Monthly Archives: November 2012

BROTHER DEGE’S SONG HAND-CHOSEN BY QUENTIN TARANTINO FOR NEW FILM!

Brother Dege (“deej”) (aka Dege Legg) is one of the best-kept secrets in the Deep South. A musician, writer and Southern enigma, Dege is the haunted face of 21st century Delta blues. Like the possessed offspring of Faulkner and Son House, he plays slide guitar in the age-old tradition of the blues greats, yet manages to breathe new life into this revered Delta idiom.

Well, make that… was one of the best-kepts secrets… as the reclusive Louisiana Cajun’s song “Too Old To Die Young” was personally selected by Quentin Tarantino to appear in the soundtrack of his new film Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson.

Tarantino describes his method of utilizing music (old and new) into the soundtrack of Django Unchained [from the director’s press release]: “I want to thank all the artists who contributed original songs (a first for me) to the picture. Most of these contributions came out of the artists’ own inspiration and their illustration of the film’s soul is invaluable. In addition to the new original songs I am also using a lot of older recordings on the soundtrack – many of which came from my personal vinyl collection. Instead of having the record companies give me new digitally cleaned up versions of these recordings from the ’60s and ’70s, I wanted to use the vinyl I’ve been listening to for years – complete with all the pops and cracks. I even kept the sound of the needle being put down on the record. Basically because I wanted people’s experience to be the same as mine when they hear this soundtrack for the first time.”

The soundtrack for Django Unchained will be released on December 18th before the movie opens on Christmas Day.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO BROTHER DEGE’S “TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG”

“DJANGO UNCHAINED” SOUNDTRACK LISTING:
1. Winged
2. Django (Main Theme) – Luis Bacalov, Rocky Roberts
3. The Braying Mule – Ennio Morricone
4. In That Case, Django, After You…
5. Lo Chiamavano King (His Name Is King) – Luis Bacalov, Edda Dell’orso
6. Freedom – Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton
7. Five-Thousand-Dollar Nigga’s And Gummy Mouth Bitches
8. La Corsa (2nd Version) – Luis Bacalov
9. Sneaky Schultz and the Demise of Sharp
10. I Got a Name – Jim Croce
11. I Giorni Dell’ira – Riz Ortolani
12. 100 Black Coffins – Rick Ross
13. Nicaragua – Jerry Goldsmith featuring Pat Metheny
14. Hildi’s Hot Box
15. Sister Sara’s Theme – Ennio Morricone
16. Ancora Qui – Ennio Morricone and Elsa
17. Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable) – James Brown and 2Pac
18. Who Did That To You? – John Legend
19. Too Old to Die Young – Brother Dege
20. Stephen The Poker Player
21. Un Monumento – Ennio Morricone
22. Six Shots Two Guns
23. Trinity (Titoli) – Annibale E i Cantori Moderni

 

“Too Old To Die Young” is from Brother Dege’s critically acclaimed album Folk Songs of the American Longhair, which in 10 smoking, original tracks, recharges the cannon of the Delta Blues for the next century. Recorded in a shed in southern Louisiana, the album bursts with barn-burning slide and Dobro drenched tunes that reel, rip and scream like a master class in backwoods songwriting, while taking epic swings into the ambient darkness with Paris, Texas-like passages into the great unknown. It’s haunted, it’s harrowing, and it rocks.

Avoiding traditional DIY, indie career moves and following his own quirky southern sensibilities, Dege is known for playing guerilla shows in gigs in the swamps, open fields, low rent motel rooms and even public bathrooms. In addition, he has supported himself at various times by driving a cab, working in auto shops and, more recently, homeless shelters.

Brother Dege is also putting the finishing touches on his second album How to Kill a Horse (due early in 2013) which promises to push the slide and the traditions of the Delta blues far into the darkness of the millennium.

HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT BROTHER DEGE:

“Fans of slide guitar, Southern gothic, or plain old rock & roll attitude need to run, not walk, and check out Brother Dege ASAP. Brother Dege is a case study in how one guy with a steel guitar and minimal accompaniment can out-rock a roomful of electric bombast, given the right songs, the right skills, and the right voice. Brother Dege has‘em all.” – POPMATTERS

“[Four Stars] In lesser hands all this might easily sound contrived, but instead it’s genuinely powerful and compelling stuff. ‘The Girl Who Wept Stones’ and ‘Dead & Gone’ might have been ripped from the Son House songbook, though the seven-minute epic ‘House of the Dying Sun’ is the real keeper.” – UNCUT

“Both ancient and modern, like an indie rock cover of something Lomax may have recorded a hundred years ago.” – BLOGCRITICS

“Brother Dege brings the ghosts of kudzu-covered swamp rats to life in your speakers.  Find the darkest spot in your backyard, light some candles and turn it up.” – THE BIG TAKEOVER

“Those willing to step into the Brother Dege abyss will likely reap its rewards.” – OFFBEAT MAGAZINE

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AOL’S SPINNER ‘LISTENING PARTY’ PREMIERE: ALIVE AT THE DEEP BLUES FEST!

Listen to the full album premiere of “ALIVE AT THE DEEP BLUES FEST” all this week as part of Spinner.com’s Listening Party! Awesome live tracks from Buffalo Killers, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Radio Moscow, Left Lane Cruiser, Henry’s Funeral Shoe, Brian Olive and John The Conqueror recorded at Bayport BBQ in Minnesota earlier this summer! Tune into the full-album stream here and PLAY IT LOUD!

CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN TO RELEASE NEW LP “LA COSTA PERDIDA” 01/22!

CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN & CRACKER KICK-OFF ANNUAL WINTER TOUR DEC. 27TH IN SOLONA BEACH, CA!

Camper Van Beethoven – the beloved, genre-mashing musical unit and one of the bands that created the indie rock genre – has confirmed its first album in nine years with La Costa Perdida (January 22 / 429 Records). The release will mark CVB’s first album recorded as a unit with the band cutting songs organically with all in attendance and produced entirely by the band’s members. La Costa Perdida vividly depicts untamed characters and bizarre experiences on northern California’s coastline, where the band began its musical adventures.

Camper Van Beethoven is: Victor Krummenacher (bass, baritone guitar), Greg Lisher (guitars), David Lowery (guitars and vocals), Chris Pedersen (drums), Jonathan Segel (violin, guitar, mandolin, organ, backing vocals) and new addition Michael Urbano (drums and percussion). [Joining the band for their winter tour dates is longtime CVB & Cracker drummer Frank Funaro.]

Camper Van Beethoven have long held a place as influential pioneers of indie rock. Pitchfork Media called them “great… assiduous creativity… inventive… delightful.” SPIN has praised the band’s “depth and worldly flavors,” continuing, of its recent run in the 21st century, “The band still rocks with the vigor of any young sprite.” Rolling Stone has raved about the band’s “adventurous music,” while NPR says, “Their cryptic wit and dense, layered music offered rewards in repeated listening… blending genres of world and rock, translating current events into a swirl of witty banter and interpretation.”

On the making of La Costa Perdida, Victor Krummenacher says, “The coolest part was that everything flowed from the fact that these distinctive musicians and personalities sat in the living room. Four people are writing it. The songs have great energy, but we’re more relaxed and stately and a lot more confident.”

CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN / CRACKER WINTER TOUR DATES:
Dec. 27 Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
Dec. 28 The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Dec. 29 Mystic Theatre – Petaluma, CA
Dec. 31 The Soiled Dove – Denver, CO (Cracker only)
Jan. 18 World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
Jan. 19 Stage 48 – New York, NY
Jan. 20 Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
Jan. 23 Sky City – Augusta, GA  (CVB only)
Jan. 24 40-Watt Club – Athens, GA (CVB only)
Jan. 25 The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC (CVB only)
Jan. 26 The Earl – Atlanta, GA (CVB only)
[more dates to be announced]
La Costa Perdida Track List:
1. Come Down The Coast
2. Too High For The Love-in
3. You Got To Roll
4. Someday Our Love Will Sell Us Out
5. Peaches In The Summertime
6. Northern California Girls
7. Summer Days
8. La Costa Perdida
9. Aged In Wood
10. A Love For All Time
Also led by Camper Van Beethoven’s frontman David Lowery, Cracker will be joining CVB’s run of winter dates. Cracker has been described as a lot of things over the years: alt-rock, Americana, insurgent-country, and have even had the terms punk and classic-rock thrown at them. But more than anything Cracker are survivors. Cofounders Lowery and Johnny Hickman have been at it for 20 years now – amassing nine studio albums (their most recent, 2009’s critically acclaimed Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey), multiple gold records, thousands of live performances, hit songs (“Low,” “Euro-Trash Girl” and “Get Off This” to name just a few) that are still in current radio rotation around the globe, and a worldwide fan base – that despite the major sea-changes within the music industry – continues to grow each year. Along with longtime drummer Frank Funaro (since 1998’s Gentleman’s Blues) and bassist Sal Maida (since 2006’s Greenland), this uniquely American band has no intentions of slowing down.
CRACKER (left to right: Frank Funaro, Johnny Hickman, David Lowery, Sal Maida) photo credit: Jason Thrasher
 
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INTRODUCING: NICK AND THE OVOROLS – DEBUT ALBUM “TELEGRAPH TABOO” OUT JAN. 22ND!

Nick and The Ovorols are preparing the release of their debut studio LP Telegraph Taboo early next year – an album that finds the Chicago-based foursome injecting deep soul, spirited guitar-driven rock and even a bit of psychedelia into their heavy bedrock of electrified blues.

The group is lead by vocalist and guitarist Nick Peraino, a native New Englander who moved to Chicago in ’98 to pursue studies in jazz guitar at DePaul University. A strong passion for blues music was a deciding factor in choosing to attend college in Chicago. Peraino toured extensively throughout the Midwest in 2003-2004 promoting his post-college roots-rock band Nick Peraino and Blue Moon Risin’. He also wrote and produced their debut album Noisy Picks and Humbars. In 2005 he began playing alongside local Chicago underground blues legend Joanna Connor. He continued to perform locally and tour nationally with The Joanna Connor Band where they played regularly scheduled shows at Chicago’s Buddy Guy’s Legends, Kingston Mines and The House of Blues. In 2009 Peraino was personally invited by Grammy Award winning harmonica legend Sugar Blue to join a two week tour of Europe to perform in a number of showcase events.

In 2011 Peraino’s move from sideman to frontman was realized through a shift in consciousness, after a bad turn of events led to a positive outlook on life. An unfortunate visit to the emergency room in February of 2011 led to Peraino’s diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease. He came upon newfound confidence and a burning desire to become a band leader. Shortly after forming Nick and the Ovorols with guitarist Carlos Showers, bassist Vic Jackson and drummer Lance Lewis in the late summer of 2011 they held a five-month residency at Chicago’s famed blues venue Kingston Mines. Kingston Mines MC Frank Pellegrino is calling Nick “one of the best young, up and coming talents.” Earlier this year the band decided to record one of their weekly Wednesday night shows and the album Live at Kingston Mines was born.

Nick and The Ovorols have shared the stage with many greats such as Sugar Blue, Buddy Guy, Larry McCray, Taj Mahal, Jimmy Herring (Allman Bros, Widespread Panic), Carl Weathersby, Jim Belushi, Stanton Moore (Galactic) and others.

Nick and The Ovorols’ Telegraph Taboo will be available January 22, 2013 in CD and Digital formats.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD & POST NICK AND THE OVOROL’S NEW SONG “HEED THE WORDS I SAY”

