Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

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Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:37 pm

Anyone here going?

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Postby brilliantmistake » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:10 pm

I am. This is my last of 5 Nov shows. 4th row seats.

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Postby johnfoyle » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:44 pm

This must be a slow seller - Elvis making time for the local 'paper

http://www.ctnow.com/entertainment/musi ... 6725.story

Elvis Costello Bringing Experimental 'Wise Up Ghost' To Jorgensen

By ERIK OFGANG, Special To The Courant

The Hartford Courant

November 18, 2013

Elvis Costello and The Roots may seem like an unlikely musical pairing, but according to Costello, he and the Philadelphia hip-hop group, are cut from the same musical cloth.

"I've never really felt that we should be bound by one identity in music and they're the same way," says the legendary English rocker during a recent phone interview. "(Like myself) in everything they've done there's a journey going on, there's a curiosity. So there's perhaps more joining us together than there is separating us."

That mutual love of experimentation brought Costello and The Roots together for the collaborative album "Wise Up Ghost," which was released in September. Costello is currently promoting the album on his solo U.S. tour. As part of that tour Costello will perform on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Connecticut Storrs campus.

The seeds of Costello's collaboration with The Roots were planted when he appeared as a guest on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" where The Roots serve as the house band.

"I came in to play the Jimmy Fallon show," he recalls. "I had come to talk about the television show that I was hosting at the time, 'Spectacle,' so I didn't have any repertoire that I really was anxious to play. We ended up playing an old song of mine that they arranged based off of a bootleg recording of the way the song was played for about five months in 1978. They'd done quite a lot of digging, and that's the mark of the way we both work, we listen into little corners of the repertoire, trying to get ideas of ways to make something new. Over the next few years I was brought on to the show a couple of more times and we had similar experiences. By the end of it, it seemed obvious that we could do a more sustained collaboration, and we just took it from there."

The resulting album is a dark and haunting musical journey that pairs Costello's lyrics and sarcasm tinged punk-rock vocals with the slick smoky grooves of The Roots, who are led by drummer Questlove. The album is not quite hip-hop and not quite rock, but whatever it is, Costello does not want to put a label on it.

"You see the working method of it in the record," he says, when asked to define its genre.

The Jorgensen Center show will feature songs from throughout Costello's career stripped down to their most basic form.

"Solo shows are inevitably the most intense because it's you and the audience and nothing else," he says. "More than in any other type of concert you might play, the lyrical content is important in a solo performance because when you don't have the distraction of a big arrangement, or the volume of a band, you're making the feeling and the meaning of a song really the key."

He adds that his solo shows are meticulously planned because he likes to establish a theme between the various songs, but he still leaves room for spontaneity.


"I always like to have a way to change things in a moment because each night is different," he says. "The audience is a different group of people everywhere you go, you can't make any bland assumptions about who they are and what they want. You have to be able to take a detour from any plan that you've made, and that way you're left with each night being the way it should be – something you can't get in a bottle. "

Costello was born Declan Patrick MacManus in London in 1954. Costello's father, Ross MacManus, was a musician and bandleader. Costello's stage name was a combination of his father's stage name, Day Costello, and Elvis Presley's first name. Costello was discovered while performing as part of London's 1970s pop rock scene. In 1977, he released his celebrated debut album "My Aim Is True."

More recently, in 2003, Costello married jazz piano-vocalist Diana Krall (he had been married twice previously), and in 2006 the couple had twin sons.

Although Costello's been a very big hit in the music industry, he says he could have enjoyed greater financial success if he'd been more willing to compromise.


"I could have been astronomically more successful, but I wasn't disposed to making certain choices along the way," he says. "I've had a tremendously exciting time basically doing what the hell I want. So I can't now say, 'I should have been more successful in numerical terms,' because you can't have both."

After "Wise Up Ghost" came out The Roots and Costello played a show at the Brooklyn Bowl. So far that's been their only live show together, but Costello is hopeful there will be future performances with The Roots and other collaborations.

