Stevie Nicks | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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When: Tue., Aug. 23, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $37-$123
If Stevie Nicks could get Urban Outfitters to pay her royalties for biting her style over the past few years, she could probably make back a good portion of the fortune she infamously put up her nose during Fleetwood Mac's peak. Her influence on the young women of today isn't strictly sartorial, though; newish acts like Bat for Lashes and Warpaint aren't just helping out America's manufacturers of black lace but have rediscovered Nicks's formula of infusing sturdily constructed rock songs with a beguilingly witchy aura. None of them can match the original, but then again, who can—in the past three and a half decades a lot of great female musicians have tried and failed to out-Stevie Stevie. It would be tough simply to match her voice, which is strong and supple underneath all of her warbling, and it'd be considerably more difficult to top the expressiveness she brings to every song she writes—it alternates between gritty, emotional realpolitik and starry-eyed Laurel Canyon dreaminess. In May she released In Your Dreams (Reprise), her seventh solo album, demonstrating that all of strengths remain intact. —Miles Raymer


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