The Beach Boys

  • Calendar

    May 30, 2013

    SummerFest 2013

    St. Angela Merici School

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Yo La Tengo - Fingerprints - January 16, 2013

    By: Greggory MooreThe world's greatest bands playing the indie record shop a half-mile from your home? It's not likely to become a trend, but for a lucky little trice Yo La Tengo is making this rock 'n' roll fan fantasy come true for a few of us here on the West Coast this week, with their four-stop ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2012
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    September 28, 2012

    Rumors About Mike Love Firing Original Beach Boys Are Bullshit

    Fat, sick and overwhelmed by the voices in his head, Brian Wilson was fired from the Beach Boys on November 25,, 1982 with a formal note from Brother Records, Inc. stating, "...Your services as an employee...are hereby terminated effective immediately," as outlined in Wilson's 1992 autobiography, Wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    The Beach Boys Remember the Good Times and Forget Some of Their Music at the Grammy Museum

    Brothels and underage drinking were a topic of discussion at the Beach Boy's 50th Anniversary Grammy Museum exhibit induction, Tuesday. Band members remembered the good ol' days when youngest member, David Marks who at 14-years-old, stole vodka from Mike Love's saxophone case while on tour, and dran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Advice to Every New Band: Stop Putting Out Albums

    By: Daniel Hopkins Ask a Failed Musician is a new column from our sister music blog at Dallas Observer, in which Daniel Hopkins helps struggling musicians make sense of their careers and offers advice. Whether or not it will work, who knows? It obviously didn't work for him. But then again, he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Burger Records in Fullerton

    This week we've got five super tasty (and surprisingly humanitarian) records from Burger Records, 645 S State College Blvd Unit A in Fullerton, (714) 336-0561. Mmmm, Burger. Gotta love 'em. This week's top seller at Burger is The Audacity's Mellow Cruiser.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Glen Campbell - Hollywood Bowl - 6/24/12

    Glen Campbell Hollywood Bowl 6/24/12 When a band or solo artist announces they're going on a farewell tour, it's usually met with collective shrugs and eyerolls. Why? Because--as Kiss proved--by bilking customers into thinking that this is their last hurrah, they can charge a ridiculous amount of ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012
  • Culture

    April 12, 2012

    Brea Art Gallery Presents the Other Side of Sunny

    'Made In California' isn't the same old state gold

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    The Beach Boys to Reunite at the Grammys; Our Dream Setlist

    ​It's the news we've been expecting/hoping for since the release of The SMiLE Sessions: The Beach Boys (or at least the ones still living) are officially reuniting at the Grammys Sunday night. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks, who haven't performed as The Beach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Local Record Review: 'Live from the Lab' by Roosterhead

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full-length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill A ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2012

    The Tyde


  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    They Will Get By: Five Questionable '80s Comebacks from '60s Artists

    Eddie Money and Ronnie Spector​Rock and roll is a tough and fickle business. One minute you're on top of the world and the next you're on top of a float, blowing kisses to strangers in Branson, Missouri. In between, anything goes. Tonight, Eddie Money, a singer no stranger to the ups and downs of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Five Songs to Help Defeat the Leftover Blues

    ​Although Black Friday is known for shopping, it is also known as the beginning of the leftover parade. If you want to make room for non-gravy doused foods in your fridge, you'll need all the help you can get. Here are five golden oldies that can help lessen the blow of a week's worth of leftovers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    It's True: Brian Wilson Will Be at Fingerprints Tomorrow!

    ​The word "legend" applies only to a few people on this planet. One of those people is Brian Wilson. The man behind the Beach Boys is a bona fide musical genius and most certainly a legend in my book, which is why everyone reading this should stop what they are doing and go to Fingerprints in Long ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Songs About Girls From A(lison) to Z(ebulon), Part 1

    ​Music geeks, rejoice! Here's the ultimate list for you--a song with a girl's name in the title for each letter of the alphabet. We dug up everything from custy Beach Boys songs to deep cuts by the Smashing Pumpkins (who, by the way, have an inordinate amount of songs titled with girls' names, odd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Alien or Abductee? Five Extraterrestial Musicians (Other Than Sammy Hagar)

    ​This week, former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar claimed that he had been abducted by aliens. Overnight, lame jokes about Hagar suffering from tequila-induced psychosis flooded the Internet and open-mic comedy stages, positioning the laid-back "I Can't Drive 55" singer as buffoon of the month. F ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 20, 2011

