, The Hugs, , A Happy Death, Father Figure

When: Fri., March 15, 8:30 p.m. 2013

Approximately five years ago, the Hugs were the sovereign turds of shit mountain. They had pretty much everything a young, aspiring band could dream of, and it all happened really quickly: coveted opening slots for the Walkmen and the Dandy Warhols, a sizable national and European following (thanks in no small part to MySpace), and most significantly, a record contract with 1965 Records, a subsidiary of Columbia. Fast-forward to present day and frontman Danny Delegato is the sole remaining Hug. The band's newest release, an EP titled Dirty Gems, is about as formulaic as you'd expect from a band following in the Kooks' and Libertines' footprints, but nobody can deny that Delegato and his new bandmates know their way around a hook ("Racy Girl" being the standout example). MORGAN TROPER

Price: $5

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