Victor Krummenacher and His Flying Circus (members of Camper Van Beethoven)

Ivy Room Presents

Victor Krummenacher and His Flying Circus (members of Camper Van Beethoven)

Crying Time with special guest Bobby Black, Joe Rut (backed by Crying Time)

Sat · February 24, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Victor Krummenacher and His Flying Circus (members of Camper Van Beethoven)
Victor Krummenacher and His Flying Circus (members of Camper Van Beethoven)
Victor Krummenacher’s multi-faceted career begins in the mid-80s in Santa Cruz, California, when he and David Lowery formed Camper Van Beethoven, and—after Jonathan Segel joined the group–their jangly and stoned “Take The Skinheads Bowling” became an instant college radio staple. Their 80s discography includes Telephone Free Landslide Victory (1985), II & III (1986, the first featuring Greg Lisher), Camper Van Beethoven (1986), Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart (1988) and Key Lime Pie (1989). CBV disbanded in 1990 and Krummenacher and CVB guitarist Greg Lisher formed Monks of Doom in the early 90’s. He later began his solo career, signing and writing, and recorded several albums with guests like Dave Alvin. After a nine year recording layoff, Camper rebooted full throttle in 2013 with the California-themed La Costa Perdida and the sequel El Camino Real in 2014.
Crying Time with special guest Bobby Black
Crying Time with special guest Bobby Black
Crying Time plays straight-up honky-tonk and country music, from Bob Wills to Glen Campbell, with whistle stops in between. Their original songs sit pretty I the mix – you’ll think you heard these tunes on your daddy’s stereo when you were little. Jill Rogers is a singer’s singer with a 1974 voice and a story to tell, and Myles Boisen is a hero of juke joint licks on the six string and lap steel guitar. Bay Area music scene veteran Tony Marcus's fiddle weaves through the songs while Tim Rowe on drums and Smilin’ Pete Garellick on bass hold down the rhythm with grace, style, and swing. KALX radio says, “Country singing from Oakland standouts. Real musicians, not just stompers. Jill Rogers is an amazing singer. Just plain beautiful.”
Joe Rut (backed by Crying Time)
Joe Rut (backed by Crying Time)
Oakland songwriter Joe Rut’s quirky sense of humor underpins a heartfelt, richly lyrical and subtly hallucinatory Americana/Alt-country tapestry. He sings about drunk dials his friends at 3 AM Tuesday morning, an abandoned black-velvet Elvis painting back home to Tupelo, imagining all his earthly belongings for sale at a flea market after his death, and ponders the tragic mating rituals of porcupines.

It is a deeply American music, although the border guards seem to have been bribed with psychedelics to look the other way. His fans have compared him to influences as disparate as Todd Snider, Jason Isbell, and Josh Ritter (on the folky end of the spectrum), and They Might Be Giants, Frank Zappa, and the Meat Puppets (on the other end). His live shows have earned him a cult status, among those in-the-know, as a crafty guitarist, and a songwriter who disarms the listener with humor while striking to the heart of the matter.

Joe has headlined at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall and in his various bands, he has played at England’s Glastonbury Music Festival, San Francisco’s famed Fillmore (opening for Richard Thompson), the second stages at Shoreline and Sleep Train Amphitheatres (opening for Alabama), Nevada’s Burning ManFestival and Santa Cruz’s Y2K5 Live Looping Festival. Joe’s Song “Dosey Doe” was voted #1 song on SomaFM’s Bootliquor Radio by listeners in September 2010, and his music (“Control Freak”) has been featured on NPR’s Undercurrents. His song “Jelly Donut” inspired a feature about food-based songs in the SF Chronicle’s Datebook, and he has appeared in Guitar Player Magazine. Joe’s Dante-esque epic tragi-comedy “And The Horse I Rode In On” won “Best Song” in West Coast Songwriters Open Mic.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/