The band also starts all of their tours here, including the current one, where they're touring on the heels of their March EP release, "Buried Behind the Barn," a collection of previously unreleased (at least mainstream-wise) tracks Cessna describes as a compilation essentially meant to appease label owner and former Dead Kennedys rocker Jello Biafra's preference for vinyl.
But the Boulder-area native's connections to Colorado also extend to food. When Slim is in town, he has a tradition of loading up at one of Denver's most popular late-night hangouts post shows.
Packing up late typically means the lines won't be as long when he makes it over to Pete's Kitchen, 1962 East Colfax Avenue, for a breakfast burrito. The $6.95 bomb comes with eggs and hash browns wrapped in a tortilla with a choice of accoutrements. Cessna gets his with bacon, green chile -- which he describes as "kind of weird" -- and tomatoes.
It's a tradition."I don't think I've ever eaten anything else there," he says. "It's comfortable and familiar." The last time he had it, it was after a show at the Oriental Theater. "I had it at 4 a.m.," he remembers.
If he's not chowing down at Pete's, you might find Cessna getting his hands on some of bandmate Jay Munly's cooking. "He makes really good chicken wings, and I miss those. And so every once in a while he makes them for me when I'm in town." Defying his Colorado roots, Munly also makes a great chicken fried steak, Cessna claims. "He really should have his own restaurant."
The band, which is currently recording a new album, will be playing two shows in Colorado next month. You can catch up with Slim, Munly and crew on Friday, July 9 at the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins or the following night at the Larimer Lounge in Denver (and perhaps at Pete's over burritos afterward).