Thursday, December 27, 2012

Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham: Amazing and Favorite Shows of 2012

Amazing shows of 2012 a prelude to big events of ’13
The Edge - Boston Herald
by Jed Gottlieb
A look back at the best in live music in 2012 in Boston

8. Stevie Nicks (July 9, Bank of America Pavilion): 
Every rock list is front-­loaded with dudes. All this male dominance makes Stevie Nicks’ glory greater.­ On the classic “Stand Back,” she roared like the Golden God; her take on “Landslide” remained as sublime as ever. But “Gold Dust Woman” was the highlight: Not only was her voice spot-on, but when she sang, “Rulers make bad lovers/You better put your kingdom up for sale” with that still wild rasp, it was awesome.

Erika Goldring Photo
Music writer Alison Fensterstock's favorite regional shows of 2012
By Alison Fensterstock

3. Lindsey Buckingham, Aug. 18, One Eyed Jacks
Lindsey Buckingham’s solo albums don’t telegraph the kind of power the guitarist can deliver on his own. “Fleetwood Mac is the big machine, and this is the small machine,” Buckingham said onstage at One Eyed Jacks, explaining his choice to play a full tour of stripped-down shows in small clubs. It was a good choice – the force and passion of his unadorned voice, guitar and songwriting skill in the 300-capacity room was riveting. Fleetwood Mac, of course, will reunite for a world tour in early 2013, and it’ll be fabulous, I’m sure – but after that intimate show in August, I may be a convert to the power of the “small machine.”

Tommy Mann Jr. Photo

Best concerts of 2012
Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader

7. Lindsey Buckingham at Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts in Orange (Aug. 19, 2012)

Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham opened the 2012-2013 Lutcher Theater season in style in a show which featured only the musician and his arsenal of electric guitars. Although he only performed a handful of Fleetwood Mac songs, it was night to remember.


  1. I was there for that show in boston and its was a show that will be a memories for me. I loved In your dreams tour= with Annabel lee, my personal fav. she played her heart out all nite ty stevie for memories I will never forget and she sang landslide a another personal favorite and special song for my sister. god bless u stevie

  2. I agree that the small machine is better, since the Fleetwood Mac tour will consist of arenas that are not as personal. I have been spoiled with the small machine, especially since I was leaning on the stage! From a musician's perspective, I would rather be in a small machine.