Friday, August 28, 2015

HockeyTalkter Records "Takes Off"

Back in December, Mike McCready found his own record label named after his son's name for a helicopter, Hockey Talkter.  He identified the focus to be on vinyl and digital singles.

Earlier this week, the website went live and is promising that a single by Mike's former Shadow and Rockfords bandmate(s) is on the way.  Keep your eyes peeled for One Wish, by Danny Newcomb & the Sugarmakers, with a b-side called Sundays.

For now, you can stream some singles that were previously unavailable in digital format.  Mike's collaboration with Brandi Carlile, Free Ride; Tonight the Lights Go Out by Mike's high school band, Shadow; River of Deceit by Mad Season; and a few others.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

One-of-a-Kind Skatedeck for Charity

Tony Hawk has partnered with Pearl Jam and several other musicians to create one-of-a-kind skateboards that will raise money for building new skate parks.
Professional skateboarder [...] Tony Hawk has partnered up with Ben Harper to create Boards + Bands, a fundraising initiative for Hawk’s eponymous foundation. Hawk hit up some of his skater buds, including Ryan Sheckler, Chad Ortiz and Nyjah Huston, to donate one of their boards and then pick one of their favorite songs. Harper then approached those musicians with one simple instruction: “Please write the lyrics to this skater’s favorite song on his skateboard, and we’ll use it to create more skateparks for kids.”
Pearl Jam (or more specifically, Jeff Ament) decorated a board used by Doug Saladino, which is currently going for half it's estimated value of $5000. If you'd like a shot at owning this board and supporting a great charity, you can bid here.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Mike McCready Honoring Iggy Pop and the Stooges This Month

KEXP is hosting a first-time-ever concert on the roof of Pike Place Market in Seattle on August 23rd.  It features Mike McCready, and it's free.  If you can get there, you'd be a fool to miss out.

Music fans will soon be able to enjoy year-round, exclusive live performances both inside and outdoors at KEXP’s New Home at Seattle Center—but it’s still under construction. As a nod to the extraordinary shows to come, KEXP is hosting a one-of-a-kind FREE concert at another local attraction, Pike Place Market, on Sunday, August 23 at 7:00PM.

RAW POWER KEXP features four Seattle music legends—Mike McCready (Pearl Jam, Mad Season), Duff McKagan (Guns n’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Tuatara), and Mark Arm (Mudhoney)—performing songs of punk pioneers The Stooges on the Market rooftop.

This show marks the first time anyone has performed on the roof of Pike Place Market. RAW POWER will play directly underneath the iconic “Public Market Center” sign and clock where Pike Street and Pike Place meet. This concert is FREE and open to the public.
Donate to KEXP's efforts to build a new headquarters, and you can win VIP tickets which include an intimate pre-show dinner and VIP after party with the RAW POWER musicians and a select group of KEXP Groundbreakers and DJs, up to $1,000 in travel expenses and a signed, limited-edition event poster.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Eddie Vedder to Play Another Private Event

Eddie is partnering with Foundation To Be Named Later on another private event, this time with The Who.  No tickets are for sale to this event.  You can only attend by winning a ticket.  Donate at least $10 to Foundation To Be Named Later and Teen Cancer America, and you'll be entered into a contest for 1 of 500 seats at an exclusive event at a private residence in Los Angeles on September 12th.

The more you donate, the more chances you have to win.  Click here to donate and (possibly) win.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Mad Season & The Seattle Symphony Now Available on LP and CD

Yesterday's announcement of Mad Season Live at the Moore was not the only Mad Season news that the Ten Club had planned.  Today, fans can pre-order an audio recording of Mike McCready's Sonic Evolution collaboration on CD and LP.  The performance on January 30th includes performances by Mad Season with Chris Cornell and Duff McKagan stepping in for deceased band members, Layne Staley and John Baker Sanders, as well performances by a reunited Temple of the Dog.

The album, which officially releases on August 28th costs $12 ($5.99 domestic S&H) for CD and $30 ($8.99 domestic S&H) for LP.

