Al Jardine

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    July 25, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 7/24-7/30

    Another rockin' week in the Twin Cities! Thursday, The Triple Rock will be hosting Rock the Link in order to raise awareness of homeless youth. Friday is Target Field's Skyline Music Festival and Saturday, the MN Zoo welcome's Beach Boy legend, Brian Wilson. Strange Names open for Yeasayer at First ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Music in the Zoo's 2013 lineup: Brian Wilson, Cheap Trick, Joan Baez, and more

    During the summer concert season in Minnesota, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better place to see a show than outdoors amongst the natural surroundings of the Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo. The venue consistently provides an intimate concert experience with clean sight lines and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    The Walkmen at First Avenue, 6/30/12

    See Also:Slideshow: The Walkmen at First AvenueThe WalkmenWith Young ManFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, June 30, 2012Usually, a heralded indie rock act decays, disappears, or revamps over a decade, but the five East Coast-bred gents in the Walkmen have simply grown up before our eyes. No longer ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Brian Wilson reuniting with the Beach Boys for 50th anniversary album and tour

    Photo by Steve CohenBrian Wilson at the State Theatre in 2008​Generations of music fans are in for a shock this morning as news is rippling out that Brian Wilson, chief songwriter and long-estranged member of the Beach Boys, will rejoin the group to record a new album and venture out on a 50-date ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    The Beach Boys at Mystic Amphitheater, 7/31/11

    Photos by Nikki Miller​The Beach Boys July 31, 2011 Mystic Amphitheater The year is 1993, 30 years after the birth of John Stamos. My best friend Amy and I are sitting in her family's basement rec room, arguing again. Amy is pro-Beach Boys. I'm pro-Beatles. And we're each anti- the other. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2005

    The house where Surfer Girl was born

    The boyhood home of Brian Wilson and his brothers Dennis and Carl is now a California state landmark-- or it would be if it still existed. Unfortunately, it was torn down and turned into a segment of freeway over 20 years ago, so the state has erected a 15-foot brick wall where it used to be, featur ... More >>

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    September 28, 2004