Monthly Archives: April 2015

McCartney & MacManus: The Songwriting Partnership by Dave Farr

This piece originally appeared in Beyond Belief #4 back in November 1995. By the time it was officially announced that Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney were collaborating on songs, the two had been working together sporadically for several months.  Paul had been recording the rock and roll oldies album which would become Choba B CCCP […]

Lloyd Cole @ City Winery / Nashville TN / March 29, 2015

Of all the singer-songwriters I truly admire, Lloyd Cole is perhaps the most under-appreciated by the general public. Since the first Lloyd Cole and the Commotions record in 1984, this former Brit and current Massachusetts resident has released over a dozen LPs that are all worthy of everyone’s attention. A first-rate lyricist in the classic […]

ON THE ROAD: Steve Nieve plays Elvis Costello @ City Winery / New York, NY / October 3, 2014

Is it odd for a musical performer to present an evening primarily focused on the music of another artist? Not if you have been an integral part of that artist’s career in the way that Steve Nieve has for Elvis Costello. On his brief tour of the US, this masterful keyboardist of Royal College of […]