By JC Poppe Special to Published Jan 02, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Popular and influential 1980s indie rock band Camper Van Beethoven will be in Milwaukee to perform at Shank Hall this Tuesday.

The band's music is an amalgamation of sounds and styles, while still showing off its California roots.

After a 15-year hiatus, CVB's members got back together for a reunion tour and album, the thematically creative "New Roman Times," released in 2004.

CVB frequently played shows in Milwaukee during its run in the '80s, so this will be a fun trip down memory lane for those who loved their records back then, as well as a great introduction to new fans that love the sound of California indie rock music.

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Born in Milwaukee and raised in the Milwaukee suburb of Brown Deer, Concordia University Wisconsin alumnus Poppe has spent the majority of his life in or around the city and county of Milwaukee.

As an advocate of Milwaukee's hip-hop community Poppe began popular local music blog Milwaukee UP in March 2010. Check out the archived entries here.

Though heavy on the hip-hop, Poppe writes about other genres of music and occasionally about food, culture or sports, and is always ready to show his pride in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.