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  • Brian Wilson: Pet Sounds Live! nostalgic and nuanced in Northfield

    Brian Wilson: Pet Sounds Live! nostalgic and nuanced in Northfield

    Brian Wilson’s short-but-stellar concert Saturday (April 22) at the Hard Rock Live in Northfield was a case study in how appearances can be deceiving. For example, a lone apple on Wilson’s white spinet piano had this reviewer wondering if the 74-year old songwriting superhero from Hawthorne, Ca. was...
  • REO Speedwagon, Ann Wilson of Heart among classic rock acts coming to Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix

    REO Speedwagon, Ann Wilson of Heart among classic rock acts coming to Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix

    Longtime classic rock fans in Phoenix will remember seeing acts like REO Speedwagon, Heart and Yes in Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum back in the 1970s and ’80s. The arena was the city’s prime large indoor concert venue at the time and the list of stars that performed there is lengthy and...
  • Brian Wilson returns to Mountain Winery to perform 'Pet Sounds'

    Brian Wilson returns to Mountain Winery to perform 'Pet Sounds'

    Brian Wilson continues to add solo dates to his Pet Sounds: The Final Performances Tour. Following his recently launched spring tour of North America, The Beach Boys co-founder has added his first U.S. fall show, scheduled for Oct. 13 in Saratoga, California, at The Mountain Winery. Mercury News...
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    Photos: The Beach Boys bring Good Vibrations Tour to the Paramount Theatre

    In the truest sense, The Beach Boys 50 Years of Good Vibrations Tour is a homecoming of old friends. Packed with great songs, great people, incredible harmonies and so, so many "Good Vibrations." It is a classic collection of Americana rock’n roll music that reminds us of a time gone by when "first...
  • Leonard Cohen: "You Want It Darker"

    Catching up to Leonard Cohen: A list of music’s most seasoned veterans

    Octogenarian Leonard Cohen has just released his 14th studio album to rave reviews. According to The New Yorker, You Want It Darker "is obsessed with mortality, God-infused, and funny." And Entertainment Weekly wrote, "A lion in winter, his lyrics heavy with God and sex and death and his legendary...
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    Brian Wilson pens memoirs, sets date for 'Pet Sounds' in Ohio

    He’s the man-child genius renowned nearly as much for his bathrobes and bed-sitting as his heavenly harmonies and ebullient musical arrangements. But now he gets to tell his own story, his own way…without moody father Murry or Svengali-shrink Eugene Landy leering over his shoulder. In the new...
  • Brian Wilson to continue U.S. tour of 'Pet Sounds' in 2017

    Brian Wilson to continue U.S. tour of 'Pet Sounds' in 2017

    Brian Wilson will hit the road in North America once again in 2017. The Beach Boys co-founder has added 37 new solo shows to his Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour by popular demand. Pollstar reports on Oct. 11 that the multi-Grammy winner has re-dubbed the spring romp as "Pet Sounds: The Final...
  • Brian Wilson brings 'Pet Sounds' to Detroit one last time with blowout performance

    Brian Wilson brings 'Pet Sounds' to Detroit one last time with blowout performance

    It's been named as one of the greatest albums ever created, right alongside the likes of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band and Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited. And on Friday night, Detroit got one last chance to bid farewell to a towering achievement of pop and rock 'n' roll: Pet...
  • Brian Wilson to celebrate Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary at UB

    Brian Wilson to celebrate Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary at UB

    Beach Boy and legendary singer-songwriter Brian Wilson will perform landmark release Pet Sounds in its entirety for one of the last times, to commemorate the album’s 50th anniversary, at University at Buffalo’s Center For The Arts on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Wilson and his touring band will be joined by...
  • The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" re-examined on DVD

    The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" re-examined on DVD

    It’s often cited as one of the greatest albums of all time, a pop masterpiece without which there may never have been a Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band or Dark Side of the Moon. Released in 1966, the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds broke all the rules and redefined what an album could be—and how...
  • The Beach Boys' special 50th anniversary tribute to "Good Vibrations" to be released in October. 

    Beach Boys releasing special 'Good Vibrations' 50th anniversary vinyl

    The Beach Boys, who paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of “Pet Sounds” earlier this year with a deluxe CD/DVD box set, will honor the 50th anniversary of the song “Good Vibrations” on Oct. 10. with the release of a special 12-inch sunburst vinyl EP three days earlier on Oct. 7, the group announced...
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    'Brian Wilson and Friends' PBS special coming to DVD, Blu-ray and CD

    Brian Wilson's 2014 show at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas that was aired in 2015 as the PBS “Soundstage” special “Brian Wilson and Friends” will be released in stores and online July 29, it was announced in a press release July 28. The program will be available in two different packages as a CD...
  • Brian Wilson brings his masterpiece Pet Sounds to the Hollywood Bowl.

    Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds Triumphs at the Hollywood Bowl

    Bringing a living, breathing work of art to life is not exactly a regular occurrence, even in Los Angeles. Sunday night master composer and Beach Boys rock god Brian Wilson resurrected his artistic masterpiece album; Pet Sounds for it's 50th-anniversary bash at the Hollywood Bowl's legendary stage...
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    Brian Wilson performs 'Pet Sounds' in its entirety at the Hollywood Bowl

    The last time Brian Wilson had performed at the Hollywood Bowl was on the Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary tour in 2012 and the last solo performance of Wilson at the Hollywood Bowl was September 2008. The most significant thing this time around is that the tour is for the 50th Anniversary of an album...
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    Brian Wilson on ‘Pet Sounds’: ‘I really respect the people who like my music’

    In our social media driven world of concisely worded extremism where individuals are either haters or idolizers who offer their views in less than 140 characters, genuine praise has lost its impact. A passionate fan frequently posts “I die every time you release something!” in the YouTube comments...
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    Music festivals: 5 bands you shouldn't miss at LEVITATION 2016

    We know it's already been a few years since Austin Psych Fest rebranded to LEVITATION but nostalgia carries a powerful sway on sentimental writers. In truth, the rebranding is in name only as our favorite spring music festival has nurtured its acid-soaked, chilled-out vibe as the backdrop to an ever...
  • Brian Wilson to perform ‘Pet Sounds’ at Dallas concert in 2016

    Brian Wilson to perform ‘Pet Sounds’ at Dallas concert in 2016

    Beach Boys’ founder Brian Wilson is about to do something that has not been done in 17 years. Wilson is heading out on tour to perform the entire Pet Sounds album in its entirety this summer. The reason for the tour is because of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beach Boys album and...
  • Pitchfork Music Festival 2016 lineup

    The Pitchfork Music Festival reveals the 2016 lineup

    Alternative rock, electronica, experimental, hip-hop, punk, jazz, rap, and dance enthusiasts rejoice! The groundbreaking Pitchfork Music Festival, a preeminent three-day event designed to encourage the discovery and celebration of great music, has just announced the line up for this summer’s sonic...
  • Brian Wilson adds more dates to Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour

    Brian Wilson adds more dates to Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour

    Brian Wilson announced his Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour less than a month ago, and already dates are selling out. Today in a press release he revealed additional dates for the tour, which includes second shows in Nashville, and San Francisco. Brian Wilson has added over 10 new dates to his...
  • Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys announces 2016 Pet Sounds Anniversary World Tour

    Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys announces 2016 Pet Sounds Anniversary World Tour

    This year Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson will be hitting the road for a massive world tour. Dates for his 2016 Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour was announced today via an official press release, and just as the tour name suggests, it'll be in support of the Beach Boys album Pet Sounds turning 5...
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