Tag: Brian Wilson

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Carpenters Were Never Cool

There was nothing hip about Karen and Richard, and that's why they succeeded....

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Matthew Sweet Looks at Tomorrow Forever

Life, death, and territory changes play into Sweet's new album....

Music

Over the Covers: Ten Artists Who Covered Their Own Songs

The first article in the new series "Over the Covers" focuses on artists who re-recorded their own songs, thereby covering themselves. ...

Notable books of 2016

A Fan's Notes, Books, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Music Books of 2016

2016 was a bad year for musicians, but a good year for music books...

The Explorers Club

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Premiere: The Explorers Club, “California’s Callin’ Ya”

Popdose has the exclusive premiere of the first single from the new Explorers Club album....

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Podcast

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Episode 7: Matthew Sweet

We dip into the interview archives this week for a previously unheard chat from June of last year with '90s alternative veteran Matthew...

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Favorite Albums of 2015

Ken Shane selects his favorite albums of 2015...

Music

Popdose Oral History: “Papas Fritas” (1995)

The three members of Papas Fritas — Shivika Asthana, Keith Gendel, and Tony Goddess — discuss the creation of their self-titled debut...

Frank Sinatra

A Fan's Notes, Books, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Music Books of 2015

Ken Shane recommends some of the year's best music books...

Brian Wilson live in Boston

A Fan's Notes, Concert Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Brian Wilson, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, 7/2/15

Brian Wilson and his band played a dazzling show in Boston last week...

A Fan's Notes, Film Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: “Love & Mercy”

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

Film, No Concessions

No Concessions: “Love & Mercy”

Paul Dano is Brian Wilson. (John Cusack, too.)...

Music

Deluxe Editions: Are Extra Tracks Worth the Extra Dollars?

Spring is here and some of the big releases come in even bigger “deluxe editions”. So, if you pony up the dough, is it worth...

Brian Wilson

A Fan's Notes, Album Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Brian Wilson, “No Pier Pressure”

No Pier Pressure is another triumph in a legendary career...

A Fan's Notes

A Fan's Notes, Music, Popdose Interviews

A Fan’s Notes: The Bob Gaudio Interview

Win an amazing Four Seasons prize package!...

Soul Serenade - A Christmas Gift For You

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Darlene Love, “Marshmallow World”

A Christmas Gift For You celebrates 50 years...

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."...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Matthew Sweet

Matthew Sweet may not be the king of pop – the title was pretty much taken before he was ever in contention – but he certainly...

A Fan's Notes

A Fan's Notes, Concert Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck, Wang Theatre, Boston, 10/9/13

Two music legends unite in a remarkable collaboration...

Popdose

The Popdose Interview: The Paley Brothers

If you’re a fan of catchy pop tunes and you aren’t familiar with the Paley Brothers, prepare yourself: you’re about to...

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...

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath

Popdose Lists

7 Musical Careers Impacted By Injuries and Illness

A look at seven musicians who overcome serious injury or illness and rose to the creative heights of their profession....

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Orval Carlos Sibelius, “Super Forma”

At a time when albums are teased, hyped, leaked, dissected, discarded and re-evaluated before they are even officially released, it has...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Legendary Session Man Jim Horn On Working With John Denver And Getting Inside The “Genius” Of Brian Wilson

At 72 years of age, there’s not much that Jim Horn hasn’t done. While his name might not be immediately familiar, you’ve definitely...

The Four Freshmen

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Four Freshmen, “It’s a Blue World”

A look at the first big hit for The Four Freshmen, 1952's "It's a Blue World."...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Belinda Carlisle

For the whole of the 1980s, singer Belinda Carlisle was the symbol of success, first as the lead singer for the groundbreaking band The...

James Hetfield

Music, Popdose Lists

Top 5 Music Autobiographies That Need to Be Written

There are a lot of great music autobiographies out there, but there are great ones still to be written. Chris Holmes counts down the Top 5....

Music

Mike Love: The World’s Most Ironically Named Musician

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

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Righteous Brothers, “Just Once In My Life”

In 1965 the Righteous Brothers had a year that has seldom been equaled in the annals of popular music....