If your summer plans include a jaunt to wine country the weekend of August 27th, you might consider taking off a bit early on Thursday. You'll avoid the Friday pains of the 101 bottleneck, yes, and you'll also arrive in time to catch the great Brian Wilson perform at the gorgeous Uptown Theatre in Downtown Napa on August 25th. The fact that Wilson rarely plays solo shows and that Pet Sounds is pretty much universally acclaimed as one of the best albums of all time make this an evening not to miss. Wilson will be playing some of his greatest hits (think "God Only Knows," "Don't Worry Baby" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice") as well as selections from his album Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin. ($65/$75.
For those who haven't already seen this classic, it's required watching before Game One. Commenter natedgg99 hits the nail on the head: Brian Wilson's a real-life Kenny Powers from East Bound & Down. Watch and soak up some quotes for the ages. Go Giants!
Upon clinching the National League pennant, host of Fox's The Cheap Seats, Chris Rose, wrangled an ecstatic Brian Wilson from drenching his teammates in champagne for yet another endlessly hysterical interview. Wilson is known almost as much for his hairstyles, wacky banter, and many nicknames (Just For Men Wilson, B-Weezy, Flicker, and Mental Assassin are just a few), as his excellent relief pitching skills.
But among all the excitement, more than a few people have been puzzled by the seemingly inside joke reference to "The Machine." To alleviate your curiosity, we've dug up the original Cheap Seats interview that started it all. Be prepared for cheeky hilarity. Check out the shortened version here:
It's not every day that you get to see a rock legend play to a crowd of fifty in an art gallery, but that's exactly what happened Saturday night, when we were given access to an exclusive performance by the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson at the San Francisco Art Exchange. Wilson, who made headlines when he finally released his long-buried album SMiLE in 2004, was in town to promote his new record, That Lucky Old Sun. The album was the inspiration for new artwork by the British rock artist Sir Peter Blake, best known for styling the cover of the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson typically plays arenas, so we were shocked to find out that his latest tour includes a stop at the San Francisco Art Exchange. The rock-and-roll-themed gallery is currently featuring an exhibition of artist Sir Peter Blake, responsible for a number of iconic rock covers, including that of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper. Blake's latest work is a box set of collages and a book inspired by Wilson's most recent album, That Lucky Old Sun-- only 1,000 copies total. Wilson and his band will play an intimate live show in the tiny gallery on Saturday, January 23, to celebrate the set's release.