Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mike McCready Coming to Showbox


Catch a guitar hero and support Haiti at the same time, February 28.  More at the Ten Club:

Featuring Duff McKagan, Mike McCready, Kim Virant, Kristen Ward, Kim Warnick, Mark Pickerel, Star Anna and Friends!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

6:30pm doors / 7:30pm show

Floor Seating, General Admission | 21+

Showbox at the Market

Showbox and Seattle Theatre Group (STG) present “A Hootenanny For Haiti” at Showbox at the Market on Sunday, February 28th at 7:30pm.

Duff McKagan, Mike McCready, Kim Virant, Kristen Ward, Kim Warnick, Mark Pickerel, Star Anna, Chris Friel, Gary Westlake, Jeff Rouse, Justin Davis, Ty Bailie and friends perform together in an intimate setting to support the Haiti relief efforts of Partners in Health (

“A Hootenanny For Haiti” is possible by the generous donations of the artists and venue with 100% of the ticket price going to Partners in Health.

For over 20 years, Partners in Health (PIH) has provided vital health care services in Haiti. They are one of the largest health care providers in the country, working alongside the Haitian Ministry. PIH was among the first emergency medical responders to provide relief following the devastating January 12th earthquake.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tour Plans Begin to Sneak Out

Well, we don't know all that much, but TwoFeetThick has posted an interview with Boom that implies touring may begin in March and another rumor suggesting an April 19th date in Florida.  The New Orleans Jazz Festival has announced that Pearl Jam will play on May 1st.

I'm certain that heads are exploding over at the "Remember when Pearl Jam announced entire tours so you could plan for it?" Facebook Page, but we could maybe, possibly, kinda get some Pearl Jam in the US this spring.

All That's Sacred, Episode #37

Episode #37 is now available.

I’m still getting my head screwed on straight after my trip down south and, as a result, we are making it up as we go today and catching up on some listener requests on episode #37. Lots of great suggestions and I hope you enjoy the show despite my ramblings. There’s been a bump in traffic to the site and it seems like some new listeners have discovered the podcast so I took a few minutes to address some recent questions concerning subscribing and downloading old episodes.

I also talked a bit about something new I’m exploring: All That’s Sacred swag! I created a new ATS logo for Twitter and Facebook that really seemed to resonate with people. So I decided to slap that sucker on some gear and make it available to buy. A modest royalty on each item will be donated to the charities CaringBridge and Doctors Without Borders. Please explore the site and order if interested.

Thanks for tuning in and see you next week with something a bit more realized.

Then head to our forums to discuss it!

R.I.P. Howard Zinn

From Ed, 1/27/2010:

One phrase that Howard Zinn made irrelevant is that "only the good die young.,," Howard Zinn passed away today at age 87, and he was great.

Though he had a full life, one that the rest of us can only aspire to, the news is still heartbreaking. For we have lost a truly bright light, and a wisdom seemingly unparalleled.

Fortunately he has left us with a body of work so extraordinary that it will be drawn upon for centuries to come...

He was a true and constant source of inspiration for myself and countless others.. For me, he was the true embodiment of hope... And a living reminder to keep that hope alive.

I'm so grateful for his friendship..

I will miss him for the rest of my days.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

10 Best Easy Street Live Performances

Thanks to Donny from All That's Sacred for the tip on this write up by Matt Vaughn, owner of Easy Street Records in Seattle, who writes up his 10 favorite in-store performances.  You may recognize number one.  If you don't have the EP, Half Full will revitalize your interest in Riot Act!

I had never had to hold a secret like this one. [ ... ] Pearl Jam, Kelly, and I held the secret for about a month. A few days before the show, I had to tell two of my managers (they were held to secrecy), but other than that nobody was informed. I bussed the indie store guys out to join my staff at our “work party.” The band hid out in the vinyl section upstairs, which I had roped off - nobody could see them.
Read the rest as well as the whole list here.

Vedder's My City of Ruins on iTunes

"What?  Pay for music that's already on the Internet?"  Shut up, and spend a dollar to benefit Haiti.  You'll get a clean recording and someone in Haiti will get a day's wage.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

All That's Sacred, Episode #36

Episode #36 is now available.

As promised, episode #36 explores Eddie Vedder’s contributions to movie soundtracks – the most notable, of course, being Into The Wild. A few covers and collaborations and a bunch of originals comprise a solo body of work that ranges from serious and reflective to determined and whimsical. All in all, it’s a fascinating look at our favorite front man exploring new musical territory outside the framework of the band.

