Justin and CosmicsPop/Rock
As a rule, supergroups are generally not all that super (Velvet Revolver, Chickenfoot, et al.). As an exception, Diamond Rugs are most excellent. A veritable Traveling Wilburys of indie rock (or better yet, a scuzzy Southern-rock Rockpile), Diamond Rugs (translated in “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”-speak as I’m-on-Drugs) features Deer Tick frontman John McCauley, his DT bandmate Robbie Crowell, Black Lips’ Ian Saint Pé, Dead Confederate’s Hardy Morris, Six Finger Satellite’s Bryan Dufresne, and as an out-of-left-field wild card, Los Lobos keyboardist/saxophonist Steve Berlin. The ragtag ensemble’s self-titled debut is a loose 14-track romp through panoramic day-drunk dirges, hung-over heartland rock and tripped-out country psychedelia, and it won a top spot in the Scene’s 2012 best local albums poll. Now the D Rugs are in town to record a follow-up album. Fingers crossed the band will road-test some new tracks at this witching-hour one-off! Joey Plunket-fronted local-punk supergroup JP5 rounds out the bill.
Mon, Aug 26 | 11:30 PM