June 13, 2012, 9:30 pm
This June 13th, join DJ Will C. and The Good Life Bar in celebrating 50 years of The Beach Boys! Take a journey from the striped shirts to the psychedelic era, and witness Boston’s official summertime beach party bash!
The newly reunited and legendary Beach Boys will be playing what is rumored to be their last Boston gig with all living original members of the band this June. To celebrate 50 years of harmony and good vibrations, and to welcome the brothers from Hawthorne CA to town properly, The Good Life has recruited DJ Will C. to put together a Beach Boys party for the ages!
From the early clean cut surfing days, to the “acid alliteration” of the SMiLE era, onward to the lost early 1970s period for the band and the three-hundred-plus-pound Brian Wilson in-bed era, The Beach Boys have had a long and storied career with unmatched peaks and head-scratchingly strange lows. What other band could create a record as beloved and touching as “Pet Sounds,” but also release a selection like “Hey Little Tomboy,” an ode to a young girl who they teach to kiss and shave her legs for the first time? On June 13th, every smash hit and esoteric gem will be celebrated and stitched together into dance floor goodness.
Will C. is fresh off the release of “Adieu Or Die,” a collection of The Beach Boys classic rewired for the computer age. Here’s some of the kind words people have said about it.
“’Adieu or Die’ isn’t a few ‘Pet Sounds’ tracks with new drums on top; it’s a heavily researched, quietly ambitious, and brilliantly crafted work in its own right… the album bursts with personality.” – Boston Globe, Martin Caballero
“Dangermouse became a household name by reconstructing the Beatles illegally, and Dilla himself once took a go at reworking Pet Sounds, but Boston’s Will C. takes his source material to new dimensions of trippy, sun-soaked instrumental hip-hop. The download comes with killer art, intricate liners and bonus cuts, all gratis, which should keep C outta court and bump his profile up a notch or 10. Rating: 9.5 out of 10.” – Montreal Mirror, Darcy MacDonald
“Incredibly thoughtful [and] well-researched.” – WFMU’s Beware of the Blog, Noah Uman
See you June 13th! Free audio giveaways for the night include “Adieu Or Die,” and Will C.’s latest EP, “Almost Summer!”