Monday, December 19, 2011

Late Night Pick of the Night: Mastodon, Beach Boys reunion tour

Tonight's Late Night Pick is heavy metal band, Mastodon, on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35 AM on NBC and then repeats the next day on FuseTV.  Their latest album "The Hunter" was metal magazine Kerrang's top album of the year for 2011.

Also, the Beach Boys announced they will do a 50 show reunion tour for their 50th anniversary.  That's all of them together including Brian Wilson.  This tour intrigues me for a few reasons.  One, after years of acrimony and lawsuits, will they be able to stand each other for 50 shows?  Two, will they sound good and will the new music they are promising be any good?  Three, where will they set ticket prices and what demand will there be?  They haven't announced the dates yet, but it's a 50 date international tour so I wouldn't expect to see them at Innsbrook this year.