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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.


February 24, 2017

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                                                Leader-Telegram

Beach Boys headlining Northern Wis. State Fair

Leader-Telegram
CHIPPEWA FALLS — The Beach Boys are coming to Chippewa Falls. Rusty Volk, Northern Wisconsin State Fair executive director, announced Wednesday that ...
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                                                Weekly (blog)

Karma Vision's Bobby Sauder on his solo debut; stream an ...

Pitch Weekly (blog)
I wouldn't say I learned it from a particular song, but a few examples would be "Good Vibrations," by the Beach boys and "Michelle," by the Beatles. When there's ...
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                                                Allentown Morning Call

Classic rockers Chicago to play 50th anniversary show at ...

Allentown Morning Call
Chicago, one of the longest-running and most successful rock bands of all time, will bring its 50th anniversary tour to a headline show at Musikfest's Steel Stage ...
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                                                Journal Star

On the Beat: 2017 will be Lincoln's biggest concert year

Lincoln Journal Star
Last year, the bowl was slated to host 10 shows, but the Beach Boys/Temptations double bill was moved to the arena because of rain. The five announced ...
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                                                Station (registration)

NP & SF Station present Crocodiles, AJ Dávila, Hot Flash Heat ...

SF Station (registration)
They create melodically upbeat, hook-filled garage rock, referencing a range of influences from Girls and the Beach Boys, to Santo & Johnny and Weezer.
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Sara Bareilles to perform 'In memoriam' tribute at Oscars

TV3.ie
Earlier this month (Feb17), John Legend teamed up with Broadway star Cynthia Erivo to perform a slowed-down version of The Beach Boys' God Only Knows as ...

Recent notable deaths: Alan Colmes, Norma McCorvey, Al Jarreau ...

amNY
The artist wrote and performed the 1971 hit "A Song for You," and collaborated with numerous artists including the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and Elton John.

Day Wave surfs on sounds of Mill Valley native Jackson Phillips

Marin Independent Journal
He was listening to Joy Division and New Order and was heavily influenced by the harmonies of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. “I just read Brian Wilson's ...


February 23, 2017
UPDATE:   This week on BBRadio: Da BIG BOX of The Four Seasons!
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                                                Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis Star

Symphony announces Prairie lineup, including Beethoven, Beach ...

Indianapolis Business Journal (blog)
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy takes the stage July 28-29, The Beach Boys, led by founding member Mike Love, follows on Aug. 4-5. The season rounds out with ...

Huntington Beach: Pier review

New Zealand Herald
After a lifelong relationship with Californian beach culture built on the music of the Beach Boys, years of surfing, skateboarding and generally embracing the ...
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                                                Alternative Press

Here's System Of A Down's “Chop Suey!” sung in the style of ...

Alternative Press
Of course, he also does the cover in the style of the Beach Boys, Meat Loaf, Bee Gees and Pentatonix, just to name a few more. It's insanely impressive—and we ...
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                                                Vineyard Times

The Vineyard Connection: From here to Charles Manson

Martha's Vineyard Times
At 22, he was the youngest staff producer ever hired by Columbia Records. He worked with Ry Cooder, the Beach Boys, and the Byrds, for whom he produced ...
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                                                RollingStone.com

Story Behind Nike's Controversial 1987 'Revolution' Commercial

RollingStone.com
... commercial, any classic pop tune that appeared in an ad video was a cover, a facsimile, like Sunkist's re-working of "Good Vibrations' by the Beach Boys. Sure ...

Westport Winery Shines In Florida Competition

ThurstonTalk
Described as “tropical bliss” they suggest this wine be paired at brunch with their Benedictine Quiche while listening to the Beach Boys' song Kokomo. Habitat ...
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                                                Weekly

Chaos X Four = RAD

Folio Weekly
But Agent Orange was the first band to properly mix deep surf grooves — think Dick Dale's sopping-wet psychedelia, not The Beach Boys' vanilla pop — with a ...
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                                                Patch.com

More Acts Revealed For Summer Music Series At Ocean City Music ...

Patch.com
The Beach Boys have played to sold-out crowds on the Ocean City Music Pier for the past two summers, and they're making good on a promise to keep ...
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                                                gethampshire.co.uk

Yateley Gig on the Green 2017: Only days left to get Super Early ...

gethampshire.co.uk
“This year the Sunday will be a continuation of the Saturday party atmosphere with performances from tribute acts for The Beach Boys, Whitney Houston and the ...


February 22, 2017

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On The Record

Irish Times (blog)
I wrote a lot of lyrics for the Beach Boys. The other band members wrote, but their lyrics weren't as good as Van Dyke or Tony. They were just not as good as ...
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                                                Albany Herald

Wild Adventures Theme Park releases 2017 All-Star Concert Series ...

