It's rare that a band can stay together as long as one of Fort Collins favorites, Drag the River. They are celebrating over 20 years together and we couldn't be more excited for their show this Thursday July 20th from 7 PM - 9 PM as part of our Thursday Night Live Series. Fronted by international punk treasures, Jon Snodgrass (Armchair Martian) and Chad Price (ALL) the country and mid-western group have seen their fair share of ups and downs. But through it all, music has kept them going with each song portraying both the triumphs and the heartache that the band has endured. In anticipation of this week's show in Old Town Square, we did a Q & A with Drag the River that we wanted to share with you.
What kind of show should audiences look forward to on Thursday?
JON SNODGRASS: Spacey Casey is going to play with us, so that means more steel and more smiles. We never have set lists, but this is our only show this year so we should start thinking about songs to do. It will probably look and sound like band practice, which is normally pretty fun.
Favorite spots in Fort Collins?
JS: Lucky Joe's is where we started and where I still go most anytime I step out. (It’s true—Lucky Joe’s is always my first and/or last stop in town.)
What’s the best thing about the Colorado music scene?
JS: ALL, the best band in Fort Collins and the world, in my opinion. They run the Blasting Room here in town.
What other projects are you and your bandmates working on, individually or collectively?
JS: Chad has a new rock band he's focusing on called A VULTURE WAKE; Casey and Dave play music together all the time; Kyle, our bass player, just moved to Nebraska; my birthday buddies’ band called SCORPIOS (me, Joey Cape of Lagwagon, Brian Wahlstrom, Chris Cresswell of The Flatliners and the late Tony Sly of No Use For A Name) just released our second record. It's online at ONE WEEK RECORDS and you can get an LP at FAT WRECK CHORDS.