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Cupcake OD
By MEREDITH HASSETT  |  August 13, 2008


Peanut butter and jelly, gin and tonic, milk and cookies, indie rock and microbrew beer — these are pairings that have stood the test of time. This Saturday, however, Broken River Prophets will break with tradition at their CD-release celebration. From 9 to 10 pm, the Middle East will host a “cupcake happy hour” with treats provided by Kickass Cupcakes in Davis Square.

Prophets frontman Adam Brilla decided that the release of the band’s debut CD, With Infinite Arms To Cradle the Flames, was occasion to indulge in one of his two vices (the second being pancakes). Brilla, who aims to down at least two-dozen before even heading on stage, says his fantasy is to OD on cupcakes. “Hopefully, they’ll find me in the back with frosting in my beard and wrappers all over my body,” he says.

According to Sara Ross, owner of Kickass Cupcakes, the link between rock and cupcakes isn’t such a stretch. “Rock and roll and cupcakes fit together, especially with my style. My cupcakes are artsy and deconstructed, just like rock and roll,” she says.

Indeed, with flavors such as rum-soaked Mojito and Ginger-Peach Bellini (attention hipsters: these ones are also vegan), this happy hour may be enough to get you off the bottle and onto indie rock’s latest confection.

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