Mike Love

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    How to Know Which Version of Your Favorite Band You Should Support

    At some point in the career of a band, the members of the group reach an impasse with their relationship and go their separate ways. Of course, there's always money to be made, so the parties involved make the decision to hit the road and play their hits anyway. The only thing is, they do so separat ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    The Eight Bands Most in Need of a Senior Citizen Ticket Discount

    So the Rolling Stones have announced their first large tour in 6 years, and their "50 And Counting" jaunt will see them stop in nine cities across North America. This is borderline amazing considering that Keith Richards and Mick Jagger are 69 and CHARLIE WATTS IS 71 FREAKING YEARS OLD. Can you imag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    The Postal Service Reunion was Ten Years Coming. Do you Feel Old Yet?

    If you are in or around your mid-twenties, this probably isn't the first time you've felt the cold hands of classic-rockdom closing around your neck. (For me, it was seeing a Garden State DVD on the bargain shelf at an FYE. And then, right afterward, it was thinking, "Man, I can't believe I used to ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012
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    November 28, 2012

    Top Five Musical Resurrections of 2012

    2012 saw some big-name comebacks, emotional reunions, and just plain weird occurrences, proving that America's thirst for nostalgia has still not been quenched. Have recent years been the worst for this, or have I just forgotten about the last decade already? Could something as joyous as the resurre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    The Flaming Lips Cover The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows"

    Have you ever wanted some of Ke$ha's blood, but you were afraid to ask? Fortunately, now you can purchase a "blood vinyl" edition of The Flaming Lips' Heady Fwends Record Store Day exclusive double LP. For the small sum of $2,500, you can own one of 10 copies that features the encased blood of Eryka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    The Beach Boys - Verizon Theatre - 4/26/12

    The Beach Boys Verizon Theatre Thursday, April 26 In the past few decades, various incarnations of the Beach Boys toured the oldies/county fair circuit, rehashing the popular hits over and over again, usually for a cheap ticket price (or even free). Alas, with Brian Wilson back in the fold, the res ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2012

    Preview: The Beach Boys at Verizon Theatre

    Thursday, April 26, at Verizon Theatre

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    The Best and Worst Performances of Last Night's Grammys

    Five Best Performances 1. Jennifer Hudson Grammy host L.L. Cool J had a hard enough job presiding over a celebration undercut by tragic circumstances, and he achieved a perfect, almost pastor-like tone from the get-go. But Miss Hudson's musical tribute to Whitney Houston - a subtly searing but stil ... More >>

  • Music

    September 4, 2008

    Pet Peeves

    The Beach Boys are popping up everywhere this year in music but don't seem to be getting their due

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2006

    Show Up, 8/11-8/12

    You read it here first: Thesis is gonna be huge. (Just in case.) Friday: Already said it in this week's And Another Thing column, but I can't impress upon you enough how exciting a prospect Thesis is to the city's R&B/neo-soul scene. Her demos are nothing compared to her live show, backed by one hel ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    The Beach Boys

    Friday, Feburary 3, at Nokia Theater

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    Hogpig, Swedish Teens

    Saturday, April 23 at Double Wide

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Reason to Smile

    After battling mental illness and hit-or-miss records, Brian Wilson is back with a lost classic

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2003

    Laugh Riot

    Four Day Weekend celebrates the final day of 2003

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2003

    Toxic Filmmaking

    Troma's bossman to take over town; hide your children

  • Music

    May 25, 2000

    Microbe brewery

    Wait, there is a reason why Stereolab CDs sound broken

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    SXSW Diaries

    A thousand bands + a dozen parties + one cigarette lighter = average South By Southwest

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    The forever frown

    More than 30 years later, Smile remains the subject of so much mystery

  • Music

    July 16, 1998

    Brian Wilson, reconstructed

    For his first solo album in a decade, the Beach Boy recovers himself and his music...sort of

  • Music

    December 5, 1996

    Jingle bells, Jingle sells

    The industry aims for the heart of Christmas-- with a shotgun