When Memory Sings Harmony: Beach Boys at Beacon Theater
By DJ M on May 9th, 2012
In Brian Wilson/B. Boys
NEW YORK TIMES "What amazing songs. That’s the lingering impression from Tuesday night’s Beacon Theater concert by the reunited Beach Boys, who until this year had not performed with Brian Wilson since 1996 ... More than 40 songs breezed by in the concert, nearly every one packing musicianly marvels into its two or three minutes ... Yet while the technical splendor of [Brian Wilson's] songwriting was one of the Beach Boys’ lasting achievements — one that echoes down through generations of tuneful studio experimenters — this wasn’t a concert to get too technical about. It was a show of youthful exuberance and inspiration battling the effects of time."