The last time Marshall Crenshaw blew into town, he was backed up by incendiary Midwest rockers, The Bottle Rockets. Crenshaw worked his way through his catalog with the Bottle Rockets giving it a little added volume and heat, so I wonder what surf instrumental darlings Los Straitjackets (featuring Rochester's Greg Townson on one of the sparkly guitars) will do to give Crenshaw's craft a goose. Will Crenshaw wear a mask? Will they play "Something's Going to Happen"? Well, gentle readers, you may have to wade through a sea of Jazz Fest fans for the answers, but it's well worth the hassle. I plan on popping my head in.
Marshall Crenshaw will be joined by Los Straitjackets on Tuesday, June 27, at The Penthouse, 1 East Avenue. 8:30 p.m. $25-$30. abilenebarandlounge.com; marshallcrenshaw.com.