Elvis Costello Wednesday, July 8

Who loves the sun? Not this guy.

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In April 1991, Elvis Costello released an unsettling promotional video from his upcoming album, Mighty Like a Rose. The opening shot is of waves lapping in slow motion at night, double exposed with a    More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

Extended Q&A: Steve Nieve

The Attraction keyboardist talks working with Elvis Costello, through recordings good and bad.


In this week's print edition, Jeff Rosenberg profiled Steve Nieve, Elvis Costello's longtime keyboardist, who performs a set of Costello songs on solo piano tonight at Mississippi Studios. Below is an extended transcription of their conversation. Willamette Week: How old were you when you started playing the piano? Steve Nieve: I started off playing the harmonium, actually. My parents couldn't ...   More
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Jeff Rosenberg.

Elvis Has Left the Building

Perpetual sideman Steve Nieve steps uneasily into the spotlight.

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“What’s a groupie?”  That question, innocently posed by young, classically trained, rock-crazed keyboardist Steve Nason in the presence of famously profane pub-rocker Ian Dury in    More
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 JEFF ROSENBERG


Walking in the complicated shadows of Elvis Costello’s storied past.

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From angry young man to Burt Bacharach collaborator to talk-show host, Elvis Costello rarely settles down long enough to take in the scenery.   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 CASEY JARMAN


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