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“Kokomo” Is 30: The Strange Backstory To The Beach Boys’ Last Cultural Gasp

We'll start with the most obvious thing: there is no Kokomo. Not off the Florida Keys, anyway. Sure, a couple places staked claims, but only…
Brad Shoup | July 23, 2018 - 1:36 pm

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Tomorrow Never Knows: How 1966’s Trilogy Of Pet Sounds, Blonde On Blonde, And Revolver Changed Everything

The 1960s cast a long shadow. We live in nostalgia-addled times, an era when retro-culture and revivals are ever-present and intermingled in the vast and…
Ryan Leas | August 5, 2016 - 11:31 am

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Pitchfork 2016 Was Our Great Antisocial Music Festival

Backstage, a golf cart pulls a small flatbed trailer. On that trailer sits a big, soft chair. There’s a printed-out piece of paper taped to…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2016 - 11:46 am

More Brian Wilson stories

Watch Brian Wilson Perform “Love And Mercy” On Colbert

Stephen Colbert, like the rest of the late-night talk show hosts, has been getting musicians to perform from home during the pandemic. On Thursday night's…
James Rettig | June 4, 2020 - 11:33 pm

Brian Wilson Speaks Out Against Beach Boys Concert At Trophy Hunting Convention

The Mike Love-led touring edition of the Beach Boys is scheduled to perform at the Safari Club International Convention in Reno, NV later this week.
James Rettig | February 3, 2020 - 4:06 pm

Kesha – “Resentment” (Feat. Brian Wilson & Sturgill Simpson)

Next month, pop survivor Kesha will return with her new album High Road. She's shared a couple of early singles: The exultant Big Freedia collab…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2019 - 12:21 pm

Nicky Wonder, Guitarist For Brian Wilson & Wondermints, Dead At 59

Nicky Wonder, longtime guitarist for Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson and co-founder of the LA power-pop group Wondermints, has died. As Rolling Stone points out,…
Tom Breihan | August 8, 2019 - 10:24 am

Brian Wilson Says He’s Feeling Much Better And Will Resume Touring Next Week

Last month, Brian Wilson announced that he was postponing his upcoming tour to focus on his mental health. The artist has undergone back surgery three…
Julia Gray | July 29, 2019 - 8:19 pm

Brian Wilson Postpones Tour In Order To Focus On Mental Health

Brian Wilson has announced that he's postponing his upcoming tour to focus on his mental health. "As you may know in the last year or…
Peter Helman | June 6, 2019 - 1:03 pm

Janelle Monáe’s New Album Will Feature Brian Wilson And Zoë Kravitz

Janelle Monáe is just ahead of releasing Dirty Computer, her first album in five years. Going along with the titular theme, Monáe has shared the…
Julia Gray | April 24, 2018 - 7:03 pm

Brian Wilson Returns To High School, Gets His F In Music Changed To An A

Brian Wilson recently returned to Hawthorne High School in California -- where he graduated along with the rest of the original Beach Boys lineup --…
James Rettig | January 16, 2018 - 3:32 pm

Brian Wilson – “Run James Run”

Later this week, Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology will be released. It's a collection of studio tracks and live recordings that celebrate the Beach Boy's…
James Rettig | September 18, 2017 - 11:37 am

Hear Brian Wilson’s Previously Unreleased “Some Sweet Day”

Later this month, Rhino Records will release Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology, a collection of studio tracks and live recordings celebrating his long solo career.
James Rettig | September 6, 2017 - 1:36 pm

Brian Wilson Announces New Anthology Playback Featuring Two Unreleased Songs

Brian Wilson has announced a new solo anthology called Playback, a collection of 18 studio tracks and live recordings celebrating his 30-year solo career. The…
Peter Helman | June 20, 2017 - 9:42 pm

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Pitchfork 2016 Was Our Great Antisocial Music Festival

Backstage, a golf cart pulls a small flatbed trailer. On that trailer sits a big, soft chair. There’s a printed-out piece of paper taped to…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2016 - 11:46 am

Concert Review

8 Memorable Moments From Primavera Sound 2016 Saturday

Saturday was Primavera Sound's final full night of music, and I expected it to be a pleasant comedown after Thursday and Friday's thrills. Instead, it…
Chris DeVille | June 5, 2016 - 3:22 pm
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