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Las_Barracudas wrote:

It's gotten freaking ridiculous!

I concur!

Matt "tha Kat" Lentz
Otto and the Ottomans: 2014-2015
The Coconauts surf band: 2009-2014
Group Captain and the Mandrakes 2013
The Surfside IV: 2002-2005, 2008-2009
the Del-Vamps: 1992-1999, 2006-2007

Mike Love interview in Rolling Stone

This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

Awesome. Thanks for posting, Noel. My favorite parts of the interview...

It's amazing David Marks is going to be there.
Yeah! David rocks. A phenomenal guitarist. When he does those leads on "Surfin'," "Surfin' Safari" and "Fun, Fun, Fun," it's so authentic. He and Carl committed on playing guitar since they were 10 years old and we neighbors with each other from across the street in Hawthorne. He's a fantastic musician and a really fantastic guy to be with.

What will the backing band look like?
Brian Wilson has an incredible band. We're using most of his band.

I assume the band will be playing outdoor amphitheaters in the U.S.?
I'm hoping that we'll do places associated with summer. We're open to doing whatever makes sense, whoever wants us.

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Last edited: Dec 20, 2011 12:59:51

I hope they do a film of the tour. It seems like such a no-brainer.

This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.


Radio Free Bakersfield--60 Minutes of TWANG, CRUNCH, OOMPH.


I don't know if anybody has stopped to think what the marketing budget will be like for this project in 2012. Not to mention the editorial marketing of being on the Grammy's etc.

I expect it will be a very good year for Surf Music and this will be a huge catalyst for us.

Sound of the Surf, the movie
Facebook SOTS

Everybody start singing, Beach songs.
Time to cash in.


Adult Contemporary sound? Kokomo? Cocktail? Full House? That stuff isn't all that bad. They never were a bunch of hipsters. They were adopted by hipsters. Hipsters have no say in the muse they follow. Thats self conscious indie rock pretentious rules you have to follow. Not them. Their generation knows no shame! Kokomo might not be the hippest song I ever heard but it's a lot catchier and in most cases better than most indie rock records. I can play it at any party I have unlike any shoegaze or grindcore records I have. Let the baby boomers do what they feel. They danced in mud naked on camera in the sixties and show no shame. It's what they are good at. You should learn to accept them for what they are and always will be. Shameless children that live in the moment. It worked out well for them didn't it?


Reminder. The 54th Grammy's are tonight, The Beach Boys are still scheduled to perform last I saw.

... according to the Grammy's website, they being joined by Maroon 5 & Foster The People Confused Argh Sigh


Oh, and it looks like it will/should be simulcast on the interwebz:


Anyone familiar with this?

I couldn't get the pic to display.

This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

Last edited: Feb 12, 2012 18:29:41

Noel wrote:

Anyone familiar with this?

I couldn't get the pic to display.

There are a couple good ones on there, the rest aren't terribly great. The minimal/orchestral tracks are the better ones. The full band tracks just don't do it for me.

Onslow_Beach wrote:


Reminder. The 54th Grammy's are tonight, The Beach Boys
are still scheduled to perform last I saw.

... according to the Grammy's website, they being
joined by Maroon 5 & Foster The People Confused Argh

Watched it tonight. I actually thought these modern bands that I don't really have any interest in did a fitting tribute to these legends. Great to see David Marks finally on stage with them and Brian again. Dave must have been stoked. Beach Boys rule! The Wondermints did a nice job backing them up. Can't wait to see them when they come to town.

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I caught it too, Norm. I agree with you - granted if given a choice, I'd have rather seen just the Beach Boys do a medley - the other two bands were better than I was expecting. I appreciate that they didn't try to do some sort of mash up with one of their songs or their own modern spin on the BB's songs they played.


Dates announced several days ago. Tickets are steep, but I couldn't pass up the chance of sharing my first real concert experience with my girls as their first real concert some 27 years later. They are playing in Raleigh at the end of April.

Tue 04/24/12 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre

Thu 04/26/12 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie

Appearing at "New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival"
Fri 04/27/12 New Orleans, LA Fairgrounds Racecourse

Sat 04/28/12 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre

Sun 04/29/12 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Amphitheater

Wed 05/02/12 Saint Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Fri 05/04/12 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live

Sat 05/05/12 Tampa, FL David A. Straz Jr. Center For The Performing Arts

Tue 05/08/12 New York, NY Beacon Theatre

Wed 05/09/12 New York, NY Beacon Theatre

Fri 05/11/12 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center

Sat 05/12/12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

Sun 05/13/12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

Tue 05/15/12 White Plains, NY Westchester County Center

Thu 05/17/12 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Sat 05/19/12 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Ctr.

Mon 05/21/12 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre

Tue 05/22/12 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre

Sun 05/27/12 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Casino Resort

Fri 06/01/12 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre

Sat 06/02/12 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

Fri 06/08/12 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Appearing at "Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival"
Sun 06/10/12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival

Wed 06/13/12 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center

Fri 06/15/12 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion

Sat 06/16/12 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

Sun 06/17/12 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

Tue 06/19/12 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Wed 06/20/12 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

Fri 06/22/12 Bangor, ME Waterfront Park

Sat 06/23/12 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Sun 06/24/12 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater

Tue 06/26/12 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion

Wed 06/27/12 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

Fri 06/29/12 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Sat 06/30/12 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

Appearing at "Summerfest"
Sun 07/01/12 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater

Tue 07/03/12 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach

Tue 07/10/12 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Fri 07/13/12 Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Sat 07/14/12 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater

Sun 07/15/12 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys

Fri 08/03/12 Berlin, Germany O2 World

Sat 08/04/12 Stuttgart, Germany Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle


HOLLYWOOD BOWL June 2!!! Sometimes you do get what you wish for! Tickets go on sale tomorrow! Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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The closest to me is "Bonaroo". F that. Maybe New Orleans or Atlanta...


I love THE BEACH BOYS, and have no shame in saying so

I bought tix (so far) to 5 of their 50th Anniv. Tour shows:



Last edited: Feb 26, 2012 14:56:24

spskins wrote:

The closest to me is "Bonaroo". F that. Maybe New
Orleans or Atlanta...

Come on to Atlanta! I'm sure there are many of us that would join you...

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