The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society perform Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk in its entirety
Mon., May 17, 8 p.m., $8, with Jennifer O’Connor, Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 877-435-9849, johnnybrendas.com.
CITY PAPER: In 1979, Fleetwood Mac followed up their gazillion-selling Rumours (1977) with the double-album Tusk. While maybe not as avant-garde as its reputation suggests, Tusk still afforded the band’s resident frizzy-haired control freak, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, ample room to let his freak flag fly. The disjointed, off-kilter arrangements of the title track, “The Ledge” and others helped ensure the album’s overriding cult status. MORE
PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY: After years and years of drunken talks and back-and-forth emails, Patrick Berkery (drummer for Danielson, Pernice Brothers, Bigger Lovers, Mazarin, etc.) and a few of his musical soul mates (Charlie Hall, Tony Goddess, Samantha Goddess, Birdie Busch and Dave Hartley) finally decided to live the dream they’d had for a while: celebrating the mad genius of Lindsey Buckingham by performing Fleetwood Mac’s wildly artistic left turn Tusk in its entirety. That dream becomes a reality Monday when the Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society takes the stage at Johnny Brenda’s. We talked to Berkery about Tusk, its influence, and the absence of irony in LBAS. MORE