Caught Elvis Costello & The Impostors over the weekend. Great show, but surprising, too. I've always been struck by how thoughtful and eloquent Elvis Costello is offstage, and I thought he would talk a little bit between songs. But Saturday night in Atlantic City? Not at all! He was all business, charging through his set with nary a break between songs except to change guitars a couple of times. And his guitar playing was far more adventurous and aggressive than I've ever heard on a recording.
He's actually playing locally tonight too, just outside of NYC, at the newly renovated Capital Theater. But this time he's going to be backed up by The Roots!
Me? Not going to be there. Because I'll be checking out The Allman Brothers Band! WOOHOO!!!