Self-described not-so-supergroup The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society first got together almost two years ago to perform Fleetwood's Mac's double LP Tusk in its entirety. Now the boys and girls in the band - singer and multiinstrumentalist Charlie Hall, drummer Patrick Berkery and singer-songwriter Birdie Busch, plus new members Eliza Hardy and Brandon Beaver of Buried Beds and Dave Wayne Daniels of the Capitol Years - are getting together for shows in Philadelphia and Brooklyn in February in which they will do Fleetwood Mac's oft-overlooked 1982 album Mirage from start to finish.
Along with Mirage - which included the hits "Hold Me," "Love In Store" and "Can't Go Back" and which Hall calls a "trove of wonders" - the band will be doing select Buckingham solo cuts and Fleetwood Mac tunes. The shows are February 17 at Johnny Brenda's and February 18 at Littlefield in Brooklyn. Just so you know, the members of the TLBAS do not dress up and pretend to be members of Fleetwood Mac, so don't expect Busch to be spinning around in the mirror like Stevie Nicks while singing "Gypsy" or Berkery to grow a beard and wear a flat-brim cowboy hat in homage to similarly rangy drummer Mick Fleetwood.