st October.
Los Angeles Times: Todd Martens: 18th October, 2011It's never too early to get the young'uns comfortable with the idea that at some point between the ages of 15 and 20 a significant other will most likely instill in them a lesson in absolutely brutal heartbreak.So when some folks in The Times' office...
Exclusive performance of Elvis Costello's “Jimmie Standing in the Rain” now available on the T Bone Presents The Speaking Clock Revue album, which is the Amazon MP3 “Daily Deal” – Get it today for only $3.99! In October 2010, T Bone Burnett organized an impressive...
Best wishes for a speedy recovery go to Hubert Sumlin who recently joined us at the Wellmont Theatre, Montclair for a run of songs that he first performed with Howlin’ Wolf. Hubert’s spirit and humour are undimmed by less robust health and it was a gas for us to share the stage...
We cannot close here without tipping our hat to Hubert Sumlin who joined us at the Wellmont Theatre, Montclair for a run of songs that he first performed with Howlin’ Wolf.
So, as we say farewell to the Spectacular Spinning Songbook for the year of 2011, we’d like to thank all of those who attended, span, swung the hammer and tripped the light fantastic…I would especially like to thank the Imposters both for their remarkable playing and for being sterling fellows,...
It says much about how far we’ve traveled from those heady days of flying on Pan-Am, Braniff and Allegeny Airlines, that a curling iron or Alexander Graham Bell’s less attached cousin could be mistaken for a “suspicious object” and cause such a fright. The Imposters were on their...
Huntington News: 10th October, 2011Huntington, WV (HNN) - Arriving in Huntington 20 minutes before show time, British music icon Elvis Costello once again proved the value of the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center and the Marshall Artists Series. Costello and his band almost did not make their...
Baristanet: Erika Bleiberg: 6th October, 2011"One of my favorite moments — and I was in good company in my appreciation, based on the cheering — was when he was alone on the stage and stepped away from the microphone. Costello’s vocals carried unassisted through the venue, and...
Cliffview Pilot.com: Jerry Demarco: 6th October, 2011:The diabolical “I Want You” smoldered, as it should, building in vicious intensity, with Costello jack-hammering the guitar and Pete Thomas – as muscular and lightning-fast as ever -- snapping the skins. It was almost as if John...
Hippiesaredead.com: 4th October, 2011The highlight of the evening came when Costello invited the crowd to leave the venues seating chary behind and rush the stage. Only at that point did it truly come together and feel like a rock show. Surrounded by an adoring fanbase, the band delivered...
Examiner: Jim Bessman: 3rd October, 2011"One other wheel-spinner merits special mention: the lovely Mary Louise Parker. She may not have survived last week's Weeds' season-ending cliffhanger, but she was certainly alive here, responding to Costello's "feel free to shake a tail feather"...
Elvis Costello & The ImpostersHuntington, WVOctober 8th, 2011Overture - featuring the former Mother Superior of Our Lady of Perpetual Torment, Dixie De La FontaineI Hope You're Happy NowHeart Of The CityMystery DanceUncomplicatedRadio RadioThe Spectacular Spinning SongbookClubland - Spin 1This Wheel's...
Newsday: Glenn Gamboa: 30th September, 2011"When people started screaming for “Alison” in the middle of the song, he simply walked to the mic and finished it up and then walked off the stage. He did not return, ending what was still a wonderful opening night for The Paramount.Costello...
The Imposters returned to the stage to join him on “Sleep of the Just,”
Nashville Scene: The Spin: 25th September, 2011How ‘bout getting show highlights like a smooth “Watching the Detectives,” which saw Costello singing walking around the theater floor? Or a captivating, slow-drawn take on Bob Dylan & The Band’s “This Wheel's on Fire”...
As the 57-year-old applied smooth vocals to cinematically narrate 1981's "Watch Your Step," it became clear rock 'n' roll got lucky when Costello made the genre his main vocation.
Creative Loafing: James Kelly: September 26th, 2011In spite of his well-documented disdain for the somewhat stuffy Chastain Park vibe, Costello was a gentleman throughout the set, opening with a four-song roar, then donning his top hat and becoming the slightly demented hostRead More……
"The Revolver Tour" will resume this Saturday at Chastain Park, Atlanta before proceeding to the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville and the Murat Theatre, Indianapolis and beyond. Thanks go to our friends in Alabama and Florida for their understanding over the urgent need for the postponement of shows...
Jacksonville.com: Tom Szarloeta: September 16th, 2011.Today’s issue of Jack was supposed to be all about Elvis Costello, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who was scheduled to appear at the Florida Theatre next week. But Costello had to postpone his show, leaving us scrambling for something to put...
