Wednesday, May 11, 2011

PJ20 Weekend Destination ... We Still Don't Know Nothin'!

Ten Club Manager, Tim Bierman, has promised that we will learn something about this "festival" soon, but for now ... we're still mired in rumors. 

Here's what we "know."  Seattle's 107.7, The End, has hinted that we can expect Soundgarden, Mudhoney, and The Strokes.  Let's hope for Matt's sake that Soundgarden and Pearl Jam play on different days.  They also floated a list of hopefuls, but since they are just guesses, I'll leave it to you to click the link and review the list.  In case I haven't mentioned it before, there are also many, MANY rumors that this might be going down at Alpine Valley, WI over Labor Day Weekend.

Also, Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune and Sound Opinions on NPR had a chance to sit down with Eddie Vedder.  TwoFeetThick has already covered the interview, and since I expect 99% of my subscribers also subscribe there, I won't flood your inbox with repeated news.  I will, however, note that Greg did ask Ed about the PJ20 show(s) and got another of the vague answers that we've become accustomed to getting when PJ20 questions are asked.

Greg: What about the 20th anniversary shows?
Ed: We’re just trying to get together a bunch of friends and bands we’ve played with in the past and do a couple of shows in the States. It’ll probably all come together last minute. I don’t want to make it seem like any crazy, big deal. It should just be a natural thing. (The Band’s 1976 farewell concert) ‘The Last Waltz’ is great, one of the greatest things ever, but it had that impact because it was the last gig. For us it’ll be like ‘The Last Waltz,’ except we’ll be playing a show again the next week (laughs).