Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straightjackets at Alex's Bar

words + photos by Joe Cortez

Detroit singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw and his backing band Los Straightjackets invaded Alex's Bar in Long Beach last Monday night as past of a secret show celebrating the upcoming Music Tastes Good festival set to take over the LBC on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1. Delivering set that was incredibly fun and wildly unpredictable (a surf rocker cover of "My Heart Will Go On," anyone?) Marshall Crenshaw Y Los Straightjackets served up a healthy portion of pure rock and roll.

Check out my photos from the night below. For more on Marshall Crenshaw be sure to visit To purchase passes for Music Tastes Good, head over to