Marshall Crenshaw fronts The Smithereens at Friday concert in Tampa Bay

R.I.P. Pat DiNizio.

Marshall Crenshaw fronts The Smithereens at Friday concert in Tampa Bay
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UPDATED: 8/9/19 11:23 p.m.

The Smithereens’ lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Pat DiNizio passed away in 2017, but the remaining members — including original drummer Dennis Diken, original guitarist Jim Babjak and bassist Mike Mesaros — are soldiering on with “Someday, Someway” songwriter Marshall Crenshaw, who is fronting the revered Jersey power-pop band.

Bad news for anyone hoping for any Crenshaw gems, however, as PR for this show told CL, "...no Mac tunes. Just the Smithereens." Oh well, someday, someway, right?

The Smithereens w/Marshall Crenshaw. Fri., Aug. 9, 8 p.m. $29.50-$44.50. Central Park Performing Arts Center, Largo. largoarts.com.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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