Hazel Sobti dashes to center stage carrying a microphone pole, barely skirting a collision with another contestant. Two beautiful women follow her. As a guitarist in a Hawaiian shirt hams up "Rollin' on the River" for an audience bathed in blue light, the luminous beauty from India shimmies in a bla ... More >>
The Beach Boys and Pat Benatar have canceled their Brew & BBQ shows at Busch Gardens, Tampa, the park announced Thursday. Busch Gardens is owned by SeaWorld. Benatar and the Beach Boys join the likes of the Barenaked Ladies, Willie Nelson, Heart, and other artists who have decided to stiff-arm Se ... More >>
There's no telling us otherwise -- the Beach Boys kicked some Grammy ass last weekend. With Brian Wilson back, they sang a pretty undeniably solid "Good Vibrations." The band is together again, and not just for the Night of Giving Awards to Adele but for a 50th anniversary tour. The last time we ... More >>
County Grind is counting down 2011's best local albums in South Florida. Monitor our progress here.On their sophomore LP Glazin', Miami's Jacuzzi Boys exhibit no signs of slumping. If anything, the group is entering its prime. Everything that was great about previous album No Seasons is here, wit ... More >>
Lisa RabYes, those are (sort of) Beach Boys.Amid the sunshine and glittering surf of a Sunday afternoon on Lake Worth beach, the scene was hard to miss. A cluster of tanned, leggy college girls in short, tight shorts chased a volleyball around the net with a rumpled-looking group of guys in sweat ... More >>
FlickrThe Beach Boys don't play for free.The forensic auditor hired by Deerfield Beach to scrutinize payments by the city to festival performers and organizers has hit a dead end in the city's finance department, according to an email acquired this week through a public records request.It appears ... More >>
Dreaming in Stereo releases its debut disc.
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Animal CollectiveMerriweather Post Pavilion(Domino)On Strawberry Jam in 2007, experimental noise-making weirdos Animal Collective glided on the outskirts of dreamy indie-pop. Fan fave "Peacebone" even flirted with a sunny melody that exposed a heart beneath all the usual digital flotsam. The band's ... More >>
Reigning SoundThe party continues at the Kill Your Idols space on Friday, December 5, first with Hex Dispensers, an Austin quartet who overdosed on the Ramones, but not so much the Beach Boys (it's a good thing ). Brutal Knights hail from the much colder climes of Toronto, and title their fun dittie ... More >>
Digging below the surface to discover some exceptional new sounds
Do we really need a formula for perfect music?
The Postmarks (Unfiltered)
That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it.
News and Tributes (Vagrant)
What's in a name?
After decades of mental illness and mediocre records, Brian Wilson unveils a lost classic
Fingers Crossed (Bar None)
Sung Tongs (Fat Cat)
Yesterday Rules (Lookout!)
So Much for the City (Virgin)
Gone, Gone, Gone (sound+light)
Reverb, noise, and melodic rock collide. And it sounds good.
Once you pop, you can't stop
Mind If We Make Love to You (Smile Records)
Age of the Sun (Emperor Norton)
Anderson's film is like its characters: flawed genius
Brian Wilson and the Pet Sounds Orchestra
Listening to the distant echoes of a pop-rock genius