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Los Lobos Debut Beach Boys, Thee Midnighters Covers From L.A.-Themed ‘Native Sons’ Album (Track Premiere)

No music artist is more intrinsically identified with Los Angeles than Los Lobos — unless, say, we’re talking the Beach Boys, Thee Midnighters, Jackson Browne, Little Feat, Buffalo Springfield or the Blasters, to name a few of the fellow homegrown musicians that the group proudly covers on “Native Sons,” their debut for the New West […]
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The Story of the Rolling Stones: A Selection of Documentaries on the Quintessential Rock-and-Roll Band

The Rolling Stones define the rock-and-roll band, as they have for nearly six decades now. Exactly how they’ve done so is thoroughly documented, not least by the band’s own expansive and still-growing catalog of songs and albums (all of which I happen to have spent the last few months listening through). But the story of the Stones continues to compel, told and re-told as it is in every form of media produced by each era through which the band has passed: books, articles, podcasts, and a...
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"'Vibe' as slang, referring to an aura or feeling, emerged in the sixties, in California, and gave the word its enduring hippie associations."

"The underground paper Berkeley Barb made frequent use of it as early as 1965. The following year, the Beach Boys hit 'Good Vibrations' exposed the slang to broader audiences.... In some ways, the rise of digital life allowed for a vibe revival....  Whereas Instagram’s main form is the composed tableau, captured in a single still image or unedited video, TikTok’s is the collection of real-world observations, strung together in a filmic montage....  TikTok’s technology makes it easy to crop vid...
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Critics Celebrate Two-Lane Blacktop, the 1971 Existential Road-Movie Masterpiece by Monte Hellman (RIP), Starring James Taylor & Dennis Wilson

The road movie has long since proven itself as one of the great American cultural forms, not least by capturing the imagination of other societies, no matter how distant or different. As New York Times critic A.O. Scott declares in the video above, “one of the finest road movies, and perhaps the purest of them all, is Monte Hellman’s Two-Lane Blacktop.” In his original 1971 review of the film, a Roger Ebert described Hellman as “an American director whose work is much prized by the Frenc...
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Critics Celebrate Two-Lane Blacktop, the 1971 Existential Road-Movie Masterpiece by Monte Hellman (RIP), Starring James Tayler & Dennis Wilson

The road movie has long since proven itself as one of the great American cultural forms, not least by capturing the imagination of other societies, no matter how distant or different. As New York Times critic A.O. Scott declares in the video above, “one of the finest road movies, and perhaps the purest of them all, is Monte Hellman’s Two-Lane Blacktop.” In his original 1971 review of the film, a Roger Ebert described Hellman as “an American director whose work is much prized by the Frenc...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Washington, Beach Boys, Roger Ebert, New York Times, James Bond, James Taylor, Dennis Hopper, New Mexico, Woody Allen, Seoul, Taylor, Tom, Scott

Beach Boys Fan Magazine Editor Produced Band's Reunion Song

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — David Beard is no stranger to the Beach Boys — and not just because the Fort Mill, S.C., resident has been the editor and publisher of the Beach Boys fan magazine Endless Summer Quarterly since 1993.
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Royal Caribbean to Start Cruising from Bermuda, Bahamas June 2021

If the Beach Boys song, “Kokomo” jumps into your head, you’re not alone.  When Royal Caribbean announced it would start cruising from Bermuda and Bahamas, their 1988 hit starting playing in my brain.  But these Royal Caribbean cruises to Bermuda... Read More The post Royal Caribbean to Start Cruising from Bermuda, Bahamas June 2021 appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Rock Hall of Famer David Crosby Sells Catalog to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artist Group

Following its acquisition of select Beach Boys assets last month, Irving Azoff’s new Iconic Artist Group has made another move into the lucrative catalog acquisition marketplace by partnering with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby. Iconic has acquired Crosby’s catalog, which according to the announcement includes his publishing and recorded music rights, including […]
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Beach Boys Sell Controlling Interest in Catalog to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Beach Boys have become the latest artists to sell their catalog and other assets: The group announced Thursday that Irving Azoff’s recently launched Iconic Artists Group has purchased a controlling interest in its intellectual property, including their sound recordings, the brand, select musical compositions, and memorabilia. According to […]
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The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson & Beatles Producer George Martin Break Down “God Only Knows,” the “Greatest Song Ever Written” As an Englishman of a certain age, George Martin could, realistically, choose only one means of conveyance in Los Angeles: a red Coupe de Ville convertible, and a genuine 1950s model at that. But whatever that era’s glories of automobile design, its music was still in the dark ages — at least according to the millions upon millions of Beatles fans around the world today. The pop-cultural revolution that band ignited in the early 1960s owes, by ...
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Before TikTok Inspired a Rising Tide for Sea Shanties, the Beach Boys Charted One of Their Own

