Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven Close Out 2017 in San Francisco (Sat. 12/30 & Sun. NYE at GAMH!)

We absolutely dig Camper Van Beethoven, the great indie-rock act responsible for such ’80s gems as “Pictures of Matchstick Men,” “The Day That Lassie Went to the Moon” and, of course, “Take the Skinheads Bowling.”

We also adore Cracker, the alt-rock juggernaut behind such 90s classics as “Low,” “Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now),” “Get Off This” and “Euro-Trash Girl.”

Thus, not surprisingly, we highly recommend those two acts’ co-headlining tour, which rolls into the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco Dec. 30-31.

The busiest man in the house, of course, will be David Lowery, who is a member of both bands. And that’s cool with us, since we’re always in the mood for a double dose of that terrific singer-songwriter-guitarist. - Jim Harrington / San Jose Mercury News