Ren©e fave Marshall Crenshaw to play Gravity Lounge

As documented in Rob Sheffield's recent memoir about his late wife, Love Is a Mix Tape, one of Ren©e Crist Sheffield's favorite artists was the underappreciated '80s power popster Marshall Crenshaw. Now, a week after the Hook remembered her life in a cover story, Gravity Lounge has announced that Crenshaw will grace its stage on February 23 at 8pm.

According to Sheffield's book, Crist would often play Crenshaw songs on her Thursday 2-4pm WTJU program "Ground Rule Double Dutch." Despite having such champions as Crist, Crenshaw has never been able to repeat the commercial success of his 1982 self-titled debut album. That hasn't stopped the Detroit tunesmith from keeping plenty busy for the last quarter century. In addition to putting out 15 more albums, he's an actor (portraying the likes of John Lennon off-Broadway and Buddy Holly on the silver screen), and author (he penned the 1994 book Hollywood Rock: A Guide to Rock 'n' Roll in the Movies).

Tickets– $15 in advance, $20 at the door– are available from the Gravity Lounge website now.

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If only Renee were here for this.... someday, someway.....