Singer, songwriter, and filmmaker Thomas Comerford is all about the fundamentals. To teach his cinematography students at the School of the Art Institute about lighting, he has them re-create images from their favorite movies—you can see some of their picks, drawn from the history of monster movies, in the video to Comerford’s song “Lord of […]
Current musical obsessions of Retirement Party front woman Avery Springer, Better Yet podcast host Tim Crisp, and Reader writer Leor Galil
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Plus: Bike lawyer Colin Cameron on a song that sounds like Einstürzende Neubauten covering Leonard Cohen, the Reader‘s Luca Cimarusti on everything you could ever want to know about prog rock, and more
Current musical obsessions of Lamajamal bassist Joey Spilberg and Bad Mashadi front man Ehsan Ghoreishi
A deep cut off of the Irish singer-songwriter’s overlooked 1982 album Beautiful Vision
Baby Teeth front man on M.I.A.’s Fingergate, a sixth grader on the merits of Adele
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