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NEWS & UPDATES

NOTE: This space is devoted to news/updates and information on the Beach Boys that appears in news outlets around the world.  The Beach Boys have entered public consciousness to such a degree that new bands are compared with them, their songs are played at numerous functions, and their names are frequently mentioned in the same breath with Summer, the California dream, and of course, surfing and cars.  Since I began collecting these stories, I've been amazed at how far and how deeply the Beach Boys' influence has penetrated.  Their music has reshaped people's ideas of American Pop Music and the subjects they sang about continue to resonate worldwide.  Check here to read what is being said about Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys and for news of updates to this site.


Coming November 17


October 20, 2017
UPDATE:   I've added a listing Mike Love's upcoming album: Unleash The Love.
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                                                Palladium

The Beach Boys are ready to 'Unleash The Love'

Herald Palladium
The Beach Boys, led by original member Mike Love, center, perform Wednesday at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre in Benton ...
Craft: Endless summers, and more
Bloomington Pantagraph (blog)
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Beach Boys are still getting around just fine

Bloomington Pantagraph
The Beach Boys, with original members Mike Love, fifth from left, and Bruce Johnston, third from left, perform Tuesday night in Illinois State University's Braden ...
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Concord Rangers boss Adam Flanagan turns attentions to climbing ...

Echo
The Beach Boys are currently second from bottom in the standings, and welcome Weston-super-Mare to the Aspect Arena on Saturday, who are just above the ...
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                                                Desert Sun

VintageVibe Fest in Palm Springs monetizing idea that everything ...

The Desert Sun
Not Fade Away, playing the '50s music of Buddy Holly, and Sail On, saluting the '60s sound of the Beach Boys, appear back-to-back from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
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6 Iconic Things To Do In Kansas City This Weekend

KCUR
The Beach Boys' 1963 hit, “Surfin' U.S.A.,” makes a fanciful suggestion: “If everybody had an ocean across the U.S.A., then everybody'd be surfin', like ...
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                                                Jacksoncountychronicle

Glenn Miller Band swings into Viroqua's Temple Theatre on Saturday

Jacksoncountychronicle
A baby boomer himself, Hilscher was naturally into music as a kid —his dad was listening to the Beach Boys and Elvis. Then, at age 11, he saw the Glenn Miller ...

Album Review: Brian Wilson, Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology

hotpress.com
It gives me no pleasure to report it, but this isn't great. I bow to no man in my worship of Brian Wilson's genius, but there's scant evidence of it on this collection of ...
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                                                MyCentralJersey.com

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love takes Kean stage

MyCentralJersey.com
She later sang backup vocals for the likes of Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, The Beach Boys and Frank Sinatra. She even sang backup to Elvis Presley's ...
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                                                Chron.com

UGK is just one of the many acts we can think of that the rest of the ...

Chron.com
California gets the Beach Boys, naturally, while Florida gets Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers (RIP). Georgia is repped by Outkast, although we would argue ...
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                                                Bloomington Pantagraph

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Bloomington Pantagraph
David Davis Foundation Judge's Jubilee; 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 19, Lakeside Country Club, 1201 Croxton Ave., Bloomington; food, wine/craft beer tastings, ...


October 19, 2017
UPDATE:   This week on BBRadio:  I like mine medium rare.  We are talking about steaks, right?
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                                                University Daily Kansan

KC This Weekend: Haunted Tours, The Beach Boys and 'Through ...

The University Daily Kansan
Scott Totten plays the lead guitar with the Beach Boys who performed at the Lied ... The Beach Boys, considered to be one of the most influential bands of their ...
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You Can Buy One of Chuck E. Cheese's Dearly Departed ...

SPIN
They were designed to resemble The Beach Boys, who were programmed to sing Beach Boys songs in their original recordings. The Beach Bowzers' ...
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                                                Maryville Daily Times

Hometown proud: Aaron Tracy makes an Octoberfest detour on his ...

Maryville Daily Times
He got his first guitar when he was 8, and when he saw his first concert — The Beach Boys at Thompson-Boling Arena — he knew that music was his destiny.
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                                                News

More surfers brave frostbite to ride Arctic waves in Lofoten islands

CBS News
As CBS News correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti reports, surfing tends to conjure up images of The Beach Boys and golden sands in Hawaii -- not the Arctic Circle ...
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                                                YourGV.com

CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening

YourGV.com
Altria Theater, Richmond … John Prine Nov. 11; The Beach Boys Nov. 12; Gabriel Iglesias Nov. 16; Kirk Franklin Dec. 2; Justin Moore Feb. 8; Jason Isbell Feb.
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                                                Daily Journal

Common sense at root of school consolidation

Kankakee Daily Journal
Sure, there's something to be said for the "Be True To Your School'' message the Beach Boys conveyed many years ago. It's hard when your school disappears ...

Foster the People talk art ahead of Rochester show

Campus Times
“I look at my favorite artists and I look at John Lennon, The Beatles, The Beach Boys. They look at the world through a lens. They're able to capture words and ...
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                                                SurferToday

What is surf music?

SurferToday
"The Beach Boys, Exotica, Hawaiian music, Duane Eddy, pop surf like Jack Nitzsche and The Shadows, punk surf, 80s surf like The Mermen - all of these artists ...

Places To Go. Things To Do.

MyWebTimes.com
THE BEACH BOYS, rock 'n' roll, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, Braden Auditorium, Bone Student Center, Illinois State University, Normal. 309-438-5444.
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How soon is too soon for your first concert?

