There are few musicians touring today in the same class as Elvis Costello, a living legend whose breakthrough 1977 record, My Aim Is True, set the bar for the first wave of new wave. Four decades later, Costello is still pumping it up, watching the detectives and cleaning up the nation. The British punk turned Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (basically royalty) will be blessing St. Petersburg with his presence along with his band, the Imposters. Expect an epic performance and loads of nostalgia meets holy-cow-this-music-is-timeless vibes.
Elvis Costello & the Imposters. Sun. Nov. 10, 7 p.m. $55 & up. Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. themahaffey.com.