Concert Review: Marshall Crenshaw at the Beachland Ballroom

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Since recruiting the Bottle Rockets, a terrific alt-country act out of St. Louis, to be his backing band a couple of years ago, singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw has gotten a good second wind. Playing last night at the Beachland Ballroom with three-fourths of the Bottle Rockets in tow, Crenshaw opened his 90-minute set with “Better Back Off,” a tune he described as a “happy song about anxiety” and then quickly disposed of his hits “Someday, Someway,” “Whenever You’re on My Mind,” and “What Do You Dream Of?” He rushed a bit through “Someday, Someway” but seemed to really cherish “Whenever You’re on My Mind” and “What Do You Dream Of?”

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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