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Mullins United Methodist Church: Third an­nual “Sum­mer Mu­sic Se­ries” con­tin­ues 10 a.m. Sun­day. Guest flautist Jen­nifer Amox and oboist Shan­non Clardy form a Wood­wind Trio with col­lab­o­ra­tive pi­anist An­dre Du­val. 4 N. Men­den­hall Road (at Wal­nut Grove). Free. 901685-8253. neil’s Mu­sic Room: 5727 Quince. 901-6822300. face­book.com/ Neilsmu­si­c­room Fri­day: Mid­nite Train From Mem­phis, 9 p.m. Satur­day: The Beat Gen­er­a­tion (26th an­niver­sary — A Rock & Roll Cel­e­bra­tion): Rick Neth­ery, vo­cals and bass; Richard Hage, gui­tar and vo­cals; Mark Ross, keys and vo­cals; Kurt Rule­man, drums. 8 p.m. Sun­day: Sax on Sun­day Jazz hosted by Strictly Jazz En­ter­tain­ment, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tues­days: Deb­bie Jami­son Band. 6-10 p.m. No cover. Wed­nes­days: Elmo & The Shades “Big Soul Dance Party” at 8 p.m. No cover. Thurs­days: Jack Row­ell’s Celebrity Jam at 8 p.m. Mu­si­cians/vo­cal­ists wel­come. No cover charge. Huey’s: Soul Shock­ers, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sun­day. 7677 Farm­ing­ton Blvd. 901-3183030. the Blue Mon­key: Reemus Bodeemus, Fri­day; 901 Blues Band, Satur­day. 2012 Madi­son. 901-272-2583. the Cove: Richard James & The Spe­cial Riders, 10 p.m. Fri­day; Hope Clay­burn, 10 p.m. Satur­day; Justin White, 7 p.m. Mon­day; Don & Wayde, 7 p.m. Tues­day; karaoke, 10 p.m. Wed­nes­days; Jazz with Ed Fin­ney, Deb Swiney, U of M Jazz Quar­tet, 9 p.m. Thurs­day. 2559 Broad. 901-730-0719. Hi-tone Café: 412-414 N. Cleve­land. 901-278-8663. Fri­day: Sweet Spirit with Mar­cella & Her Lovers (big room) at 9 p.m. ($8), doors open 8 p.m., 18-older; The Go­tobeds, Ar­bor La­bor Union (small room) at 9 p.m. ($10), 18-older. Satur­day: NOTS with Hartleroad (small room), 9 p.m. ($7), doors open 8 p.m. 18-older. Mon­day: The Palmer Squares (big room), 9 p.m. ($10). 18-older. Tues­day: The Side­wayz (small room), 9 p.m. ($5). 18-older. Wed­nes­day: Prim­i­tive Man, Yautja, Re­serv­ing Dirt­naps, Act of Im­pale­ment (small room), 9 p.m. ($8), doors open 8 p.m. 18-older. Thurs­day: Wray, GT, Switch­blade Kid (small room), 9 p.m. ($10). 18-older. Huey’s: The Dan­tones, 4-7 p.m., and Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sun­day. 1927 Madi­son. 901-726-4372. Lafayette’s Mu­sic Room: Ma­son Jar Fire­flies, 6:30 p.m., and Un­cle Lu­cius at 10 p.m. Fri­day; Su­san Mar­shall & Friends, 11 a.m., Riverbluff Clan, 3 p.m., Travis Ro­man, 6:30 p.m., and For­ever Abbey Road at 10 p.m. Satur­day; Joe Res­tivo 4 at 11 a.m., The Set­tlers at 4 p.m., and Mar­cella & Her Lovers, 8 p.m. Sun­day; John Paul Keith & Co. with spe­cial guest at 6 p.m. Mon­day; Love­land Duren, 5:30 p.m., and Richard James & Spe­cial Riders, 8 p.m. Tues­day; Brian “Breeze” Cay­olle & New Or­leans, 5:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day; Rob & Trey, 6 p.m., and Pa­trick Sweany at 9 p.m. Thurs­day. 2119 Madi­son. 901-207-5097. Le­vitt Shell in Over­ton Park: The 2016 Orion Free Mu­sic Con­cert Se­ries: Hip Ab­duc­tion, 7:30 p.m. Fri­day; The Night Owls, 7:30 p.m. Satur­day; Nikki Hill, 7:30 p.m. Sun­day; Martin Har­ley, 7:30 p.m. Thurs­day. 1928 Poplar. 901-272-2722. Min­gle­wood Hall: Re­formed Whores, Richard D. Jones at 8 p.m. Mon­day ($12) in 1884 Lounge. Doors open 7 p.m. 18-older. 1555 Madi­son. 901312-6058. Mur­phy’s: The Rough Hearts, Fri­day; The Fast Moth­ers, Satur­day; Sadis­tic Rit­ual with Shards of Hu­man­ity, Thurs­day. 1589 Madi­son. 901726-4193. the Haystack: Slap Ju­nior Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Satur­day at 6560 U.S. 51 N. Call 901-872-0567. the Cross­ing: The Dan­tones, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fri­day. 7281 Hacks Cross in Olive Branch, Miss. 662-893-6242. J.R.’S Bar & Grill: Gra­ham Road Band, 8 p.m.-mid­night Satur­day. 4788 Bethel Road in Olive Branch. 662-890-5612. of his aban­doned mas­ter­piece “Smile” in 2004 (the orig­i­nal also fi­nally saw re­lease in 2011). He re­united with the Beach Boys for a suc­cess­ful 50th an­niver­sary reunion al­bum and tour in 2012, and watched the story of his life make it to the big screen last year in “Love and Mercy,” which jux­ta­posed the “Pet Sounds” pe­riod with his midlife cri­sis in the ‘80s, as he strug­gled with men­tal health is­sues and the pres­ence of dom­i­neer­ing care­taker Dr. Eugene Landy.

