Skip to content

Elvis Costello and The Imposters Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY Friday March 9th, 2018

Mr Costello ran onto stage and fired off the tune “Wonder Woman” right out of the gate.  I honestly thought he only performed this on the previous night in honor of International Woman’s Day, but nope- there it was.  A lesser known tune from his collab with Allan Tousaint on the album The River In Reverse, has choked me up a million times and never did I think I would hear it live.  But I did and it led in full throttle to “Girls Talk” wait.. is this chick tribute some sort of cosmic nod to why Costello’s Vegas residency hit the rail? hmm

Costello ended up in Port Chester after cancelling abruptly his residence at the famous Wynn resort in Las Vegas.    Although not clearly stated (but implied) this pull out was in response to the alleged sexual misconduct by the innkeeper extraordinaire Steve Wynn.  There were a boatload of pissed off baby boomers who secured time off, flights, sitters, dog walkers, etc etc to partake in the event only to have it yanked.  But woo hoo lucky me cuz and thanks Mr Wynn, for due to your indiscretions us Northerners got the King back.

Seemingly happy Costello whipped through his first set like a man late for work. On top of ‘Girls Talk’ the crowd was treated to “Radio Radio”, “This is Hell”, “Deep Dark Truthful Mirror” and my two favorite Costello songs of all time “Green Shirt’ and “Beyond Belief”.  without so much as a pause for applause he wailed away like a man on a time budget- but still offering up a boatload of charisma.

The usher who walked me in informed me “he rocks out then he gets all mellow then he sorta rocks out again, its cool’  And he was right.  After a brief pause there was the pseudo encore (remember when you had to cheer til your hands bled for a performer to return?  No longer! Now its a pee break or something) and time to get your hat.

Second set was The Red Hat set.  Slowed down with Costello on piano and his lovely back up singers sharing a silent joke now and then but belting out the tunes like no ones business.  I had heard the stripped down “Allison” on the last go round and really wasn’t feeling it.  I prefer the original, but hey that’s me- this second visit to the trio version also left me flat.  That’s OK, The Red Hat set just wasn’t my scene, and it would be just fine if I never heard “Shot With His Own Gun”, ever again.

Time for another encore!

Enter The Blue Hat set! Now remember the usher said he would ‘sorta rock again’, and again he was right!  A lovely version of “Everyday I Write the Book’ had guitar work a plenty.  This made me realize how much I neglect Costello s guitar work.  His voice is what draws me in but tonight (for the first time ever) I realize what a really talented guitarist he is.

He looks fab. His voice is stellar and age isnt touching it yet- Magic fingers

Ya get an A, son.

 

Leave a Comment





Amazon_Smile_logo
LET-ME-HELP-LOGO

Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com

The Daisy Jopling Band To Perform “Who’s Who” At The Transfiguration Church In Tarrytown, NY Sunday May 12th, 2024 7 PM ET

By admin | May 9, 2024 |

The Transfiguration Church in Tarrytown, New York Presents “Who’s Who”, original violin arrangements of iconic songs by The Who performed by the Daisy Jopling Band featuring the Sleepy Hollow High School Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, May 12th, 2024. Location: Transfiguration Church 268 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591 United States Tickets are $25 and can be…

Cyborg Drummer/DJ DRMAGDN Headlining Montauk Music Fest

By admin | April 9, 2024 |

Major Label BMG Records Artist & Producer DRMAGDN Cyborg Drummer / DJ will be making his Montauk Music Fest debut this year in May. DRMAGDN will be the Official Host & MC of The Montauk Music Fest plus play headlining sets on Friday 5/17 and Saturday 5/18 from 10pm-12am at Gurney’s Montauk Resort (290 Old…

RED CARPET EVENT @ Chelsea Table & Stage 4/12/24 Featuring THE AMERICAN RELICS & DRMAGDN

By admin | March 25, 2024 |

On Friday April 12th, 2024 beginning at 6:30 pm ET  there will be a Red Carpet event pre-show sponsored by Tribeca Records at the trendy nightspot Chelsea Table and Stage located in the heart of Chelsea at 152 west 26th street (inside the Hilton Fashion Hotel) in NYC. The Red Carpet will be followed by…

Live Review: Composer Randy Edelman Live at Chelsea T&S “2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre” 03/16/24 and Record Release in NYC

By admin | March 17, 2024 |

There was an infinite vitality of velvet green flowing deliciously through the air as Composer Randy Edelman presented his 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Massacre at the trendy new nightspot Chelsea Table & Stage in the heart of NYC on March 16, 2024….. a vivacious close to the spirited Irish Parade. His music is the…

DRMAGDN: Cyborg Drummer/DJ Debuts @ Chelsea T&S With Retro 80’s Party & Red Carpet Event 4/12/24

By admin | February 29, 2024 |

BMG recording artist, producer and World renowned, Global Touring Electrifying Powerhouse, DRMAGDN: Cyborg Drummer and DJ will make his debut at the popular, trendy night spot Chelsea Table & Stage (located at 152 west 26th street inside the Hilton Hotel) on  Friday April 12, 2024 @ 9:00PM. DRMAGDN will be celebrating his high energy brand of Electronic Dance Music (EDM)…

Going Steady: New Singles 2-23-24- 2-29-24 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024 |

dance pop, gooey confection

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 2-16-24 – 2-22-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2024 |

75K EAUs is abysmal

Our Friend Tony Orlando’s Farewell Tour

By admin | February 25, 2024 |

“I still hit the ball, I just can’t run the bases!!!”

Sneak Peaks: New Album releases 3-1-24 – 3-7-24

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024 |

contenders for the best punk rock around

Child Bite, Lamb Of God, Pantera At Madison Square Garden, Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2024 |

A three hours of hard rock, metal not metal, swift, loud, egoless pure metal

Scroll To Top