When it’s time to get to work, those fleeing a chatty roommate or fighting the temptation to curl back up in bed might mistakenly seek refuge in Midnight Mug. Yes, that promised land nestled among the stacks where rivers flow with caffeinated beverages and chocolate chip bagels rain down from the sky at 85¢ a piece—and where you will be greeted by the latest and loudest hits from Girl Talk and Kanye.* But last weekend, we have to admit that it was us disrupting your studies with a performance from the Alexandria-based folk band, The Last Monarchs. After parading past the guard desk, stuffing an upright bass and cello through the doorway, and being led down the stairwell to Lau 2, the acoustic sextet serenaded the blessed souls who actually start doing their homework on Saturday afternoons. For a bit, conversations halted and iTunes libraries were paused as the band played a short three-song set over the drone of the milk steamer complete with a mini-string section, tambourines, harmonicas and handclaps before returning you to your reguarly scheduled jams.