Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven

Shortly after the new year rolls over, Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker (pictured) blow into town midway through what has become their annual winter tandem tour. The closely affiliated bands, both led by singer/guitarist David Lowery, share eccentric, often deeply ironic lyrical tilts and eclectic musical threads that run from power pop to experimental via country, punk, and Southern rock. Both bands reportedly have been doing entire run-throughs of their various albums recently (CVB's Key Lime Pie, Cracker's Kerosene Hat, for example). There's no word of any of that here, although nuggets from throughout each band's extensive catalogues are promised. CVB also will be previewing an array of new tunes destined for their forthcoming studio album, their first since 2004's New Roman Times. 18+. (Photo by Jason Thrasher)
Sat., Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m., 2012

 
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