The Drug Rug members L-R: Guitarist Emma LeBlanc, vocalist Laura Kempton and guitarist Marcus Tracy. Not pictured: Drummer Spencer McPhee and bassist Billy Habib.
Aftermath 2017 - An NSCC Last Class Bash Friday, April 7, 9pm-2am The Marquee Ballroom and The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street NSCC Students: $5 advance/$7 door Public: $10 advance/$12 door
Psychedelic pop group The Drug Rugs are dropping in to a two-level concert on Friday, lined-up with popular locals such as The Town Heroes and Toronto's After Funk.
“There’s the Seahorse, which is more of the poppy, electronic stuff in the basement,” says Laura Kempton, Drug Rugs' lead vocalist and music arts student at NSCC. “Then the Marquee is like rock—rock n’ roll.”
The Drug Rugs is falling in with the “poppy” crowd, taking the Seahorse stage.
Students from NSCC's music business program took the reins on organizing the end-of-school year celebration as their final project. Kempton says her band was lucky to be asked to get on board.
The Drug Rugs have been on the scene for about a year—coincidentally, it also started off as a group project for a class. Since its beginnings, three members have grown into five, and the band’s audience is drinking it all in.