For the fourth and final portion of April’s Book Club, I am featuring an awesome new Web series updated weekly.
I love The Onion’s AV Club, and I stumbled upon this neat little series they premiered in mid-March. The AV Club, in association with Starbucks, presents a new video each Tuesday featuring a prominent band covering a popular track. AV Club execs compiled a list of 25 tracks, and a new band heads into the Chicago office each week to cover a song of their choice from the list. Songs are chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis for the artists, so, in week 25, the band will play the remaining single song. Check out the first video in the series, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists covering “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears, here – (editor’s note: this video would not embed!) -, and be sure to check the AV Club Web site each Tuesday for a brand new video!