On August 5, Kid Sister, B.o.B, Nneka, and Lissie warmed up Chicago music fans with a show sponsored by Mike's Hard Punch at the Hard Rock Hotel. Spotted among the attendees: gossip blogger Perez Hilton, Mat Devine of Kill Hannah, and Josh Madden. The show was part of Perez Hilton's concert series "One Night In...". Past concerts in the series have been in Toronto, and London.
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 »