Elvis Costello & The Roots - "Cinco Minutos Con Vos (Karriem Riggins Remix)"
... Riggins features Black Thought on his remix of "Cinco Minutos Con Vos" and shatters the original track's ornamental wah-wah guitar and horn arrangements. The remix does use some of Costello and La Marisoul's harmonies as a motif that guides the track, but Black Thought's rhymes cut through the minimally re-produced beat with his own brand of equally cautious and propulsive wordplay. Riggins' pointed tinkering transforms "Cinco Minutos Con Vos" into something completely new. Listen and watch the lyric video below. Elvis Costello
& The Roots - "Cinco Minutos Con Vos (Karriem Riggins Remix)" ... [ read more ]
Arcade Fire, Elvis Costello & The Roots and More To Be Featured In WFUV's Thanksgiving Feastival
... November 28 10 A.M.-Midnight: Amos Lee at Hill Country Live Steve Martin & Edie Brickell at City Winery Laura Marling at St. Ann's Church The Lone Bellow at Rockwood Music Hall Dawes at Rockwood Music Hall The James Hunter Six at City Winery Vampire Weekend at SXSW Phosphorescent at Newport Folk Festival Elvis Costello
& The Roots at Brooklyn Bowl Wilco at Solid Sound Festival Lucius at CMJ/Rockwood Music Hall Saint Rich at CMJ/Rockwood Music Hall James Bay at CMJ/Rockwood Music Hall Claire at CMJ/Rockwood Music Hall Iron & Wine at SXSW November 29 6 P.M.-Midnight: Iron & Wine at SXSW Nick Lowe at The Living Room Calexico at Hill Country Live Kathleen Edwards at Tarrytown Music Hall Beth Orton at The Living Room Diego Garcia at The Living Room Deer Tick at Hill Country Live Arcade Fire at Capitol Studios Arcade Fire, Elvis Costello
& The Roots and More To Be Featured In WFUV's Thanksgiving Feastival ... [ read more ]
Elvis Costello Announces Auckland Show
... Elvis Costello
just can't stay away from ol' NZ, announcing his return next year for a one off Auckland show. Last here at the start of 2012, he will play Auckland's spectacular Civic Theatre again with band The Imposters on the back of Australia's Byron Bay Blues Festival. Here are the details... Elvis Costello
and The Imposters Sunday 27th April, The Civic, Auckland (all ages) Tickets on sale 9am, Thursday 28th November from Ticketmaster. This is year saw the release of a collaborative album between Elvis Costello
and The Roots called Wise Up Ghost that Costello fans should definitely check out, here is a clip from it... Press Release: ELVIS COSTELLO
& THE IMPOSTERSRETURN TO NEW ZEALAND New Zealand continues its lengthy love affair when Elvis Costello
, the acclaimed singer-songwriter, returns to New Zealand in April 2014 bringing with him The Imposters. For a long time Costello has been a favoured son of New Zealand, having toured here around a dozen times since the late 70's. Costello will play just one show in Auckland on Sunday 27th April at the The Civic after his already announced festival appearances at Deni Blues & Roots in Deniliquin and Byron Bay's Bluesfest in Australia. ... [ read more ]
Elvis Costello (Aug. 25, 1954)
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Although now seen as an intelligent and gifted songwriter far different from the Sex Pistols, he was originally marketed as part of the Punk Rock movement. This image was fostered by onstage rudeness and evasion of the press.
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth once said that all the critics loved Costello so much because they all looked like him.
Costello picked up guitar at age 15 while attending Catholic school in London, where he was born. He moved to Liverpool two years later and formed his first band.
He worked as a computer operator for a cosmetics company while trying to make it as a musician in the Seventies.
Born Declan Patrick McManus, he was named Elvis Costello by his manager and one of the owners of Stiff Records, Jake Riviera. Costello is Elvis' mother's maiden name.
For much of his career Elvis was backed by The Attractions. They were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2003 as a band, but there were tensions at the ceremony. Costello and 2 of The Attractions played together on "Pump It Up" and "Peace, Love, and Understanding," but bass player Bruce Thomas walked out after receiving his award, with Elvis making a rude gesture as he was leaving.
In 1979, while working with the Rock Against Racism organization, Costello reportedly referred to Ray Charles as a "blind, ignorant nigger." He was far from sober at the time, and apologized for the remark the next day, explaining that he had gotten in an argument with Stephen Stills and Bonnie Bramlett, and "It became necessary for me to outrage these people with about the most obnoxious and offensive remarks that I could muster." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Costello was married to his high school sweetheart until the mid-1980's, when he married Pogues bassist Caitlin O'Riordan. He has since divorced and married Jazz singer Diana Krall. He and Krall married at Elton John's Surrey mansion in December 2003. (thanks, Kim - Portland, OR, and Simon - Hull, England)
Costello was arrested in 1977 for performing outside a Hilton Hotel where there was a conference of Columbia Records executives. Shortly after the incident he was signed to that label.
A big Country music fan, Costello was in a country-rock group called Flip City before hitting it big. They recorded an album of country & western covers recorded in Nashville called Almost Blue.
He appeared in an episode of Frasier as a musician called Ben who plays in the Cafe Nervosa. Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) complains about the noise and subsequently boycotts the cafe. (thanks, Tom - Trowbridge, England)
The backing band for his 1977 debut album My Aim Is True was the American group Clover, which would later evolved into Huey Lewis & The News. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Elvis Costello's proto-geek image was created by Stiff Record owners, Dave Robinson and Jake Riviera, who convinced Costello to don a tight-fitting suit and a pair of Buddy Holly
glasses for promotional purposes.
Little Big Town
"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."
Mike Watt - "History Lesson, Pt. 2"
Mike Watt of the Minutemen tells the story of the song that became an Indie Rock touchstone. It's also the story of what Mike calls "The Movement."
This mysterious and wildly eclectic singer/songwriter talks about some of his most memorable songs and collaborations.
Songs Discussed in Movies
, Reservoir Dogs
, Willy Wonka
. Just a few of the flicks where characters discuss specific songs, sometimes as a prelude to murder.