Next week I plan to catch up on some listener requests and suggestions as I get back into the swing of things after my brief trip back down south. I’ve already got more than enough suggested material to fill the podcast but if you have something to contribute for a future show, please contact me by email, leave a comment on the site or call the podcast voicemail at 707-SACRED9 (707-722-7339). Also, remember to check out and follow ATS on Twitter and Facebook.

Hope you enjoy #36.

Then head to our forums to discuss it!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pearl Jam at Lollapalooza?

 Well, when the little birdie tweets, we usually pay attention.  

a little birdie told me that PJ, Them Crooked Vultures and Soundgarden will be performing/headlining at Lollapalooza this year. this is just what i was told. nothing officially confirmed though.

August 6-8, 2010.  No European dates are in the way.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Memoria: A Tribute to the Alternative 90s

The GrungeReport found a cover album of Alternative and Grunge songs available on-line.  I can't tell you how well the Lead Orphans cover Corduroy, but for €10.00, you can find out!


1. Frank Turner - Sally (Kerbdog) 

2. G√Ętechien - Bombtrack (Rage Against The Machine) 

3. Dead Pop Club - I Was Dreaming (Les Thugs) 

4. Walter Schreifels - When You Sleep (My Bloody Valentine) 

5. DevonMiles - Getchoo (Weezer) 

6. Cooper -Static (Jawbox) 

7. Lula Fortune - Fuzzy (Grant Lee Buffalo) 

8. Down To Earth - Let Me Drown (Soundgarden) 

9. Billy Gaz Station - Grant Hart (The Posies)

10. Powell - Head To Wall - Feat. Cyesm (Quicksand) 

11. Luis Francesco Arena - I Like It (Far) 

12. Lead Orphans - Corduroy (Pearl Jam) 

13. Atomic Garden - Grudge (Mega City Four) 

14. Run Ronie Run - Foreign Devils On The Silk Road (Chokebore) 

15. Mr Moustache - Dust Cake Boy (Babes In Toyland) 

16. Novels - Aneurysm (Nirvana) 

17. Jonah Matranga - Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away) (Deftones)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Rumor Blips: New EP? China?


A couple of blips popped up last night after I'd logged off.  TwoFeetThick is reporting that Pearl Jam may be in talks with China about an Earth Day concert in that country.  We can't call it the first time Pearl Jam has played China because they did play Taiwan, but the Chinese Pearl Jam drought is well over 5,000 days.

Also, we've heard blips from the band about a possible EP comprised of left over Backspacer material.  GrungeReport found word from Stone that Pearl jam is currently in the studio working on some of that material.  I don't speak Danish, but the appears to be no word yet on specifics.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

All That's Sacred, Episode #35

Episode #35 is now available.

With things so slow and quiet, I decided episode #35 was a great time to explore an idea I’ve been sitting on for a while now. We are getting in to the movie award season and it seemed like an appropriate time to revisit some of the many movie soundtrack contributions by Pearl Jam and related side projects. While some of these are in regular rotation on my iPod, there were also a few that I hadn’t listened to in years making for a fun rediscovery. 

Eddie Vedder’s solo contributions to movie soundtracks are noticeably absent here. In compiling the material, I realized that there was enough there to fill a podcast by itself. So next week we are going to do just that. 

I know the theme is a little easy and repetitive but the timing works well with my upcoming travel schedule. We’ll get back to some listener-suggested tunes on #37 in a couple of weeks. If you have any input in the meantime, contact me via emailFacebookTwitter, or leave a comment on the site. Or if you’re feeling brave, holler at me on the podcast voicemail at 707-SACRED9 (707-722-7339).

Then head to our forums to discuss it!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Pearl Jam Poster Sale

Apparently, Tuesday the 12th marks the first in a series of poster sales at the Ten Club.

We'd like to kick off the new decade with our first Pearl Jam Tour Poster Sale on Tuesday 1/12/2010 at 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time featuring the 2009 PEARL JAM 29/11/09 CHRISTCHURCH POSTER designed by Brad Klausen. Limit 1 per member current as of 1/8/2010. Quantities are limited. There is no guarantee that each member will be able to purchase a poster.

We will announce future poster sales via the Message Pit at least 24 hrs before sale date.
Collectors, keep your eyes open.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Spin Magazine Readers Poll Results


Best Live Artist

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Top Five Video of the Year

You heeded the call.  Nice job, Jammies.  Nice job.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

All That's Sacred, Episode #34

Episode #34 is now available.

Happy New Year! On episode #34, we’re kind of making it up as we go along and kicking 2010 off with some classic Pearl Jam tunes as well as getting to a few listener requests. Additionally, we touch on some of the latest news and play a few more news-related tunes. For not having a theme or outline brainstormed, I was pretty happy with how cohesive and linear the show turned out.

Then head to our forums to discuss it!