Posted in music | pictures on June 26, 2012

photos by Tracy Allison

Diamond Rugs at The Bell House, 6/22/2012
Diamond Rugs

Diamond Rugs, the latest hard-rocking, boot-stomping supergroup to hit the Mason-Dixon line between indie rock and alt-country, played a surprise show at Brooklyn's Bell House on Friday night. Featuring John McCauley and Robbie Cowell of Deer Tick, Black Lips' Ian Saint Pe (who apparently tied up the last Billboard reporter who interviewed him and was hoping I would let him do the same), Hardy Morris of Dead Confederate, Bryan Dufresne of Six Finger Satellite, and Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, D. Rugs played their self-titled debut front to back in front of a small but enthusiastic audience who requested an encore even though "that's all the songs we have," as McCauley reminded them.

The somewhat impromptu set served as an unveiling of sorts for the band before their Sunday concert at Central Park Summerstage with Alabama Shakes and Robert Ellis, which was originally supposed to be their New York debut before their appearance tonight on The Late Show with David Letterman. After replenishing their onstage bin of Tecate, the band's central six members were joined by "some trombone player" and Diamond Rugs producers Adam Landry and Justin Collins of Nashville's Playground Sound Studios. The production team, who has also worked with Deer Tick and Sally Ford and the Sound Outside, contributed percussion and surprisingly deep baritone, respectively. [Billboard]

Diamond Rugs made their NYC live debut at The Bell House on Friday night (6/22) with Richard Buckner and Roomrunner in tow, two days before their opening slot for Alabama Shakes in Central Park. Did you go to the Bell House show? What did you think?

Diamond Rugs made their network television debut last night (6/25) on The Late Show with David Letterman and you can watch that performance of "Blue Mountains" below and check out more pictures from the Bell House show as well.

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Comments (10)

WHO?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 11:27 AM

who?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 11:37 AM

awesome show!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 11:39 AM

wow you couldn't even tell when they played letterman that they haven't been a band for that long...nor could you tell at Summer Stage...nor can you tell from their songs...etc.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 11:49 AM

this band rules.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 12:35 PM

Fkn amazing!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 1:13 PM

DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA !!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 6:41 PM

how long before the deer tick dude goes bald? will hipsters still like him if he looks over 25? i will.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 2:28 PM

amazing music. Diamond rugs is great.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 1:05 PM

best music for the fans. great site and post.

Posted by inflora condo | October 13, 2013 12:52 AM

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