Thursday, December 1, at the Jackpot Saloon.
Also Friday, December 2, at Mike's Tavern, with
Hailing from Fort Collins, Colorado, and caboodling members from Armchair Martian, All, the Nobodys and Hot Rod Circuit, Drag the River delivers solid and heavily punk-influenced alt-country. Known for playing a mix of barnburners and gentle heartbreakers, Drag the River comes across as anything but poseur, despite its more prevalent harder influences. Having started recording in the late '90s as a side project, core members Chad Price and Jon Snodgrass have found time to release two albums and play wherever gravelly voices and whiskey are appreciated. Lyrically, common country themes abound guilt, broken relationships, alcohol, loneliness but few bands are better suited to a night of sweet, hands-around-each-other's-shoulders-before-falling-out-of-your-seats drunken commiseration.