July 5, 2007
Ray Charles, Elton John, Randy Newman and James Taylor have done it. Now it's the Decemberists' turn. "It" would be performing with accompaniment by a full orchestra, and the Portland, Ore., band will be collaborating with no less than the L.A. Philharmonic on Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl. Its theatrical pop-rock is already fairly colorful, due to the band's penchant for accordion, theremin, harmonica, steel guitar and other nonstandard rock instrumentation.