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Friday, June 24, 2011

Saturday To-Do: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

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Joan Jett & The Blackhearts bring their bad reputations to Timberwood Theater.
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts bring their bad reputations to Timberwood Theater.

JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
8 p.m., Timberwood Theater, Magic Springs, $22.50-$55.

For a lot of guys (and probably a fair number of gals) born between, say, 1965 and 1980, odds are good that Joan Jett was an early rock 'n' roll crush. After the dissolution of her late '70s all-girl punk/metal group The Runaways, Jett had a string of radio hits: "I Love Rock N' Roll" spent several weeks at No. 1 and "I Hate Myself for Loving You" cracked the Billboard Top 10. And who could forget her sultry yet bombastic take on the Tommy James and the Shondells' bubblegum classic "Crimson and Clover" or the stadium-rock monster "Do You Wanna Touch Me?" Answer: Yeah, but only if it's Joan asking and not disgraced glam-rocker Gary Glitter, who wrote the original (although we're just going to pretend he didn't, for reasons you can read about on the Internet). Jett hasn't had a hit in a while, but who cares? She's a legend, she's eerily ageless (at 52) and she still totally kicks ass live. Tickets are $40-$45 for admission to Magic Springs plus $5-$10 if you want a reserved seat at the show. If you show up after 4 p.m. it's only $22.50 to get in.

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