The final two Rock the Park concerts at Mueller proved such magical family convergences that music patrons Black Fret can hopefully convert on the momentum. Doubling KUTX’s single show lineup, an A-list headliner tops Grade A support. February’s Jude Vol. 1 from Bright Light Social Hour walloped emotional space psych, so get Downtown early for the free lawn-in: BLSH (9pm), Swimming With Bears (8), Carson McHone (7), Akina Adderley (6).
Even a full decade removed from 10th and most recent studio LP Jaggedland, Marshall Crenshaw, 65, remains a modern pop staple. The Detroit songsmith’s early-Eighties Top 40 strike "Someday, Someway" and power-pop gem "Whenever You're on My Mind" led to Grammy-nominated soundtracks (Walk Hard) and songs being covered by Ronnie Spector. Meanwhile, Crenshaw’s been paying it forward on tour with Buddy Holly and Grant Hart covers.