Relive The Past At The Beach Boys Concert

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Whether you remember hearing “California Girls” debut on summer vacation or you just want to see some music legends perform live, you won’t want to miss The Beach Boys when they come to Birmingham!

When and Where

The group will perform at the Alabama Theatre on Wednesday, February 12 starting at 8 p.m. Tickets currently start at $49, and you can get yours via Ticketmaster. The theater’s address is 1817 3rd Avenue N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203. The glowing marquee over 3rd Avenue is hard to miss.

The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys were pioneers of the California Sound in the 1960s, when American youth were eagerly looking to the Golden State as a paradisaical escape. Their surf and rock styling influenced many acts that followed, and they turned out an impressive collection of pop hits over their four-decade run. Their songs have become staples of vacation playlists, with “California Girls” and “Good Vibrations” now synonymous with good times in the sun.

In 1966, The Beach Boys made a tremendous splash in the music industry with the release of Pet Sounds. The record was the result of the band’s increased studio experimentation and Brian Wilson’s desire to create a truly legendary piece of work with no filler songs. The band enhanced their voices with orchestral accompaniment similar to Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound method, and the songwriting delved into deeper themes than previous outings. Tracks like “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “God Only Knows” resonated with listeners around the world and solidified the record’s success.

12 Sides of Summer

Last July, band member Mike Love released his fourth solo album, 12 Sides of Summer. The record is a breezy mix of new material, affectionate covers, and re-imaginings of previous Beach Boys hits. The album opens with the brand-new number, “California Beach,” setting a scene that Love has knows well. Summer continues with waves of nostalgia as Love revisits “Surfin’ Safari,” and “It’s OK.” He also covers other artists from decades past, including The Beatles’ “Here Comes The Sun” and Astrud Gilberto’s “The Girl From Ipanema.” To rekindle the harmonies that made “It’s OK” so memorable, Love recruited ‘90s pop trio Hanson.

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