Eels at the Newport

From the February 21, 2013 edition

At this point, you know what you’re getting from Mark Oliver Everett — that’d be bluesy alt-rock marked by Everett’s sneering wit and occasional detours into chamber pop — and whether that formula is your cup of tea.

Those who worship the bearded, sunglass-bespectacled E know he just released an album called Wonderful, Glorious (there might be some hyperbole there), the first Eels record since the band completed a trilogy of concept records in 2010. The new LP has yielded an interconnected series of videos featuring E’s adventures with a sundress-wearing, tambourine-shaking mystery woman.

Also on Sunday’s bill: Nicole Atkins.

Rocky Schenck photo