7th St. Entry, Sunday 11.18

Those rock fans pining for a return to the Reagan-era days when shadowy jangle-rock bands from overseas like Echo & the Bunnymen and the Church set the listening agenda for legions of cool kids would do well to seek out Bay Area band the Fresh & Onlys. The group's excellent just-released fourth album, Long Slow Dance, features the sort of spiraling hooks, quirky xylophone fills, and harmonized sighing made famous by the aforementioned acts while adding enough wrinkles of their own to be more than a mere big-hair nostalgia trip. It helps that frontman Tim Cohen's dead-eyed croon boasts just the right degree of detachment for his band's ice-water-veined material. 18+, $8-$10, 7:30 p.m., 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.332.1775. —Rob Van Alstyne

Lindsey Buckingham

Dakota, Tuesday 11.20

Solar-powered Old Crow Medicine Show
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Solar-powered Old Crow Medicine Show

Lindsey Buckingham was a key — arguably essential — part of the volatile mix that carried Fleetwood Mac to its highest peaks in the late '70s and early '80s, igniting the Rumours-era hits juggernaut with his versatile, florid guitar work and keen pop savvy. He's had a separate career too, from his pre-Mac folkie duo with Stevie Nicks to a recent series of solo albums, the latest of which is the elegant Seeds We Sow on his own Mind Kit label. Except for one song, the Elizabethanesque rocker "That's the Way That Love Goes," Seeds is an entirely one-man affair. Layering intimate, sometimes whispery vocals, intricate guitar work, and gorgeous melodies that drift, billow, and fold in on themselves like a cloud bank, Buckingham muses about diffident love, venal ambition, and karma, occasionally lashing out with raging rockers like "One Take." This solo performance is billed as "an intimate evening with," and advance reports suggest it'll be Buckingham presenting tunes from his solo career as well as Mac classics. $80-$175, 7 p.m. 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612.332.5299. —Rick Mason

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