Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys @ Jazz Fest 2012 || Photo © Marc Pagani

“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” (see what I did there) to find yourself at a Brian Wilson concert in New York City only to get a mid-show announcement that they would follow up the song with an entire performance of Pet Sounds, because that happened last night at the Beacon Theater:

It was at this point that Wilson dropped the bomb: not only were they going to play “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” next, but they it would be followed by the rest of Pet Sounds in sequence. It’s the first time he’s done the album in many years, and the first time he’s ever done an album without any prior announcement. The audience was stunned into silence, and didn’t seem to even believe it was true until sometime around “That’s Not Me.”

Wow. Read the rest at Rolling Stone.