Cracker

QRO's spotlight falls on the ironic alt-country of Cracker. ...

QRO’s spotlight falls on the ironic alt-country of Cracker.

 

Name: Cracker

Associated act(s): Camper Van Beethoven

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Members: Davey Faragher (former), Frank Funaro (former), Johnny Hickman, Bryan Howard, Victor Krummenacher (former), David Lowery, Sal Maida, Kenny Margolis (former), CoCo Owens, Charlie Quintana (former), Matt “Pistol” Stoessel, Bob Rupe (former), Brandy Wood (former)

Albums: Cracker (1992), Kerosene Hat (1993), The Golden Age (1996), Gentleman’s Blues (1998), Garage D’Or (b-sides/live) (2000), Forever (2002), Hello, Cleveland! (live) (2002), O’ Cracker, Where Art Thou? (alternate greatest hits) (2003), Countrysides (covers) (2003), Greenland (2006), Berlin (live) (2008), Sunrise In the Land of Milk and Honey (2009), Berkeley To Bakersfield (2014)

CrackerRelated Articles:

Live review at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ on April 25th, 2007

Photo gallery from Maxwell’s

Featured in QRO’s “Music of the Spheres”

Review of Sunrise In the Land of Milk and Honey

Interview with Johnny Hickman

Photo gallery from Highline Ballroom in New York, NY on June 25th, 2009

Live review at Highline Ballroom on January 15th, 2010

Photo gallery from Highline Ballroom on January 15th, 2010

Review as part of SXSW Day Two at Encore Patio in Austin, TX on March 18th, 2010

Photo gallery from Encore Patio

Live review, playing Kerosene Hat, at Highline Ballroom on January 14th, 2011

Photo gallery from Highline Ballroomon January 14th, 2011

Review of David Lowery’s “The Palace Guards”

Review of David Lowery’s solo The Palace Guards

Photo gallery from Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY on July 24th, 2011

Photo gallery from Highline on January 14th, 2012

Review of Johnny Hickman’s solo Tilting

Photo gallery from Stage 48 in New York, NY on January 19th, 2013

Interview with David Lowery

Live review at Highline Ballroom on January 19th, 2014

Photo gallery from Highline Ballroom on January 19th, 2014

Review as part of SXSW Thursday at El Sol y La Luna in Austin, TX on March 13th, 2014

Photos at El Sol y La Luna

Review of Berkeley To Bakersfield

Live review from City Winery in New York, NY on August 12th, 2016

Photo gallery from City Winery from August 12th, 2016

Live review from B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill in New York, NY on January 15th, 2017

Photo gallery from B.B. King’s

Live review from City Winery on July 17th, 2018

Live review from Sony Hall in New York, NY on January 20th, 2019

Photo gallery from Sony Hall

Tour dates:

1/24-26/19 – CAMP-IN 6 – Athens, GA*

* w/ Camper Van Beethoven

 

Cracker playing “I See the Light” at Highline Ballroom on June 25th, 2009:

 

Cracker playing “Take Me Down To the Infirmary” at Highline Ballroom on June 25th, 2009:

 

Cracker playing “The Riverside” at Highline Ballroom on June 25th, 2009:

 

Cracker playing “Happy Birthday To Me” at Highline Ballroom on June 25th, 2009:

 

Cracker playing “Euro-Trash Girl” at Highline Ballroom on June 25th, 2009:

 

Cracker playing “Friends” at Highline Ballroom on June 25th, 2009:

 

Cracker playing “Seven Days” at Highline Ballroom on June 25th, 2009:

 

Cracker playing “Friends” at Highline Ballroom on January 15th, 2010:

 

Cracker playing “Merry Christmas Emily” at Highline Ballroom on January 15th, 2010:

 

Cracker playing “Take Me Down to the Infirmary” at Highline Ballroom on January 14th, 2011:

 

Johnny Hickman & David Lowery playing “Friends”, after an aborted attempt by Lowery to play his new solo “I Sold the Arabs the Moon”, live at Highline Ballroom on January 14th, 2011:

 

Cracker playing “I Want Everything” live at Brooklyn Bowl:

 

Cracker playing “Sweet Potato” live at Brooklyn Bowl:

 

Cracker playing “Forever” live at Stage 48:

 

Cracker playing “Turn On Tune In Drop Out With Me” live at Stage 48:

 

Cracker playing “Big Dipper” live at Stage 48:

 

Cracker playing “Guarded By Monkeys” live at Stage 48:

 

Cracker playing “Another Song About the Rain” live at Stage 48:

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