Sunday, September 17, 2017

Eddie Vedder, Street Performer

If you were at the Cubs game today, you might have caught Eddie Vedder on the sidewalk performing for tips with other fans.  Apparently, he stumbled upon some buskers (had to look that one up: one who plays music or otherwise performs for voluntary donations in the street or in subways) playing near the stadium and decided to join them for some tunes.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Pearl Jam 2000 - 2006 Reissues

Pearl Jam has announced today plans to reissue Binaural, Riot Act, and Pearl Jam (Avocado) on vinyl as well as six vinyl singles (Light Years, Nothing As It Seems, Save You, I Am Mine, Bu$hleaguer, and Live Wasted).  Each album is available for $24.99 (plus $10.99 domestic S+H), and the singles are $8.99 (plus $6.99 domestic S+H).  Everything has been remastered, and Pearl Jam has been remixed by Brendan O'Brien.

They have also announced the release of a $350, 17 pound boxed set including all ten of their studio albums on vinyl.  The announcement does not mention which version of each album is available, but the likelihood is, you'll be getting the 2009 remaster of Ten, the 2011 remasters of Vs. and Vitalogy, the 2016 remasters of No Code and Yield, the new remasters of Binaural and Riot Act, and the new remaster of Pearl Jam (Lightning Bolt is now the only album without multiple versions).

If you love that boxed set, but already own all the albums or you can't order them b/c all 500 have already sold out, you can also score the box without the albums for $44.99 (plus $13.99 domestic S+H).

The official release date for everything but the empty box is November 11th, 2017.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Cavedweller Now Available for Pre-Order

You can now pre-order Matt Cameron's solo album, Cavedweller on vinyl ($19.98 + $10.99 domestic S&H) or iTunes.  Ordering via the Ten Club gives you a chance at 250 randomly distributed colored records.  The official release date is September 22nd.

You can also check out the first single, Time Can't Wait, on Spotify or Rolling Stone.

'in a different world' by Jeff Ament

If you hurry, you can bid on an original painting by Jeff Ament with the proceeds benefiting The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (BFI).

 Online bidding starts Sept. 6th and ends Sept. 13th @ 7pm PST.  For more information on the auction and to BID on Jeff’s artwork, visit:  The current high bid is $1,100.

Here is information from the Ten Club:

The painting was inspired by a story from a 4th grade BFI student as part of ‘Ekphrastic: The Auction Where Words and Art Hang Out Together’. Jeff Ament and Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation are longtime supporters of Bureau of Fearless Ideas, a Seattle-based non-profit organization that provides writing and tutoring for humans aged 6-18 in the Greenwood neighborhood, and at a soon-to-be-opened second location at Yesler Terrace.

About Jeff's Painting:

  • Auction item #22, titled “in a different world…” 
  • 23” x 30” acrylic painting, oil pastels and charcoal on watercolor paper. 
  • Inspired by a poem from Keziah, 4th grade Bureau of Fearless Ideas student. 
  • Poem titled “Taming” about a creative dream she is having. 
  • Selected quote:
“In this different world
With pixel pencils, transparent marshmallows that become fluffy clouds
Hershey’s kisses melt into mountains of candy”
  • Valued at $1,000 (starting BID $400 with minimum BID increments of $100). 
  • Sold as-is, no returns.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Matt Cameron - Cavedweller

Matt Cameron has announced the upcoming release of his solo album, Cavedweller.  According to Blabbermouth, the album will be available later this month on September 22nd.  Watch the Ten Club for more details on how to pre-order.  For now, you can enjoy this teaser and the tracklist below.

01. Time Can't Wait
02. All At Once
03. Blind
04. Through The Ceiling
05. One Special Lady
06. In The Trees
07. Into The Fire
08. Real And Imagined
09. Unnecessary

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mike McCready's Young-ish

Mike has released another song from his soundtrack for the movie, The Glamour & The Squalor, about the late Seattle DJ, Marcos Collins.

In an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock's Jeff Giles, Music Supervisor, Kevin Moyer, had this to say
“I love this one because it just sounds kinda crunchy and plodding with guitar riffs and solos all over it. Halfway through it breaks into this really pretty and atmospheric uplifting part, and then it comes back down again.” 
“I love working with Mike, because he is as kind and down to earth as he is incredibly talented, and the best part is that he seems to function with music through feeling and passion — if you’ve ever seen him play live, you see him alternate between jumping around like a madman and taking it all in with his eyes closed and head tilted back as if he’s spiritually channeling and squeezing every sound that comes out of his guitar.”
You can hear the song below that and check out the tracklisting for the soundtrack below that.

