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 […]
Lineup included Brian Wilson, Slowdive, Ween, Animal Collective, and more.
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 […]
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
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
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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…
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
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 »
Beach Boys songwriter and music legend Brian Wilson has finished his long awaited memoir. The book drops on October 11th.
The Beach Boys founder's I Am Brian Wilson is out this fall.
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 […]
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 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
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
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
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 – 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.
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…
Catch Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, Slowdive, Ween, Animal Collective, and more in Austin.