The Albany Herald
Other acts scheduled for 2017 include The Beach Boys, Lecrae, Rodney Atkins, the All-American Rejects, For King and Country, Chris Janson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ...
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                                                Huffington Post

Two New CDs Reignite Stereo Vs. Mono Debate

Huffington Post
Unlike The Beach Boys' “Good Vibrations,” a similarly-ambitious pop record that was spliced together from weeks of recording sessions, the basic track for ...
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                                                Quietus

Dirty Projectors

The Quietus
That's to say intricate, layered vocals, strings and left-field instrumentation, like the harp on 'Little Bubble', a song that introduces the Beach Boys' psychedelic ...
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                                                Madison.com

Coming Attractions: Marlon Wayans, Shake the Lake, Thriftworks

Madison.com
THE BEACH BOYS: Sunday, April 30, 7:30 p.m., Overture Hall, 201 State St. Tickets are $50-$90 through overturecenter.com. AIMEE MANN w/ Jonathan ...

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                                                Savannah

Perennial punk bands Agent Orange, The Queers, Guttermouth take ...

Do Savannah
Behind straight punk with pop-punk overtones — somewhere between The Ramones and The Beach Boys — King and a revolving set of musicians have toured ...


February 21, 2017
UPDATE:  This week on Open Mic:  A stripped-down H&V.
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The Leftovers: 5 Things You Might've Missed in the Season 3 Trailer

TV Guide (blog)
But there was this juxtaposition of the Beach Boys' comforting "Don't Worry Baby" over the top of those silent character pans that might've encouraged a sense of ...
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                                                Northern Echo
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Brian Wilson to perform Pet Sounds live in summer

The Northern Echo (registration)
The Beach Boys star will be in Newcastle on Sunday, August 6, bringing Live From Times Square, an outdoor music festival, to a stunning and memorable close.
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                                                Record

Fairgrounds leads area's venue revival

Stockton Record
When the Beach Boys and Ringo Starr — both in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame — did shows on Dec. 17-18, she said it was a convincing signal for would-be ...
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                                                Independent

Black Market Trust returns to Sedona

Verde Independent
Merging their love of everything from The Mills Brothers to The Beach Boys, Sinatra to Lennon/McCartney, the band began to arrange lead and 3 part vocal ...
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                                                Reaction

The rise of Milo Yiannopoulos, the Telegraph years, and why I am ...

Reaction
The Beach Boys. My colleague Chris Deerin asked Mark to see if there was any footage of the Beach Boys, one of our favourite bands, on this You Tube thingy.
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                                                Boston Globe

Irwin Stambler, 92; wrote rock music encyclopedia

The Boston Globe
... of Pop, Rock and Soul” — a major feat of research before the Internet made it easier to find out more about Bo Diddley or the Beach Boys — died Feb.
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                                                Forecaster

Out & About: Driftwood plus Beatles plus Bach+

The Forecaster
... His last visit to Portland was 13 months ago, when he stepped up to the podium for a PSO concert based on the Beach Boys' milestone “Pet Sounds” album.

It Takes Two: “Shadowbahn” by Steve Erickson

lareviewofbooks
Erickson writes about the Beach Boys song. “Can the warmth of the sun, it won't ever die only have been written before the gunshot, or only after? Is the song ...
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                                                Independent

Rick Cyge CD release performance featured at Greg Lawson Galleries

Verde Independent
I do incorporate the use of a phrase sampler to accomplish this live with some very complex pieces such as The Beach Boys' California Girls where so much is ...
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                                                Northern Echo
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Sir Tom Jones announces open air gig in North Yorkshire; ticket ...

The Northern Echo (registration)
Tom Jones joins Kaiser Chiefs, Little Mix, Jess Glynne, Olly Murs, Madness, Cliff Richard, The Beach Boys, UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey Virtue, George ...


February 20, 2017
UPDATE:   This week at The Drive In: An extended version of The Beach Boys Holland!

The Beach Boys will play at the Fuengirola Music Festival

Olive Press
The legendary quintet will Get Around the costa this summer as they are the latest stars to be added to the 22nd Fuengirola Music Festival. They will join the ...
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                                                Washington Post

'Jane Roe' made abortion legal. Then a minister made her rethink.

Washington Post
But with that brief conversation — about the Beach Boys, no less — “Flip became more human to me,” she wrote. Accounts of their early friendship diverge ...

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The Leftovers: 5 Things You Might've Missed in the Season 3 Trailer

TV Guide (blog)
But there was this juxtaposition of the Beach Boys' comforting "Don't Worry Baby" over the top of those silent character pans that might've encouraged a sense of ...
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                                                Blade

Radio station opening new channels of learning at local high school

Toledo Blade
Springfield Schools Superintendent Michael O'Shea walked over to a radio sitting on a shelf in his office one day last week and turned it on. “It's the Beach Boys ...
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                                                Sudbury Star

Sudbury arts and entertainment, in brief

The Sudbury Star
Join Four by Four on March 23 for an exciting musical tribute to The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Motown and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
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                                                Highsnobiety

Lana Del Rey Releases New Song “Love”

Highsnobiety-
The track was produced by Rick Nowels, Emile Haynie, and Benny Blanco and features a lyrical and melodic reference to the Beach Boys' “Don't Worry Baby.
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