Rant ‘N’ Roll: Ironoclasts On Parade

HOLMDEL, NJ—Elvis Costello and Donald Fagen of Steely Dan are two of pop music’s most severe iconoclasts. They’re right up there with Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen. That’s why it was a rare thrill to see them both on the same stage on the same night one after another. Fagen, …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: June 24 – June 27

Fleshgod Apocalypse/Gramercy Theatre/June 24, 2014

Fleshgod Apocalypse is a technical death metal band formed in 2007 and residing in Rome, Italy. Opening for SepticFlesh on the Conquerors Of The World Festival Tour 2014, Fleshgod Apocalypse came on stage at the Gramercy Theatre resembling Victorian-era corpses, wearing pallid whiteface and dressed …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Elvis Costello Doesn’t Need A Band

Sauntering out onto the stage of the State Theatre in Easton, Pennsylvania, Elvis Costello was impressed. “This place is beautiful,” he gushed. “When was it built?” “1873,” someone shouted out and they were right. The building, starting out as a rather grandiose bank, is a historical landmark in an area …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Elvis On TV, Otherwise, Alo & Appello


Elvis Costello & The Imposters premiered recently in a special high-definition pay-per-view concert performance of “The Spectacular Spinning Songbook.” The one-hour extravaganza—which will be broadcast on cable systems across the country throughout May and June—has him performing surprise songs with surprise special guests. The songs are picked by his audience, …

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Elvis Costello: National Ransom

Elvis Costello spits out the lyrics of the opening title track like the punk he started out as in 1977. It’s a hard-charging number and his anger is back in the forefront. “Around the time the killing stopped on Wall Street/You couldn’t hold me, baby, with anything but contempt.” Marc …

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