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Music review

Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck deliver a virtuoso night of music

The Love is gone, as in Mike, playing state fair tents with his Beach Boys jukebox. But Brian Wilson’s family is growing. He already has the better band and now he’s got Al Jardine, the only Beach Boy whose vocal powers remain undiminished. And at the Wang Theatre Wednesday night, Wilson’s group threw us a curve ball Clayton Kershaw couldn’t snap off on six days rest.

A few songs into his set, Wilson called onto stage Blondie Chaplin, who left the Beach Boys during the Nixon administration, and the singer performed the best version of “Sail On, Sailor” you’ve heard since, well, the Nixon administration.

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