Artist: Deerhead Song: "Under the Rug"
Deerhead plays Southern rock — the brooding, apocalyptic kind — without a trace of irony, and their righteous guitar jams reap the rewards of their genuine devotion to their genre. Every passionately plucked solo and calamitous cymbal crash sounds like the end product of decades of exposure to Skynyrd, Seger (yes, I realize he's from Michigan) and every other classic rock staple who has ever drawled his way through a sad, sad song. "Under the Rug," a minor-key rumination pepped up by gnarly string bends and snarling low-end riffage, is a prime example of the band's powers. They'll be the most accessible part of the lineup tomorrow when they play Carabar, 115 Parsons Ave., with Thrones, Nukkehammer and El Jesus de Magico. The show starts at 10 p.m., and it's free.