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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - TCL

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.

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