Current musical obsessions of Chances Dances cofounder Latham Zearfoss, artist and educator Jen Delos Reyes, and Reader music listings coordinator Salem Collo-Julin
Ten Reader writers take on 16 albums—including Aphex Twin, Godflesh, Johnny Marr, and more.
You’ve heard this one before.
Watch the video for “Time” by Tampa postpunk group Merchandise, who play in Chicago on Friday
Johnny Marr discovered Morrissey—sometime after, one assumes, Morrissey invented himself—in 1982. Within a couple of years, Morrissey’s strangled romanticism and Marr’s extremely pragmatic guitar playing made the Smiths one of England’s most celebrated bands. Besides the press’s absolute infatuation with the enigmatic Morrissey—heightened by his refusal to cop to being either gay or straight, claiming, […]