On Saturday, December 4th, Platform One Entertainment hosted Dare 2 Dream, a benefit concert featuring the Roots at Chicago's House of Blues. Proceeds from tickets sales at the event will be donated to the People's Music School a community-based, non-profit organization that provides musical education opportunities for those who otherwise would not be able to afford them. Past Dare 2 Dream events have featured performances from MGMT, Kings of Leon, Common, Cypress Hill, Talib Kweli, Gavin Rossdale, Govt Mule, and Blues Traveler.
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 »