Beach Boys

Likely tornado hits casino where Beach Boys were playing in Oklahoma

High winds and torrential rains accompanying a likely tornado tore part of the roof off of an Oklahoma casino on Saturday where the Beach Boys were playing a concert attended by Gov. Mary Fallin.<p>Fallin said in an interview with KWTV that she had to be evacuated from the Riverwind Casino in Norman, …

Weather

Likely tornado hits casino where Beach Boys playing

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — High winds and torrential rains accompanying a likely tornado tore part of the roof off of an Oklahoma casino on Saturday where the Beach Boys were playing a concert attended by Gov. Mary Fallin.<p>Fallin said in an interview with KWTV that she had to be evacuated from the …

Celebrity News

Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson brings ‘Pet Sounds’ to Bay Area

Fans just can’t get enough of the Beach Boys’ music. That was evident when the legendary SoCal band performed before a packed house of smiling and …

Music

Recommended: Galway psychedelic independent pop LP from Eoin Dolan – Ubique

Eoin Dolan is a Galway musician who channels the Beach Boys’ sunny warmth like no other in the country. As I’ve said before, it’s more Salthill than …

Indie Music

Don’t Miss the Lush Melodies of Beach Boys Front Man Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson<i>Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology</i>Rhino EntertainmentRhino EntertainmentAmazing but true, Brian Wilson’s solo career has spanned almost …

Liberal View

15 albums Mike Love needs to unleash after ‘Unleash the Love’

You almost certainly know him as the nasal voice on many of the Beach Boys’ biggest hits, from “Surfin’ Safari” to “Kokomo.”<p>You may also know him as …

Minneapolis

So Hip! Queen Elizabeth Is the Proud Owner of Two iPods

For a 91-year-old symbol of a bygone era, Queen Elizabeth is pretty tech savvy. Don’t believe it? There’s solid photographic evidence.<p>A seemingly …

Royal Family

This Parrot dancing to The Beach Boys is the happiest thing you’ll see today

Or maybe, forever<p>Tropical birds have quite famously had a pretty big association with music. Take Iggy Pop’s delightful little Cockatoo who dances …

Iggy Pop

Beach Boys vs. Paramore: What’s the weekend’s top concert?

The weekend’s best bets include alt-rock act Paramore (with indie-pop champs Best Coast opening), the mighty Beach Boys and R&B/soul singer Judith …

Music

50 Essential Albums of 1967

From the Doors' debut to Aretha Franklin's first smash<p>In the year of <i>Pepper</i>-mania, the Beach Boys' <i>Smile</i> was expected to gallop out of the West and …

Aretha Franklin

Hear Brian Wilson's New Surf-Rock Song 'Run James Run'

Previously unheard track highlights upcoming solo anthology LP 'Playback'<p>Brian Wilson released a breezy new surf-rock song, "Run James Run," from his …

Music

We the People ask the Administration to award The Beach Boys our nation’s highest civilian honor, The Medal of Freedom | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

Over the last 55 years, The Beach Boys performed over 5,600 concerts in 26 countries. They produced four #1 hits, 55 Top 100 singles, 13 gold and 17 …

Best new songs to stream: Radiohead, Weezer, Son Little, and more

<i>Every week, there are thousands of new songs hitting the airwaves — and it’s just too much for your two ears to handle. With all those options, you</i> …

The Playlist: Björk Rediscovers Love and 10 More New Songs

<i>Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new songs and videos — and anything else that strikes them as intriguing. This week, Weezer sings an ode to the Beach Boys, Labrinth gets a lift from an Apple commercial, and Lorde looks for trouble on a new</i> …

Music

Weezer’s Summery New Single ‘Beach Boys’ Is A Nostalgic Love Letter To Brian Wilson

Rivers Cuomo said that Weezer’s upcoming album <i>Pacific Daydream</i> was heavily inspired by a Chinese proverb, but so far, the imagery leading up to the record has been a love letter to classic American music. First they did their best Guns N’ Roses impersonation in their video for “Feels Like Summer,” …

Hear Weezer Honor 'Beach Boys' in Shimmering New Song

Rivers Cuomo pays homage to seminal influence with Brian Wilson-esque melodies, four-part harmonies<p>Weezer honor one of their biggest influences on a …

Music

Weezer – “Beach Boys”

What is Rivers Cuomo doing, or talking about? That’s one question that definitely won’t be answered by “Beach Boys,” Weezer’s latest single from …

Music

Weezer Hit The Surf on New Single 'Beach Boys': Listen

Turn it up, it’s Weezer’s latest single off their upcoming album On Wednesday (Sept. 13), the band tweeted a short teaser of their new song “Beach …

Music

Weezer Pays Homage to the Beach Boys with New Track, 'Beach Boys'

Subscribe to Diffuser.fm on<p>Weezer have shared “Beach Boys,” a new track to be included on their forthcoming 11th studio album, <i>Pacific Daydream</i>.<p>As one …

Beaches

Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson remounts a masterpiece with Pet Sounds tour

One of the greatest achievements in pop music history starts softly and subtly, with a plucked harp playing a sprightly tune straight out of a fairy …

Canadian News

History of Surfing: Destroying Amps in Five-Part Harmony

Matt Warshaw sings falsetto on the '60s union of surf and music<p>A musical soundtrack followed the influx of surf hysteria into the sport’s boom period …

Surfing

Hear Avenged Sevenfold Cover The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows"

First came their rendition of Mexican folk song “Malagueña Salerosa,” followed by a re-imagining of Mr. Bungle’s “Retrovertigo,” an original track …

Guitar

Listen To Avenged Sevenfold Cover The Beach Boys

<b>Avenged Sevenfold</b> have released a cover version of The Beach Boys' 1966 hit <i>God Only Knows</i>.<p>This is the latest cover version to come from the Avenged …

Rock Music

The Beach Boys were brilliant outside of Pet Sounds, too

While everyone seems to agree that <i>Pet Sounds</i> is one of the most important albums ever made, the Beach Boys are still seen as something of a novelty. …

The Beach Boys – 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow

Includes Smiley Smile outtakes and a new stereo mix of Wild Honey<p>In 1967, as the sun shone down on Southern California, the roof fell in on <b>The Beach</b> …

Beach Boys perform acapella version of "Wouldn't it Be Nice"

This is from the vocals-only version of <i>Pet Sounds</i> released in 1997, called <i>Stack-O-Vocals</i>.<p>Here's the original version with instruments. I love both …

Brains Over Bums: Brands Need Smarter Tactics Than Flaunting Women

Billabong pissed a lot of people off recently.<p>Somehow, they managed to overlook notorious cock-ups made by American Apparel, Protein World and …

Feminism

Beach Boys blues: Is our love affair with the beach over?

It was good while it lasted. Our love affair with the beach. It endured over hundreds of years and now it feels like it’s coming to an end. …

Beaches

Hear the Beach Boys’ Angelic Vocal Harmonies in Four Isolated Tracks from Pet Sounds: “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” “Sloop John B” & “Good Vibrations”

I didn’t get the Beach Boys for a while. They had provided the soundtrack to an alien world, one I knew mostly from chewing gum commercials. They …

Culture

The Pioneering Musical Brilliance of the Iconic Beach Boys Song 'Good Vibrations'

YouTuber Polyphonic took a deep dive into the iconic but somewhat under-appreciated Beach Boys song “Good Vibrations” and broke down the musical …