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Get The Led Out Provides a Familiar Soundtrack to Another Ocean...

It’s still only June. Some kids aren’t finished school yet. But on the Ocean City boardwalk, summer is already in full swing. In this third season covering the Summer Concert Series for OCNJ Daily, show nights at Ocean City Music Pier feature familiar summer faces: Ellen manning the Information Desk, a plethora of returning seasonal staff at the box office and security, plus the omnipresence of the Bill Graham of South Jersey, veteran show promoter Bob Rose. Another familiar sight gracing the stage Monday and Tuesday night was Get The Led Out. The Delaware Valley-bred Led Zeppelin sextet are the best tribute band working. Packing the Pier for a pair of shows each summer is testament to that...

The Boys of Endless Summer Bring the 2017 Boardwalk Concert Series...

All things must pass, as the late George Harrison famously sang. Bittersweetly, this now applies to the 2017 Boardwalk Summer Concert Series at the Music Pier. It will also, one day, apply to the Beach Boys’ annual summer pilgrimage to Ocean City. While the current lineup misses a trio of Wilson brothers, plus others, who helped create earlier musical magic, they remain an outfit worth appreciating while they get around. The 2017 edition of this trek, was billed as the Wild Honey Tour, after their 1967 R&B/soul album, celebrating its 50th anniversary in December. Wild Honey was released months after plans to release an ambitious double-album follow-up to their classic Pet Sounds, called Smile, were scrapped. It was an album that saw producer/leader/co-founder Brian Wilson ceding control, beset by personal problems. Wild Honey was well regarded critically, and displayed more of the band’s range, but was their lowest-selling album to date. Perhaps due to its lack of hits, only one song from it, “Darlin”, which Mike Love cited as a personal favorite when speaking to OCNJ Daily, was performed Tuesday night...