Archives for: 2008, week 17

We Love Sparks!

SCOTSMAN "Sparks came to life in 1970 when the California-based duo were still students. Their quirky – albeit ignored or maligned – assault on the mainstream was initially called Halfnelson, blending Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart and the Beach Boys."… more »

All New: The Beach Boys- "Surfin' Success"

AMAZON Not much info on this yet. The Beach Boys "Surfin' Success" (DVD/CD or CD) is a new documentary of the band. Here's what we've read so far: "From their arrival at Heathrow to backstage at The Hammersmith Odeon, this film follows the group o… more »

Before I Got Into The Beach Boys, This Is The Kind Of Music I Listened To

NEW YORK TIMES Here's an artilcle about the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) more »

Beach Boys help explain current NBA draft policy


Music Review: Beach Boys - Wild Honey


Michael Leviton Is A ukulele sensation

NEWBURYPORT CURRENT “But it was ‘Little Pad,’ the Beach Boys tune from the Smiley Smile album that pushed him over the ukulele edge." more »

Music Review: Beach Boys - Smiley Smile


Review Of "The Wrecking Crew" Documentary

VARIETY "A treasure trove of witness-at-creation anecdotes and enduringly potent '60s pop classics, 'The Wrecking Crew' is a well-nigh irresistible treat for aficionados of music from the era when acts like the Beach Boys, the Association and the Monkee… more »

Mystery donor brings Beach Boys to Wellesley for free concert

Beach Boys Mike Love and Bruce Johnston led the Beach Boys in a private concert at the Wellesley Country Club in 2006 BOSTON GLOBE THE WELLESLEY TOWNSMAN more »

"Brian Wilson a genius and Mike Love a calculating putz"

SAN ANTONIO CURRENT Madonna is a co-writer, “in the sense that Mike Love is the co-writer of ‘Good Vibrations’ and countless other Beach Boys hits. Like Love, she needed someone else to come up with the initial inspiration for the song and shape the mus… more »

Los Angeles Musician Seeks PhD in Scotland

THE HERALD Steve Forman has performed and/or recorded with musicians such as The Beach Boys ("post Pet Sounds, post all of the crises"), Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, Cate Brothers, Phil Spector, Raymond Manzarek, Pink Floyd, David Bowie more »

Music Review: Beach Boys - Pet Sounds


Beach Boys coming to Prince George


Glen Campbell's Session Work in Film

GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY "The movie began with music from the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, in which Glen played acoustic guitar, and took the viewer on a ride through songs by such 1960s pop staples as the Ronettes, the Mamas & The Papas, Nancy Sinat… more »

SMiLE Tour, Kansas City, Starlight Theatre, Thursday, August 25, 2005

Kansas City, Starlight Theatre, Thursday, August 25, 2005 Jeff Foskett and Brian Wilson, after-show, August 25, 2005 Tickets, Kansas City, Starlight Theatre, Thursday, August 25, 2005 more »

SMiLE Tour, Chicago, Auditorium Theatre, Saturday, October 2, 2004

Backstage Pass Tickets, Chicago, Auditorium Theatre, Saturday, October 2, 2004 Taylor Mills, after-show, October 2, 2004 Nick Walusko (Nicky Wonder), after-show, October 2, 2004 more »

Music Review: Beach Boys - Beach Boys Party!