"Our show was tremendous fun and we're currently looking for the next opportunity to do another one, but given that I'm on this tour, and they have their responsibilities on the television studio, it is quite difficult to make plans. I'd be surprised if we don't do something more together, but I can't tell you what that will be right now."

ELVIS COSTELLO will perform on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m.at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, at UConn's Storrs campus, 2132 Hillside Road, Storrs. Tickets are $40, $50, and $60. Details: visit www.jorgensen.uconn.edu or call 860-486-4226.

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby bronxapostle » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:07 pm

Tickets are $40, $50, and $60. Details: visit www.jorgensen.uconn.edu or call 860-486-4226.


MAN!!!!!!!!!!! look at those LOVELY prices too. wish it was a bit closer than a half hour PAST Hartford! :cry:

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby brilliantmistake » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:35 pm

Yea I think this is the cheapest tix on the tour. Jorgensen is a pretty big room too.

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby veronicacostello » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:33 pm

I'm going! It's my 2nd Elvis show ever and I'm flying from Minneapolis to see it!

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby Azmuda » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:41 pm

Lame excuse for a thread bump...
https://www.facebook.com/JorgensenUConn
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts wrote:6 hours ago
Tonight's the big night! Elvis Costello will be hiitin' the Jorgensen stage in a few hours. We'll see you there!

https://twitter.com/Jorgensen_UConn

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:14 pm

Mike Hamad, a writer for the Hartford Courant, appears to be live-tweeting the setlist.

http://twitter.com/MikeHamad

Motel Matches.


13 Steps Lead Down.


Good Year for the Roses, by audience request.


I Hope You're Happy Now.


Poisoned Rose.


Poor Napoleon.


Everyday I Write the Book. "I wrote it in 10 minutes and it almost became a hit. Ron Sexsmith taught me how to sing it."


Woman recording video on iPad escorted away from stage. "At least she's got my good side."


Story in Your Voice from Delivery Man.


Watching the Detectives with loops.

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby migdd » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:36 pm

Story in Your Voice!

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby docinwestchester » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:39 pm

At least 4 more for ba's tally.

Unbelievable!

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:51 pm

Say Goodbye.


I think that means "All The Rage".

Alison.


Radio Sweetheart.


-> Jackie Wilson Said (Van Morrison).


Slow Drag with Josephine.


More whistling.


Shipbuilding, on the piano.

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby docinwestchester » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:17 pm

7 more

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:25 pm

Shot With His Own Gun. F'ing awesome.


I Want You.

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby bronxapostle » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:30 pm

docinwestchester wrote:7 more


getting the fever for another show yet doc??? Saturday road trip? only 90 minutes away. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby docinwestchester » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:32 pm

bronxapostle wrote:
docinwestchester wrote:7 more


getting the fever for another show yet doc??? Saturday road trip? only 90 minutes away. :lol: :lol:


Last gig of the tour.....MAYBE. It's a disaster of a night to drive to NJ from NY. But................

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby FAVEHOUR » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:36 pm

go, guys, go! and memorialize it!

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:39 pm

I agree with Dave.

PL&U 2nd encore.


Pump It Up. "Feels like we got a rock and roll gymnasium feel going on in here." Crowd rushes stage.

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby bronxapostle » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:43 pm

docinwestchester wrote:
bronxapostle wrote:
docinwestchester wrote:7 more


getting the fever for another show yet doc??? Saturday road trip? only 90 minutes away. :lol: :lol:


Last gig of the tour.....MAYBE. It's a disaster of a night to drive to NJ from NY. But................


wednesday i am actually off the school bus by 3:00. do you think 3:30 will do it from the "deli?" it appears to be 80 WEST more than the Garden State or 95. we can talk tomorrow....

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby docinwestchester » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:44 pm

9!

