As out-of-left-field collaborations go, the Bottle Rockets backing up Marshall Crenshaw ranks with Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet or maybe Kanye West and Bon Iver. But Crenshaw the master tunesmith has always understood deep country music, while the Bottle Rockets, for all of its roots-music credentials, has knocked plenty of pop songs out of the park. Though they've yet to meet up in person (lead singer and guitarist Brian Henneman remembers chatting with Marshall at a show a few years back), Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets are finding their own kind of long-distance chemistry in advance of a string of Midwest dates this winter. The first show will be at Off Broadway on January 19. Henneman met B-Sides over coffee and cigarettes to explain how the... More >>>