Cracker (Unplugged) w/ Brandi Shearer – Thu., February 18, 2010 – High Noon Saloon

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Cracker (Unplugged) w/ Brandi Shearer
Thursday, February 18, 2010
8:00pm - $16/$18 DOS - 21+
701 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703-2958

Madison, WI
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Cracker, the group that veritably introduced brash irreverence and irony into alt-rock, are back and in top form on their 429 Records debut, Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey.

This rich new trove of sharp-witted songs showcases a bristling, late 70s, early 80s power pop punk aesthetic which hits as hard as it did at the bands formation 17 years ago. Eight albums (one platinum and three gold) and a barrel full of anthemic hit songs later, Cracker endures, using their ability to weave decades of influences into an album that is seamlessly riveting.

In Sunrise, long-time partners David Lowery and Johnny Hickman, 12-year Cracker drummer Frank Funaro and bassist Sal Maida (since 2006), train a watchful eye on the current socio-musical landscape as they weave an eerie yet strangely soothing story of escapism, apocalypse and renewal.

Brandi Shearer has "a heaven-sent, heart-shuddering vocal style. And she’s a tad crazy, just like we Winehouse fans like our singers. An incredible live performer.” -LA Weekly

People Weekly states, "This singer-songwriter's smoky, sultry vocals bring a moody allure to her rainy-day mix of pop, folk, and a touch of jazz."

Tickets available at: B-Side Records, Mad City Music Exchange, Strictly Discs, High Noon Saloon

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