Garage-rock godfathers ? and the Mysterians – five Mexican-Americans from Saginaw who will be forever remembered for “96 Tears” – play a free show tonight in James Park as part of Evanston’s Starlight Concerts (there are some good acts coming up, too: Allá, Bird Names, the Eternals, and Mucca Pazza, among others).

In 1997, J.R. Jones profiled ? and the Mysterians; it’s a fascinating story.