Reader writers round up the locals on Pitchfork’s bill, guide fans of hip-hop and R&B into the rest of the roster, discuss the gender balance of the fest’s bookings, and much more.
Brian Wilson owes his pop preeminence in part to racial coding that says a sensitive genius can’t be black.
The lineup for the three-day festival is out now; here’s info and commentary from Reader critics to get you up for it.
Is it possible for any movie to get the Beach Boy’s story right?
Of the ten to 15 harmonicas Bob Kessler plays, the one that’s the bass harmonica is likely the most peculiar.
A Horace Silver treasure unearthed, Shelby Lynne does Dusty, and Matt Bauder’s weird love letter to doo-wop and Brian Wilson.
The session guitarist who’s worked with the Beach Boys, Glen Campbell, Lee Hazlewood, and many more passes away.