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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 13, 1998)
The following list is a brief guide
to weekend events. Please call
venues for more information.
Knickerbockers, 901 O St.
Friday: Far Food and Drive by
Saturday: Happy Dog
Sunday: Johnny Socko. 8th Wave
Zoo Bar, 136 V. 14th St.
Friday: Night Hawks
Duggan 's Pub, 440 S. 11th St.
Friday: Baby Jason and the
Duffy's Tavern, 1412 OSt.
Guitars and Cadillacs, 5400 O St.
Seventh Street Loft, 512 S.
Saturday: Third Chair Chamber
Lincoln Community Playhouse,
2500 S. 56th St.
All weekend: “Night of the
Mary Riepma Ross Film Theater,
12th and R streets
jC All weekend: “Pi”
Kimball Recital Hall, 11th and R
Saturdax: Jazz Lab Band & Vocal
Sunday: Wind Ensemble. 3 p m..
Faculty Brass Quintet. S p.m.
Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.
Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge
Saturda'' Exhibit of recent large
scale paintings and draw mgs and ,
an installation bx f uban artist
BurkhoiUer Project, "/</ P Si
All weekend I he annual holiday
art >hi.A'. "( eiia Met hn.amas
llaydon Gallery, 335 Y. Eighth
Friday: Paintings by Robin Smith
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery,
12th and R streets
“One Hour Smile,” a v ideo
performance through January
“Different Voices: New Textile Art
“The Latino Spirit Hispanic Icons
"Legible Forms: Contemporary
Lied Center broadens
f appeal for students
Cracker’s southern country roots run as deep as cacti’s
By Chad Lorenz
Songs bilked in the desert sun some
where in between Bakersfield Calif.,
and Santa he, N.M.. are cruising in a
rusted Delta 88 to the only appropriate
local venue this weekend.
Cracker, a band that remedies heat
stroke with beer-soaked nachos. could
only plav m a place like (juitars and
Cadillacs. And that band could be
appreciated only bv an audience that
also appreciates the t iste from i mouth
till of 90-degree dust blown off a coun
try road while hauling ass home after a
Sunday morning heartbreak.
Since 1992, Cracker has developed
itself as a leather-booted clown troupe
wandering southern byways searching for
truth, or anything to keep the gas tank full.
That gasoline, in the beginning, was
a following that Cracker frontman Dav id
Lowerv earned with folk-rock jesters
Camper Van Beethoven. Four albums
later, the band has a style as original and
biting as Arkansas moonshine.
The band's first eponymous album
.timed l.overv V critically comic song
writing, a gunny sack of quirks left over
from his Camper days.
The band felt sure it cashed a casino
chip of success in 1993 w hen it per
suaded Sandra Burnhardt to kick
Lowery's ass in its video for "Low," the
first single off "Kerosene 1 lat."
A mature Cracker brought into the
brew more pedal steel, steamy windows
and the kinds of w hispers that come
cnlv front staring at planks in the door.
Attempts to revive the feat fell oft'
the wagon in 1996 s "The Golden Age”
But the recent album. “Gentlemen’s
Blues.” reinvented Cracker with double
shots of straight blues.
The mixture for Sunday matters little,
though, when playing in a town indistin
guishable from the other Midwestern gas
stops on Cracker’s dizzying road trip
between veracity and vice
The all-ages show at Guitars and
Cadillacs, 5400 O St., costs SI 5 in
advance and S18 the dav of the show.
Opening band line plays at 9 p m., w ith
Cracker taking stage at 10:30 p m..
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