A native of Los Angeles and son of a composer, Beck Hansen ascended the underground music scene in the early ‘90s with his anti-folk and genre-bending experimentation. He released two albums on indies before signing to DGC, but it was the one-off hip-hop indulgence ‘Loser’ (from 1994’s ‘Mellow Gold’) that thrust him into the mainstream. Although initially perceived by some as a novelty act, Beck used his increased resources and creative freedom to branch out into a wide array of artistic directions. From the electronica-tinged ‘Odelay’ (1996) and the futuristic funk of ‘Midnite Vultures’ (1997) to the acoustic confessionalism of Sea Change (2002) and orchestral ‘Morning Phase’ (2014), Beck has proved he’s one of the most important and daring songwriters of his generation.
Beck Preaches With the Choir During Sizzling L.A. Theater Show: Photos + Setlist
Beck commanded the audience with the help of a local L.A. choir during his performance at the Hollywood Palladium for the Citi Sound Vault series.
Chris Martin, Beck and Chad Smith Cover Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd and the Beach Boys
The benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Malibu had quite a good cover band at their fundraiser this weekend.
10 Years Ago: Beck Gets Interactive on ‘The Information’
Beck's 'The Information,' released on Oct. 3, 2006, included multimedia and interactive elements, such as stickers for fans to customize the album cover.
Beck's Back Catalog Featured in New Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Most of Beck's catalog is set for vinyl reissue, beginning with a trio of albums including 1996's multi-platinum 'Odelay.'
Garbage Pail Kids Return With Radiohead, Beck + Arcade Fire Stickers
Garbage Pail Kids, the Wacky Packages of the mid-’80s, has returned with a new, limited-edition series dedicated to their favorite musical acts. In the 10 sets, they’ve mostly taken aim at alternative and indie heroes like Beck, Arcade Fire and Radiohead ...
Beck Reveals Release Plans for 'Celebratory' New Album
Beck intends to have his next album in stores this coming October — and it sounds like it'll mark yet another musical left turn in a career full of them.
Mountain Jam 2016 in Pictures — The Best Live Moments
We’re posted up at Mountain Jam all weekend, capturing some of the best moments from the stage and posting them in the gallery here.