    'Cult of the Ruin' Has a Past Tense and Present Purpose

    UC Irvine's University Art Gallery's latest exhibit re-examines time gone by

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Weezer Front Man Rivers Cuomo Covers the Beach Boys

    ​​It's no secret Rivers Cuomo is a Beach Boys fanatic. Even without his open admissions, it would be readily apparent in a cursory listen to Weezer's catalog. Cuomo has recently made his fondness for all things Wilsonian explicit. In addition to playing songs from SMiLE before the start of perfo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2010
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    December 31, 2009

    Top 5 'Auld Lang Syne' Covers

    Whether or not you ever took the time to memorize the lyrics, it's virtually impossible to escape the age-old New Year's anthem "Auld Lang Syne." First penned by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788 (hooray for geeky trivia), this poem-turned tune has been sung by  scores of orchestras, guitar wieldi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2009

    Playlist: Songs about Southern California

    ​The sun finally reappeared today and I decided to play tourist. I've been promising my family pictures of where I live for the past two weeks. I'm from Florida. My parents have never been to California. Only one of my three younger siblings has visited the state. So, I got on my bicycle and clic ... More >>

  • Music

    September 3, 2009
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    June 25, 2009

    Summ Summ Summertime

    I was on the treadmill last night when Rocket from the Crypt's "Summer Survivor" came on the ol' iPod. It's an upbeat ditty that appears to be about people taking over San Diego beaches. Some of my favorite lines include "wet t-shirt/in piss/sun block/with shit I don't care," "bougeouis vikings/dead ... More >>

  • Music

    June 4, 2009
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    February 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    Does Anyone Even Read This Stuff First?

    From the second paragraph of "Beach Boys in Coto concert," a Saturday Orange County Register story by Mark Eades: Before three of the original members – Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and John Stamos – took the stage, concert goers imbibed in a bit of food and drink at a pre-concert bash by the club ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    Video Savant: The Beach Boys' “Feel Flows”

    As you may have noticed, I've been immersed in a summer-song mindset the past few weeks in preparation for our Summer Guide. Of course, I had to include a Beach Boys song in the best summer songs feature; after much cogitation, I settled on the rather obvious “Good Vibrations,” but I just as eas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    Nautical by Nature

    Blank Blue's Elvin Estela, right, picks five watery/blue classics (and is Joni Mitchell pissed). In this week's Sprawl of Sound column, I review Blank Blue's Western Water Music, Vol. II. I had hoped to include a list of the duo's favorite albums with the words “blue” or “water” in their ... More >>

  • Music

    May 1, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 4/11 - 4/13

    Vegas Fridays, April 11 at 9 p.m. Not that Vegas, silly! $20 Vegas 1901 Newport Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA 92627 949-548-9500 Riff Raff, April 12 at 8:30 p.m. Riffin' and raffin' galore! The Gypsy Den 125 N. Broadway Santa Ana, CA 92701 714-835-8840 America’s Family Pet Expo, Fri., April 11, 10:00 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    The Beach is Back

    Beach Boys Surf Sounds Exhibit

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Leviathan Brothers, DiPiazzas, September 13, 2007

    Photo: Suzie Ahn Leviathan Brothers' keyboardist (and occasional OC Weekly contributor) Sean O'Connell announced from the DiPiazzas stage: “This week marks the sixth year of the five-year anniversary of Tupac's death. To commemorate the occasion, we're going to play an original.” Now that's w ... More >>

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Better Be Good

    A Record Date With Thee Makeout Party!

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Black Thunder!

    JAN. 25-FEB. 1

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    I Got Kinda Lost

    Eight greats that never made it

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Get Out!

    June 29 - July 6: Handjobdrugscum

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Cool Summer

    Dumb Angel magazines new issue follows surf culture to Newport Beach

  • Columns

    October 6, 2005
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    August 5, 2004
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    July 22, 2004
  • Features

    June 17, 2004


    Are You Too Late for the Trend?
    28 Local Greats

  • Music

    November 28, 2002
  • Columns

    July 4, 2002
  • Music

    August 30, 2001
  • Music

    April 12, 2001

    Brandon Trca

    Blasting-cap tester, author of nothing, manager of no one and singer for the band Super Bright Light

  • Music

    February 8, 2001
  • Features

    January 6, 2000


    Re-created covered wagons

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