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby docinwestchester » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:46 pm

bronxapostle wrote:
docinwestchester wrote:
Last gig of the tour.....MAYBE. It's a disaster of a night to drive to NJ from NY. But................


wednesday i am actually off the school bus by 3:00. do you think 3:30 will do it from the "deli?" it appears to be 80 WEST more than the Garden State or 95. we can talk tomorrow....


Isn't it a half day for you (Thanksgiving Eve)?

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby bronxapostle » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:52 pm

no, but every weds i leave on the school bus at 1:30...are we up to 9 different tonight doc?

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby docinwestchester » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:58 pm

bronxapostle wrote:no, but every weds i leave on the school bus at 1:30...are we up to 9 different tonight doc?


Yeah, 9 new ones for your list. I'll call you tomorrow.

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby bronxapostle » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:11 pm

WOWIE ZOWIE!!! i get lunch 11:30-12:30. talk then....thanks for the Englewood upload. 8)

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Re: Elvis plays Storrs, CT Nov. 21 2013

Postby Azmuda » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:35 am

http://www.dailycampus.com/legend-elvis-costello-floors-crowd-at-jorgensen-with-classic-setlist-1.3123531

Legend Elvis Costello floors crowd at Jorgensen with classic setlist

By Katie McWilliams, Senior Staff Writer
Friday, November 22, 2013

Costello walked on stage to explosive cheering and screaming from the audience and in a unique juxtaposition, humbly lowered his head and waved. He started the show with “Clubland” a track off his 1981 album “Trust.” The song provided a jaunty beginning to show that would only get better as time elapsed. Costello followed “Clubland” with “Green Shirt” a 1979 song of his that is easily recognized for its lyrics “and you tease and you flirt.”

Costello performed with five guitars, playing each song with one of three acoustic guitars, an electric guitar or one of two bass guitars. The diversity in his instrumental use reflected the diversity of his music as he performed works from the 70s up until the 2000s. However, not all of the songs he performed were cookie-cutter reproductions of his album recordings. “I Hope You’re Happy Now” was recorded with raunchy synthesizers and upbeat guitar parts on the original album, but in an interesting twist Costello pared down the energy, choosing to croon the lyrics over a soft acoustic harmony instead of bellowing over a raucous chorus of rock instruments.

Other songs, such as “Good Year for the Roses” were performed in a similar style as they were recorded and gave Costello the opportunity to display how his vocal capabilities haven’t changed a bit in his 40 years of recording and performing. His unusual voice is still recognizable despite the years of intense use.

In between his riveting performances, Costello regaled the audience with tales of his tours past.

In one anecdote Costello described his first visit to the United States and how he had expected the grandeur of culture shown on American television and was thoroughly impressed with the Howard Johnson Motel, where there was no “Night Porter,” the ubiquitous figure in British hotels who keep the keys to the liquor cabinet. Costello reminisced about travelling to Los Angeles and seeing the Hollywood Sign, Whisky a Go Go and how one hotel worker told him that he was staying in the same hotel that Sam Cooke died in.

“I stayed awake all night waiting for his voice to come out of the air conditioning,” said Costello.

As the show continued Costello played his hits such as “Every Day I Write the Book.”

“I wrote this song in 10 minutes,” Costello said. “And it was almost a hit. Can’t imagine what I would have done if it was, I couldn’t have been the bitter outsider anymore.”

Costello also played a cover of Maurice Chevalier’s “Walking My Baby Back Home,” in English and thrilled the audience when he performed two of his most famous songs “Watching the Detectives” and “Allison.”

“I am a huge Costello fan and I sat through the first half hour wondering if he’d play any of my favorites,” said Elaine Collins. “But he did and I was happy and it was worth the wait.” Costello closed the show with a double encore that had the audience on their feet for a standing ovation multiple times. In the first encore he performed “Josephine” and “I Want You.” In the second encore he pulled out his more edgy material for a bombastic finish performing “What’s So Funny (‘bout peace, love and understanding)” and “Pump it Up.”

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