Originally created 03/03/05

Hot ticket

Elvis Costello and the Imposters

WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta

COST: $35

BEST KNOWN FOR: Acerbic songs in the British post-punk tradition

WHAT'S BEING PUSHED: The 2004 album The Delivery Man

TRIVIA: Was born Declan McManus. His stage name was derived from Elvis Presley and his mother's maiden name. His father also was a musician and made his living as a big-band leader in England. Elvis Costello worked as a computer programmer in the early 1970s. Once wrote an entire album for Wendy James, former lead singer of the blink-and-miss-it pop band Transvision Vamp. The album Now Ain't the Time for Your Tears proved that an Elvis Costello album really needs Elvis Costello. A constant collaborator, Mr. Costello has worked on projects with Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach and chamber ensemble the Brodsky Quartet.

- Steven Uhles


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