Brian Wilson is in town tonight- and yes he’s worth seeing
He’s playing one show at 8pm at the new Talking Stick Resort. The last time [lastfm]Brian Wilson[/lastfm] was in town he played the Dodge Theatre and performed not only solo songs, but a generous assortment of classics. Then intermission. The second half of the show was the entire Smile album followed by an encore of a half dozen Beach Boy classics and his own Love and Mercy. Brian isn’t 100% (there’s an understatement), but there’s enough of him to be a presence and inspiration to what I believe to be one of the greatest supporting bands ever. With better musicians and better vocals than the original Beach Boys were in a live setting, this is gonna be one great show not just for [lastfm]Beach Boys[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Brian Wilson[/lastfm] fans, but for those that appreciate great music. I’ll have a full rundown tomorrow. In the meantime, check out the video from the 2001 All Star Tribute to Brian with an introduction by Dennis Hopper. And just for good measure, I’ve posted the 1966 promotional film for “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” to show that as far as videos are concerned we’ve come a very long way, but musically Brian is still light years ahead of everyone.