XPN Welcomes: Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets

XPN Welcomes: Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets

Marshall Crenshaw, Los Straitjackets, Sarah Borges & a Feast of Snakes

Tue, June 20, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Stage on Herr

Harrisburg, PA

$30.00 - $35.00

Off Sale

Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets
Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets
Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets combines the shared sensibilities of a pop-rock maestro & a band of guitar-wielding masked marauders.

Marshall Crenshaw learned to tune a guitar at age ten and has been making music ever since. His first big break came in 1978 playing the role of John Lennon in “Beatlemania” on Broadway. Over the course of a career that's spanned nearly four decades, 13 albums, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations, film and TV appearances (Buddy Holly in "La Bamba") and thousands of performances, Crenshaw's musical output has maintained a consistent fidelity to the qualities of artfulness, craftsmanship and passion, and his efforts have been rewarded with the devotion of a broad and remarkably loyal fan base.

“Although he was seen as a latter-day Buddy Holly at the outset, he soon proved too talented and original to be anyone but himself.” - Trouser Press

Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of The Ventures, The Shadows, Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the “Jackets” have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows.

“…novelty is a key ingredient, but it’s elevated by the band’s good-natured sincerity and skill.” –NPR World Café
Marshall Crenshaw
Marshall Crenshaw
American singer/songwriter and guitarist, born November 11, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan.
Los Straitjackets
Los Straitjackets
Los Straitjackets is a Nashville based band known primarily for performing instrumental surf music. Members include guitarists Eddie Angel and Danny Amis, bassist Pete Curry, and drummer Jason Smay. They use DiPinto guitars.

Angel, Amis and Jimmy Lester formed The Straitjackets in 1988 in Nashville. They played several gigs during the summer of that year, but soon broke up.

In 1994, they reformed as Los Straitjackets, adding bass player Scott Esbeck.
Sarah Borges & a Feast of Snakes
Sarah Borges & a Feast of Snakes
Change is something that takes a little getting used to. If you need proof of this, ask the soulful singer-songwriter Sarah Borges. After a long and successful stint with her band, The Broken Singles, 2011 marked the band's breakup and Sarah embarking on a solo career. Whether it be through performances or her writing, Massachusetts native Borges has learned to dazzle – and do it well. That ability can be heard all over her 2014 Radio Sweetheart album, as well as her follow-up, Good and Dirty EP. She attributes that ability to a very eclectic sound, which she comes by naturally, she says, "I would say that my sound is straight up rock and roll, but it's the sum total of what my record collection looks like. The new record is certainly more Americana than the last record was. It's also more rock than the last record. I would say that it's a version of the live shows – a lot of loud guitars and loud singing. You can certainly dance to it."
Venue Information:
Stage on Herr
268 Herr Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17102
http://www.harrisburgarts.com