While Fleetwood Mac are very much still a going concern — they played the Classic East and West festivals earlier this summer — members Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie are on the road as a duo, supporting their collaborative record they released earlier this year.
Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie Lindsey Buckingham/ Christine McVie (East West Records)
The first ever collaboration between Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie (beyond the many hits and wonderful music they have delivered in the Fleetwood Mac cannon) is creatively called Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie.
“Sleeping Around the Corner” opens with Buckingham on lead vocals and a high poppy beat (this tune, in another incarnation, appears as a bonus track on his 2011 solo album, Seeds We Sow). “Feel About You” follows with its heavy metallic percussion (there’s lots of drum programming sounds throughout) and McVie leading the vocals.
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As part of Wawa’s Welcome America celebration, The National Constitution Center is admitting visitors for free from 9:30am to 8pm. After a walk through the exhibits, there’s plenty of time to head over to shows at night.
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The Wooden Sky from Toronto is performing at Milkboy in Center City. The show was originally scheduled for May 10th but got moved to this Thursday. The indie folk band put out their album ...
Pulp gave the world the song “Bad Cover Version.” But seeing as I’m a sonic optimist, I’m of the belief that there’s more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone. I stumbled upon this one just by chance, and I’m quite glad I did. London Grammar‘s interpretation of the Fleetwood Mac classic “Dreams” is just gorgeous. The powerhouse vocals don’t have that mystical spriteliness of Stevie Nicks, but still cut to the emotional quick. A wonderfully tender, bittersweet rendition ...
Paramore have been doing a lot of covers this year, like Radiohead’s “House of Cards” and The Strokes’ “Someday,” and they just did a couple more exciting ones. They recorded a session for the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge and, in addition to playing After Laughter single “Hard Times,” they did a rendition of Drake‘s great “Passionfruit”…
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When a band goes dormant for 13 years, it’s not uncommon for an eventual return to involve a recreation of their sound. Luna, the NYC-based guitar crew, took a bit of a different approach to their comeback — they’re recreating the sound of other acts. In the fall, Luna will release an LP of covers entitled A Sentimental Education, along with a six-song EP of original instrumentals called A Place Of Greater Safety. Both are due out on September 22 via Double Feature.
Tom Tallitsch is one of the one of the major composers in jazz right now and a dynamic force on the tenor sax as well. As a radio host, he’s also advocated for under-the-radar artists from the New York jazz scene. His latest, excellent album Gratitude is streaming at Posi-Tone Records; he’s leading a quartet this Saturday night, May 6 at Minton’s, with sets at 7 and 9:30 PM; there’s no cover, just a two-item minimum at the bar.
This is a very emotionally charged record; the unifying theme is sad departures and welcome arrivals. The opening track, Terrain, is ...
The 2017 list includes releases from The War on Drugs, Pink Floyd, Andre 3000, Animal Collective, Big Star, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Creation, The Cure, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, The Grateful Dead, Iggy Pop, Julian Cope, Robert Johnson, and more.
Fleetwood Mac is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their album Tango in the Night that will include never-before-heard song demos like the previously unreleased tune “Where We Belong.” The song surfaced on Soundcloud this week, and you can hear it below.
Fleetwood Mac will be joining The Eagles at a couple of summer festivals this July: The Classic East Festival at Citi Field in New York City, and the Classic West Festival at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. Billboard reports that each festival will take place over two days, with more acts to be announced ...
So this is a total treat: last weekend when Stevie Nicks was in town, Candice Martello of local indie rock project Hemming caught the show, and was inspired. She cooked up this lush, layered and aching rendition of the Fleetwood Mac song “Dreams” in her home studio as a tribute to one of her favorite songwriters. “She told me to follow my dreams and so I covered the song ‘Dreams’,” Martello wrote on Facebook, noting that it was recorded in her basement in South Philly “because it’s too cold to be anywhere ...
‘Soundbreaking’ also features Rick Rubin, the late George Martin, Nigel Godrich, Don Was, Paul Epworth, Paul McCartney, Geoff Emerick, Peter Asher, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Bon Iver, St Vincent, and more.