So Elvis Costello, one of my top five musical deities, has been recording in my old college town of Oxford, Mississippi the last few weeks, and now is playing two gigs at the great local bar Proud Larry's this weekend. It just kills me.
Although Larry's didn't have the greatest acoustics sometimes, I've seen a lot of awesome shows there and I can't imagine a more intimate venue to see E.C. play in. What a treat for Oxonians. His show up in Eugene's McDonald Theatre in 2002 remains one of the best I've ever seen by anyone, nearly three hours of all-out musical frenzy by one of the best songwriters of our time. I can't wait to check out this Mississippi-recorded new album, supposedly due out this fall sometime.