Last month Rostam Batmanglij performed his first solo concert since leaving Vampire Weekend, opening for Brian Wilson at Brooklyn’s Northside Festival. Throughout the set he was joined onstage by a number of his friends and frequent collaborators, including Angel Deradoorian and Ra Ra Riot’s Wes Miles, as well as the Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser, who most […]
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 that chair, and here’s what it says: “BRIAN WILSON CHAIR DO NOT SIT.” There have, over the years, been legends on that Pitchfork stage: Yoko Ono, Public Enemy, Pavement. And […]
Pitchfork Radio kicks off this morning from Madison, Wisconsin! Presented by Goose Island from Migration Week in Madison and powered by TuneIn, we’ll be broadcasting live from High Noon Saloon (701A E. Washington Ave) July 18-22. The broadcast hours are from 11:00 a.m. Show More Summary
The Beach Boy performed 'Pet Sounds' in Chicago. Was it the greatest performance? Eh. But who cares—it's motherfucking Brian Wilson!
Blood Orange, Brian Wilson, and Pikachu were all in attendance.
The 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival continued on Saturday after a successful (but slightly rainy) Friday. Day 2 had Beach Boy Brian Wilson playing Pet Sounds in full, the return of hip hop greats Digable Planets, the back-in-action Super Furry Animals... Continue reading…
On Sunday night, M. Ward opened for Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson at the Hollywood Bowl, and he made a big night of it, reuniting with Monsters Of Folk bandmates Conor Oberst and Jim James and She & Him bandmate Zooey Deschanel onstage. And last night, Ward kept that winning streak going by doing musical-guest […]
M. Ward gave fans a good reason to show up early and catch his set opening for Brian Wilson Sunday night at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl as the singer/songwriter staged a surprise semi-reunion for Monsters of Folk, Ward's supergroup with My Morning Jacket's Jim James and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst. The group...
M. Ward sort of gave us a little Monsters Of Folk reunion last month with his “Slow Driving Man” video featuring Conor Oberst, and now he’s given us an actual Monsters Of Folk reunion. The supergroup, which also includes Jim James and Mike Mogis, hasn’t been active since 2010, but during M. Ward’s opening set […]
What could be better than hearing “Good Vibrations” on a hot summer night in America’s premier outdoor concert venue? Hearing “California Girls” for the very first time? “I Get Around” hooked me. I was an avid bowler. I lived to knock down the pins. Show More Summary
Brian Wilson’s name is far from the top of the list of pop music artists known for social and political commentary, and his 50th anniversary performance of the Beach Boys’ watershed “Pet Sounds” album Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl was probably the last place concertgoers expected to encounter reflections...
Conor Oberst, Jim James, and M. Ward’s supergroup Monsters of Folk have been inactive since 2010. Last night, during M. Ward’s set opening for Brian Wilson at the Hollywood Bowl, he was accompanied by James and Oberst for a brief Monsters of Folk reunion, Consequence of Sound reports. Show More Summary
Against all odds, Brian Wilson and band do his greatest album justice and then some.
In honor of Brian Wilson performing 'Pet Sounds' in its entirety we look at five other albums we'd like to see down live from start to finish.
Brian Wilson was at the Hollywood Bowl tonight to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys’ classic Pet Sounds album. It’s good to be reminded that that masterpiece came out the year before the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper, which...Show More Summary
Brian Wilson: In the July 9 Calendar section, an article about Brian Wilson said the studio where “Pet Sounds” was recorded was on Hollywood Boulevard. It is on Sunset Boulevard. If you believe that we have made an error, or you have questions about The Times’ journalistic standards and practices,...
Brian Wilson was doing his best to be a good sport. While talking to a reporter and then posing for a photographer, he often appeared to be enjoying himself about as much as he would on a visit to his oral surgeon. About 15 minutes into the interview, when asked how he felt about producer George...
This year’s Pitchfork Music Festival is only one week 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, Carly Rae Jepsen, Anderson.Paak, and many more. Show More Summary
He worked with the likes of Bob Weir, Lou Reed, Neil Young and Brian Wilson.
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