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By Andy Argyrakis
Yoakam's classic country, Living Colour's landmark album, plus the Mac is back
Monday, April 8, 2013
Yoakam's classic country: Even though Dwight Yoakam's sold over 25 million albums, the country-centered singer/songwriter still flies pretty far under the commercial radar. Nonetheless, he's still a critical favorite whose latest CD "3 Pears" landed on several best of 2012 lists (NPR, "Rolling Stone," "American Songwriter"), which coupled with classics from the past three decades, suggests this is a must see show. Tuesday, April 10 at Paramount Theatre: www.paramountaurora.com.
Living Colour's landmark album: Long before the fusion of funk, metal and hard rock hit the airwaves, Living Colour was slugging it out in the New York scene and blowing audiences away with such unheard of experimentation. All that energy and innovation eventually manifested itself throughout 1988's landmark album "Vivid," a sonic potpourri in the tradition of its title, which earns from to back treatment in honor of its 25th anniversary. Thursday, April 11 at Park West: www.jamusa.com.
The Mac is back: Speaking of timeless albums, few are as revered as Fleetwood Mac's 1977 masterpiece "Rumours." With over 40 million copies sold and counting, the group just reissued the collection in various formats with a slew of bonus material, though the true treat for fans this season is catching Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham performing smashes like "Dreams," "Go Your Own Way," "Don't Stop" and dozens more on the road. Saturday, April 13 at United Center: www.livenation.com.
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