Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello 'Almost Blue' | Vinyl Me, Please

Product Description<p>An outlier in the Costello oeuvre, Almost Blue is an album of country covers meant to challenge the punkier-end of Costello’s fan …

Music

Earning your Elvis Costello tunes at Hike to the Mic at Beaver Creek

It’s always farther to the top than you think.Standing at the bottom of a ski hill during the summer, grass and wildflowers brushing your ankles, the …

Denver

Complex Human Being Reduced To ‘Gutter Guy’ For Purposes Of To-Do List

NASHUA, NH—Taken aback by the cursory and near total diminishment of the living, breathing human being’s multifaceted existence, sources confirmed …

Humor

Bass Transcription: Bruce Thomas’ Bass Line on Elvis Costello and the Attractions’ “Lipstick Vogue”

As there was a very positive response to last month’s transcription of “Oliver’s Army,” I thought that the No Treble readers might like another …

Guitar

My own personal Carmageddon

“If you don’t need to be here, don’t come anywhere near the area,” warned state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack about the much-dreaded …

What I've Done

World Cafe Nashville: Tristen

Tristen Gaspadarek and Buddy Hughen share a house in the graveyard of a golf club, where they make music that captures the stubborn hope and creeping obsolescence at the heart of modern life. Tristen, who performs and records under her first name, was raised in Chicago but moved to Nashville a …

Music

Report: Pickup Basketball Player Too Sweaty To Guard

MEMPHIS, TN—Allowing his competitive spirit to give way to revulsion, local 27-year-old Philip Rayburn reported Thursday that a fellow pickup …

Humor

10 Times Elvis Costello’s Aim Was True

<i>Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Matt Melis</i> …

Music

What's In Your Fridge: Mo Tarmohamed

Mike Usinger<i>What’s in Your Fridge is where the</i> Straight<i> asks interesting Vancouverites about their life-changing concerts, favourite albums, and,</i> …

Music

Elvis Costello's 'My Aim Is True' Turns 40: Ranking All the Tracks

In honor of the 40th anniversary of English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello’s debut, , we’re ranking the tracks on this July 22, 1977 debut that …

Music

The Man Who Changed the Face of Album Artwork

If you’re familiar with the seminal albums of Hawkwind, Nick Lowe, Ian Dury and Elvis Costello, you’ll also be familiar with the work of graphic …

Music

'It was like going into the trenches': how Suicide rioted against plastic punk

One year after the death of Suicide’s Alan Vega, and amid a crop of new recordings, bandmate Martin Rev recalls their 1978 Brussels gig that turned into a riot in 23 minutes<p>‘I’ll never retire, it’s not in my blood. I’ll die dancing. I’ll die right on stage,” Alan Vega, who passed away in his sleep …

Mystery Liverpool One piano player revealed as award winning jazz musician

A mystery woman spotted playing a piano in Liverpool One has been revealed as a world famous jazz musician.<p>International star Diana Krall, 52, …

Jazz

Bass Transcription: Bruce Thomas’ Bass Line on Elvis Costello and the Attractions’ “Oliver’s Army”

British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello has had a long and varied career, and although his early hits were in the new wave era, with songs such as …

Guitar

Radiohead Lead Singer Flips Off Anti-Israel Protesters

On Friday night, while his band Radiohead performed at the TRNSMT Festival in Glasgow, Scotland, lead singer Thom Yorke had a blunt response for …

Conservative View

How celebrities paid the bills before getting famous

SO B.C. Before Celebrityhood, what they did before: Wyclef Jean says: “During school I drove a gypsy cab at night. It’s risky. Dangerous. One guy …

Celebrity News

Thompson's Point burgeoning into city's newest neighborhood

Two years ago, when the first music fans lined up at the Thompson’s Point outdoor concert venue – a grassy field on the Fore River – there wasn’t a …

Portland, ME

Why July 9th Matters in Rock History

It’s July 9th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1972, <b>Paul McCartney’s Wings</b> made their live debut in Chateauvillon, …

Music

Folk Festival best bets

In the Free Press’s interview with the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s artistic director Chris Frayer, he was quick to name Americana/folk-rock singer …

Canadian News

Elvis Costello Celebrated an Uncertain Independence Day by Covering Paul Simon’s “American Tune”

Elvis Costello’s Imposter alias has lain dormant since the dark days of Thatcherism, when he released the policitally charged singles “Pills and …

What's Your Story?: How Narratives Drive Outcomes

<b>What Drives Success?</b><p>Individually and organizationally, <b>we are the stories we tell ourselves we are</b>. This, more than anything else, drives individual …

Storytelling

Hear Elvis Costello’s new single, “American Tune”

It's a cover of a Paul Simon song<p><b>Elvis Costello</b> has released a new single under his pseudonym, <b>The Imposter</b>.<p>“<b>American Tune</b>” is a cover of the <b>Paul …

Gregg Allman

‘Preacher’ Review: The Year’s Best Fight Scene is the Highlight of a Neon-Infused Noir Episode

For now, God is still dominating the show, but this hour hints at a coming change of focus.<p>Well, at least no one died this week. In the present, …

Entertainment

Kate, Elvis, PJ and me: 25 years, and more, of a love affair with music

First or last? Biggest or most moving? Greatest of all time? I'm counting them in as they are counting me out and I'm happy to declare there's no …

Australian News

The Week in Music: Paste's Best Songs, Albums, Performances and More

Even with the pause for Independence Day, this week offered a wealth of great music and writing here at Paste, from all corners of the operation. …

Elvis Costello earns trust while tinkering with old hits at Wolf Trap

One of the many good things about seeing Elvis Costello perform is that he has never treated his songs as static works, locked in the time and place …

Fourth-Grade Teacher Receives Dark Portent Of Coming Storm From Gnarled, Haggard Third-Grade Teacher

WAVERLY, NE—Listening as the haggard messenger spoke of ominous clouds upon the horizon, local fourth-grade teacher Myra Helms received a dark …

Humor

Effectively Wild Episode 1074: Time is a Flat Cycle

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan have an only slightly outdated discussion of Freddie Freeman’s potential position change and a Coors Field scoreboard …

Sports Analytics

Elvis Costello's aim is true with 'Imperial Bedroom' at the Tower

Revisiting classic albums on anniversary years is a tempting career strategy for any artist with a decade or more under their belt. Records used to …

Philadelphia

What’s going on Saturday?

You can browse our full <b>NYC show calendar</b> for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…<p><b>Coney Island Mermaid Parade</b><br>One of the great New …