Here is the full description of the show and the tracklisting for the LP and CD.
On January 30, 2015, surviving Mad Season members Mike McCready and Barrett Martin performed selections from the band's repertoire at the Seattle Symphony’s Sonic Evolution concert, with conductor Ludovic Morlot and guest artists including Soundgarden's Chris Cornell (filling in for the late Layne Staley), Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron and Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan (filling in for the late John Baker Saunders).

The Mad Season performance also included guests Jeff Angell, Kim Virant, Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains), Skerik, and Tim Dijulio.

The night also included an appearances from Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard who alongside Cornell, McCready, and Cameron, performed songs as Temple Of The Dog.

This event was the result of a year-long artistic collaboration between Mike McCready and Seattle Symphony Music Director Ludovic Morlot. Proceeds from the album sales will benefit the Seattle Symphony and the Vitalogy Foundation.

1. Waking The Horizon (McCready w/ Symphony)
2. Long Gone Day (Mad Season w/ Symphony)
3. River Of Deceit (Mad Season w/ Symphony)
4. I Don't Know Anything (Mad Season w/ Symphony)
5. Wake Up (Mad Season)
6. Lifeless Dead (Mad Season)
7. Above (Mad Season)
8. Call Me A Dog (Temple Of The Dog)
9. Reach Down (Temple Of The Dog)
10. All Alone (Mad Season 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Mad Season Live at the Moore on Vinyl

The Ten Club is currently taking pre-orders for a vinyl release of Mad Season Live at the Moore.  This is the April 29, 1995 concert that was remastered and released as part of the 2013 reissue of Mad Season's Above.

This 2-record set is the first time the show has been available on vinyl and will be released on August 28th, 2015.  Price is $39.98 with $8.99 domestic S&H.

The tracklist follows:

Wake Up
Lifeless Dead
Artificial Red

River Of Deceit
I Don't Want to Be a Soldier (written by John Lennon)
Long Gone Day

I'm Above
I Don't Know Anything
X-Ray Mind

All Alone
November Hotel

Pearl Jam to Play Global Citizen Festival

Confirming the truth of the worst kept secret in the history of Pearl Jam, the band will be there joined by Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, and Coldplay in Central Park on September 26th for the Global Citizen Festival.

The best news?  Tickets are free!  ... if you're willing to work for a chance to win them.
The Global Citizen Festival is an action-rewarded, awareness-driven, free music festival where fans engage with causes in order to win tickets; all causes relate to international education and advocacy to end extreme poverty (living on less than $1.50 USD a day) by 2030.

"We hope Pearl Jam fans will sign up to become Global Citizens — not just to earn tickets to the show — but to be part of a movement that encourages leaders of nations with the greatest wealth to apply aid, trade and governance policies in support of nations and communities in the greatest need. People living on less $1.50-a-day deserve the opportunity to lift themselves up out of extreme poverty." - Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam

For more information on the event and how to get tickets, visit Global Citizen.

VIP tickets will be available for sale at Ticketmaster on July 10th at 10am ET.

A limited amount of VIP 2 and VIP 3 ticket packages will be available for sale to Ten Club Members active as of July 8th at 11:59pm PT while supplies last. Memberships purchased after July 8th are not eligible for this ticket opportunity. Eligible Members will receive a separate email today with information on purchasing these VIP packages. Members can also find the information from the email announcement on the Ten Club Events page.

Take action, win tickets, see impact. Launch the global goals and join the movement to end extreme poverty!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ament Honored by Blackfoot Tribe

According to the Missoulian, the Blackfoot Tribe invited Jeff Ament and John Tester to their reservation to present them with honors for their work to protect the people and culture of the Blackfeet, specifically for opposing drilling for oil and gas by the Solenex corporation and for a $250,000 skate park funded in part by Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation.   Both were presented with flags of the Blackfeet Nation and Ament also found himself with an honorary Blackfoot name of "Holds Water."