Tag Archives: Brian Wilson

Monday Music News

Björk has shared the enchantingly vivid video for recently-released single “The Gate” off her forthcoming full-length Utopia. Directed by frequent artistic collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang, the clip features the Icelandic songstress in a custom Gucci gown by by Alessandro Michele (who also collaborated in creative direction for the video) that took approximately 550 hours to make, and anRead more…

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KEXP Video Roundup: Top Five Music-Related Films of John Cusack

John Cusack. You can’t hear his name without thinking of the iconic boombox scene in Say Anything…, right? Over his 30-year career, and with more than 80 acting credits to his name, Cusack’s love of music has informed some excellent film choices along the way. In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Cusack says, “TheRead more…

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Live Review: Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds at the Paramount Theatre 4/9

It’s morbid, but you’re probably thinking it, too: after losing so many musical icons in 2016 (see here and here), I felt it was important to see Brian Wilson in concert. Now 74 years old, the brilliant but troubled songwriter celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ landmark album Pet Sounds with a massiveRead more…

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Thursday Music News

With great sadness the music world learned today of songwriter Scott Miller‘s passing. The brilliance of his pop sensibility and songwriting were the hallmarks of his work with his power pop group Game Theory, which despite plenty of adoration from critics and loyal fans remained a cult favorite and never quite broke through to theRead more…

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Monday News Roundup

Jerry Leiber of songwriting team Leiber and Stoller, who together wrote many rock ‘n’ roll hits of the 50’s and 60’s, died today at 78. Leiber and Stoller penned hits by Elvis Presley, Peggy Lee, The Coasters, The Clovers, and many others, including “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion No. 9,” “Yakety Yak,” and “Is That AllRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Whenever the melodies of Brian Wilson drift in our direction, the same question always comes to mind: I wonder what would happen if Wilson played George Gershwin? An answer to that question, as odd as it might be, is on the horizon as the endless one has been granted permission by the Gershwin Estate toRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Bumbershoot has completed the 2009 lineup by adding Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Cold War Kids, Old 97’s, The Helio Sequence, and Portland Cello Project. Unfortunately, Kasabian and The Ting Tings had to cancel, but there’s still plenty more to hear and see. Go check out the schedule and look for KEXP to broadcast there once again!Read more…

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