Until very recently, it was not necessary to point out that the Beach Boys who were on tour were not necessarily all of the surviving Beach Boys. Alas, we're spoiled: Last year's totally unexpected new album and tour brought the warring Beach Boys factions together for some extremely poignant (and o ... More >>
2012 isn't even over yet, and we're already feeling sort of nostalgic for it.
We saw a lot of great shows this year, so narrowing it down to the most mind-blowing 20 wasn't easy, but it was a lot of fun.
Enjoy, our Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012.
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We don't want to jinx it, but a string of cooler nights and balmy afternoons has us feeling comfortable saying "Summer's done." The festival season has come to a close, and it's time to unpack that neglected denim and put away your jorts and Coachella Crocs for the season.
Of course, this summer r ... More >>
The Beach Boys @ Grand Canyon University Arena
50 songs for 50 years. It's hard to imagine any band getting away with it, right?
It's even harder to imagine it being exceptional, but that's the best word I can use to describe what The Beach Boys (Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks, ... More >>
Grand Canyon University Arena
Saturday, July 7, 2012
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Al Jardine played standup bass on the very first Beach Boys single, "Surfin'," and since then he's been an integral part of the band's sonic makeup, playing guitar and navigating complexities not often associated with The Beach ... More >>
It hurt back in February, when we had to announce that The Beach Boys were visiting our lovely neighbors to the South (some weird town nobody had every heard of called Tucson.
I suggested a road trip -- and if you were into the idea you're probably packing the car up now to head to the Anselmo Val ... More >>
Road trip, anyone? The Beach Boys -- you know, those old dudes in funny hats who played with Foster the People and the certified cool guy and totally-not-the-worst Adam Levin-fronted Maroon 5 at the Grammy's -- are coming to Arizona, but they are skipping Phoenix in favor of launching their t ... More >>
If Adele could rap, she probably would have won that Grammy as well.
Sunday night's Grammy Awards made for interesting viewing, with Adele's sweep, some amazing tributes, performances, and a downright weird and horrible showing from Nicki Minaj.
Host LL Cool J opened up with a prayer for Whitne ... More >>
Josh ReedBrenna (Sakas) HeaterBrenna (Sakas) HeaterThe Miss Arizona USA 2006, actress and model invites you to her husband Nate Heater's band Seconds to Breathe's sophomore album Bringers of Light CD release party on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Martini Ranch in Old Town Scottsdale.
When you put your key ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaBrian Wilson in Scottsdale.Brian Wilson's last few high-profile tours have tended to be been big, classy affairs. You know, Pet Sounds in its entirety with a symphony at the Hollywood Bowl -- that sort of thing. Those shows promote the image so many of us like to have of the semi-ret ... More >>