Darkness – Mike McCready
Lightness – Mike McCready
Young-ish – Mike McCready
Grandmother Earth – Mike McCready
Windless – Mike McCready
Tried & True – Mike McCready
Northern / Falling Apart – Mike McCready
Southern / Coming Together – Mike McCready
Sean Mac On A Horse On A Boat – Mike McCready, Troy Nelson & MacKenzie Mercer
Meridian Suns – Mike McCready
You’re the Song – Mike McCready, Kim Virant
Love Wins – Mike McCready
Tree Fractal – Mike McCready
Safe Room – Mike McCready
Altered – Mike McCready
Outside – Mike McCready
A Revolution of the Heart – Mike McCready
Social Distraction – Mike McCready
Shrine Watcher – Mike McCready
Spaced Out – Mike McCready
Whole Level – Mike McCready
Moonlight Thieves – Mike McCready
Aspiring – Mike McCready
Descending – Mike McCready, MacKenzie Mercer
Tree Fractal (Reprise) – Mike McCready
Trying & Truer – Mike McCready
Connection – Mike McCready
Sky Accepted – Mike McCready
Don’t Let Go, Hold On – Mike McCready, Star Anna
Love Wins Again – Mike McCready
Radio Sign Off – Jeffrey Dorfman

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Eddie Vedder on Twin Peaks

The latest episode of Twin Peaks featured a performance of Out of Sand by Edward Louis Severson III.  Check out a fan's rip of the performance and read more about Eddie and the performance at Rolling Stone.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Let's Play Two Soundtrack and Screenings

Yesterday, the Ten Club dropped a ton of news about Pearl Jam & Danny Clinch's upcoming film, Let's Play Two.
  • The official theatrical premiere will be September 27th and 28th at Metro Chicago.  Ten Club members only!
  • Other screenings around the nation start on September 28th.
  • You can pre-order the soundtrack on CD ($14.99 + $6.99 domestic S&H) or vinyl ($33.99 + $11.99 domestic S&H) right now.
  • The movie will premier on television on October 13th prior to the ALCS Game 1 on FS1.
  • There is a home video release coming November 17th.
  • Both shows' full bootlegs will be released on November 17th.
Here is the official announcement:
In celebration of Pearl Jam's legendary sold out performances at Wrigley Field on August 20th & 22nd, 2016 during the Chicago Cubs historic World Series championship season, Pearl Jam is set to release the documentary film Let’s Play Two and accompanying soundtrack album.

With Chicago being a hometown to Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music. From Ten to Lightning Bolt, this feature film shuffles through Pearl Jam’s ever-growing catalog of originals and covers -- spanning the band's 25-year career. Through the eyes of Danny Clinch and the voice of Pearl Jam, Let's Play Two showcases the journey of that special relationship.
Oh, and we got our longest trailer to date.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Let's Play Two - Trailer #2 (and Rumors)

  • Are we getting a boxed set? - UNCONFIRMED.
  • Will there be a vinyl release? - UNCONFIRMED.
  • Is this hitting select theaters on October 3rd? - UNCONFIRMED.
Do we know anything?  NO.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Glamour & The Squalor Score

Last year, Mike McCready created the score for Marq Evans movie, The Glamour & The Squalor.  Loudwire has announced that the score will be released as an album on September 1st (currently available for pre-order on Amazon).  They also have a streaming song, Grandmother Earth, premiere on their website.
McCready says, “The Score album is dedicated to Ashley, who helps me with my musical vision, my muse. And to my kids who inspire me daily. Thanks to Chris Adams for being awesome and a great organizer! Thanks to Kevin Moyer for suggesting we release this as an album! Thanks to Marco for allowing me to help his story. And to the entire cast and crew for The Glamour and The Squalor film. This is also in remembrance of all the musicians from Seattle who aren’t here anymore, but their music remains…”

Director Marq Evans adds, “Working with Mike on the score for The Glamour & The Squalor was a dream, not just because I’ve been a fan of his since I was a kid, but more importantly because of what a uniquely talented artist he is. Mike really felt the film, and the score he created elevated it to an entirely new level. It’s a beautiful listen and I’m so glad we’re putting it out.”

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Secret Stash Coming to Creating Equilibrium, August 26th

Creating Equilibrium has announced that Secret Stash, a band made up of Mike McCready, Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band), Nate Ruess (fun.), and Sully Erna (Godsmack) will be on stage for a concert at heir event at Lake Tahoe, August 26th.

Tickets are available on their website.
Anchored by Stefan Lessard from Dave Matthews Band and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, this iconic duo will be joined by a “secret stash” of musical friends, including Fun.’s Nate Ruess, Godsmack’s Sully Erna, saxophone player Michael Ghegan, and many more—all in one of California’s most majestic settings: the base of the KT22 mountain at Squaw Valley.

Joining them onstage will be special guests Dispatch. Fresh off the release of their celebrated sixth album, “America, Location 12,” the band returns to the road on their first national tour in five years. They will play their only California appearance at Creating Equilibrium. Rounding out the weekend’s list of musicians is R&B singer-songwriter, Allen Stone.

The Secret Stash, Dispatch and Allen Stone concert will be open to the public, with general admission and VIP tickets available now!

Let's Play Two


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Untold Story of Trevor Wilson

Gil Kaufman of Billboard, in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the video, Jeremy, has published an outstanding biography of the child star, Trevor Wilson, who, by the way, tragically drowned about a year ago at age 36.  Here's a snippet describing the young actor.
Just 12 at the time the video was made, Wilson blew away veteran video director Pellington on his audition tape, despite being sick as a dog on the day he went up against hundreds of fellow kid actors eager to show how they’d tapped into the title character's seething anger and despair. Pellington says he told Wilson to just “look at the camera and don’t say anything” no matter what happened around him. “I just played the song [during the shoot] and you could see something… something changes in the room," the director says of the alchemy he felt watching Wilson channel the title character's desperation.