To cap it all, this fall, Wil­son will pub­lish his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, “I Am Brian Wil­son” (tech­ni­cally it’s his sec­ond mem­oir, fol­low­ing the 1991 ef­fort “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” writ­ten while he was still un­der Landy’s con­trol).

“It was a very tough thing,” says Wil­son. “It brought back a lot of bad mem­o­ries, from when I took drugs and stuff. So it was a rough book to write, but we’ve got it writ­ten.”

Af­ter a rap­tur­ously re­ceived run of dates this spring in Aus­tralia, New Zealand, Ja­pan and Europe, Wil­son has re­turned to the U.S. for a sum­mer “Pet Sounds” tour. He’s sup­ported by a skilled and sym­pa­thetic 11-piece back­ing band that in­cludes long­time Beach Boy Al Jar­dine — a vet­eran of the orig­i­nal “Pet Sounds” ses­sions — and ’70s-era Beach Boy mem­ber Blondie Chap­lin.

The shows are pre­sented in two dis­tinct sets, a first half mix­ing Beach Boys ma­te­rial (hits and rar­i­ties) with Wil­son solo songs, be­fore a pre­sen­ta­tion of “Pet Sounds” in its en­tirety — which is usu­ally fol­lowed by an encore of more hits and fa­vorites.

The re­views of Wil­son’s tour have ac­knowl­edged his phys­i­cal lim­its as well as the power of the per­for­mances. Fel­low Gan­nett critic Ed Masley wit­nessed a re­cent per­for­mance at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix and noted of Wil­son that “it’s clear he’ll never sing the way he sang in 1966 again. … As the melodies ap­proach that part of Wil­son’s up­per reg­is­ter that once de­fined his vo­cal style, they’re handed off to Al’s son, Matt Jar­dine, oc­ca­sion­ally break­ing up a line just to ac­com­mo­date the lim­its of his range.”

“And yet, for many fans, my­self in­cluded, it’s a mag­i­cal — at times tran­scen­dent — night,” wrote Masley, “an op­por­tu­nity to wit­ness Wil­son re­con­nect as best he can with ‘Pet Sounds’ in a 50th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion of an undis­puted mas­ter­piece whose legacy hasn’t en­dured so much as blos­somed with each pass­ing year.”

The Los An­ge­les Times’ Randy Lewis echoed that as­sess­ment af­ter ob­serv­ing Wil­son’s show last week at the Hol­ly­wood Bowl.

“The big­gest dif­fer­ence, of course, is Wil­son’s voice, which at age 23, when he com­posed, ar­ranged, or­ches­trated and sang lead on most of the songs, was a mirac­u­lous in­stru­ment that seemed to have no limit, es­pe­cially i n the high melodies and har­monies that were a defin­ing part of the Beach Boys’ sound,” wrote Lewis, not­ing the dif­fi­cul­ties Wil­son had in car­ry­ing the songs as he once did. “Thus the pas­sage of time was felt, yet the core beauty of Wil­son’s effortless melodies, in­tri­cate har­monies and ex­pan­sive in­stru­men­ta­tion still shined.”

Ul­ti­mately, Wil­son will have the fi­nal word on how the Tu­nica ap­pear­ance will be re­mem­bered — and he prom­ises fans won’t be dis­ap­pointed.

“When we do the con­cert, the band mem­bers can du­pli­cate the sound ex­actly like the al­bum. We’ve got it down pat,” says Wil­son. “You’ll like what you hear.”

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