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Levitation Fest Cancelled Due To Weather

Levitation Fest, formerly known as Austin Psych Fest, managed to assemble quite an impressive roster for this year’s lineup, including Brian Wilson, Animal Collective, Caribou, and Oneohtrix Point Never. But unfortunately, it looks like we won’t actually get to see any of them perform — the fest was scheduled to kick off tomorrow at Austin’s […]

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 Wilson created a pivotal moment not only in the discography of the Beach Boys but in the canon of American pop music. So with Wilson set to perform the album […]

The Beautiful One: Prince & This Thing Called Life

If you told me that Keith Richards had died, I'd be devastated but pretty unsurprised. If you told me Brian Wilson had died, I'd curl up in a ball singing "Vegetables" to myself, but I'd feel somewhat prepared for it after years of watching his fragile mental state deteriorate. Show More Summary

Questlove, Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus, Chance the Rapper, Brian Wilson, More React to Prince's Death

This morning, Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota at the age of 57. The cause of death has yet to be announced. Fans and collaborators have paid tribute to the icon across social media this afternoon. Below,...Show More Summary

Nile Rodgers, Brian Wilson, Spike Lee & more artists pay tribute to Prince

Also: Marc Almond, Carrie Brownstein, Questlove, The Mountain Goats, Nikki Sixx, Nigel Godrich, Chaka Khan, and more Continue reading…

Cosmonauts cover The Beach Boys' "Caroline No" on new 'Pet Sounds' tribute (listen)

As mentioned, there's a Pet Sounds tribute album being put out by Reverberation Appreciation Society, in conjunction with Brian Wilson performing the LP in full at this year's Levitation. (Black Angels, Morgan Delt, Boogarins, Night Beats among them... Continue reading…

Why I’m Running for Multnomah County Commission, District 1

By Brian Wilson. Brian is a candidate for Multnomah County Commission, District 1. I have lived and worked in Portland my entire life. I’ve seen the region grow and change over the years, but we have still managed to keep Portland a great place to live and raise a family. Show More Summary

The Beach Girl Behind the Beach Boys

Early in 2015’s Love & Mercy, a film based on the life of Brian Wilson, a foxy blonde in cat’s-eye sunglasses addresses the Beach Boys leader. “Hey, Brian? I think you might have screwed up here,” she says, gesturing to the sheet music with her pencil. “You’ve got Lyle playing in D, ... More »

Brian Wilson’s Memoir Drops in October

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Beach Boys songwriter and music legend Brian Wilson has finished his long awaited memoir. The book drops on October 11th.

Read An Excerpt From Brian Wilson’s Memoir

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Brian Wilson first announced that he was working on an autobiography back in 2013, and that autobiography is finally hitting shelves this fall. Entitled I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir, the 320-page book was written with Ben Greenman, who previously helped out with Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According To Questlove and George Clinton’s Brothas […]

Read an Excerpt From Brian Wilson's Upcoming Memoir

Brian Wilson's long-in-the-works memoir I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir has set a release date: October 11th. The Beach Boys legend first announced he was working on the autobiography in 2013. In addition to news of the memoir's arrival, De Capo Press, who will publish the 320-page book, also shared an introductory...

Brian Wilson Announces Memoir: Read an Excerpt

Brian Wilson has announced the release of his autobiography. I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir will be published on October 11 via Da Capo Press. Wilson wrote the 320-page hardcover book with Ben Greenman, who previously collaborated with the Roots' ?uestlove and Parliament/Funkadelic's George Clinton on their respective memoirs. Show More Summary

win weekend passes for Austin's LEVITATION Fest feat. Flying Lotus, Slowdive, Animal Collective, Brian Wilson + more

We're teaming up again with our TX homies at LEVITATION to offer one more chance to win deluxe weekend passes for this year's fest, which takes place in just a few weeks down in Austin. Much has been made about this year's incredible...Show More Summary

Newswire: Hurry channels Brian Wilson on “When I’m With You”

While Hurry’s debut album, 2014’s Everything/Nothing, dealt in the kind of indie-flavored pop songs that made Guided By Voices famous, its follow-up has a more classic approach. Coming April 29 on Lame-O Records, Guided Meditation sees Hurry’s Matt Scottoline offering up songs that sound like they were swiped straight from Brian Wilson’s songbook. Show More Summary

Levitation announces daily schedules, lineup additions, and kickoff shows

Austin's Levitation fest is less than a month away, and they've announced the 2016 daily schedules which can be found here. Brian Wilson is playing Pet Sounds at 9:35 PM on the main Reverberation Stage on Saturday, April 30 right before...Show More Summary

Rainbow Ends

Rainbow Ends – Spotify Rainbow Ends – YouTube This is the music Brian Wilson is trying to make but cannot. In an infinite universe that which is not overhyped, that which is not on the pop chart, makes at most a drop in the ocean and then disappears. But the truth is Emitt Rhodes’s new […] The post Rainbow Ends appeared first on Lefsetz Letter.

The Beach Boys announce 'Pet Sounds' 50th anniversary reissue

You already know that Brian Wilson is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys' classic Pet Sounds by playing it in full on tour, including Levitation in Austin, Northside Festival in Brooklyn, and more. Now it's been announced that Pet Sounds will also get a massive 50th anniversary reissue. Continue reading…

Win tickets to Levitation Festival 2016

Catch Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, Slowdive, Ween, Animal Collective, and more in Austin.

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