Thursday night, the MTV European Music Awards toasted the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with performances by Green Day, U2, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Shakira, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, and Leona Lewis in the German capital city. Beyonce was the event's big winner, taking home three trophies. Click through our gallery for the highlights. And read our full reviewhere.
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 »