Rock & Pop, Seasonal Special Happenings


When: Fri., July 24, 8 p.m. 2015

When singer John McCrea, who formed Cake way back in 1991, talks about his band’s “sonic DNA,” he explains that the band was conceived as a “a hostile reactionary gesture against the music of the early and mid-’90s, which for us was just big dumb white guy rock.” Regardless of how out of sync the band’s rinky dink music sounded at the time, the group quickly found a following and was signed to Capricorn Records following the release of its debut album, Motorcade of Generosity. The group’s second album would yield, “The Distance,” a terrifically quirky song that featured McCrea’s sarcastic, spoken word vocals and the band’s signature trumpet sound. The band's popularity soared. The band’s cover of the disco tune “I Will Survive” got radio airplay and became a hit. The group hasn't put out a studio album in about four years but tonight's show should still be a blast. (Niesel)

Price: $37.50 ADV, $45 DOS

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