Elviscostello 081109 v2

Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes

Greek Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

29 ratings
4.8 average rating
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97 reviews
412 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

WOW!

I feel sorry for those who left after Everyday I Write the Book -- Elvis & The Sugarcanes went on to play so much more and it was magical.

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35 events
15 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

Elvis Costello is a legend, but I wish I would have realized that his current traveling gig was with the SOUTHERN almost Country Western-type group called the Sugarcanes, because I wanted to hear his popular NON-country songs.

Though the...continued

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10 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

This was a pretty good evening at the Greek. The bad news first: I was dissapointed by the sound system at the Greek. Trebles were brittle and bass was sloppy, to the point of distraction. And apparently there must have been feedback trouble...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

Thought both performers were great especially Elvis Costello - it was my first time seeing him - I loved hearing his classic sings with the new band - he sounded so fresh and timeless AND the acoustics at the Greek were excellent!!!
My only...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

I've probably seen him a dozen times, and this show was among my faves.

Tracy mentioned "Everyday..." His re-working of that was one of the highlights for me.

Does anyone know if he (just) wrote that first song with Lucinda?

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282 events
181 reviews
37 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

Elvis always puts on a good show but thiswas even better than usual. He sang for 2 hours.

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200 events
68 reviews
21 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

Great opening set from Lucinda Williams, then Elvis came on to go way off the reservation, opening with Mystery Train covering the Velvet Underground's Femme Fatal, the Stone's Happy, Grateful Dead's Friend of the Devil and a few more. The...continued

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43 events
15 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

This was quite an enjoyable concert, the venue (Greek Theatre) was wonderful as always (except for the stacked parking which sucks), and most of the fans around us were well-behaved. The process for picking up our tix at Will Call went...continued

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9 reviews
12 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

He's an incredible performer and entertainer, and Lucinda Williams was superb!

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19 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

Awesome so talented and versatile and wonderful guests!

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

Elvis is a fabulous performer. His voice is like no other.
I loved the music and the performers along side. I've seen Elvis so many times, that a 'different' performance was very welcome.
Now if he'd just perform 'Imperial Bedroom' with the LA...continued

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

Elvis's performance was amazing. They played so many songs!

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5 reviews
10 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

Lucinda and Elvis and the band were magnificent!

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4 reviews
14 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

Fantastic Concert, it was an encore like no other. Elive Rocks!!!

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

magical evening at the greek.
wonderful to see everyone on stage having such a great time.
elvis & lucinda were both in great voice.
the sound system at the greek is great.
if you have the chance to see this show as they continue the tour i...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

Awesome!! Great country sound with Elvis's brooding lyrics and sensibility well intact. Totally loved it.

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9 events
1 review
4 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

Brilliant. I loved his cover choices and his reinterpretations of his classics. The Appalachian string band sound fit his murder ballads gorgeously. Most satisfying Elvis incarnation in a long time.

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1 review
3 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

Excellent! Amazing band. Such original arrangements. A beautiful venue. And Elvis is truly brilliant.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

I had a nice time.
He is a great artist and a producer but I do not think he is a great vocalist.
I have seen him many times since his first appearance at The Roxy and I always feel this way about him as a vocalist.I always feel that he is...continued

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