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Elvis Costello

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Peter Sagal talks about fleeting radio fame, Elvis Costello and John Tesh

    When National Public Radio's weekly news quiz, "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!," began, way back in 1998, host Peter Sagal and his sidekick, radio veteran Carl Kassell, weren't even in the same room, let alone in front of a studio audience. The call-in show was recorded remotely from different studios. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    On Woman to Woman, Esme Patterson speaks for the ladies, responding to famous love songs

    When Esme Patterson was learning to play Townes Van Zandt's song "Loretta," she says she started singing the words and got angry. "I started thinking about how one-sided and subjective a lot of 'love songs' are, and how a lot of women immortalized in songs might tell a different side of the story if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    New Denver concerts on sale: Pixies, Imagine Dragons, Cher, Hawkwind new date/venue

    With new bassist Kim Shattuck in tow, the Pixies are slated to headline the Fillmore Auditorium on Thursday, February 13, with Best Coast. Tickets ($49.50/$55) go on sale this Friday, October 11, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    New Denver concerts on sale: Flobots NYE, George Strait farewell tour, Thundercat

    Flobots are set to ring in the New Year this year at the Marquis Theater. Tickets ($28-$32) for the show go on sale this Friday, October 4, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on local radio and what's selling at local record stores. Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    New Denver shows on sale this week: Third Eye Blind, Big K.R.I.T, Big Freedia, Lissie

    Third Eye Blind is making its way back to Denver for a show at the Gothic Theatre on Friday, December 6. Tickets ($30) go on sale this Friday, September 27, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on local radio and what's selling at local r ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    Confluence

    I Haven't Really Been Living
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Elvis Costello's My Aim is True turns 35

    See Also: Damned, Damned, Damned turns 35 Lester Bangs died 30 years ago today It was 45 years ago today . . . The Beatles Sgt. Pepper nears the half century mark The Smiths Louder than Bombs turns 25 today In the early 1970s, a bespectacled English waif named Declan MacManus -- later to be known ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2012

    Saturday Night Live: The best, worst and most controversial performances

    Update: 10:39 a.m. Sunday The Shins were on Saturday Night Live last night night weekend's musical guests. Being invited to be the musical guest on an episode of SNL has been a benchmark of commercial success for any band of the last forty years. And for good reason: From Andy Kaufman annihilating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Black coffee! The 10 songs about black coffee on National Coffee Day!

    Up until about ten years ago, coffee seemed to have its grip firmly around us. Just take the songs below, for example. You won't find any written in the past decade, which is a little sad, the death of coffee and all. Because no one is going to write a song about the energizing effects of a Starbuck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Tonight: Lucinda Williams at the Boulder Theater

    ​Grammy Award-winner and ultimate musical collaborator Lucinda Williams (playing tonight at the Boulder Theater with Lionel Young) shouldn't need an introduction. The rough-voiced storyteller has been making records since 1979, intertwining blues and rock n' roll with her own salty version of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Dave Wakeling of The English Beat on having a social conscience and Elvis Costello

    Jackie Butler​Inspired by the first wave of punk in the U.K., the Beat combined the social critique of punk with the broader emotional and sonic palette of reggae. Formed in 1978, the English Beat (so named when the band made its way across the Atlantic) released three classic albums before Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Deferred Hat Tip - Elvis Costello's Armed Forces

    ​ First off -- yes, I've heard Elvis Costello before -- and yes I've liked a couple of his albums. I've also been surrounded by nutballs that think Elvis Costello is the greatest thing in the universe. Their insistence that I must listen to Armed Forces has kept that album from ever being p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Rosanne Cash top seller at Twist and Shout

    ​Rosanne Cash's The List, which features cameos by Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Tweedy, grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending November 15. Bad Weather California's Young Punks came in second, Jerry Garcia's 1975 live recording Let it Rock nab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 19, 2009

    ​As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Music

    August 27, 2009

    Yonder Mountain String Band

    The Show
    Frog Pad Records

  • Music

    August 27, 2009

    Yonder Mountain String Band

    The Show
    Frog Pad Records

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Sonic Youth top seller at Twist and Shout again

