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Friday, August 9 2013

Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and David Marks: 27 July 2013 - Twin Cities

Five good reasons to catch Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and David Marks in concert if you get a chance.


Tuesday, August 6 2013

The End of the Beach Boys’ Summer

Then and now, the ethical questions that arise here involve the choice to turn this troubled phase of Brian Wilson's life and career into entertainment.


Van Dyke Parks: Songs Cycled

Songs Cycled boasts melodies and arrangements that would have made as much sense in 1933 as in 2013, though the lyrics occasionally acknowledge the political and environmental tumult of the early 21st century.


Friday, October 15 2010

Dreamer: Dennis Wilson’s ‘Pacific Ocean Blue’

Stephen Rowland kicks off a series of retrospectives to showcase Beach Boys and Beach Boys-related material that is not very popular, rare, or has been forgotten completely.


Tuesday, August 11 2009

The Beach Boys: Summer Love Songs

Don't break out the flip-flops quite yet: This fine and servicable Beach Boys compilation hits only a couple of highlights (along with some excellent album cuts), but isn't much in terms of a cohesive listening experience.


Tuesday, July 21 2009

Musical Genius & Its Discontents (i): American Style

F. Scott Fitzgerald was wrong. Artists as various as Roky Erickson, Brian Wilson and Shuggie Otis prove there are second acts in American popular music.


Sunday, February 22 2009

Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun

Wilson’s not making a comeback. He doesn't need to be resurrected. He's simply ready for the next take.


Tuesday, February 10 2009

Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun

A live-in-the-studio performance bundled with a hackneyed making-of documentary that doubles as a lengthy commercial for Capitol Records.


Live From Abbey Road - Episode 12 (Sound Affects) [4.Sep.08]
Brian Wilson (Reviews) [29.Aug.05]
Brian Wilson: Smile (Reviews) [12.Oct.04]
Brian Wilson (Reviews) [29.Jul.00]
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