Tag: The Beach Boys

Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: Tahiti 80’s Xavier Boyer

"That's what I like about pop music: the only truth is the three and a half minutes of music you're presenting to the audience."...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: Ken Sharp Focuses His Power-Pop Lens on Classic-Rock Heroes

Popdose first met rock journalist and power pop musician Ken Sharp through the supernova that is Omnivore recording artist, Cait Brennan,...

Bobby Freeman

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bobby Freeman, “Do You Want To Dance”

Bobby Freeman wrote and recorded one of the most covered songs in the history of rock and roll...


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. ...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Reviews: Six and One, Still Half a Dozen

Classic rock -- and those who love them -- get covered with reviews of Aisles, Bubble Gum Orchestra, The Beach Boys, Journey, Toto, Mecca,...

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....


The Beach Boys to Bowie: LA’s Hot Rumour Spill the Songs That Shaped Them

Though Hot Rumour has only been a tangible unit for, oh, four months, the three members have enough musical cred among them to more than...

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...


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...

Film, No Concessions

No Concessions: “Love & Mercy”

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

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!...

A Fan's Notes

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Folk Festival 2014

Exhilarating. Emotional. Exhausting. The 2014 Newport Folk Festival....

Soul Serenade - Soul Survivors

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Soul Survivors, “Expressway To Your Heart”

"Expressway" started it all for Gamble & Huff...

A Fan's Notes

2013 Holiday Gift Guide, A Fan's Notes, Holiday Gift Guides, Music

A Fan’s Notes: 2013 Holiday Gift Ideas

Ken Shane's annual Holiday Gift Guide...


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...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: August 9, 2013

5... 4... 3... 2... 1... Shuffle! Join in this week's Friday Five....

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...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

Album Review: STEPHEN KALINICH & JON TIVEN, “Shortcuts To Infinity/Symptomology”

What can be said about two legends getting together to combine forces on a double album? Beach Boys lyricist Stephen Kalinich and...

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Medleys

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation...

Desert Island Discs, Music, Popdose

Desert Island Discs with Alexander Fairchild

Singer/songwriter Alexander Fairchild lists his five Desert Island Discs....

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...

Music, The Friday Five

The Friday Five: April 12, 2013

Beat the post lunch dip and play along with this week's Friday Five!...

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."...

Chicago (1970s)

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Songs to Make You Love Chicago (the Band)

Not a fan of Chicago? You may change your mind after hearing these ten tracks....

Camper Van Beethoven - Jason Thrasher

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: David Lowery

Hearing the stories behind how the new Camper Van Beethoven album came together, we’re not surprised to find out that God is a CVB fan....

The Beatles - "Nowhere Man"

Music, Popdose Lists

Bronze on the Charts, Gold in Our Hearts: 10 Great Singles That Peaked at #3

Just because a song gets stuck at #3 on the charts doesn't mean it's not an all-time great....