Telegraph Taboo Tracklist

1. Take The V Train

2. Chitown via Greyhound

3. Heeds The Words I Saw

4. Honey Please

5. Mojo A Go-Go

6. Hey, Mr. President

7. Try Me

8. Day To Day

9. Half of Two

10. Soundtrack to Life

NICK AND THE OVOROL’S TOUR DATES

Oct 27 Shaw’s Crabhouse – Chicago, IL

Nov 1 House of Blues Back Porch – Chicago, IL

Nov 2 Buddy Guy’s Legends – Chicago, IL

Nov 5 Shaw’s Crabhouse – Chicago, IL

Nov 10 Scoreboards Sports Pub – Oswego, IL

Nov 15 Toons Bar and Grill – Chicago, IL

Nov 17 House of Blues Back Porch – Chicago, IL

Nov 18  Smoke Daddy – Chicago, IL

Dec 2  Buddy Guy’s Legends – Chicago, IL

Dec 3 Shaw’s Crabhouse – Chicago, IL

Dec 12  Smoke Daddy – Chicago, IL

Dec 29 Rocks Lounge @ Blue Chip Casino – Michigan City, IN

[more national dates to be announced soon]

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AOL SPINNER’S VIDEO OF THE DAY: THE DELTA ROUTINE’S “SWITCHBLADE”

The Delta Routine’s new video “Switchblade” from their recently released studio album “Cigarettes and Caffeine Nightmares” is the featured Video Of The Day on AOL’s Spinner. “It’s a song about fighting against the man, and not letting him keep you down,” frontman Nick Amadeus tells Spinner. “I guess you could say the mood of America kinda dictated this one.” CHECK IT OUT HERE.

BUFFALO KILLER OFFER FANS NEW NON-LP TRACK! ON TOUR NOW

BUFFALO KILLERS ON TOUR NOW IN SUPPORT OF THEIR RECENT ALBUM “DIG. SOW. LOVE. GROW.” ON ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS

THE OHIO-BASED TRIO OFFERS FANS THEIR NEWLY RECORDED NON-LP TRACK “BAPTIZED” AS A FREE DOWNLOAD!

BUFFALO KILLERS’ FALL TOUR DATES (W/ HOLLIS BROWN)

11.02 Mercury Lounge, New York, NY

11.03 Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge, Annapolis, MD

11.04 Milkboy, Philadelphia, PA

11.08 Musica, Akron, OH

11.09 Ace Bar, Chicago, IL

11.10 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN

11.15 Radio Radio, Indianapolis, IN

11.16 Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH

11.17 Zanzabar, Louisville, KY

In just the short time since the release of their fourth studio album Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. in August Buffalo Killers have been on a roll. The Ohio-based trio have been tearing up the road in support of their critically-acclaimed new album – touring with the likes of The Sheepdogs and will soon be embarking on a November tour with Hollis Brown. In addition to their recent studio LP, they’ve also just released a new double-sided 7″ vinyl single produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach (who also produced their 2008 full-length Let It Ride) as part of Shake-It Records’ Dangerous Highway: A Tribute To The Songs of Eddie Hintonproject. On it Buffalo Killers turn in moving covers of the legendary Muscle Shoals musician’s “Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)” and “Still Water Runs Deep.”

As if that wasn’t enough, Buffalo Killers’ Zachary and Andrew Gabbard along with Joseph Sebaali have just emerged from the studio with two newly recorded non-LP sonic gems that they’re offering through their website as pay-what-you’d-like singles (one of which you can download as a free mp3 below to share).  While the beautiful organic nature of their new song “Nothing Can Bring Me Down” hints towards some of the intoxicating strengths of both Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. and their previous effort 3, the other new track “Baptized” is a down-and-dirty rocker that weds hedonistic hard rock and heavy psych with the righteous and redemptive qualities of gospel music.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD & SHARE BUFFALO KILLERS’ NEW NON-LP TRACK “BAPTIZED”

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL AUDIO STREAM OF BUFFALO KILLERS’ NEW NON-LP TRACK “NOTHING CAN BRING ME DOWN”

Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. is out now through Alive Naturalsound Records and is available in CD and Digital formats, as well as Limited Edition Pink Vinyl LPs exclusive to mailorders through Bomp!

HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY BEEN SAYING ABOUT BUFFALO KILLERS’ RECENT ALBUM DIG. SOW. LOVE. GROW.

