Friday, January 27, 2012

Camper Van Beethoven Coming to Visalia

Sunday, Feburuary 12
CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN &
Not An Airplane
$10, 21+, 9:30pm
The Cellar Door
101 W. Main St., Visalia
tickets: Ticketweb.com

Camper Van Beethoven frontman David Lowery started the influential band in 1983. CVB's eclectic style mixes pop, ska, punk, rock, folk, and alt. country, all mixing with Lowery's "outsider" whit-filled lyrics.

The band was inactive from 1990-1999, as Lowery instead hit the mainstream with his band Cracker. But soon, thanks to the internet, his old Camper Van Beethoven songs were being covered by bands all over the world. CVB record sales quickly surpassed previous sales.

Luckily, for their original fans and new fans alike, Lowery reformed the band in late 1999. Though they are still performing songs from their legendary albums, such as "Key Lime Pie", they've since recorded new music. This performance will mix the old with the new, as only Camper Van Beethoven can do.