John Mellencamp at Clowes Hall
By David Lindquist, Metromix
Nostalgia is a tricky prism on the new John Mellencamp tour. "I'm not a very nostalgic person," the Hoosier rock star insisted as he introduced "Cherry Bomb" Monday night at Clowes Hall. The song, of course, is all about yesterdays -- sung, perhaps, by a 59-year-old grasping to keep his '80s glory days suspended in amber? Not this time around.