Posts Tagged ‘The Beach Boys’

Lineup announced for 2012 Bonnaroo music festival

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

By Joyce

Bonnaroo 2012

Get your calendars out, it’s time to plan your schedule for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music Festival. Bonnaroo – taking place from June 7-10 in Manchester, Tennessee – just released its set times. Highlights include Radiohead on Friday, Red Hot Chili Peppers on Saturday and The Beach Boys on Sunday. Also scheduled for Sunday is Phish, who will be playing an epic 4 hour set.

For complete set times, visit the official Bonnaroo 2012 website.

Music fans can still get their tickets and 4-day passes to Bonnaroo 2012 with; sounds like it’ll be a sweet show!

Yearning for the A-Train: Missing The Rolling Stones

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

By Adrian

Thus far in 2012, we’re seeing plenty of classic acts in music still doing tours in a big way. The notables include the just-announced RUSH Clockwork Angels Tour, Van Halen, The Beach Boys, Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd fame), Aerosmith, Neil Diamond, Bryan Adams…..the list can go on and on. But for all the acts that are still going, I can’t help but notice that The Rolling Stones aren’t on that list. There are reports that we may see Mick Jagger and the boys at the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Games in London, but it’s hard not to wonder whether us Northwest music fans will see The Rolling Stones in concert again.

Any true Stones fan knows what I’m talking about when I mention ‘A-Train’, the jazzy intro piped over the P.A. system just before the MC says those words we’ve all been anxiously waiting for ever since we skipped school and drove down the I-5:

Please welcome The Rolling Stones!

*enter a fist-pumping Mick Jagger belting out “Under My Thumb”.

That was back in 1981; the Stones were on their ‘Tattoo You’ tour, it was well worth the $16 ticket price and subsequent suspension from the school soccer team for missing a game.
Move forward 13 years, the Voodoo Lounge Tour hit Vancouver for 2 dates in 1994, then again in 2006 as part of the Bigger Bang tour. Now I know they average coming to the Pacific Northwest every 12 or so years but they’re getting old, really old. In fact, they are celebrating their 50 year anniversary this year so I’m saying lets get the petition started and bring them back before it’s too late so we can hear that familar jazz line followed by “Please welcome The Rolling Stones!” one last time.

What are some bands or musicians of decades past that you’d like to see on stage one more time?

The Beach Boys return with their 50th Anniversary Tour

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

By Joyce

the beach boys reunion

After reuniting on the Grammys in February, the Beach Boys kicked off their 37-date tour at the Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre in Tuscon, AZ last night. Not only does this tour mark the Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary but it is the first time that Brian Wilson has played with the band since 1996. During the 2.5 hour, 42-song set, the Beach Boys sang such hits as “Surfin’ Safari”, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “California Girls.”

What’s your favourite Beach Boys song?

Brian Wilson Re-imagines Gershwin

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Brian Wilson

Iconic songwriter, Brian Wilson, is set to play his first cross-Canada tour next summer in support of his newest album, Brian Wilson Re-imagines Gershwin.

The tour gets started in Kitchener, ON on June 16. Wilson will perform two weeks in Canada, closing out the tour at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver on June 28.

Wilson gained fame for his time with the Beach Boys, but that isn’t where his musical pursuits ended. He has had continued success (more…)