As new musical genres gain popularity, they are often acknowledged with their own genre-specific Billboard charts. Over the years, disco and reggae are among the musical genres awarded their own tallies. An old musical genre is going viral on TikTok, starting with Scotland’s Nathan Evans’ posting of the 19th century shanty “Wellerman” during the last […]
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Sail On to bring Beach Boys hits to Evans in February

Beach Boys tribute band to play two performances in Evans to allow for smaller audiences.          [Author: Augusta Chronicle]
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Florida Democratic lawmaker wants Mar-a-Lago punished for maskless New Year's Eve bash

Trump left Florida on Dec. 31, before that evening's Mar-a-Lago event, which featured performers Vanilla Ice and members of the Beach Boys.         [Author: Palm Beach Post]
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Berlin’s Terri Nunn Apologizes for Playing Mar-a-Lago Gig, Slams ‘Lack of Regard for the Pandemic’ at Trump Resort

After coming under continual fire in the four days since she played the New Year’s Eve party at Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, as the other performers that night have, Terri Nunn of the group Berlin has issued an apology for the controversial gig, saying she didn’t know it would be perceived as taking a […]
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The Beach Boys postpone Drive-In OC show in Anaheim due to COVID-19 restrictions

The Beach Boys were scheduled to headline City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC on Sunday afternoon, but the venue announced on Wednesday that the concert has been postponed due to California’s on-going changes surrounding COVID-19 restrictions. All purchased tickets will be honored on a future, yet-to-be-determined date. Refunds are available at point of purchase upon request. The band, headed up by co-founder Mike Love, have done a few drive-in style events since the start of the pandem...
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The Beach Boys will headline afternoon concert at Drive-In OC in Anaheim

City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC socially distanced concert series announced that it will host an afternoon with The Beach Boys at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13. The show will feature a mix of Beach Boys’ hits like “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun” and “Good Vibrations,” as well as songs from vocalist and band co-founder Mike Love’s holiday album, “Reason For the Season.” The band will also perform Love’s latest single, “This Too Shall Pass,” which was released earlier this y...
Tags: Music, Beach Boys, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gwen Stefani, Brian Wilson, John Stamos, Voice, Concerts, Al Jardine, Joseph, Anaheim, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Chris Sullivan

The Number Ones Bonus Tracks: The Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie”

Welcome to the Number Ones Bonus Tracks, the addendum to our regular Number Ones column. We at Stereogum recently wrapped up our fundraising campaign, and we’d like to thank everyone who donated to support this site and keep it going. To those All Access donors who pledged $1,000, I promised that I’d write a Number Ones-style column on a song of their choosing, as long as that song charted on the Billboard Hot 100. We’ll publish those once a week for the next couple of weeks. *** The Kingsme...
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How the Beach Boys Created Their Pop Masterpieces: “Good Vibrations,” Pet Sounds, and More If you ever decide to listen through the Beach Boys’ entire studio discography, one album per week, it will take about six months. I know because I just finished doing it myself, beginning with their simple celebration/exploitation of early-60s youth beach-and-car culture Surfin’ Safari and ending, six months yet half a century later, with the lushly elegiac That’s Why God Made the Radio. Between those points, of course, came the songs everyone...
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Brian Wilson Disavows Trump’s Beach Boys Benefit in California (EXCLUSIVE)

It will be fun, fun, fun under the California sun for many well-heeled attendees at today’s Donald Trump fundraiser in Newport Beach — but not for Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, who are chagrined that the touring version of the group currently headed up by Mike Love will be headlining the campaign benefit. […]
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Encino home once tied to Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson sells for $3.5 million

The kitchen is finished in Ann Sach’s tile and Carrara marble counters. (Photo by Sergii Dolgyi Studio) A view of the remodeled kitchen. (Photo by Sergii Dolgyi Studio) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds An aerial view of the Encino tennis court estate once tied to Brian Wilson. (Photo by Sergii Dolgyi Studio) Show Caption of Expand A six-bedroom Spanish-style estate in Encino with former ties to Beach Boys’ co-founder Brain Wilson has sold for $3.535 ...
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I have adopted an answer to the mystery of the strange photograph: The Phantom Gnat!

