99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1991!
That year PLR welcomed Nirvana to The Moon on Walley Avenue in New Haven. The Moon wasn’t a very big club, but it certainly hosted some big names in a short period of time in the early ’90s. Band like The Smashing Pumpkins, Spin Doctors, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones all graced the tiny stage at The Moon.
But perhaps the biggest act to play The Moon? Nirvana on a Thursday night in September 1991. Just two days before the release of Nevermind!
Today we look back at this historic show, which was Nirvana’s first, and only, performance in Connecticut.
Special Guest: Melvins & Hed
Thursday September 26, 1991
The Moon on Whalley Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut
Band Lineup: Kurt Cobain (vocals/lead guitar), Krist Novoselic (bass), Dave Grohl (drums)
- Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam (The Vaselines cover)
- Here She Comes Now (The Velvet Underground cover)
- D-7 (Wipers cover)
- Drain You
- Floyd The Barber
- About a Girl
- Love Buzz (Shocking Blue cover)
- Smells Like Teen Spirit
- Spank Thru
- Been a Son
- Negative Creep
- Endless, Nameless
Watch the full Nirvana performance in New Haven
Other Nirvana live clips from 1991