Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven

Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven

Photo by Jason Thrasher Camper Van Beethoven

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Past Event
$26

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The Teragram Ballroom
1234 W. Seventh St.
Los Angeles, CA  90017
Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven are two eternally conjoined bands linked by a common lead singer, David Lowery. Rather than touring separately, the two groups often perform on the same bill as part of an extended family of musicians who interact with one another. Camper Van Beethoven came first, forming in Redlands in 1983 before relocating to Santa Cruz. They’re most often remembered for “Take the Skinheads Bowling,” which neatly eviscerated the hardcore-punk era’s prevailing macho attitude with a slyly sarcastic and overtly poppy charm. Subtly hypnotic tracks such as “Oh No!” contrasted ’80s mainstream rock trends with a low-key garage-rock unpretentiousness. When CVB dropped out of sight for much of the ’90s, Lowery started Cracker with guitarist Johnny Hickman and got a lot of airplay with the anthemic video “Low,” which depicted Lowery famously losing a boxing match to comedian Sandra Bernhard.
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