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The band Anne Summers takes its moniker from a brand of British marital aids, but right now it needs musical help. Apparently, success wasn’t coming quickly enough for new guitarist Eric Benjamin, an employee of Bell Atlantic who joined the group eight months ago; he quit the band suddenly just after the band’s latest show, up in Philly. “He just decided rock ‘n’ roll wasn’t for him,” says a raspy-voiced Brad Samuels, the drummer, who adds that Anne Summers is looking to replace Benjamin with someone more attuned to the band’s dedication to rock and beer. Anne Summers sold out its last “Popscene” show at the Black Cat in January and is scheduled to perform at Austin’s South by Southwest festival in March. In the meantime, the band’s members are shuttling between here and Hoboken, where they’re recording their second CD, Very Classy, with producer Don Fleming and engineer John Agnello.—Jake Tapper