Joan Jett and the Blackhearts • classic rock

Saturday Feb 3, 2018

14500 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
US

Phone: (505) 352-7886

Cost:

$40-$79

Contact:

Route 66 Casino Hotel
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Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard- rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she's had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover." Her independent record label, Blackheart Records, was founded in 1980 after she was rejected by no less than 23 labels. Blackheart is one of the longest running indie labels and continues to give voice to new bands. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987's Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show. She has appeared on such acclaimed television shows as Oprah (the last season) and Law and Order.

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Joan Jett
Courtesy of the artist

Back in the ’70s and ’80s Joan Jett gave a female face to rocanrol. By turns commanding, precious, prescient and vulnerable in her demonstration of mastery of the genre, Jett and her band have made a career of innovation; her Blackheart Records was one of our culture’s first indie record companies and still goes to great lengths to find, promote and support artists that the folks over at corporate rock headquarters just totally hate. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts bring their leather-clad, El Lay born vision of what pure punk rock really sounds like (John Doe reprtedly sat in on the sessions where Jett picked out players to be in the Blackhearts, how much more cred do you want?). They’ll be gigging at the Route 66 Casino Legends Theater (14500 Central Ave. SW) on Saturday, Feb. 3. Hopefully they’ll remind the audience of their greatest hits, such as “I Love Rock ’n Roll” while also touching on deeper cuts like “Coney Island Whitefish.” So, yeah go ahead and check out this delightful dinosaur display: You have my permission to indulge in the glorious results of a misspent youth. $40 to $79 • 8pm • All-ages.

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