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Camper Van Beethoven/Walter Salas-Humara

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Camper Van Beethoven you know about: the absurdist cowboy funksters from Santa Cruz, California, whose new record (and major-label debut) Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart, fulfills the promises and more of every indie band of all time. Live, the Campers provide something akin to a heavy-metal hoedown--but you knew that. The act to see Friday night is Walter Salas-Humara. Salas-Humara's once and possibly future band is the Silos, but he's currently in the midst of a busman's holiday as a solo act. His new record, La Gartija, has a lot of the sound of the Silos--the Tonight's the Night-ish late-night-vocals-from-another-room deference, the just-under-the-surface charge in the guitars--and a bunch of other stuff as well (like a percussion workout; Salas-Humara was originally a drummer). Live, Salas-Humara brings the vocals in from the other room--and turns the guitars up as well. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Cabaret Metro, 3730 N. Clark; 549-0203.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Ignacio Salas-Humara.

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