It is with regret and sorrow that Elvis Costello announces that he must delay the start of the next leg of "The Spectacular Spinning Songbook Tour" until the 24th of September in Atlanta. This is due to matters pertaining to the very serious illness of a close family member. All shows prior...
Elvis Costello and the Imposters today answer the call of unanimouslycheering audiences and critics from coast to coast, announcing a furtherextension of the massively successful Spinning Songbook tour with astring of fall dates in the Eastern U.S., on sale now.Having begun as a brief two-week stint...
Elvis Costello kicks off his new series of intimate interviews and performances with some of the biggest names in music by welcoming Bono and The Edge.In front of Costello’s live studio audience, the U2 vocalist and guitarist discuss the forming of their band. “We had no history of musicianship,”...
Song of the Day: 'Sparkling Day,' Elvis CostelloThe Star-ledger: Jay Lustig: 22nd August, 2011You would have never predicted it during his angry-young-man days, but Elvis Costello should now be considered one of the greatest crooners of his generation. He doesn't often work in a lushly romantic style,...
Elvis Costello's original song 'Sparkling Day' will lead the soundtrack of Focus Features August 2011 release 'One Day'
Twenty years. Two people…To be released by Focus Features in theaters nationwide on Friday, August 19th, 2011, One Day stars Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe). Directed by Lone Scherfig (director of An Education, Academy Award-nominated for Best Picture),...
Confusion surrounds who now owns the grade II-listed historic pier in Colwyn Bay.It has been closed since its owner was made bankrupt in July 2008, and it came under the control of a trustee in bankruptcy.The trustee has now formally given up any interest in the pier because its condition is getting...
On August 16th, 2011, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) releases digitally the motion picture soundtrack for the new movie One Day, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. The soundtrack "One Day" features a brand new track written and composed exclusively for the movie by Elvis Costello;...
Like The Dew.com: Jeff Cochran; 15th August, 2011Tuesday, August 16, 1977. It was a scheduled day off, but there I was anyway, at Peaches Records and Tapes in Atlanta, perusing a shipment of Oldie 45s delivered the evening before. I was the store’s singles buyer, a prominent slot....
Elvis Costello's original song 'Sparkling Day' will lead the soundtrack of Focus Features August 2011 release 'One Day'
Based on the #1 international bestselling novel and starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, which is scored by Academy Award winner Rachel Portman. Twenty years. Two people…Directed by Lone Scherfig (director of An Education, Academy Award-nominated for Best Picture), the motion picture...
Current: Enrique Lopetegui: 3rd August, 2011.After a few seconds of a Hammond-driven version of U2’s “Mysterious Ways,” Elvis Costello puts his guitar down, grabs the microphone, and, while the band keeps playing the song, transforms himself into Spectacle’s master of ceremonies....
George Harrison was an inspiration to many musicians across the world. In 1971, his friend Ravi Shankar asked him to help the children of Bangladesh. George took action by hosting the Concert for Bangladesh in support of UNICEF. Elvis Costello is proud to join the anniversary celebration...
"We share your regret and disappointment at the recent cancelations in your most excellent town but they were due to circumstances beyond the control of all concerned. When the original show was postponed due to illness on 20th of July, it was rescheduled with surprising...
Today Elvis Costello is proud to honor the legacy of George Harrison and the very first major music concert for a cause “The Concert for Bangladesh”. Join me in supporting the great work of the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF and their work with the children affected by the famine in Africa.
Elvis Costello sincerely regrets that due to illness he is postponing his July 20th Elvis Costello and the Imposters concert date at Innsbrook Pavilion in Richmond, VA.
Elvis Costello and the Imposters today answer the call of unanimously cheering audiences and critics from coast to coast, announcing a further extension of the massively successful Spinning Songbook tour with a string of fall dates in the Eastern U.S., on sale July 15.
Bleacher Report: Alex Carson: July 8th, 2011Sometimes I like to cruise through Wikipedia by using the random article link.Today, while clicking said link, an Elvis Costello album randomly appeared on my screen. It contained a track listing that made me think quite a bit about the Mariners.I suppose...
"We are pleased to announce that Steve Nieve is completely well, having experienced a severe muscle spasm during the Spectacular Spinning Songbook show in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The episode forced Mr. Nieve from the stage after two stellar piano performances of the songs "Black Sails In The...
Three New Spectacular Spinning Songbook Shows Added, More Anticipated.Elvis Costello and the Imposters announced additional dates featuring the Spectacular Spinning Songbook, with three new tri-state area shows this fall, on sale Friday, June 24. The shows include Costello's re-scheduled May 18 performance,...
