"Alison Mosshart is amazing to watch," says SPIN photog Alex Crick. "She walks around the stage like she's possessed." Did she make our lensman forget Jack White was behind her on drums? "Just about. I've seen bands where the drummer was a lot more of the focus -- Do you know the Honey Brothers? Adrian Grenier [from Entourage] plays drums for them. You can tell no one is really focusing on the other guys in that band."
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 »