Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys Strikes Gold With a New Solo Album

Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame went out on the road last year with guitarist Jeff Beck, of all people, and announced he was working on a new solo album. The album, No Pier Pressure is a confusing affair on several fronts, but Wilson’s genius shines through nonetheless. The album also features guest performances by Sebu Simonian of Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves, of She & Him, and former band member Blondie Chaplin. Al Jardine and Dave Marks also contribute. ...

Beach Boys Still Surfing Sounds After Half Century (watch!)

Brothers Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson joined with cousin Mike Love and a classmate Al Jardine a half a century ago to create the Beach Boys and popularized what was then known as the California surf sound. The group has endured its ups and downs since then, including the death of Dennis in 1983 and Carl from brain cancer in 1998, but proved it’s still relevant last night in concert at New York’s Beacon Theater....