Brian Wilson's High School Reversed His Music Grade From an F to an A
Did Charles Manson’s Failed Music Career Lead to the Nightmarish Murders That Rocked the Nation?
A new book looks at the connection between The Beach Boys and Charles Manson.
Don’t Be Surprised If Beach Boys Play Trump’s Inauguration
A representative says they’re mulling it over. Mike Love is exactly this kind of guy.
Alex Robert Ross
Brian Wilson and Berlin Techno on the Beaches of Mexico’s Most Dangerous City
Wilson and Seun Kuti reigned, but it was homegrown talent that impressed the most at Acapulco's Trópico, a rising boutique festival founded to resist cartels and prove that Mexican youth can live freely under the looming specter of violence.
Brian Wilson's Happily Ever After (or a Close Approximation Thereof)
The legendary Beach Boys auteur's new memoir tells the story of a troubled, gifted man battling his own mind. We sat down with him to talk past, present, and 'Pet Sounds.'
Everyone Is Dressing Really Cool at Pitchfork Music Festival (Plus Sufjan Stevens Wore Angel Wings)
Blood Orange, Brian Wilson, and Pikachu were all in attendance.
It Doesn't Matter What You Say About Brian Wilson, Because He's Brian Wilson
The Beach Boy performed 'Pet Sounds' in Chicago. Was it the greatest performance? Eh. But who cares—it's motherfucking Brian Wilson!
Different Kinds of Trips: Brian Wilson Reflects on 'Pet Sounds' 50 Years Later
Wilson revisits his masterpiece on its 50th anniversary and gives some insight into his recent biopic and long-awaited autobiography.
Longreads Or Whatever
Emile Haynie Navigated Heartbreak With a Little Help From His Friends
He's produced for Lana and Eminem, but a breakup took him out of the game. He decided to pour his pain into a debut LP with Brian Wilson, Lana, Dev Hynes, Charlotte Gainsbourg, the xx, and Randy Newman on deck.
Black Zeros Prove That You Don’t Have to Surf In Order to Write a Good Surf Song
RSVP to catch them play at our free Sydney party at the Sly Fox on Thursday September 4!
Improbable Trades That Could Save the 2012 Baseball Season
Doesn’t it seem like the 2012 Major League Baseball season is one of the most boring in history? Here are some trades that could save it.
The Hate Issue
Famous people hate stuff too.