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The Lost Beach Boy: Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue At 40

Over the years, the Beach Boys have often been reduced to one thing or another. Yes, they gave the world one of the seminal, defining…
Ryan Leas | August 24, 2017 - 3:30 pm

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Just Like He’s Ringing A Bell: 20 Great Chuck Berry Moments

Six years ago, when I was a Pitchfork News writer, I wrote Chuck Berry's obituary. Berry had collapsed onstage in Chicago, and my editor wanted…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2017 - 8:58 am

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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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Just Like He’s Ringing A Bell: 20 Great Chuck Berry Moments

Six years ago, when I was a Pitchfork News writer, I wrote Chuck Berry's obituary. Berry had collapsed onstage in Chicago, and my editor wanted…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2017 - 8:58 am

John Legend, Cynthia Erivo, & yMusic – “God Only Knows” (Beach Boys Cover)

Last night at the Grammys, John Legend and The Color Purple's Cynthia Erivo (who won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album last night, along…
James Rettig | February 13, 2017 - 10:04 am

Hear A Foo Fighters-Approved Mashup Of “The Pretender” With Rick James’ “Super Freak”

Foo Fighters haven't been very active on social media lately. But, as it turns out, all it takes to shake them out of their slumber…
Peter Helman | December 13, 2016 - 7:14 pm

Vic Mensa – “heathens freestyle.”

"Heathens," Twenty One Pilots' contribution to the Suicide Squad soundtrack, has been pretty much inescapable on pop radio for the past few months. Among the…
Peter Helman | December 8, 2016 - 9:47 pm

Watch BADBADNOTGOOD & Jonti Cover The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows”

Australian radio station Triple J has a cool recurring segment called Like A Version, where they get different musicians to come into the studio to…
Peter Helman | December 8, 2016 - 9:38 pm

Kristin Kontrol & The Vandelles Turn Beach Boys Hit Into Anti-Trump “Don’t Grab My Pussy”

There's nothing like the prospect of a bullying misogynistic toad ascending to the presidency to get the creative juices flowing. Donald Trump's terrifying candidacy has…
Peter Helman | November 5, 2016 - 4:45 pm

Watch Beck, Chris Martin, & Chad Smith Cover The Beach Boys, Bruce Springsteen, & Pink Floyd

Beck, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, the Wallflowers' Jakob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band keyboardist Roy Bittan, Goldfrapp's Davide Rossi,…
Peter Helman | October 23, 2016 - 5:07 pm

Stream Levitation Festival’s A Tribute To Pet Sounds Compilation (Stereogum Premiere)

There are very few people who deny the importance and general enjoyability of Pet Sounds. With his meticulous orchestration, arrangement, and attention to detail, Brian…
Michelle Laggan | April 22, 2016 - 10:06 am

Brian Wilson Announces 50th Anniversary Pet Sounds World Tour

Brian Wilson has announced a world tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds. According to Wilson's official website, it will be the last…
James Rettig | January 25, 2016 - 10:14 am

Watch A Teaser For Phoenix & Bill Murray’s Christmas Single

On Friday, we'll finally get to see Bill Murray's all-star Christmas special A Very Murray Christmas. Sofia Coppola directed the movie, and the celebrity guests…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2015 - 10:35 am

Watch Fiona Apple, Beck, Cat Power, & More Cover The Music Of Laurel Canyon In LA

As we previously reported, the Echo In The Canyon tribute to California folk-rock took place last night at the Orpheum in LA. Jakob Dylan was…
Caitlin White | October 13, 2015 - 10:49 am

Levitation Fest 2016 Lineup Has Pet Sounds, AnCo, FlyLo

Levitation Fest will return to Austin in the spring of 2016 (4/29-5/1 to be exact) with a beyond impressive lineup. Headlining the bill is Brian…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 30, 2015 - 11:55 am

Watch Bruce Springsteen Join Brian Wilson Onstage In New Jersey

Last night, the insular Beach Boys sonic genius Brian Wilson played a show at Holmdel, New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center, and he was joined…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2015 - 9:31 am
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