You remember this photograph I posted yesterday, an image I was surprised to find among my sunrise photographs and not something I was trying to do: I had said in the comments: "I know it’s out of focus, but why? And why is the sun a full circle? It was only a quarter of the way up."Oddly, some people were talking about the "circle of confusion" (a complicated subject in photography) and others were talking about the song by Cyrkle, "Red Rubber Ball" (because, as Paul Simon wrote in the lyrics,...
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Psychic Ills – “Never Learn Not To Love” (Beach Boys Cover) & “Cease To Exist” (Charles Manson Cover)

Last week, sad news arrived that Psychic Ills frontman Tres Warren had passed away at 41. Warren had been a prolific artist in his life, and as it turns out this was no different at the time of his death. Warren had been working on new songs, and was getting ready to enter … More »
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"I Watched 185 Mike Bloomberg Ads/And I figured out what this weird, expensive, suddenly ubiquitous campaign is trying to do."

, in case you're wondering what all those Bloomberg ads are. I was. I'd only seen a couple Bloomberg ads, because I skip ads. I avert my eyes. Sometimes I see that an ad is being talked about and I go out of my way to find it, but only because I want to blog about. I have my wits about me and I'm analytical and critical and inclined to make fun. But what's going on with the people who do let ads wash over them? I can't imagine. Are they influenced? What is Mike doing with all his money?Well, thi...
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Beach Boys are at odds over appearance at Donald Trump Jr.-keynoted hunting convention

LOS ANGELES — Beach Boys founding members Brian Wilson and Al Jardine are alerting fans that they have no part in an appearance later this week by a version of the group fronted by co-founder Mike Love at a trophy-hunting convention where Donald Trump Jr. will be the keynote speaker. Love’s touring edition of the Beach Boys, for which he holds the legal rights to the name, also includes longtime band member Bruce Johnston. They are slated to play Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Safari Club Internation...
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Brian Wilson boycotts Beach Boys over hunting convention

Touring version of Beach Boys led by Mike Love due to play at ‘trophy hunting’ event featuring Donald Trump JrBrian Wilson and Al Jardine have backed a boycott of their former band the Beach Boys, who are booked to perform at an event organised by hunting group Safari Club International.Wilson and Jardine are not part of the band currently touring under the Beach Boys name, which features only one founding member, Mike Love. Wilson tweeted: “This organisation supports trophy hunting, which both ...
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Johnny Ramone’s widow Linda talks new line of Happy Socks and band’s punk rock legacy

Johnny Ramone, like all of the Ramones, shared an instantly recognizable sense of style: Black leather jacket, T-shirt, ripped jeans, sneakers. With that, you had a look as important to punk fashion as the Ramones’ ferocious music was to the punk rock sound. But Johnny did have a bit of flash and flair at times, his widow Linda Ramone says. “As the years went on, he incorporated different colored T-shirts,” she says from the backyard of the San Fernando Valley home she shared with Johnny from 19...
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Documentary on Legendary 1970s L.A. Session Musicians Coming From ‘Wrecking Crew’ Director

Director Denny Tedesco scored with his 2008 film “The Wrecking Crew,” his critically praised documentary on the legendary session musicians of the ‘60s who performed with everyone from the Beach Boys and Phil Spector to Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley — so it makes perfect sense that he’s begun work on a film about legendary 1970s […]
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"Through Mr. Obama, I have been hipped to the Congolese singer Jupiter Bokondji... His prose, always electric, assumes an extra whiff of fire when applied to music."

"'American history wells up when Aretha sings,' Mr. Obama wrote to The New Yorker in response to an email query about the artist in 2016.... 'That’s why, when she sits down at a piano and sings ‘A Natural Woman,’ she can move me to tears,' he said... United States presidents tend not to be celebrated for their groovy record collections. The current officeholder’s favorite Beach Boy is most likely Mike Love, which alone should qualify him for yet another impeachable offense. If this is a bewilder...
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20 holiday-themed concerts to check out in Southern California this season

It’s that time of year again where some of our favorite musical acts come to town to spread a little holiday cheer. Venues throughout Southern California are transformed into winter wonderlands with flurries of snow, festive sweaters, candy canes and all of the bright lights and over-the-top seasonal décor. From big-sounding musical holiday extravaganzas with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller and more wild, punk rock fare with X, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and The Vandals ...
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"People close to the president say his proclivity to retreat to the residence during work hours has built up over the course of his presidency...."

"Early in this presidency, Trump’s staff tried to nudge him out into the city more often for dinners or to attend events, but the plans always fell apart, said one of the former senior administration officials who called Trump a 'homebody.'...  Now he tends to go to the Oval Office and adjacent private dining room for five to six hours a day for formal meetings, lunches and ceremonial events, current and former administration officials say. But the bulk of his work in the mornings, late afternoo...
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