Videos: Six acoustic Mac McCaughan performances (including Spoon, Jay Reatard, and Springsteen covers)
February 16, 2012
Written by Ben Van Houten
Over the past two decades, Superchunk has crafted some classic fuzz pop gems, but Mac McCaughan can also be a compelling acoustic performer. We’re proud to present a rare solo show for McCaughan at the Swedish American Hall on Thursday, February 23rd (7pm, $15-17, 21+, Buy Tickets) as part of Noise Pop 20.
In addition to Superchunk and Portastatic classics, I suspect Mac will also break out some covers next Thursday, as the clips collected here show him equally adept at songs from a range of artists. In addition, the videos here show that Superchunk songs reveal new details when they’re performed acoustically.
We also have a pair of tickets to give away to this show! To enter, e-mail contest[at]thebaybridged.com with the subject line “Mac Giveaway” and an answer to this question: “What’s one song you’d love to hear Mac cover and why?” Enjoy some more live acoustic performances below.