May 18- Clothing company Ben Sherman threw a big bash at NYC's Gramercy Theatre to celebrate the second edition of its global charity initiative, VIP Plectrums.Artists like Mark Ronson, Coldplay, and Panic! at the Disco have all donated memorabilia to be auctioned off on eBay, with proceeds going to Lifebeat, the music industry's AIDS prevention and education outlet.
The party at Gramercy included sets from Booklyn MC Talib Kweli and rising UK act Graffiti6.The turntables were held down by Josh Madden and DJ DL as comedian John Roberts was the evening's host.
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 »