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Pet Sounds: A Tribute to the Beach Boys presented by Collective Unconscious

Potter Auditorium
Tickets Reserved Seating - $30 in advance, $35 at the door
Doors open at 6pm with beverages sold by CCA with Twisted Barrel Wood-fired Pizza onsite through 7:30pm

Originally formed to perform multi-instrumentalist Jeff Engholm's solo album, Summit Climb in the year 2000, Collective Unconscious has grown from those humble roots to become one of Minnesota's premiere groups.

Through the years, the band has performed not only their own music, but expanded into a new genre: album shows. Starting in 2005 with performing The Beatles "Abbey Road" from first track to last (Come Together to Her Majesty), with special guest and semi-band member, Stacy Bauer, they jumped into one of their most ambitious projects, The Beach Boys' 1966 classic, "Pet Sounds".

On stage will be an army of musicians: a 24-member orchestra including a string quartet, vocal quartet, horn section, vibes, timpani, bass harmonica and a Theremin to name a few!  With this ensemble, the Collective Unconscious will recapture the beautiful and spiritual music that is Pet Sounds.  Joining Collective Unconscious on stage will be jazz pianist George Maurer, vocal quartet The Half Steps and Jeff & Tommy Vee (sons of music legend Bobby Vee).

Pet Sounds was originally released in 1966 and included the hits "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "Sloop John B." and "God Only Knows."  Featuring the more mature and creative compositions of Brian Wilson, the album went on to influence a whole range of other artists and bands, not the least of which was The Beatles who recorded Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in response.  It has consistently remained at the top of critic’s lists of the best albums of all time.  Rolling Stone Magazine ranked it #2 behind Sgt. Pepper’s, MOJO Magazine (UK) ranked it #1.