Tag: Beach Boys

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: The Lampshades, “Astrology”

The Lampshades, a trio of Pittsburgh-by-way-of-Altoona ne’er-do-wells, is nothing if not ambitious. It hasn’t always entirely been this...

The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: David Baerwald, “Someday When You’re Young Again”

Rob Smith remembers his father, in his new "Vinyl Diaries" column....

A Fan's Notes, Film Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: “Love & Mercy”

The new film about Brian Wilson is a triumph...

Books, Film, Music, Television

10 Pop Culture Lies, Deceptions, Miscommunications, And Unrealized Ambitions

Much like Pee Wee Herman, these examples of the PR shuck 'n jive "meant to do that."...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose Giveaway

Review: The Beach Boys’ Made in California + Giveaway

It’s hard to dispute 2012 as the best summer to be a Beach Boys fan in the last quarter-century or so, but thanks to the band’s new...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: The Heavy Blinkers, “Health”

Following the releases of new albums by David Bowie, My Bloody Valentine and Justin Timberlake, 2013 might go down as the year of the...

CD Reviews, Music, Podcast, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Audio Interview: Terry Scott Taylor of Daniel Amos

A conversation with DA's lead architect Terry Scott Taylor about the band's new album, Dig Here, Said The Angel (and an album review to...

Music, Popdose Flashback

Popdose Flashback 1993: Jellyfish, “Spilt Milk”

A Christian defends a "blasphemous" pop classic....

Music, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Popdose 2012: Rob Smith’s Favorite Music of 2012

Rob Smith shares his favorite albums of 2012....


Mike Love: The World’s Most Ironically Named Musician

Fuck that guy. Fuck him in the fuckhole....


Spin Cycle: The Beach Boys, That’s Why God Made The Radio

Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys return after a lengthy absence with "That's Why God Made The Radio." Does the iconic group still have the...

Music, Popular Culture

Rob Smith’s Media 6ix: June 15, 2012

Rob Smith's Media 6ix: Beach Boys, D'Angelo, and more....


Thank You for the Music!

Join the Popdose Staff as they say "Thank You" to the people that introduced them to the music that shaped their lives....


The Beach Boys Are Reuniting! Oh Wait, No They Aren’t

Poor Al Jardine. Always the last to know....

Lefschmutz, Music

Lefschmutz: Bob Lefsetz Didn’t Know Brian Wilson Wrote the Beach Boys’ Songs

Bob meets Brian Wilson and realizes he was the guy who wrote all those classic songs....


Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Artists We Had To Warm Up To

In conjunction with Chris Holmes' fantastic Friday Mixtape, here are more Popdose musical turning points....


Music, Podcast, Popdose

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 19

Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton finally take the heat off of mothers and focus on fathers -- Jason's dad Gary joins us for Episode...


Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Brian Wilson

As Brian Wilson hits the big 6-9, Popdose looks back at 15 occasions when the former Beach Boy has been The Very Guest Of various artists...


Music, Popdose, The Weekly Mixtape

Way Out Wednesday Mixtape Special: Do I Have to Spell It Out?

Way Out Wednesday returns for a spell with a mixtape of songs commemorating the Scripps National Spelling Bee!...


Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Graham Parker’s “Local Girls” (1979)

Not that it’s a bad thing at all, but Graham Parker sounds almost exactly like Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, the Jam, and...


Listmania, Music

Listmania: Never Mind The Parodies, Here’s 20 Weird Al Yankovic Originals

"Weird Al" Yankovic: he's not just about Lady Gaga parodies, you know. Join Popdose as we look back at 20 of Al's most memorable original...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Popdose Holiday Mixtape 2010

Last Christmas, we gave you our heart, but you were too busy doing real stuff. Hey, it’s perfectly understandable. We launched a...


Music, Rob Smith Can't Say No

Rob Smith Can’t Say No: Oranjuly

"Rob Smith Can't Say No" to the power-pop goodness of Boston's Oranjuly. Check it out at Popdose....


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 5/28/10 — Doin’ It A Cappella Style!

A cappella is defined as music that is sung without instrumental accompaniment. According to the Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, a...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Besnard Lakes, “The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night”

I wish that record companies, publicists, and critics for that matter, would kick the habit of feeling the need to describe artists in...



Let’s Get It Started: Our Favorite Pop Culture Beginnings

The Popdose staff rings in the new year with a selection of classic opening moments from our favorite songs, movies, and books....


Music, Parlour to Parlour

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 19: The Brother Kite

What's taking the Brother Kite so long to finish their next album? Michael Fortes finds out in a visit to the band's Mason, NH studio in...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Various Artists, “Where the Action Is! L.A. Nuggets 1965 – 1968”

Just a week or so after tackling Rhino’s massive Big Star release, Keep An Eye on the Sky, I’m back writing about another huge...


Music, Song-Off

Song-Off Jr.: Sailing

This week’s Song-Off is dedicated to Zac Sunderland, a California teen who’s about to become the youngest person to sail around...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

Bride of Popdose: A Wedding Songs Mixtape

The Popdose Staff, led by the intrepid Jon Cummings, has banded together to present a mixtape full of songs from our own weddings. Walk...