Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar! Monday, March 30 Brian Fest THE FONDA THEATRE One can never celebrate the music of Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson enough, and tonight’s benefit for the Jameson Neighborhood Fund offers another chance to marvel over his mini surf-pop symphonies through...
Last year, it was rumored that Brian Wilson would be collaborating with Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey on some new tracks for his brand new album, which is due out in April. But when the tracklist surfaced in January, they were nowhere to be found. A rep told Pitchfork at the time that both […]
Brian Wilson's new album, No Pier Pressure, is out April 7. Originally, it was set to feature Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey. However, when the album was officially announced, they were both missing from the tracklist, which Wilson's representative attributed to a conflict in scheduling. Show More Summary
To Beach Boys fans, Brian Wilson is a god, but this is not true. Brian Wilson is a songwriting genius and a national treasure, but he’s more like your dad than a god. He's awkward, gracious, loves oldies-but-goodies, doesn’t listen to Kanye West, and really wants his kids to think... More »
We chat to the chat psychedelic-rock trio about their latest album,and working with both Alex Turner and Brian Wilson.
She's one of country music's most buzzed-about young performers, but one listen to Kacey Musgraves vocal contribution on "Guess You Had to Be There," from Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson's upcoming album, No Pier Pressure, suggests she could have fit in well during the girl-group heyday of the Sixties. The breezy...
Brian Wilson wants to "follow the sun to the white sand beaches" on his lush new single, "Sail Away." The track, which finds the singer-songwriter harmonizing with fellow Beach Boys alumni Blondie Chaplin and Al Jardine, premiered Monday at Wall Street Journal. "We [tried] to recapture the feeling of Beach...
Norah Jones, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, She & Him’s M. Ward, the Killers’ Brandon Flowers, Boz Scaggs and Devendra Banhart are among a cross-generational musical cast lined up to salute the music of Beach Boys...
The irony wasn't lost on me. Neither was the level of awesomeness. A few weeks ago, I was stuck in my car during a snowstorm awaiting a phone call from a legendary Beach Boy. As the phone rang - and with my frozen laptop fully charged,...Show More Summary
Brian Wilson, the erratic genius who made the Beach Boys great, has been working on a new collab-heavy solo album called No Pier Pressure, and we’ve heard the early single “The Right Time.” The new song “Sail Away” reunites Wilson with his former Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, recreating some of the […]
The Beach Boy visits his '60s roots on this track from his new album "No Pier Pressure."
Mini Mansions, the trio led by Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Michael Shulman, scored one major coup when they got Brian Wilson to guest on their single “Any Emotions,” and then they scored another when Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner showed up on their “Vertigo.” He’s also in their new “Vertigo” video, looking dapper […]
Our second slice of life from his 11th studio album, No Pier Pressure
Mini Mansions, the L.A. band featuring Queens of the Stone Age's Michael Shuman, released their new album The Great Pretenders today. It features guest spots from Brian Wilson and Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner. Watch the video for "Vertigo", which features Turner and a bunch of topless women, below. Show More Summary
The Beach Boy visits his '60s roots on this track from his new album 'No Pier Pressure.'
It's a clichÃ© for biopics about musicians to follow the same sort of Behind The Music narrative structure â?? tracing the pattern of initial hardship, followed by rise to success, followed by superstardom, followed by self-destruction,...Show More Summary
Biopic starring longtime Boing Boing pal John Cusack opens in U.S. theaters on June 5. A new album from Wilson is out in April. Read the rest
Singer-songwriter John Hiatt was onstage several years ago at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica when he paused to introduce a new song to the audience.
Brian Wilson is probably best known for his days in The Beach Boys, but musicians know him better as a composer who had a hand in writing a number of the ’60s-era songs the group made famous.
Brian Wilson's forthcoming studio album, "No Pier Pressure," features the Beach Boys creative leader ?collaborating with several guest musicians, including Blondie Chaplin, the South African guitarist and singer who briefly was a member of the Beach Boys in the 1970s.