Were it not for some cancellations, this list might have looked very different. First, there was the High on Fire show that got axed because of health issues related to Matt Pike's diabetes. A huge bummer for local metal fans, but here's hoping Pike can
Pick of the Week: Fleetwood Mac
2/6 - Toyota Center
The story of Fleetwood Mac continues to add new chapters, the latest being the band separating from guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. While his distinctive style of guitar playing will be missed, the rest of the group’s classic lineup is still there, which means getting to see modern goddess Stevie Nicks in the flesh. There are certain things that are always true, and one of those is that if you have the chance to hear “The Chain” live, you take it, because that bass work is too sweet to pass up, no matter who is in the group.
The Best of the Rest:
2/1 - Scout Bar
Word of warning: Scout Bar is going to be packed for this one. Sevendust may never have found the mainstream success they rightfully deserved, but they remain a favorite among hard rock fans due to some killer riffs and Lajon Witherspoon’s distinctive vocals. No word on what the set for this one will look like, but maybe if you put as many good vibes in the air as you can they’ll add “Home” into the regular setlist — they did play it on New Year’s Eve, after all.
2/2 - White Oak Music Hall
There’s not a ton for me to add to what my fellow HP writer David Ensminger has already said, other than to point out that I’m surprised more people don’t push for Bauhaus to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yes, I get that we had to rally around The Cure first, but Bauhaus was just as important an influence on certain other acts that are almost certainly going to be inducted that it seems weird that no one even hints at their candidacy. Something to consider while you’re waiting for the legend to take the stage.
2/2 - Smart Financial Center
Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for your kids, real ones, like giving up the last slice of a particularly good cake of sitting through “Let It Go” for the dozenth time. Listen, you take your gateways to
2/2 - Cle
There’s something really cool about the fact that so many of the legendary DJs that built the foundations for mainstream EDM are out on the road during these chilly times. Sure, it
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