Wednesday, July 22, marked the first installment of SVEDKA VODKA Sessions, an emerging artist series presented by Giant Step. DJ Mark Ronson and Wale performed for an intimate crowd includingEntourage's Emmanuelle Chriqui, Watchmen's Malin Akerma, Shannen Doherty, and The Hills' Erin Lucas. Party-goers toasted the occasion with specialty SVEDKA Future cocktails at Hudson Hotels Private Park in New York City.
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 »