For most New York City rockers, a glowing write-up on a prominent music blog is something to work toward through a series of grueling gigs in crappy venues with just a few bar staffers as an ersatz audience. Yet the Drums had the honor before they even understood what an honor it was: "We'd never even heard of Brooklyn Vegan," says lead singer Jonathan Pierce, of the gushing review that the tastemaking site gave the band's very first show at Cake Shop this past May, accelerating their hype... More >>>