Boston / Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at Starplex Pavilion
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At 58, Joan Jett has lost none of the youthful enthusiasm and punk-rock brashness that brought her a major audience in the early 1980s. Singalong classics such as “I Love Rock n' Roll,” “Bad Reputation” and “Crimson and Clover” melded the leather jacket attitude of the ‘50s with the carefree spirit of the Ramones. Jett’s back-to-the-basics approach sparked a lengthy ride in the Top 40 and influenced plenty of female led outfits in the ‘80s, ‘90s and beyond. Besides being a feminist (and vegetarian) icon, Jett has also done well as a producer and actress. In 2013, Jett released Unvarnished, her first album in almost a decade. Featuring a killer collaboration with Dave Grohl (“Any Weather”), the album showed Jett still had the look, the sound and the hutzpah to be relevant for years to come.