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Beach Boys Stories

Ravinia's 2017 Lineup, Ranked

Ravinia Festival released its schedule of shows for 2017 yesterday.  Along with its perennial classical programming, there's once again some more popular forms to supplement the symphony.  True, they tend to book acts that are past their sell-by date, but there's still some fun-in-the-park experience for a BYOB venue with a flat...

Setlist / Photos / Video Playlist: Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, Al Jardine & David Marks @ House of Blues 10/29/13

What seems like an unlikely pairing is actually winning some acclaim on a tour this fall. British blues master Jeff Beck and Brian Wilson (with former Beach boy compadres Al Jardine and David Marks) have superstar resumes if not superstar status or "buzz", but together they make for an entertaining evening of contrasts and collaborations....

The Rock Fan's 2013 Guide To Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival may not be a festival in the way the most readers think of it -- in fact, its cornerstone has always been a fine program of classical music, a genre that has yet to infiltrate any other festivals that I've been to (except the Clifford Ball).However, if you're looking for a more...

Infographic: Girls - What Kind and Where According To Beach Boys / Brian Wilson

Looks like a bit more research is needed into the young and female population of some Southwest and Mountain states to complete this map infographic from the iloveyoubrianwilson tumblr. For the time being, the remaining classifications will be most helpful for the band and crew as the Beach Boys tour the country for their 50th...

Setlist: Beach Boys @ Chicago Theater, 5/21/12

Rock music exists in a land where senior citizens can still be called boys, and the Beach Boys brought their nostalgia-laden show to Chicago Theater last night, complete with a 10 piece backing band. Their two sets were a mix of the big radio hits, tracks from their most critically acclaimed albums and some covers of...