If you’ve never seen a Fever Dog performance, you’re missing out. Fix that by checking them out when the band performs at 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 11, at Club 5 in Indio. The band’s heavy psychedelic sound has a genuine desert feel. Danny Graham, Fever Dog’s front man and guitarist, is also a visual artist with a blog full of art. For more information on Fever Dog, visit www.facebook.com/feverdogrocks. Here are Graham’s answers to The Lucky 13.
What was the first concert you attended?
I used to go see a lot of old punk-rock bands play locally in my hometown when I was around 12 or 13. So it was probably Agent Orange or The Dickies … something like that.
What was the first album you owned?
The first CD I ever owned was The Colour and the Shape by Foo Fighters, but the first vinyl record I ever owned was KISS’ 1974 self-titled album.
What bands are you listening to right now?
Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, and Tame Impala.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?
I don’t get 95 percent of the things people love.
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
Led Zeppelin, live around 1974-1975.
What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?
You shouldn’t feel guilty for liking something others don’t. I wouldn’t put on a Yes or King Crimson album if I’m with someone other than my two bandmates, just because people usually aren’t into progressive rock. It’s not because I’m ashamed of liking it, though.
What’s your favorite music venue?
I honestly don’t have one. I’ve never been to or played a venue that I really liked that much. At least, so far I haven’t. We have our first European tour coming up.
What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?
The chorus to “So Far Away” by Carole King.
What band or artist changed your life? How?
KISS. They’re one of the first bands I liked, and I’ve loved them ever since—even the really bad stuff.
You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?
I guess I would ask Nathan Wood of Fever Dog what the one question is that he would ask any musician, and also what musician he chose.
What song would you like played at your funeral?
“Ride Captain Ride” by Blues Image.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
It’s probably The Dark Side of the Moon (by Pink Floyd), but I haven’t thought of that much.
What song should everyone listen to right now?
The entire Free Your Mind … and Your Ass Will Follow album by Funkadelic. (Scroll down to hear it.)