The lack of good vibrations emanating from the Beach Boys camp has become nauseating this week.
Is there anything less sympathetic than coddled, gray-haired band members haggling in the press?
Mike Love and Brian Wilson published articles about each other in the Los Angeles Times during the past seven days. Apparently, neither cousin can locate the others email address 15 minutes after theyve hobbled off stage from their well-received 50th anniversary tour.
Weve seen this type of public ridiculousness before. Remember in 2010, when Joe Perry couldnt seem to figure out whether Steven Tyler was still Aerosmiths singer?
And Pink Floyd fans wont forget the jolly times between Roger Waters and David Gilmour.
It always looks dumber when it involves older musicians. Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis feuding back in the day? Ah, those young British bucks they were just being spoiled, wasted rock stars, right?
It was cute. Not to mention entertaining.
The Beach Boys just look pathetic. Seventy-year-old zillionaires shouldnt be allowed to act this immaturely.
Its mostly Love or so it would seem. He initiated the fireworks by announcing that he plans to perform future shows with a second version of the Beach Boys one sans Wilson and other original members right after they all reunited for the 50th anniversary trek.
Love then delivered an explanation in the Times in a futile attempt at damage control. Bottom line: Love looks like a self-absorbed knucklehead.
How could he possibly think that any Beach Boys fan might prefer to go see a shell of the group without original members?
Wilson responded with his own article in the Times a few days later, saying, ... it sort of feels like were being fired.
Dont these guys own phones?
Most people will side with Wilson. But if Im a Beach Boys fan, Im ready to wave in Mitt Romney to just fire the whole band.
COACH PETE PARODY: If you havent seen the new Gangnam Style parody video starring the face of Boise State football coach Chris Petersen, go directly to my blog.
This is some funny @#$%.
Featuring Coach Pete, Joe Southwick, Kellen Moore even the infamous BSU exploding cow its a masterpiece of stupidity that has Bronco fans rolling.
The original Gangnam Style video from South Korean pop star Psy has been viewed more than 430,000,000 times since its release July 15. The Coach Pete version was already near 20,000 at press time.
CLUB REV: When The Big Easy launched more than a decade ago, the concert house quickly established itself as a dance-club favorite among the 16-and-older set.
The new Revolution Center is aiming to do the same next week.
Beginning Oct. 24 with a free, invitation-only kickoff party, the Garden City venue will launch Club Rev, a weekly dance bash.
Our goal is to keep the energy high, keep people dancing and throw a big party every Wednesday, says owner Creston Thornton, who previously opened The Big Easy, which eventually was sold to, and renamed, the Knitting Factory.
What were going to do is top 40, hip-hop, some electronic mash-up, really keeping it mainstream with a little bit of something for everyone, Thornton says.
Want free tickets for the Oct. 24 kickoff? You can request up to four by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find details about a Halloween party and future prices on my blog. On a typical Wednesday, patrons 21 and older will get in free. Under 21: $5 advance at Ticketfly, $10 door.
TREEFORT: Early-bird tickets for Treefort Music Fest go on sale Oct. 19 at treefortmusicfest.com.
Specific bands have not been announced for the event, which happens March 21-24, 2013. But if you suspect youll attend, its smart to roll the dice and buy discounted tickets in advance. Prices are going up a bit from the inaugural festival.
The debut Treefort featured about 140 acts at multiple venues, mostly in Boises Linen District.
FREE EDM TICKETS: If youre a fan of electronic dance music, hit my blog and Twitter for free tickets to the Steve Aoki concert Oct. 17 at the Revolution Center.
Michael Deeds columns run Friday and Scene and Sunday in Life. He co-hosts The Other Studio at 9 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM The River and appears Thursdays on Channel 6 News.