    Sonic Youth's new album, The Eternal, grabbed the top slot for the second week in a row while George Harrison's new greatest hits collection, Let It Roll, came in second for the week ending June 21. Steve Earle's Townes, Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown and Mos Def's Ecstatic rounded out the top f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Sonic Youth top seller at Twist and Shout

    After two decades on Geffen Records, Eternal, Sonic Youth's Matador Records debut released last week, was the top seller at Twist & Shout for the week ending June 14. Mos Def's The Ecstatic,  Dirty Projectors' Bitte Orca, both released last week, came in at the second and fourth slots while ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Dave Matthews top seller at Twist and Shout

    The Dave Matthews Band's brand new album, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, was the top seller at Twist & Shout for the week ending June 7. Albums released last week by 311, Rancid and Elvis Costello debuted on the store's top ten as well. See the full breakdown after the jump.

  • Music

    May 7, 2009

    Six Months to Live

    A Better Place
    Sparky the Dog Records

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Record Store Day preview: Jenny Lewis waxes eloquent with Elvis

    Jenny Lewis and Elvis Costello are into sharing. "Carpetbaggers," the A-side of a vinyl single up for sale on Record Store Day, is a Lewis cut from her Acid Tongue album that features Costello on backing vocals. In contrast, the B-side, "Go Away," is a Costello cut from the Momofuku platter that spo ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    Scratch and Dent Sale: The Lyrics vs. Music Question

    A friend recently asked, "Which comes first the lyrics or the music." It's a question you hear a lot. It's kind of like asking a photographer, "Which comes first, the lens or the camera body?" Or asking a painter, "Which comes first, yellow or blue?"

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2008

    Live Review: The Police and Elvis Costello & the Imposters at Red Rocks

    Photo: Jon Solomon Love at first Sting. The Police and Elvis Costello & the Imposters Monday, July 22, 2008 Red Rocks Amphiteatre Better than: Any show I’ve seen in a long time. Nearly three decades after the Police’s first Denver gig at the Rainbow Music Hall, the band finally made it up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2008

    The Westword.com Blog Shortcut, July 22 Edition

    Blogs straight ahead. No pushing and shoving necessary. Cafe Society offers news about Moon Time and Panzano -- and Jason Sheehan previews his critique of Hamburger Mary's, which he describes as "the first gay-themed burger restaurant I've found." Check out those buns. The Cat's Pajamas puts local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008
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    February 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    Sex Pistols Shoot Nostalgia Dead, and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here’s a sample of the best of last week’s music blogging from around the Village Voice Media empire: If the words “Sex Pistols reunion show” fill you with disgust and hatred read this. Hell, read it even if they don’t, it’s good. The world’s greatest living music writer ruminates (b ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Sound Bites

    Brief reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    December 28, 2006

    Nationalistic

    Our music writers pick the years national bests.

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Elvis Costello

    Saturday, June 24, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, 1-866-527-8499.

  • Home Entertainment

    January 26, 2006
  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Let There Be Rock

    Ten albums that make it easy to avoid fretting about your old-fashioned Rockist ways.

  • Home Entertainment

    September 29, 2005
  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    OK Go

    Oh No (Capitol)

  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Hot Hot Heat

    Monday, June 20, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    Perfect Rx

    Ted Leo and the Pharmacists find that just a spoonful of anger helps the medicine go down.

  • Culture

    May 29, 2003

    Dem Blues

    The left, turning right, was plain wrong.

  • Film

    May 8, 2003

    Transformer

    This time, it's the woman who manipulates the man.

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2003

    Coaster Days

    Kicking off the kick-back season

  • Calendar

    June 3, 1999

    Night & Day

    June 3 - 9, 1999

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    The Mellowing of Mr. C

    Elvis Costello isn't angry anymore.

  • Music

    December 3, 1998

    The Major and the Minor

    A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.

  • Calendar

    July 30, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 30 - August 5, 1998

  • Music

    December 26, 1996

    The Prize Patrol

    The biggest musical winners from 1996.

  • Music

    August 29, 1996
  • Music

    May 31, 1995

    DIAL "M" FOR MEDIOCRE

    WE'VE JUST LISTENED TO EVERY RADIO STATION IN DENVER--AND BOY, DO OUR EARS HURT.

  • Music

    March 30, 1994
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