Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) embodied the modernist ideal of the maladaptive artist so well that a balanced evaluation of his work as filmmaker and painter depends on one’s ability to withhold automatic beatification based solely on his biography. Born and educated in Germany, exiled to Los Angeles
Broken Social Scene are a Juno Award winning Canadian indie rock supergroup, a musical collective currently including nineteen members, formed in 1999 in Toronto, Ontario. All of its members, except for founders Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning and drummer Justin Peroff, currently play in various other
Ariel Pink (born Ariel Marcus Rosenberg) is an avant-garde/hauntology musician who is based in Los Angeles. Pink has been recording his music on tape since 1996 but it wasn't until after he passed a CD-R to the New York-based band Animal Collective that his commercial musical career took off. He atte
Dan Deacon grew up on Long Island at a time when the local ska scene was burgeoning. Dan Deacon created and sang in his first band, Channel 59, starting in 1996. Channel 59 was well liked for their on-stage flair and their absurd songs, like "Bionic Man Hands" and "Samurai Warrior Nights".