Hometown: Chicago Why you should check her out: After many false starts, this hotly-tipped hip-hop diva, born from the hot Windy City scene that spawned Cool Kids and Flosstradamus, finally has a album coming out on Nov. 17 called Ultraviolet. You should know: She's an avid Twitterer, one of our favorites. She made it into our "Follow Friday" column last month.
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »