Sunday, June 03, 2012

Review: Lindsey Buckingham pleases crowd at Calvin Theatre

"The barrage of notes that come arpeggiating off the 
fretboard is truly jaw-dropping"

By George Lenker 

There are only a few ways to review a concert, but let me try what I think is a different method for Lindsey Buckingham's Saturday night show at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton: giving you the good and the not-so-good in separate doses.

Before we start, let's acknowledge that the former Fleetwood Mac member did nothing but wow the enthusiastic crowd which filled about 3/4 of the venue. But fans are fans and performers have to be pretty be pretty bad for their faithful to turn on them.

This is not to imply Buckingham wasn't good. He was. But there were (admittedly subjective) aspects to the show that weren't wonderful.

Good: Buckingham's masterful fingerpicking
Not-as-good: His too-long guitar solos

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Anonymous said...

Groan. Typical Northampton/Mass/liberal local newspaper writer; always have to pick a bone with something, never happy.

I was there. It was a fantastic show--and I've seen a ton of shows in my time.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmm. Strange. Lindsey is the kind of artist that the "liberal" media usually embraces. Republican much Anonymous #1???

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