Monday, June 29, 2015

Ed to Play Hot Stove Cool Music Fundraiser

Next week, on July 9th, Eddie Vedder will be taking the stage in support of education and leadership initiatives for urban youth in Chicago.  He'll be supporting the Foundation To Be Named Later at their Hot Stove Cool Music VIP Party and Concert.

$750 will get you in the door at Metro Wrigleyville for a show with Eddie Vedder and a party featuring Cubs' personalities Theo Epstein, Peter Gammons, and Len Kasper.

VIP Package Includes: $1500
  • Admission for Two to the 7/9 pre-concert VIP Party at Metro. Party includes food & drinks with Theo Epstein, Peter Gammons, Mike O'Malley, Lin Brehmer, Len Kasper, Joel Murray, the Chicago Cubs, and musical guests!
  • Admission for Two to the 7/9 Hot Stove Cool Music concert at Metro featuring Eddie Vedder with The Hot Stove Cool Music All Stars feat. Peter Gammons, John Stirratt (Wilco), Daxx Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Freda Love Smith (Blake Babies, Mysteries of Life), Jake Smith (Antenna, Mysteries of Life), Jason Narducy (Split Single, Bob Mould), Brendan Bayliss (Umphrey’s Mcgee), Gerald Dowd (Frisbe, Robbie Fulks, Justin Roberts), Matt Spiegel and Curt Morrison (Tributosaurus), Jennifer Hall, Heather Boehm, Max Crawford, Steve Frisbie and Scott Stevenson. 
  • 100% of ticket proceeds benefit Foundation To Be Named Later Chicago non-profits working with disadvantaged kids and families!
If VIP Concerts aren't your thing, you can donate directly to Foundation To Be Named Later, here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New Kicks by Don Pendleton

If you're looking for some cool, Pearl Jam-themed shoes, Jeff Ament's friend and Lightning Bolt artist, Don Pendleton, has partnered with Vans to create a series of shoes.  

The shoes are available at, and all qualify for free shipping.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Mad Season / Seattle Symphony Album in the Works

Photo by  Brandon Patoc Photography and
In January, Mike McCready and Barrett Martin, the surviving members of Mad Season, teamed up with Chris Cornell, Duff McKagan, the Seattle Symphony, and the surviving members of Temple of the Dog for an amazing concert at Benaroya Hall, the setlist and details of which are available here.

Now, according to Martin's Facebook page, an album of that show is in the works.  The show included Mike McCready originals arranged with the symphony, Mad Season songs with and without the symphony, and a short Temple of the Dog set.  No word yet on when this album might be available, but it's sure to be amazing.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pearl Jam Mystery Poster Sale

The Ten Club is kicking off a members-only mystery poster sale this afternoon featuring posters from 2005 to 2014.  The one exception seems to be 2-5 Portugal 1996 posters.  That's the kinda of rarity that is going to pull a lot of gamblers into the sale.  Cost is $40 with a limit of one poster per member.  Posters are already packed in unmarked tubes, so no use begging.

Vedder's Daughter Croons on Aloha

Despite keeping an eye on Cameron Crowe's comings and goings, we missed the fact that he slipped a song onto the soundtrack for Aloha that was written by Eddie Vedder and his daughter and performed by his seven-year-old daughter, Harper.

The song, called The Traveler, is at the end of the credits, so it doesn't get top billing, but maybe it does mark the beginning of a career for the next generation of Vedders.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Guitar Hero Live Adds Pearl Jam and Soundgarden

You may have never gotten your Rock Band: Pearl Jam, but you will be able to rock out to at least ONE Pearl Jam song on the upcoming Guitar Hero Live by Activision.  Activision has announced several new tracks including Pearl Jam's Mind Your Manners and Soundgarden's Been Away Too Long.

The game, due out this fall is available for pre-order at

Pictures of the EMP Museum's Pearl Jam Poster Art Exhibit


In case you missed, the news, the Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum has opened a Pearl Jam poster art exhibit entitled Push Me, Pull Me: Pearl Jam and the Art of the Screen Printed Poster, at Seattle-Tacoma Airport.

We snagged a couple of photos of the unveiling from Twitter, and you can see what Pearl Jam had to say:
Organized by EMP Museum, in collaboration with Pearl Jam, Ten Club and Ames Bros., PUSH ME, PULL ME: Pearl Jam and the Art of the Screen Printed Poster features 85 posters from more than 30 artists including the Ames Bros., Brad Klausen, Munk One, Ward Sutton, and others. These posters reflect the artists that created them, but they also become an extension of the band, referencing the musicians, the venues and cities in which they play, song lyrics, contemporary politics, a world of music, and a love of history and popular culture. But most of all, these myriad posters illustrate some of Pearl Jam’s core artistic values: the desire to foster a climate of creativity, to act as a patron for the other artists, and to provide comment and critique on society and humanity.

The new exhibit is located near gate A1 on the concourse along three walls of the walkway and can be accessed by any traveler post security.

Take a picture at the exhibit and use the hashtag #PearlJamAtSEA for your chance to win an exclusive signed poster.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mike's Gaga/McCartney Collaboration Comes to Light

In a recent article about Pearl Jam Radio, brought to light the reason that Mike McCready was recently in the studio with Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney.  The trio worked with a roomful of musicians to create the soundtrack for the children's movie, High in the Clouds, based on the book written by Paul McCartney and Geoff Dunbar and illustrated by Philip Ardagh.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Pearl Jam Poster Exhibit Coming to Seattle Tacoma Airport

The Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum in Seattle has announced that it will be unveiling a new Pearl Jam Poster exhibit at the Seattle Tacoma Airport on May 27th.  They expect Ten Club Manager, Tim Bierman, and The Ames Bros to be in attendance.

If life takes you to Seattle, make sure to leave time for a stole through the terminals.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Two McCready-Scored Movies Coming to the Screen

TOMGIRL - TRAILER from Two Dollars Please on Vimeo.

According to the Ten Club, two films scored by Mike McCready, Tomgirl and The Glamour & the Squalor, will be premiering at this year's Seattle Independent Film Festival (May 14 - June 7).

The Glamour & The Squalor - 2 Minute Teaser from The Glamour & The Squalor on Vimeo.

The specifics are below:
Tomgirl, a short film directed by Jeremy Lynch, follows the story of a gender non-conforming seven-year-old, Jake. The screening will be held on May 24th at the SIFF Cinema Uptown (you can purchase tickets here). Check out the trailer here:

Mike also scored the Marq Evans directed documentary, The Glamour and the Squalor, which will premiere June 3rd at the Egyptian Theater. Seattle DJ Marco Collins stars in this unflinching documentary about media fame and addiction, which tracks his rise, fall, and resurrection as an influential promoter of alternative rock and electronic dance music. Check out the trailer here:

The premiere of The Glamour and the Squalor will be followed by a live concert featuring great local bands at Neumos in Seattle. You can purchase tickets to that event here.
Information about premieres in other cities or wider release can be found here for Tomgirl or here for The Glamour & The Squalor.