Why the Beach Boys Matter (Tom Smucker)

Release date, Oct. 2, and breathlessly awaited by some (i.e., me). Table of contents is here, and is fetching (“Harmony and Discord,” “Innocence and the Second-Best Pop Album Ever,” “Summer’s Gone, the Endless Summer”). The Beach Boys matter to me enormously–more than the Beatles, more than the Velvets, more than Prince, Chuck Berry, Elvis Costello, and many others (well, at least if “mattering” is best … Continue reading Why the Beach Boys Matter (Tom Smucker)

Closing Time

Rockcritics.com will officially close shop at the end of May (May 29, to be precise). It’s been a long, fun, once in a while even productive, run, but time to move on—and time to eliminate another expense (not a major one by any stretch, but every bit is helping right now). I will retain personal archives of all interviews and features, but I’ve no plans … Continue reading Closing Time