“Los Angeles Times: Elvis Costello at the Wiltern Theatre.”

Randy Lewis: May 12th 2011

Long before the word “interactive” became an entertainment-industry mantra, Elvis Costello was there with his fabled “Spinning Songbook.”

A quarter century after he first cooked up the idea that exponentially amped up the practice of taking requests from the audience, Costello and his band the Imposters have resurrected the concept for a new generation, although the sold-out crowd on hand Wednesday for the first of two nights at the Wiltern Theatre clearly included a good number of those who’d been following him since his first go-round.  More…