Fifty years after it was released, Brian Wilson performed the landmark Beach Boys album Pet Sounds at McCarren Park in Brooklyn, New York, as a part of the Northside Festival. The following is a series of observations, mid-show musings and reflections on the performance. 1. Pet Sounds turned 50 in May. Show More Summary
Pitchfork Music Festival is only one month away! From July 15-17, Chicago's Union Park will host Sufjan Stevens, Brian Wilson, Miguel, Broken Social Scene, Beach House, FKA twigs, Savages, Blood Orange, Car Seat Headrest, Porches, Carly Rae Jepsen, Anderson.Paak, and many more. Show More Summary
The keyboardist who performed on many of the former Beach Boy's albums was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman after a show at an Oklahoma casino
After Wolf Parade and before Brian Wilson, Brooklyn's McCarren Park hosted a Northside Festival show with Kacey Musgraves, Conor Oberst and The Felice Brothers. The Felice Brothers kicked things off, and then immediately took the stage again as Conor's backing band... Continue reading…
Brian Wilson headlined the Brooklyn Northside Festival on Sunday, where he played the entirety of "Pet Sounds" alongside fellow original Beach Boys member Al Jardine and the rest of Wilson's band. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the album, which Rolling Stone called the second greatest of all time. Show More Summary
He opened for Brian Wilson at New York's Northside Festival.
The album of course begins with a bang, and this performance of it did too. "Wouldn't It Be Nice" started the most amount of crowd singing/dancing that the Pet Sounds section would have all night (or maybe "Sloop John B" gave it a run for its money)... Continue reading…
Today's NYC-area shows include Mysteryland (Machinedrum, Ty Dolla $ign, Hudson Mohawke, XXYYXX, etc), Punk Rock Bowling (Cock Sparrer, FLAG, Agnostic Front, etc), Rainer Maria, The Men, and many Northside shows like Brian Wilson, Omni, Oddisee, Pill, IIOI, TEEN, and more. Continue reading…
Wilson revisits his masterpiece on its 50th anniversary and gives some insight into his recent biopic and long-awaited autobiography.
Following a great first day featuring appearances from the Smiths' Andy Rourke, Pusha T, Wild Beasts, the Buzzcocks' Steve Diggle, Little Simz, Super Furry Animals, and others, Pitchfork Radio is back tomorrow with even more great programming. Show More Summary
photos by Chris Graham Returning to the world stage for the first time in four years, PJ Harvey was undoubtedly one of the top talking points and most hyped acts in the run up to Primavera Sound 2016... Continue reading…
Brian Wilson, on his first trip to Israel, was given a key to the city of Tel Aviv, where a radio station played a Hebrew version of “Good Vibrations.” He was performing about 40 minutes away when that city was struck by terrorists on Wednesday. Show More Summary
Starting tomorrow, Pitchfork Radio returns with a weekend full of great music, coming to you live from London. Presented by Tribute Portfolio, Starwood's brand of independent hotels, we'll be broadcasting live from The Great Northern Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, in King's Cross. Show More Summary
From Brian Wilson to Bichkraft, from Wolf Parade to Cut Worms, it's our picks for don't-miss shows at Northside 2016. Continue reading…
Britain would like to see the revival of trade with Russia, as it is confident that the Russian market has good potential for the UK products, former UK Trade Minister Brian Wilson told Sputnik Wednesday.
Brian Wilson, PJ Harvey and Action Bronson's flip-flops: Primavera Sound 2016 Closes With A Bang
Because, well... why not?
Missed the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival? Bummed you didn't score tickets to Adele's upcoming six-night stay at Staples Center or Radiohead's two-night jaunt at the Shrine Auditorium? Well, there's plenty of music still to be had this summer, both on record and in person. What follows...
Today kicks off Primavera Sound 2016. Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, and Sigur Rós are set to headline. Tame Impala, Sigur Rós, Animal Collective, Beach House, the Last Shadow Puppets, Brian Wilson (performing Pet Sounds), John...Show More Summary
"To Wear a Floral Shirt is an Experience." -- Brian Wilson If you've got a sudden inner impulse to wear a floral shirt, then this is the outfit for you. Throw it on on a whim. And off you go. It's pretty without being fussy, elegant without being stuffy. Show More Summary