CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN

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CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN

The Black Marshmallows

Sat, February 16, 2013

7:30 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$20

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This event is all ages

CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN
CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN
At the time of their 1985 debut, Camper Van Beethoven's merging of punk, folk, ska, and world musics was truly a revelation. Self-described as "surrealist absurdist folk," the band formed in Santa Cruz, CA, after singer/songwriter David Lowery of Redlands, CA, with his dry humor and valley-boy voice (sometimes confused for a faux English accent), and boyhood friends Chris Molla and Chris Pedersen disbanded Box o' Laffs. Victor Krummenacher was added on bass and soon they were joined by Greg Lisher (guitar) and Jonathan Segel (violins, keyboards, mandolin).

In the second half of the 1980s, Camper Van Beethoven was one of its era's most original and influential indie rock bands. The quintet effortlessly combined an iconoclastic, irony-laced lyrical stance with a free-spirited eclecticism that encompassed a dizzying array of stylistic influences, from punk to folk to psychedelia to all manner of world music. Camper's visionary embrace of disparate genres established them as innovators, while their songs' combination of barbed satire and poignant humanism stymied those who'd attempt to pigeonhole them as a mere novelty.
The Black Marshmallows
The Black Marshmallows
The Black Marshmallows are a Northern California Southern Rock/AltCountry/New Wave band featuring David Knowles, Roderick Wyllie, Roland Kniese, and Elliot Warren. A cross between Neil Young and Television, Buck Owens and The Velvet Underground, Blondie and Led Zeppelin, or something like that.

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Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com