This summer, Amstel Light treated music fans across the country to a series of concerts called Amsterdam Live, featuring performances from Fischerspooner in New York (August 12), Shiny Toy Guns in Minneapolis (July 23) and Chicago (July 30), and the Rapture in Boston (August 4).
The events evoked an evening in Amsterdam with live-painting installations, Dutch DJ the Scumfrog spinning tracks, and even Dutch Beer Bikes available for guests to try out. Not too mention plenty of complimentary Amstel Light on hand. We're just sad to report that the parties have come to end... for now.
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 »