"Crenshaw still has plenty of surprising things left to say."
Mark Deming, All Music Guide
Can anyone who was listening to new music in the 1980s forget the songs of Marshall Crenshaw? To New Wave pop they brought country and R&B elements, they brought romantic yearning, they brought the craft of a true songwriter. Unlike most of the acts of that era of youthful musical attitude, southest Michigan native Marshall Crenshaw is still going strong. These days the bespectacled romantic fool of the early 1980s is all grown up, but with his fabulous songwriting chops undiminished—and even augmented a bit by jazz harmonies on occasion. Marshall comes to town with St. Louis alt-country band The Bottle Rockets, who will play a set of their own and then join Marshall as his backing band. He'll be bringing his first new album in six years, "The EP Collection."