Philadelphia - GRAMMY U SoundChecks With The War On Drugs
Photo: Abigail Raymaker
By: Jenna Hurtzig / GRAMMY U Student Member
GU students met outside of BOK, a high school that was converted into rehearsal space for the band. The group was met at noon by Jessica Linker, publicist for The War on Drugs. Linker brought students to the band’s rehearsal space, which was decorated with lights and vintage posters. The band greeted students and welcomed them to sit on instrument cases to make themselves more comfortable. They played several songs from their upcoming tour and talked about their musical influences in between tracks.
After the rehearsal, students introduced themselves one-by-one to the band and began a Q&A shortly after. The War on Drugs band members answered various questions pertaining to their life on the road and how their touring process has changed within the last 20 years. The band members were very interactive in their conversations and explanatory in their answers.
After the Q&A, The War on Drugs handed each student one of their guitars/basses and took a group photo with the group holding the instruments.