Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds Big Top, Galway, 7pm, ¤65 giaf.ie. Also Tuesday, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, 8pm, ¤89/¤75 bordgaisenergytheatre.ie
Between The Beatles and The Beach Boys, pop music gained a cultural significance that has never really disappeared. From the former, Paul McCartney remains the sole creative representative on Earth (Ringo? Er, no, not really). From the latter, it is Brian Wilson that still generates a large degree of reverence. Reports of his live shows may point to a lack of engagement with the audience, but there’s little doubt that Wilson’s compositions constitute a body of work that – alongside the Fab Four, of course – is one of the most influential in pop music.