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Elvis Costello Teases Upcoming Summer Tour

Elvis Costello & The Imposters are planning some summer shows — with the first date already announced. On August 27th, the band is set to play Kansas City, Missouri's famed Uptown Theater. The public onsale is set for Friday, June 18th at 10 a.m. local time. So far, no other dates have been announced.
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Elvis Costello and the Attractions’ ‘Get Happy!!’: Stack of Tracks

Elvis Costello’s fourth album (and third with the Attractions in support), Get Happy!!, earns its double exclamation points beginning with the sleeve design, which approximates the look of a well-worn vinyl LP produced on a tight art budget. Designer Barney Bubbles (born Colin Fulcher), noticing the projected album would contain a groove-busting 20 tracks, was no doubt thinking of budget-priced K-Tel and Pickwick compilations, which gave consumers music in bulk, promoted with pushy TV and print advertisements, and garish front covers.
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Elvis Costello, The Anchoress and Frank Turner on the state of music in lockdown: ‘All this livestreaming has really highlighted what we’re missing’

Elvis Costello read the rooms. He saw the holes in the crowd at his sold-out show in Manchester on 12 March, watched the lights dim on half a house at the Hammersmith Apollo the following night, and realised – a full 10 days before Boris Johnson officially put the live music industry on ice with the first Covid lockdown on 23 March, one year ago today – that any sort of decisive action to protect his band, crew and audience was going to have to come from him.“I woke up the next morning and thought the game’s up,” he told me, “if...
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Elvis Costello, indie acts stick with what works

Blitzen Trapper — ‘Holy Smokes Future Jokes’. THE GOOD: Oregon indie folk rockers Blitzen Trapper switch labels again (Yep Roc is now home) and release their 10th. THE NITTY GRITTY: For almost two decades, Blitzen Trapper has offered a steady stream of songs soaked in variations of the country/folk/indie blend. Some songs lean toward rock. Others are a little more western. Albums never stay in one place their entire running time.

Elvis Costello shares new French-language EP featuring Iggy Pop

Elvis Costello has shared a new six-track EP of French-speaking tracks featuring Iggy Pop and more – listen below. ‘La Face de Pendule à Coucou’ features French adaptations of songs from Costello’s 2020 album ‘Hey Clockface’. The EP was first previewed back in December with Iggy Pop’s version of ‘No...
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Elvis Costello Drops French-Language Remix EP Featuring Iggy Pop, Isabelle Adjani

Elvis Costello has dropped La Face de Pendule à Coucou EP, which features six Francophone remix versions of three songs from his 2020 Hey Clockface LP. The EP was released digitally at midnight on Thursday, with a vinyl version arriving this summer via Concord Records. Along with the EP release, Costello has shared the lyric video for “Hetty O’Hara Confidentiel.”
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Montclair Literary Festival to present Richard Thompson, Elvis Costello in online ‘conversation with music’

Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival will present Richard Thompson and Elvis Costello in what is being described as a “live conversation with music,” April 6 at 8 p.m., online. For information, visit bit.ly/Beeswing46. The event will help launch’s Thompson’s memoir, “Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice, 1967-1975” (Algonquin Books,...

Music has helped me (and Elvis Costello) to travel the world during lockdown

In happier times, I used to fear musical nostalgia. I’m 42 years old and that’s a crucial junction when it comes to your relationship with music, as there is a perilous and horrible road you can, unintentionally, saunter towards. Without due care and attention, myself, and any other similarly aged...

Elvis Costello Recalls Being Banned from SNL After Copying Jimi Hendrix: I Said 'Watch Me'

Elvis Costello and The Attractions were game changers in the '70s. Speaking with Zane Lowe for Tuesday's Apple Music Essentials, Costello, 66, recalled the band's historic Dec. 17, 1977 Saturday Night Live appearance in which they veered off-script of their scheduled musical performance to address controlled media censorship with a surprise rendition of their track, "Radio, Radio."

Elvis Costello recalls being banned from ‘SNL’: “I just wanted them to remember us”

Elvis Costello has recalled the time he and his band were banned from Saturday Night Live in the late ’70s. On December 17,1977, Costello and his band The Attractions were booked to appear on the late night sketch show. They performed ‘Watching The Detectives’ and a few bars of ‘Less Than Zero’, a song his record label wanted him to perform, before making a swift decision to switch up the setlist.
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Elvis Costello recalls the 1977 stunt that got him banned from SNL

Which criticized the commercialization of broadcasting, led to him being banned from Saturday Night Live until 1989. "We did end up on Saturday Night Live," Costello said Monday in an interview with Apple Music's Zane Lowe. "And I just wanted them to remember us. I didn't really have anything against the show. I was more pissed off at being told what to play by the record company than I was NBC, truthfully. I can't remember whether I said what I was going to do, but I think I just said, 'Watch me.'"

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