Elvis & The Imposters, Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live , November 17th 2018

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Elvis & The Imposters, Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live , November 17th 2018

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:01 pm

Who's going ?

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live , November 17th 2018

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:51 am

Anyone ? :D

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live , November 17th 2018

Postby supplydavid » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:51 am

tickets are $20 on stub hub, wish I was still up north for a cheap night out.

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live , November 17th 2018

Postby bronxapostle » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:32 pm

Me too... :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live , November 17th 2018

Postby sweetest punch » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:15 am

Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live , November 17th 2018

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:03 am

I suspect the setlist needs to be updated (unless it was a shorter set) but There Stands the Glass... 8)
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Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live , November 17th 2018

Postby sweetest punch » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:39 pm

johnfoyle wrote:https://localspins.com/elvis-costello-aims-true-in-grand-rapids-with-mystery-dances-peace-love-and-understanding/

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Elvis Costello aims true in Grand Rapids with mystery dances, peace, love and understanding

The Grammy-winning British rocker returned to Grand Rapids Saturday for a show at 20 Monroe Live that was heavy on songs from the first and latter part of his career.

Appearing in Grand Rapids for the second time in as many years, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elvis Costello strolled onto the 20 Monroe Live stage Saturday night and said but four words before diving into a two-hour-long, hit-filled set.

“Uno, dos, tres, cuatro,” Costello commanded, as he and his longtime band “The Imposters” launched into “This Year’s Girl,” a classic cut that’s opened his shows routinely on his “Look Now And Then” North American Tour this fall.

Adorned in a suit and sunglasses, and appearing fresh and cool as ever, the 64-year-old British New Wave, post-punk, pub rocker played to an attentive, near-capacity crowd, most of which remained in their seats until about a third of the way through the set when Costello dug back for 1982’s “Beyond Belief” — the lone song played from “Imperial Bedroom” on the night.

Costello, who treated his Grand Rapids fan base to nearly every track from that 1982 LP at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in 2017, kept things mostly old or extremely new on the night, as he played only one song recorded between 1989 and 2018 all evening.

Aside from addressing those hanging out by the bar before a couple mid-set drinking songs — Webb Pierce and Willie Nelson’s “There Stands the Glass,” and Merle Haggard’s “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down” — Costello only addressed the crowd when introducing the band or talking about his newer songs off of the recently released “Look Now,” his 30th studio LP.

KEEPING IT OLD SCHOOL; SIGNING IT, SEALING IT AND DELIVERING

The charismatic performer, who had earlier canceled a summer tour due to a malignant tumor, played a half-dozen tracks off his latest LP and delivered on 10 tunes from his first three albums, 1977’s “My Aim is True,” 1978’s “This Year’s Model” and 1979’s “Armed Forces.”

The sultry “Green Shirt,” funky “Mystery Dance,” and catchy “Watching the Detectives” all had their place on the set list, and the keys of Stevie Nieve and backing vocals of Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee stood out time and time again.

At the end of a late-set, crowd-pleasing “Alison,” The Imposters payed homage to The Mitten, closing out the 1977 fan favorite with the refrain from the White Stripes’ “I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself.” Not stopping there, during the ensuing “Everyday I Write the Book,” the band segued into Jean Knight’s soulful “Mr. Big Stuff” and then got down Motown style, riffing on Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” before going back into “Everyday.”

Just when one would have then expected the band to exit stage right and come back for an encore, Costello instead waved to the roaring crowd and opted to simply stay put, going into what we’ll call a five-song “encore performance” that featured the delicate “Suspect My Tears,” funky “Unwanted Number” brand new “Mr. and Mrs. Hush,” and staples “Pump it Up” and “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding?”

Vocally, Costello may not be what he once was, but his charisma and musicianship are still strong as ever, and his aforementioned supporting cast that also consists of his original drummer Pete Thomas and longtime bassist Davey Faragher were on point all night.

Set List:
This Year’s Girl
Honey Are you Straight or Are you Blind
Clubland
Don’t Look Now
Burnt Sugar is So Bitter
Green Shirt
Less than Zero
Beyond Belief
Mystery Dance
Moods for Moderns
There Stands the Glass
Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down
Watching the Detectives
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
He’s Given Me Things
Radio, Radio
I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down
Alison
Everyday I Write The Book
Suspect My Tears
Unwanted Number
Mr. & Mrs. Hush
Pump it Up
(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live , November 17th 2018

Postby sweetest punch » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:54 pm

Kitten Kuroi says this on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/kittenkuroi
At tonight's EC & The Imposters show, we played an impromptu "The Bottle Let Me Down" by Merle Haggard and I was ALL smiles because my favorite country artist, AJ Hobbs and I performed that song during our SXSW...
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Re: Elvis & The Imposters, Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live , November 17th 2018

Postby sweetest punch » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:33 pm

There Stands The Glass: https://youtu.be/UiT4pDiGkXw
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