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Tribute: Friends remember Billy Ruane

Billy Ruane died on a Tuesday night.
The heart of Boston rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 12, 2010

Homegrown II: Shea's stadium

All too often, our music scene is referred to in the past tense.
Uniting 53 bands under one roof
By NOLAN GAWRON  |  October 15, 2010

[Video] Drug Rug at the Museum of Fine Arts

Drug Rug w/The Tune-Yards at the MFA Courtyard from Boston Phoenix on Vimeo.  Drug Rug had a Kings of Leon moment last week mid-way through...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 02, 2010

Photos: Drug Rug and Tune-Yards at the MFA

Drug Rug and Tune-Yards, live in the MFA Courtyard, July 28, 2010
Drug Rug and Tune-Yards, live in the MFA Courtyard, July 28, 2010
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  July 30, 2010

Second wind

The good news is that 30 new Drug Rug songs are alive and well in a stack of incubator demo tapes somewhere. It might be a while before they hit your speakers, however.
Drug Rug hit San Fran to record a new album
By MATT PARISH  |  July 30, 2010
Starlab Outdoor Benefit

Starlab Outdoor Benefit

Building a music studio is one of those goals that belongs on a to-do list right below "tour around the world" and "start a record...
By webteam  |  June 30, 2010


Photos: ArtRages Surrealestate Art Party

Mobius fundraiser featuring more than "10,000 sq. feet of performance, installations, video art, dance, music, and more"
Mobius presents: ArtRages Surrealestate in East Boston | May 8, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  May 14, 2010
Tonight + Tomorrow: Drug Rug headline a month's worth of free shows at HOB's Front Room

Tonight + Tomorrow: Drug Rug headline a month's worth of free shows at HOB's Front Room

When we think of the House of Blues, we don't normally think of a cheap night out on the town. But for five nights a...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  May 05, 2010

2009: The year in local pop

When I think back on 2009, I feel the same pleasant discomfort you get at the end of a John Hughes movie, when suddenly all the jocks and dorks and punks are good friends. This year, hardcore denizens of time-worn niches came out of hiding and acted al
The '09 mixtape
By MATT PARISH  |  December 25, 2009

Photos: Boston Music Awards 2009

Photos of Will Dailey, Mean Creek, Dear Leader, Lisa Bello, Bad Rabbits, and more from the Boston Music Awards.
Boston Music Awards 2009, live from the Liberty Hotel, December 2, 2009
By CATHERINE LEE  |  December 11, 2009
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Going steady

Whenever Drug Rug come up in the press (which is happening more and more lately), writers seem to find it hard to separate the band from the relationship between founding members Sarah Cronin and Tommy Allen. Cronin and Allen are not crazy about this.
This just in: Drug Rug are insanely good
By RYAN STEWART  |  August 07, 2009

MP3: New Drug Rug song, "Never Tell"

MP3: New Drug Rug song, "Never Tell"

Here at the Phoenix, we have loved boyfriend-and-girlfriend pop duo DRUG RUG and their charming, bre...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 17, 2009

VIDEO: Drug Rug cover Kim Deal at the Paradise

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
By Carly Carioli  |  February 28, 2009

Official Dispatch from the 2008 Boston Music Awards [VIDEO]

Official Dispatch from the 2008 Boston Music Awards [VIDEO]

  The Subaru limousine – which I assume belongs to Ernie Boch, Jr. (nominee: Outstanding Bl...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 08, 2008