Los Straitjackets began their two night “residency” at the Ale House in Troy last evening, just after 9pm, following an abbreviated set by the Lustre Kings, featuring slide player supreme Kevin Maul. Sporting their trademark Mexican wrestling headgear, the guitar-slingers wasted no time getting the crowd into their hip pockets. A mix of originals and covers, kept the energy level high and happy. A short vocal set featuring “Ritz Carlton” channeling Bill Murray’s lounge persona was spot on as well. We enjoyed the Ellicottville Oktoberfest drafts almost as much as the music! The fun continues tonight and then next week it’s Big Sandy & the Flyrite Boys!