Twenty years ago, Jerry Perry hosted a young, mostly unknown band named Nirvana at the Cattle Club. This was on the Bleach tour, before Nevermind and Smells Like Teen Spirit drove a nail or two into the coffin of 80’s hair metal, brought punk rock guitar to the forefront of popular music and made most people forget that Use Your Illusions was supposed to be the album that changed rock & roll that year. Luckily, he filmed it.
Tonight, Jerry and The Crest are generously showing this film for free. This viewing coincides with the 20th anniversary of Nirvana playing The Crest with Sonic Youth and STP. Hell, I might even wear a flannel shirt. Join us for a piece of rock and roll history courtesy of Sacramento.
Nirvana: Live @ The Cattle Club Feb 12, 1990
The Crest Theater
Friday, August 20th