Tickets are on sale (@10AM) for the upcoming Elvis Costello show at Beacon Theater. Elvis also plays Count Bastie Theatre in Red Bank one day earlier - tickets for that one don't appear to be online yet . Elvis is on TV all the time now ( even in Canada ). Video from his first-ever TV appearance below... Continue reading "Elvis Costello, now on in Canada - Beacon tickets on sale " at BrooklynVegan.com
Recently I've been trying to expand my musical collection with a lot of artists/bands that I've had on my radar for a while and just haven't explored as in depth as I would like. The list of artists I compiled for this little endeavor has quite a range to it and includes a certain singer/songwriter/punk rock icon I've been hearing sporatic songs by for something like a decade or longer. I've heard a lot of songs by Elvis Costello over years and have loved just about all of them, yet have for whatever crazy [...]
As you are no doubt aware by now, Tropical Storm/Hurricane Edouard is set to make landfall around Galveston Bay sometime overnight and be in Houston proper by tomorrow morning. We're all for being prepared - for Rocks Off, that means a couple of foot-long Subway sandwiches and a 12-pack of Lone Star - but once you're all hunkered down, you might get pretty bored waiting for the all clear. (Though the Galleria will be open , so you can always go shopping.) Provided the power is still on, Rocks Off compiled the following storm-related videos for your [...]
Let's first address the 800 lb gorilla in the room: Elvis Costello's catalog has notoriously, in the last decade, been reissued, repackaged, re-reissued, re-repackaged, and then some...if you're keeping score the latest "reissues" came out less than a year ago. Every few years, each reissue again touts itself as the "definitive" and/or "deluxe" edition, [...]
So if you saw a bloke dressed like Elvis with another bloke dressed like Elvis how would you tell your friends what you had seen? This week's Contrast Podcast is stacked to the rafters with the buggers and I just don't know how to refer to them in the plural form. Help! contrast podcast 66 - elvis For fun here is Elvis Costello's first TV appearance
Two compilations, released along with a brand new reissue campaign, highlight both familiar and lesser-known tracks from Costello's Columbia years.
Elvis Costello's My Aim Is True is maybe the best album I have in my vinyl collection. This is some claim, as I have some seriously great records in there, but this is true gold. I was inspired to dig it out again after watching (via Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands ) Elvis' first TV appearance, and it reminded me just how stunning a track Alison is, and therefore this post is dedicated to the album, and more specifically the song. Welcome To The Working Week almost falls over itself in it's rush sometimes but behind [...]
This week's YouTube feature is a now and then, if you will. The first clip is from Elvis Costello's very first ever television appearance and the second one is from a show he did for VH1's Storytellers in the late 90s, which puts the two performances about 20 years apart. In each clip, he's playing the same wonderful song, which I will never ever get tired of hearing. He's made a whole lot of music in his long career, but I don't know that he ever topped this simple, perfect song. [...]