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Marshall Crenshaw will sing and play guitar with three surviving members of The Smithereens — guitarist Jim Babjak, bassist Mike Mesaros and drummer Dennis Diken — at the Outpost in the Burbs, June 1 at 8 p.m. Crenshaw is a longtime friend of the band, and after the death of Smithereens frontman Pat DiNizio in December, he sang three songs with surviving band members at the Jan. 13 DiNizio tribute concert that took place at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. The show will take place at the First Congregational Church at 40 S. Fullerton Ave. in Montclair, and The Grip Weeds will open. For a chance to win two tickets, send an email to email@example.com by midnight May 28 with the word “Smithereens” in the subject line.