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Summer Music Across America: August Tours to Follow

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 10.05.2013 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

It's August. One more month of freedom -- if that -- before all levels of schools begin again. One more month for jobs to give way to a precious week or two, or even a long weekend, of summertime. What live music shows will make you think summertime?

Urgent Matters: Talking with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Incubus' Brandon Boyd, Plus a Flagship Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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They Have Greatest Hits Albums?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment

Monday marks the 39th anniversary of The Beach Boys' greatest-hits album "Endless Summer." The compilation recalls such megahits as "Surfin' U.S.A.," ...

Gazelle Emami

What Surf Music And Punk Have In Common

HuffingtonPost.com | Gazelle Emami | Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment

The story goes that when The Beatles landed stateside in 1964, they killed surf music. But one lone surf act escaped Americans’ selective amnesia of...

The Last Fears: A Conversation With Teddy Geiger, Plus Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale and Highness Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I just feel glad to be able to be working with music, doing stuff creatively, and supporting myself doing that because it's just what I love to do. My life's goal is to just stay involved in creative work and to keep developing myself as someone who is doing creative work."

10 Big Artists Accused Of Stealing Their Songs

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment

It's said that all great artists get their inspiration from other great artists, and will.i.am is one of many who have been accused of taking too much...

Thank You, Mr. Dog Ears: My Interviews with Phil Ramone, Plus H.D. Harmsen's 'Teetotaler' Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I personally was saddened by the iconic producer/engineer/mastermind's recent passing not only because I kind of bonded with him during our two interviews together, but also because his sonic fingerprints are all over so much of the music I grew up on.

We Are Not Irrelevant! The RNC's Secret Memo to Republicans

John Blumenthal | Posted 06.03.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Fellow Republicans: As you know, our party is in a wilderness right now so it is incumbent upon us to blast our way out of this jungle of doom with a veritable buckshot spray of repackaged ideas.

California Dreamin': Masterful Music Photography of Guy Webster

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

Rock Paper Photo is excited to offer a curated collection representing the best of Guy's work including iconic album covers for The Rolling Stones and The Doors and portraits of pop icons such as Barbra Streisand and Liza Minelli.

Dog Ears Music: Be Humble Day Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by The Libertines, Clancy Eccles, Deer Tick, Norah Jones, Rush and more.

Bad News For Beach Boys Fans

rollingstonelogo | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By Margaret Wappler It might be easy to assume that a legend like Brian Wilson has multiple ...

Can You See It? Paul Dano As Beach Boy Brian Wilson

Posted 01.18.2013 | Entertainment

Paul Dano ("There Will Be Blood," "Ruby Sparks," "Looper") will play the role of Brian Wilson in a forthcoming movie about the Beach Boys, THR reports...

La Costa Perdida: Chatting With Camper Van Beethoven's David Lowery, Plus Steve Forbert's "Sandy" Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"People will refer to something culturally as "the lost coast," which is pretty much the entire coast above San Francisco and the adjacent towns... You're sort of in this land of the lost -- this lost hippie republic."

Dog Ears Music: National Evaluate Your Life Day Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Joel Hilme & Felix Martinez, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Idol Fodder, Alberta Cross, Scott Joplin and more.

Brian Wilson Speaks Out On Being Kicked Out Of The Beach Boys

AP | Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Brian Wilson says he felt blindsided by a news release from his Beach Boys band mate Mike Love that ended the good vibrations on the ba...

The Singer: A Conversation With Art Garfunkel

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.20.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

If you were to ask me, "How does that work?" I would say "It's all musical affinity," and it's very hard to explain why you're on somebody else's wavelength.

Conversations With Mary Chapin Carpenter, Marillion's Steve Hogarth, and Magda Rosa Galbán, Plus Erin Barra's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Bonnaroo 2012

Patrick Pfeiffer | Posted 08.19.2012 | Home
Patrick Pfeiffer

The festival just gets better every year, and I am not talking about the bands, although Radiohead, Phish and the Red Hot Chili Peppers ain't too shabby.

The Beach Boys, Great Gatsby Ball, DC Record Fair: HuffPost DC Top 5 For June 15, 16, 17

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.15.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 15 1. The Beach Boys At Merriweather Post Pavilion Who thought Brian Wilson would be touring? In 2012? Wow. We're not sayi...

Navy Band At Navy Memorial: HuffPost DC Top 5 For June 12

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.12.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 12 1. Concerts On The Avenue At Navy Memorial The United States Navy Band and Navy Ceremonial Guard returns for their summ...

Bogus Trend Stories Getting Sadder and Sadder

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.06.2012 | Media
Michael Sigman

Trend stories based on anecdotes or lazy statistics are bad enough. When extensive research by "experts" is involved, meaninglessness can rise to a higher -- or lower -- level of absurdity.

It's All Happening: The Beach Boys Return To The Bowl

Annie Fehrenbacher | Posted 08.01.2012 | Arts
Annie Fehrenbacher

A native Angeleno, I've loved the Beach Boys from a young age, spurred on by a penchant for the band's creative front-runner Brian Wilson. Hometown heroes in both form and function, the band's music is their own personal fan fiction to California.

Beach Boy Mike Love: Being Present by Leaving the Past Behind

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.30.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I caught up with Mike Love and asked him about The Beach Boys' new album, the tour and getting the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers back together.

Why The '60s Really Ended With Carole King's 'Too Late'

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.29.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Driving home to "Lawn Guyland" the day after graduating from Bucknell U. in Lewisburg, PA and blasting progressive rock station WNEW on the radio, I was struck by one of those other-worldly, pull-over-to-the curb musical moments.

LISTEN: Memorial Day Playlist

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.25.2012 | Entertainment

It's Memorial Day weekend, which means it's time to fire up the grill, grab the beers and hit the beach. But every epic weekend needs an equally epic ...