Most bands only dream about having a lifetime career in music. When you're young and first start a band you hope that you could be playing music forever. For most, that dream fades with time, age and responsibility. Then there's The Beach Boys, who have done this for fifty years and are still playing shows, making records and having as much fun now as they did when they were 19. Whether you like their music or not, the one thing that you must admire is the fact that they are still doing it after fifty years and as tonight proved, they do it well.
The Beach Boys touring in full (Brian Wilson and all...) for the first time in more than two decades as part of their 50th Anniversary played Allphones Arena last night. Photography by Pete Dovgan.
In this latest release That’s Why God Made The Radio, pioneering surf rockers The Beach Boys appear slightly drowsier than classics like “Good Vibrations”, “Help Me Rhonda”, or even “Surfin’ USA”.
The 11th annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has closed its gates after four days of music, movies and comedy, with iconic rockers Phish closing out the festivities with back-to-back sets lasting five hours.
Dainty Group have announced that The Beach Boys, one of the world's most influential and well-known bands, are going to be heading our way as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour. Taking in most of the major capital cities, the tour marks the first time in more than 20 years that the original members of The Beach Boys have travelled and performed together.
Some great releases this week including Lawrence Arabia, John Butler, Lisa Mitchell, The Beach Boys, Josh Ritter and a re-release from Lenny Kravitz. Some excellent homegrown releases as well in there!
Come June 7th (through June 10th), tens of thousands will once again flock to Tennessee’s ultimate makeshift arena to bask in Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival’s eleventh annual outing.
Leading the extravaganza is Radiohead, The Beach Boys (reformed, featuring Brian Wilson), Bon Iver, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Australia's own The Temper Trap (pictured) and Bonnaroo staple Phish who have been issued two sets to fill.
After the unprecedented success of critically acclaimed Pet Sounds , Brian Wilson set out to make the best pop record of all time with SMiLE, but Brian’s relentless perfectionism, forays into LSD, his predisposition to depression and some in band dissension with Brian’s choice of lyricist Van Dyke Parks, meant that the album was shelved in 1966. Perhaps the most infamous unreleased record of all time, the Beach Boys’ SMiLE is finally released in 2011, a mere 44 years late.