Smart Bets: The War on Drugs

Not be confused with the U.S. government's military-aided prohibition of illegal drug trade, The War on Drugs is a Philadelphia-based rock band fronted by and created around singer/songwriter/guitarist Adam Granduciel. While the Springsteen comparisons run rampant, the band is really about pushing boundaries: "overexposing studio limitations, piling tape upon tape to maximum density, and then, with each song, they pull off the scaffolding to reveal what sticks," says The War On Drugs' web site. They'll play the Grey Eagle on Wednesday, Oct. 12, with Purling Hiss and Carter Tanton. 9 p.m., $10 advance or $12 day of show. http://www.thegreyeagle.com

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