Camper Van Beethoven
That clever thing you and your indie folk band are doing to make yourselves interesting? Camper Van Beethoven has already done it. The Northern California group was one of the most eclectic and inventive bands to emerge from the ’80s indie rock scene, starting with the absurdly brilliant single “Take the Skinheads Bowling” and careening through a decade of constant reinvention through Balkan folk, psychedelia and prog rock influences. (The band covered Pink Floyd’s “Interstellar Overdrive” to near perfection.) In 2002, CvB recreated Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk. Just give up already and go to their 30th anniversary show.