Countrified offshoot of ’80s college-rock icons Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker is the less quirky, but no less acerbic, vehicle David Lowery rode to much success on the ’90s rock charts through singles like “Teen Angst,” “Low” and “I Hate My Generation.” In more recent times, Lowery has taken to bringing both bands out on tour with him (and why not?), but not in Houston this time, meaning Warehouse’s cozy Studio room is in for an up-close whiff of uncut Cracker soul. Lowery and faithful partner/badass guitarist Johnny Hickman most recently planted their flag with 2014’s Berkeley to Bakersfield, a double album that explores the reaches of California far away from Sunset Boulevard or Silicon Valley. Here Cracker is fully able to explore their beautifully split personality, allowing plenty of room for Lowery’s trademark sarcasm (“March of the Billionaires,” “Reaction”) and Hickman’s honky-tonk genius (“King of Bakersfield,” “Get On Down the Road”).
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Cracker at Warehouse Live THURSDAY
Don't miss Cracker at Warehouse Live THIS THURSDAY 12/8 “Cracker have been weaving subtle yet undeniable country twang throughout their sound since their 1992 self-titled debut. But with their new double album, Berkeley to Bakersfield, at least on the Bakersfield portion of the album, the alt-rock radio band known for such hits as ‘Low’ and ‘Get Off This’ dives headfirst into the California country sound.” – ROLLING STONE COUNTRY