Following boffo business at the box office, popular demand and press acclaim, Elvis Costello and the Imposters announced today that they will be bringing the Spectacular Spinning Songbook to most of their dates during June and July. 6/15 Wolf Trap-Vienna, VA6/16 Trib Total Media Amphitheatre-Pittsburgh,...
Includes one-time-only performances and rare, in-depth interviews with Bono and the Edge of U2, Bruce Springsteen and many others....Video Services Corp. (VSC) and MVD Entertainment Group (MVD) will release the Sundance Channel hit, Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... Season Two on June 7th in standard...
The Wall Street Journal: Marshall Heyman: 3rd June 2011One of the things that's frustrating about going to a fund-raiser at Cipriani 42nd Street is that, sitting through speeches and waiting for dinner to be served, you could eat a lot of breadsticks. The perfectly salty Cipriani carbohydrates are usually...
World Premiere of Rabbit Ears’ Newest Title TOM THUMB Set for March 20, 2011 at International Family Film FestivalNarrated by John Cleese with Music by Elvis CostelloA new version of the classic children’s story, “Tom Thumb,” told by John Cleese with original music by Elvis Costello,...
Movie City News: Trent Reznor on why Elvis Costello didn't suit Social Network
Elvis Costello AOL sessions is now live on AOLClick Here to see more...
I never quite got over finding a note from Solomon Burke in my morning mail. It was electronic mail at that. But this was no hoax, here were good wishes on the occasion of birth of my twin boys from a man who had seemed, until quite recently, like an unattainable name on a record jacket.We first met...
“Moon just left a note saying he was going to the desert to shoot snakes but frankly I’m worried about his state of mind” These words were a rare public utterance by Miriam Cooney, the woman usually described by her Hollywood public relations boss, as “My...
Los Angeles Times: Randy Lewis :21.09.10Elvis Costello's forthcoming album, “National Ransom,” mines a century’s worth of pop music history in both the characters, scenarios and themes in his songs, and in the atmospheric sound that producer T Bone Burnett has given the record. So...
"Moon Conway says, "She woke up and called him "Charlie" by mistake". Go to www.lupe-o-tone.com to find out why"
OWH: “My Lovely Jezebel” sounds like it was fun to make. Had you seen Leon Russell perform before and what was it like to work with him? EC: I saw Leon Russell headlining at the Liverpool Empire. It must have been in 1971 or 1972. Freddie King opened the show. Then as now,...
Episode Three OWH: “Five Small Words” and “The Spell That You Cast” are both terrific little beat combo records. One is mostly an Imposters track and the other the Sugarcanes. The two bands approach rock'n'roll differently. Could you have swapped the bands...
PURVEYORS OF FINE FLAT PHONOGRAPH RECORDS & CYLINDERS SINCE 1913 OUR MOTTO IS “EGO SUM SATUS INFREMO” LUPE-O-TONE PRESENT 78 RPM DISCS IN FULL LYCANTHROPIC SOUND TWO VERY LIMITED EDITIONS JUST TWENTY-FIVE PRESSINGS OF EACH TITLE NUMBERED AND AUTOGRAPHED...
OWH: How much of Walter Mitty is there in the man singing “All These Strangers”?
EC: He is as much “Billy Liar” as “Walter Mitty” but I take your point. He has a vivid imagination and a score to settle.
OWH: In another way, “All These Strangers”, feels like a 40s film, perhaps...
Episode One OWH: A wolf, perhaps the one from the cover, appears in the opening song and the closing song of “National Ransom”. Is this the same wolf? Is he somehow the master of ceremonies? Are these two songs more linked than we might imagine? EC: Well, the two songs are set in different...
A 72-year-old showbiz, public relations veteran might seem an unlikely choice for oversee the output of various artist websites but as Old Moon Conway remarks, in a clearly well-rehearsed quip, “They always said I had a face for the wireless”.
Conway pushes back in a swivel chair and swings...
"True Blood Volume 2"
The album contains a newly recorded Lucinda Williams song, "Kiss Like Your Kiss" which features a harmony vocal from Elvis Costello.
Speaking to minister of information, The Right Reverend Jimmy Quickly, Costello said:
"This is one of the best vocal performances of Lucinda's...
Elvis Costello and Imposters play Reno, close with "Folsom Prison Blues" and "I Trust" by Roger McGuinn.
The Reno Gazette-Journal:
"British rocker Elvis Costello played to what was probably his biggest crowd ever in Reno on Saturday...90-minute show that had fans dancing in the aisles...Its the...