- 6/04: Stevie Nicks and Don Henley/Free admission if you were a black cape
- 6/10: Judas Priest/I’m your turbo lover/better run for cover/no kidding
- 6/14: Santana/Hey, he's cool
- 6/18: Steve Miller/Abra-abra-cadabra/I want to reach out and whack ya
- 6/22: Tom Petty/Yeah, I got a soft spot for him
- 6/25: James Taylor/Sponsored by Ambien
- 7/01: Earth, Wind and Fire/Sure, get your groove on
- 7/16: Johnny Cougar Mellencamp and John Fogerty/Oooh, wild nights are callin'...
- 7/23: Another freakin' Evening with Loggins and Messina/Sponsored by Viagra
- 7/26: OZZFEST featuring Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden/What happened to the no more tours tour?
- 7/30: Duran Duran/Over over
- 8/06: Donna Summer/Dunno
- 8/12: Brian Wilson/Want to know how to get a lot of people really angry? Tell them the Beach Boys were overrated
- 8/14: Motley Crue/Crue, don't go away mad/crue just go away
- 8/23: The Allman Brothers/I can dig it
- 8/24: Megadeath/Megasucks
- 8/26: Journey/(ed) to my garbage can about 15 years ago
- 8/27: Meatloaf/I would do anything for love, but won't go to a Meatloaf concert
- 8/29: Alice Cooper and Cheap Trick/I want you to write another hit
- 8/30: Daryl Hall & Johnny Oates (with Tears for Fears)/I don't go for that, noooo
I feel bad for the kids. What do they get to see? Jack Johnson and Avril Lavigne? Is the state of rock n' roll and pop music in general so sorry that PNC can't sell out a few shows that appeal to people who listen to new music? Do local officials not want to deal with rowdy crowds so PNC is forced to book acts whose fans will probably nod off toward the end of the concert? Do ticket prices need to be so expensive that PNC is forced to book acts that appeal to people with "disposable income?"
I've seen some great shows at PNC, including some classic rock bands. But I also saw some contemporary acts, for lack of a better term. It's a great venue, and I have a lot of fond memories of tailgating and seeing some great shows, but PNC has become one of the last exits before you hit rock n' roll oblivion.
Some people are trying to save the Stone Pony from rock n' roll oblivion or, worse, demolition as it was named a New Jersey Endangered Historic Site.
So, speaking of sex, drugs and rock n' roll - don't miss tonight's Borough Council meeting.
Where none of that fun stuff will be happening.
At least not on the dais.