photos by Greg Cristman

Brian Wilson / Al Jardine / Rodriguez
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Beach Boy Brian Wilson brought his tour to Jones Beach last night (6/30) for his first of two NYC-area shows this week. The tour's in support of his new solo record, No Pier Pressure, and he did play a few off that, but mostly he filled the set with Beach Boys faves. For this tour, his band includes former Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, and Brian gives them a chance to take lead on some songs too. They opened with "Our Prayer" into "Heroes and Villains," played a bunch of earlier highlights like "In My Room" and "Surfer Girl," '70s fave "Sail On, Sailor," a couple more off Smile and of course a few from Pet Sounds too. Brian's full setlist is below.

Storied folk singer Rodriguez opened with a solo set that included a handful of his songs, and covers of Jefferson Airplane, The Flamingos, Vic Damone and Little Willie John. The venue never really filled up for either set, but neither Brian nor Rodriguez seemed to let that bother them and both sounded great. They do it again near NYC at PNC Bank Arts Center tonight (7/1) (tickets). Pictures of Jones Beach are in this post.

In other news, in celebration of the new Brian Wilson biopic, Love & Mercy, Brian re-recorded the film's title track "with local public school students who benefit from Little Kids Rock's free Modern Band music program." You may remember two years ago, he played the LIttle Kids Rock benefit in NYC.

Video of the "Love & Mercy" performance, with more pictures and setlists from Jones Beach, below...

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Little Kids Rock with Brian Wilson 'Love & Mercy'

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Rodriguez @ Jones Beach - 6/30/15 Setlist (via)
Inner City Blues
Crucify Your Mind
This Is Not a Song, It's an Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues
I Wonder
Sugar Man
Rich Folks Hoax
Somebody to Love (Jefferson Airplane cover)
I Only Have Eyes for You (The Flamingos cover)
On the Street Where You Live (Vic Damone cover)
Fever (Little Willie John cover)

Brian Wilson @ Jones Beach - 6/30/15 Setlist (via)
Our Prayer (The Beach Boys song)
Heroes and Villains (The Beach Boys song)
California Girls (The Beach Boys song)
Shut Down (The Beach Boys song) (Brian and Al Jardine on vocals)
Little Deuce Coupe (The Beach Boys song)
I Get Around (The Beach Boys song)
You're So Good to Me (The Beach Boys song)
This Whole World (The Beach Boys song) (Brian with Darian Sahanaja on vocals)
Then He Kissed Me (The Crystals cover) (Al Jardine lead vocal)
Cotton Fields (Lead Belly cover) (Al Jardine on lead vocal)
In My Room (The Beach Boys song)
Surfer Girl (The Beach Boys song)
Don't Worry Baby (The Beach Boys song) (Matt Jardine on lead vocals)
One Kind of Love
Sail Away (Brian, Al and Blondie Chaplin on vocals)
Wild Honey (The Beach Boys song) (Blondie Chaplin on lead vocals)
Sail On, Sailor (The Beach Boys song) (Blondie Chaplin on lead vocals)
Darlin' (The Beach Boys song) (with Darian Sahanaja on lead vocals)
Wake the World (The Beach Boys song) (Al Jardine on lead vocals)
Busy Doin' Nothin' (The Beach Boys song)
Surf's Up (The Beach Boys song)
The Right Time (Brian and Al Jardine on vocals)
Runaway Dancer
Wouldn't It Be Nice (The Beach Boys song) (Matt Jardine on lead vocals)
Sloop John B ([traditional] cover) (Brian and Al Jardine on vocals)
God Only Knows (The Beach Boys song)
Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys song)

Encore:
All Summer Long (The Beach Boys song)
Help Me, Rhonda (The Beach Boys song) (Al Jardine on lead vocals)
Barbara Ann (The Regents cover)
Surfin' U.S.A. (The Beach Boys song)
Fun, Fun, Fun (The Beach Boys song)
Love and Mercy