KARE
"I have that memory of my parents taking me to the state fair to see the Beach Boys." "I hope it resonates with her and sticks with her forever and it becomes a ...


October 18, 2017

Good vibrations

Dayton City Paper
Photo: The Beach Boys currently (l-r) John Cowsill, Brian Eichenberger, Scott Totten, Mike Love, Jeffrey Foskett, Tim Bonhomme, Bruce Johnson. Photo: Udo ...
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Load up your own heist playlist with 60 minutes of Baby Driver ...

AV Club
Baby hears The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds instrumental “Let's Go Away For Awhile” when he first spots Debora at the diner, but the same album's “You Still ...
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Remembering entertainment events at RFK Stadium (Photos)

WTOP
In 1983, the Reagan administration banned the Beach Boys from a July Fourth concert on the National Mall, saying that rock music attracted “the wrong element ...
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RollingStone.com

What Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' has to do with the vivid new album ...

Los Angeles Times
... thoroughly considered as Michael Jackson's “Thriller” or “Pet Sounds” by the Beach Boys — one for which every idea was attempted, every option explored.
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                                                Angeles Times

Café Tacvba and the LA Phil find the sweet spot between Latin rock ...

Los Angeles Times
They roared out of the gate with “Futuro,” a heady blend of Radiohead, Peruvian chica and, um, the Beach Boys from the band's new album, “Jei Beibi” (as in, ...
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                                                hypebot.com

8 Songs For The Reverb Hall Of Fame

hypebot.com
The sound of Indie Pop band The Drums is modern mix of The Beach Boys, The Smiths and Joy Division. Their track “Down by the Water” is an especially ...
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                                                Times-Delta

Saroyan Theater hosts 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical'

Visalia Times-Delta
MORE: The Beach Boys set for Visalia Fox concert. With the musical focused on much of King's early pre-"Tapestry" career, audiences are often also surprised ...
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                                                Cellar Magazine

Introducing the Action Skulls, and Rock Cellar's New Video Series ...

Rock Cellar Magazine
... iconic TV series Lost in Space), Vicki Peterson (of the Bangles) and her husband John Cowsill (a touring drummer with the Beach Boys for nearly 20 years).


October 17, 2017
UPDATE:   This week on the Open Mic: Matching outfits sold separately. (Thanks, Alexis!)
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Diddy's Favorite Indie Musician, Chaz Bear of Toro Y Moi

The New Yorker
Asked about his influences, Bear, whose father is black and whose mother is Filipina, likes to cite both the Beach Boys and the late hip-hop producer J. Dilla, but ...
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The 50 NJ albums you need to listen to before you die

NJ.com
While The Beach Boys spent 1962 redefining the male vocal group sound out in California, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons did their part in Newark as they ...
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                                                City Star

Consider yourself warned: the last of outdoor concert season

Kansas City Star
10/22 The Beach Boys at The Midland. 10/23 Matthew Mayfield (Patio Stage) at The Riot Room. 10/23 Sound Of Ceres/Plume Varia at recordBar. 10/24 David ...
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                                                Loudwire

Eminem's Anti-Trump Freestyle Mashed Up With Rage Against the ...

Loudwire
You may remember the DJ's mix of Foo Fighters' “The Pretender” with Rick James' “Super Freak” from late last year, also dashing a bit of the Beach Boys' “Help ...
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                                                Marketing Week

How are we still getting age in advertising so wrong?

Marketing Week
To celebrate the launch of BBC Music, it remade The Beach Boys' God Only Knows with the help of numerous famous performers of different ages – without ...
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                                                njarts.net

Amy Holland returns to singing, both in the studio and on the road

njarts.net
Her roommate at the time was dating one of the Beach Boys. When I visited her, he heard me sing and thought there might be something there. So, he dropped ...
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We all know Weezer, but we might not know their fanbase

Chimes
Some fans conveyed their daunted horror at the irreverence of the simplistic mention of the Beach Boys, but that opinion seems a little too off-handed. It appears ...
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                                                West

We're still here

Sonoma West
My dad's guitar collection, including one signed by Eric Clapton and another by all the members of the Beach Boys. His precious golf clubs. Our childhood toys ...
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                                                Oamaru Mail

Poetry, music to combine

The Oamaru Mail
... soon realised they could write “sparklingly good songs” with shared influences from the likes of the The Byrds, The Smiths, The Beatles, and The Beach Boys.

October 16, 2017
UPDATE:   This week at The Drive-In:  Dennis Wilson's "Slip On Through" a capella!
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X Recalls Rise and Fall of LA Punk Scene in 40-Year Celebration at ...

Variety
When it comes to the great Los Angeles bands, critical consensus tends to come back to the same trifecta: the Beach Boys, the Doors, and X. One of those, ...
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                                                TribDem.com

Micheke Mikesic Bender | Live music creates magic

TribDem.com
Inspired by The Beach Boys, The Monkees and (of course) The Beatles, teen guys practiced with guitars, basses and drums, searching for the sound that would ...
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                                                Vancouver Weekly

Ariel Pink to bring 'Dedicated to Bobby Jameson' to Vancouver

Vancouver Weekly
Dedicated to Bobby Jameson tracks the rise and fall of its namesake, a Los Angeles musician who circled stardom, mixing with the Beach Boys and the ...
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                                                Sunshine Coast Daily

Mariah Carey coming to a pub near you with $250k splashed

The Sunshine Coast Daily
It's a stunning follow-up to the Beach Boys, who were the first global phenomenons to play at the $30 million pub with 35ha of open space, back in 2015.
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