Buffalo Killers have long hair, beards and a wonderful new tune “Hey Girl” that harkens back to ’60s psychedelia, CSNY hooks and lava-lamp love. Even though the song possesses a delightfully flowery vibe, “Hey Girl” packs a delicious punch that’s filled with more than your average acid tablets. The Cincinnati band’s new single has a hell of a lot of heart. –  SPINNER

Buffalo Killers sound just as American as their name. Brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard, plus Joseph Sebaali, bring the full-force blues rock. “Get It,” off Dig. Sow. Love. Grow., is gritty, loud and will no doubt beg the comparison to a handful of contemporary blues-rock bands like former tourmates the Black Keys and the North Mississippi Allstars. – MAGNET

The album features the band’s raucous blues-rock sound, which harkens back to the classic rock era. “Get It,” a rollicking number complete with twangy electric guitar solos, is loud and wild and will likely make you crave a beer. Preferably from a dive bar in the South. – RCRD LBL

Once again the trio draws on a blend of Americana, garage rock, folk and psychedelia for this recording. – RELIX

The band hits noticeably harder this time out, and these ten songs sound less like the work of a bunch of Laurel Canyon refugees and more like the proud Midwesterners they really are. [Their last album] 3 sounded as if the Buffalo Killers were reaching for something bigger and grander than they’d attempted on their first two albums; Dig. Sow. Love. Grow., on the other hand, is a simpler and more organic effort that suggests these guys just want to rock, but it succeeds well enough to be as satisfying as its predecessor. – Mark Deming / ALL MUSIC
The boys rediscovered the volume knobs on their equipment when recording Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. Yup, this James Gangsian number was intended to be played only one way, and that’s loud. – MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG
 
“Steeped in ’70s classic rock, Buffalo Killers’ terrific new album Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. features harmonies clearly culled from their past. You can trace the Neil Young influence on their albums going all the way back to their debut. But that influence is even more prominent on Dig. Sow. Love. Grow, which sounds like the classic rowdy albums Young recorded with Crazy Horse in the ’70s” – Jeff Niesel / CLEVELAND SCENE
“Ohio band waves their freak-flag high while keeping things concise. Despite writing heavy riffs that can turn mountains into volcanoes, they don’t pummel you the way most power trios tend to (we’re looking at you Mountain, Blue Cheer, Gov’t Mule). Songs like “Blood on Your Hands” and “I Am Always Here” show a gift for creating memorable, hooky songs that recall the best of Steven Stills, only louder.” – Warren McQuiston / PERFOMER MAGAZINE

“Buffalo Killers are simply one of the best bands to come out of Cincinnati ever.” – ULTRA SESSIONS

With their latest album, Dig. Sow. Love. Grow., brothers Andy and Zachary Gabbard and Joseph Sebaali return with a no-frills production that sounds instantly familiar and is infused with a depth and honesty conspicuously absent on many modern releases.  – Kyle Melton / DAYTON CITY PAPER

[5 OUT OF 5 STARS] Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. sees the band absolutely stampeding back to their raucous rock sound, but it also goes the extra step by showcasing both the majestic side of the Buffalo Killers, while managing to convey the overwhelming and unbridled power of the group. The band, which features brothers Zachary (bass and vocals) and Andrew (guitar and vocals) Gabbard, as well as drumming monster Joseph Sebaali, most certainly draws influence from a wide catalog of rock and roll’s elite. But Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. isn’t just another retro-sounding album that mimics bands of yesteryear. It’s a raw, real and commanding sound forged from grit that is as wide and expansive as the western plains, and is as mighty as it’s namesake. Simply put, it’s f**king awesome. – Brian Johnson / MARQUEE MAGAZINE

This is rough and tumble, dirty south, throwback blues rock done right. – ALAN CROSS: A JOURNAL OF MUSICAL THING

Whether it’s chemically, electrically or organically produced — or induced for that matter — the heavy rock of Buffalo Killers’ Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. packs a wallop. – Roy Kasten / KDHX RADIO

