Although they aren't the first pairing that comes to mind when thinking of a big-name tour, Steely Dan and Elvis Costello share a lot in common. Both change genres and lineups more than most folks change socks, and both are consummate showmen, as seen at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Wednesday night.
Lists are never perfect. The idea is to remind myself what captivated me throughout the year, and to let others know what they might have missed. And then, I try to say a little more to contribute to thinking about the music of 2013. So, here is what I liked the most on the day that I wrote the list.
Cassette Store Day may not be a thing but it is something.
This Halloween we asked the DJs of 88.1 KDHX to pick their favorite creepy and/or disturbing and/or terrifying song. Forget about the "Monster Mash." This playlist will chill you long after Boris and the gang have slumped back into their clichéd crypts.
Elvis Costello remains one of the few artists in which the nation recalls the name, but can’t recount many accomplishments by name, like Norman Mailer or Norman Rockwell or Greg Norman. At least, that’s been my experience -- transitory Costello comments.