Throwback Concert: Nirvana at The Moon 1991

Throwback Concert: Nirvana at The Moon 1991

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.



Tour: Nevermind

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)


  1. Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam (The Vaselines cover)
  2. Here She Comes Now (The Velvet Underground cover)
  3. D-7 (Wipers cover)
  4. Aneurysm
  5. Drain You
  6. School
  7. Floyd The Barber
  8. About a Girl
  9. Love Buzz (Shocking Blue cover)
  10. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  11. Breed
  12. Polly
  13. Spank Thru
  14. Silver
  15. Blew
  16. Been a Son
  17. Negative Creep
  18. Endless, Nameless



Watch the full Nirvana performance in New Haven

Other Nirvana live clips from 1991