If there's a band in town that deserves its name in lights, it's DRUG RUG, whom we'll forgive for taking the Paradise marquee all to themselves earlier this evening -- but only because they threw in a really awesome cover of a song that was cool to begin with, "Pacer" by Kim Deal's post-Breeders band, the Amps. (About that marquee, though: C'mon -- no Viva Viva? They run out of V's or something? And don't even try telling us they didn't have room for Helms.) Fresh off tour and sounding all the tighter for it, they drew an ecstatic throng to Comm Ave -- no member of whom could've been more excited than Paradise general manager Michelle Goldberg, likely breathing a sigh of relief at this hour. (When we Facebook-status-updated around 8 pm announcing that we were headed to the gig, Michelle tapped in with a nervous "Yay! You'll be ticket holder #49!") Sure, the balcony was closed -- but we'll take triple-local-bills in the roped-off downstairs room any weekend you wanna give 'em to us. Especially when the headliners are as face-meltingly ferocious as Drug Rug's Sarah Cronin -- jesus fuck. She's got more Chuck Berry in her middle finger than you'll find in all of Black Lips's toes. There's a new Drug Rug EP out -- but this is a band whose recorded material does them almost no justice. Which is why we're throwing up two video clips to give you a taste of what you're missing. Trust us: you need this band in your life. Now.
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