elvis costello Archive

SF Music History: Elvis Costello

It’s quaint to think about it now, but when Elvis Costello surfaced in the summer of 1977 with My Aim is True, he was heralded as a punk artist. Coming on the scene alongside Sex Pistols, The Damned and The Clash, Costello’s status as a punk act might have made a kind of sense; he

Album Review: Various Artists — Beyond Belief

Not long ago, a Facebook friend of mine initiated what turned into a lively discussion. Paraphrasing, the open question that he posed was this: What is the artistic/aesthetic value – if any – of so-called “tribute albums?” And because his list of Facebook friends includes a wide variety of music-focused people, the answers could be