Win Tickets ($50): Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven @ Aladdin Theater | Rock, Country

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven @Aladdin Theater on December 28. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 21.


From our sponsors:
Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven
December 28, 2018
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $23-$25 | All Ages
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Cracker’s tenth and most recent studio effort, the double-album, Berkeley To Bakersfield, finds this uniquely American band traversing two different sides of the California landscape — the northern Bay area and further down-state in Bakersfield.

Despite being less than a five-hour drive from city to city, musically, these two regions couldn’t be further apart from one another. In the late ’70s and ’80s a harder-edged style of rock music emerged from the Bay area, while Bakersfield is renowned for its own iconic twangy country music popularized, most famously, by Buck Owens and Merle Haggard in the ’60s and ’70s. Yet despite these differences, they are both elements that Cracker’s two cofounders, David Lowery and Johnny Hickman, have embraced to some degree on nearly every one of their studio albums over the last two decades. On Berkeley To Bakersfield, however, instead of integrating these two genres together within one disc, they’ve neatly compartmentalized them onto their own respective regionally-titled LPs.

Camper Van Beethoven

We didn’t want to jump right back in and make that ‘Bad Reunion Record’ that most bands make when they try to reform. We were more concerned with getting used to each other and figuring out that we could still make music together, before we made a big deal out of announcing that we were back.”

So says David Lowery of the extended gestation period that preceded New Roman Times, Camper Van Beethoven’s first album of new material since reuniting after a decade-long hiatus.

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40 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven @ Aladdin Theater | Rock, Country

  1. Ed December 11, 2018 at 8:13 am #

    Yes please, two great bands!

    • Kath December 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm #

      Very cool!

  2. Stephanie Celin December 11, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

    This would be an amazing show to see!

  3. Dman December 11, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to see skinheads bowling, so I’d like to see these two connected bands.

  4. Angela December 11, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

    Where the hell is Bill?

  5. Sadie Broillet December 11, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

    This Euro Trash Girl likes being Low in my Kerosene Hat! I’ll be your Sweet Potato if you Take me Down to the Infirmary (and give me tickets to this show!). I’m not a Loser like the guys at the Hi-Desert Biker Meth Lab! I’m just Sick of Goodbyes and full of Nostalgia. Let’s go for a Ride to this show because I Want Everything (especially tickets to this show)!!!

  6. Meg Papis December 11, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

    I am mildly obsessed with 90s music, and this would totally make my holiday season. I got laid off before the holidays and this would brighten my spirits.

  7. Heather Cappel December 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm #

    Pick me, pick me! This would be a blast.

  8. Brent H December 11, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    Take me down to the infirmary! I’ve got to see the pictures of matchstick men and bowl the skinheads!

  9. Kristin December 11, 2018 at 1:32 pm #

    I would LOVE to see this show!

  10. David Burkee December 11, 2018 at 4:16 pm #

    Where, where the hell is Bill? Oh, just out picking up some cigarettes and carrot juice. And me? I’d love to be at a great venue, celebrating a full recovery from a broken nose and concussion, listening to the sweet sounds of these two bands!

  11. Aaron Cullen December 11, 2018 at 6:17 pm #

    I would love to take my girlfriend to this!

  12. Maureen A. December 11, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

    I saw Camper Van many years ago at a small bar in Berkeley CA. Would love to see them and Cracker at the fabulous Aladdin Theatre!

  13. Jill Travis December 11, 2018 at 8:01 pm #

    My sister & I need this sooooo bad!!!

  14. Sommers Ebright December 11, 2018 at 10:20 pm #

    I need this in my life!

  15. Joseph December 12, 2018 at 5:45 am #

    My eye of Fatima is looking right at attending with bowling skinheads who have teen angst and are feeling low. This show would cheer’em right up!

  16. Dave G. December 12, 2018 at 8:15 am #

    …Like being stoned…

  17. Joel December 12, 2018 at 8:33 am #

    Fingers crossed!

  18. Jennifer December 13, 2018 at 1:07 pm #


  19. Sonia December 13, 2018 at 3:39 pm #

    Saw Cracker once at a free concert in Golden Gate Park. Would LOVE to see them live again!!

  20. Margaret December 13, 2018 at 4:26 pm #

    Happy memories revisited.

  21. Frank Byers December 13, 2018 at 5:28 pm #

    Sounds good to me.

  22. Robert December 13, 2018 at 8:12 pm #

    This is going to be a great show!

  23. Randy Fix December 14, 2018 at 8:17 am #

    Let’s go

  24. Lisa Geo December 16, 2018 at 9:31 am #

    Old rockers never die, they just comment on contest posts to win tickets. I want to win these so much!

  25. Courtney . A December 18, 2018 at 6:16 pm #

    I would love to be able to join my friends that already have tickets.

  26. Courtney December 18, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets and be able to join my friends that are going to the show.

  27. Courtney December 18, 2018 at 6:32 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets… so I can see the show with my friends.

  28. David December 19, 2018 at 12:38 am #

    Davey wants a Cracker (ticket!)

  29. Courtney December 19, 2018 at 5:27 am #

    Winning would be awesome…. so I can go to this with my friends who already have tickets.

  30. Courtney December 19, 2018 at 5:36 am #

    I want to see the show with my friends!

  31. Courtney December 19, 2018 at 5:40 am #

    I really want to see the show with my friends…. Winning would be AWESOME!!!

  32. Tishka December 19, 2018 at 9:50 pm #

    These guys are excellent! I hope I can catch this show!

  33. Holly December 20, 2018 at 4:34 pm #

    Sounds like fun!

  34. Guy C Smith December 20, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

    Definitely, love to see these two bands together.

  35. steadycamp December 20, 2018 at 5:57 pm #

    thanks for the chance!

  36. Heather December 22, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

    Cracker/Camper..Rock and Roll.. can’t wait to hear their soal!!

  37. Dylan Luka December 22, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

    Oh man, I want to make this show but there is too much going on and I am financially strapped.

  38. Susan H December 24, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    I’ll bring the cigarettes and carrot juice!! I love CVB and Cracker. I saw them years ago in Santa Cruz.

  39. Jason Hohl December 26, 2018 at 8:25 am #

    We gotta get to this show!

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