This is a band that plays guitar based rock & roll with a heavy heap of vocal harmonies – with an emphasis on songwriting, and dynamic instrumental interplay. They play what they love in the fashion they are able, and what we are given is a soulful stew of excellent songcraft, and quality rock – whether it was recorded this year or in 1969 matters not a bit. The songs are melodic and memorable, the vocals a classic example of what happens when brothers sing together, and they have a drummer who often comes dangerously close to rolling off the rails with a strange, and unpredictable syncopation that makes me smile as I remember Levon Helm. What I really like is the fact that we may be in the presence of a new and genuine American guitar hero. Andy Gabbard is an encyclopedia of cool guitar tones, chord changes, fills, and solos. – ROCK GUITAR DAILY

It’s no surprise that Buffalo Killlers keeps impressing industry insiders. If you take a step back and look at what they have accomplished it’s easy to see that they are easily one of Cincinnati’s most successful bands. – CINCY MUSIC

“For my money, the best rock band to emerge in the 21st century thus far.” – THE RECORD CHANGER

“From the first ringing chord and cymbal crash, Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. is a freshly fueled two-ton truck, hauling a fertile stash of sounds that incorporate the Allman Brothers’ dual-guitar slither and Joe Walsh’s knowing snarl. ‘Course, since these sounds were born, more or less, in the ‘70s, Buffalo Killers have the ability to make anyone who digs those sounds feel as comfy as we did during Dazed and Confused’s first scene.” – Mary Leary / SAN DIEGO READER

“Don’t let those Beatles-esque album covers and Jim Morrison-inspired beards fool you. The Buffalo Killers are, in fact, from this side of the new millennium, though their music, apparel, and general Gestalt make it clear that, spiritually, they’re from the era of lava lamps and free love. The Cincinnati trio are contemporary progenitors of exactly the sort of rough-edged semi-psychedelic 1960s-era feel-good rock-pop (think the Black Keys, but with decidedly more groove) that has been conspicuously absent of late and, incidentally, is more than ripe for a resurgence, and in a big way.” – ART VOICE

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MODERN DRUMMER DIGS BUFFALO KILLERS’ NEW LP!

ALBUM REVIEW: Buffalo Killers’ Dig. Sow. Love. Grow.

Buffalo Killers aren’t the only band today with little apparent interest in music made after 1975. But they are one of the best. On the Cincinnati, Ohio, group’s fourth album, their Crazy Horse/Big Star/Badfinger base is built upon with hazy-hippie sing-along melodies, a live vibe dripping with highway miles, and an understanding of classic songwriting and arrangement approaches that would make John Fogerty smile.

After establishing a riffy roadhouse tone with opener “Get It,” Buffalo Killers slip into the CSNY/Bread love fest “Hey Girl,” which drummer Joseph Sebaali tweaks with a tide-like breathiness and cymbal bell dings. Sebaali’s appealing, flowing style throughout is abetted by hissing riveted cymbals and a popping snare that he’s not shy to work hard on the edges. The songwriting quality keeps up throughout the album—“Farewell” recalls early Dead gems like “St. Stephen” and “Unbroken Chain” while “Graffiti Eggplant” reminds of the Allmans’ “Dreams” and “Whipping Post”—and Sebaali makes the most out of the changes, supporting the songs’ maps fully but not predictably. Finally, album closer “Moon Daisy” challenges Sebaali to keep the tension on a slow ballad, which he does with smooth doubles, a bouncing bass drum, and insistent hats.

Eight albums into their career—Sebaali, guitarist/singer Andrew Gabbard, and bassist/singer Zachary Gabbard appeared on four LPs together with their previous band, Thee Shams—this tight unit is poised to grab wide-scale attention at any time. Hopefully that happens, and the quality continues. – Adam Budofsky

http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/2012/10/buffalo-killers-dig-sow-love-grow-review/#

  • Tour Dates

    • 12/27/17 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in Solana Beach, CA at Belly Up Tavern
    • 12/28/17 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in Los Angeles, CA at Teregram Ballroom
    • 12/29/17 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in Santa Cruz, CA at The Catalyst
    • 12/30/17 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in San Francisco, CA at Great American Music Hall
    • 12/31/17 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in San Francisco, CA at Great American Music Hall
    • 01/02/18 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in Tucson, AZ at 191 Toole
    • 01/05/18 CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN in Austin, TX at 3ten @ Austin City Limits Live

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