Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Flight to Mars Announces a 7-Date Tour

Flight to Mars

"Hey, if everyone else is gonna tour, why not me."  Mike McCready's side project, UFO cover band, Flight to Mars, has announced a 7-date, West Coast tour for this May.  The tour coincides with that band's 10-year anniversary and the proceeds benefit Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's Camp Oasis and Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness.  Visit Flight to Mars' Facebook page for more info.

May 14: The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA
May 15: The Casbah in San Diego, CA
May 16: Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip in Las Vegas, NV
May 17: The Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA
May 20: The Independent in San Francisco, CA
May 22: Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, OR
May 23: Showbox at the Market in Seattle, WA

Ten Club: Poster & Bootleg Sale

The 9/11/11 Toronto bootleg is now available on, making the Canadian leg of the 2011 tour now entirely available for purchase.

On top of that, the Ten Club is offering 10% off all bootlegs. All you have to do is use the coupon code "Boots10off" at checkout. The coupon is available for use to Ten Club members and non members alike, and is good for MP3, FLAC, and CD copies. The offer expires March 9th at midnight PST.

Pearl Jam's 2011 poster sale is also continuing. The poster for Sao Paolo 11/3/11 will go on sale March 1st between 9 am-11 am PST.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Brad Reissues Coming in 2012

In case you missed it like we did, Razor and Tie, Brad's new label, will be reissuing Brad's full catalog this year as deluxe editions.
In addition to the band's new album, Razor & Tie has licensed BRAD's entire back catalog and will re-release the band's previous studio albums Shame, Interiors, Welcome To Discovery Park, and Best Friends? along with the compilation, Satchel Vs. Brad. The catalogue albums will be re-released in multiple deluxe configurations beginning later this year.

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Return of

You may have noticed that has been MIA for a little while.  They've returned today with a revamped layout, more bands, and streamlined features.
the first thing you noticed. We have radically changed the color scheme and layout of the dot net. Instead of saturated blues and oranges that will make you go cross-eyed if stared at for long enough, we’ve switched to soft greys and whites as the primary colors. We are now using an “easier on the eyes” shade of blue and the same trusty orange, just less of it. We hope you find these changes make the site easier to look at.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Jack Johnson's Best of Kōkua Festival to Feature Eddie

Need an Ed fix?  Jack Johnson's Best of Kōkua Festival CD won't be out quite in time to warm everyone up for Ed's tour, but most of us are in luck.  Look for Ed to be featured on two tracks of this April 17th release, Constellations, with Jack and Kawika Kahiapo, and I Shall Be Released, with Jack and Zach Gill.
Just in time for Earth Day, Brushfire Records will release "Jack Johnson and Friends - Best of Kokua Festival" on April 17. 
The album features a 13-track compilation of live performances from Jack Johnson’s benefit concert for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Proceeds will benefit the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. 
Culled from six years of his eco-minded music festival, the album highlights onstage collaborations with musicians like Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Dave Mathews, Ziggy and Damian Marley.

The PJ Show, Episode 6

The PJ Show, Episode 6: My PJ20 Recap, is now available.

Paul describes what PJ20 (also known as 2011 in layman's terms) was like [not the festival as this fker did not attend, but rather his recap on all things PJ20 he procured for his collection]. Also his thoughts on the Ten Club, and the people who abuse it for financial gains on ebay...

Friday, February 24, 2012

Jeremy Lin

I got back from a vacation this evening to the horrible realization that I missed big news.  My "Pearl Jam" RSS monitor had blown up about Pearl Jam's rewritten lyrics for Jeremy.  Of course, I can't say that we didn't predict this.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

2011 Poster Sale

Today the Ten Club sent its members an e-mail about everything that has been going on lately.  You have heard everything here except for a contest and the details on the 2011 Poster Sale starting tomorrow!  Check out the details below.

  • Posters will be sold in random order beginning with Toronto 9/11. Sales will happen between 9-11am PST.
  • Posters will be available here: 2011 US/CAN TOUR POSTERS or 2011 SA/CA TOUR POSTERS
  • Future sales will be announced in the Message Pit at least 24hrs in advance of sale.
  • Posters are $30 + shipping ($7.50 US/$11.00 WORLD). POSTERS ARE SHIPPED SEPARATELY.
  • If you have any questions, please contact

Brad Announces New Album/Tour

Brad's new album, United We Stand, will be released on April 24th.  If you share your e-mail address on Brad's website, you can get a free download of the first single, A Reason To Be In My Skin.

The band has also announced three West Coast dates in support of the album.

April 27: Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA
May 3: Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
May 4: Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, CA
"After 20 years as a band, BRAD's brotherhood remains intact and vibrant. I couldn't be more excited about our latest opus," explains BRAD’s Stone Gossard. He continues, "A year and a half in the making, United We Stand (our fifth record) is our combined and loving collaboration. We hit all the stops, down beat grooves, soaring vocals, and riffs galore. We're in this bad boy for the long haul people. So get ready."

Vocalist Shawn Smith adds, "Thankfully, as a band, or more importantly as individuals, we have not lost our spark, our desire to do more than just 'get er done.' The new record is a testament to a band in its 20th year, a band that started with three friends getting together one afternoon to jam."

BRAD will tour in support of the new album this spring. Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 24th on the band's official website.
United We Stand Tracklisting
1. Miles Of Rope
2. Bound In Time
3. A Reason To Be In My Skin
4. Diamond Blues
5. The Only Way
6. Last Bastion
7. Make The Pain Go Away
8. Needle And Thread
9. Tea Bag
10. Through The Day

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Plenty of Time by The Butts

Some vintage Eddie Vedder has recently surfaced on YouTube.  Check out this demo of Plenty of Time.  If it gets enough views, maybe Eddie will revisit it during his Southern Tour.

I purchased this demo tape off of ebay 12 years ago. There was limited information from the seller, other than that he purchased it at a yard sale in Montana. One side of the cassette contains three tracks I cannot identify as Bad Radio Songs. The fourth track is the acoustic version of Homeless. The other side of the cassette contains 4 recognized Bad Radio Songs.  
The cassette holder is visible in the video. There is writing in white-out on the cassette, which labels one side "Bad Radio", and the other side "The Butts". A written note inside the cassette says "this is the butts first demo. must see live. keep in touch. eddie (phone #)"  
If these three tracks are indeed The Butts and not Bad Radio, then I believe it will be the earliest known recordings from Eddie Vedder.

Mike on Michael

Pearl Jam Calgary, Canada 9-21-2011
Last night, Mike McCready attended the Las Vegas premiere of MJ the Immortal, a Cirque du Soleil homage to Michael Jackson.  Here is what he had to say according to Central Florida's News 13.
ALLISON WALKER: How has Michael’s music affected you and the music you put out?
MIKE MCCREADY: In terms of Michael Jackson’s music, it has affected me – it’s certainly an emotional, beautiful type of music that I’ve always kind of gravitated toward. His voice is fantastic. I’ve always loved the Jackson 5 when they had the TV show on as a kid. We, as a band – as Pearl Jam – have covered a song called Someday at Christmas that Eddie [Vedder] was very into as a young boy, so we love him. We love his music. 
ALLISON WALKER: Do you come to Orlando ever?
MIKE MCCREADY: We will. I promise you we’ll come back. I promise. We have not been to the south for a while. We need to get back there. I promise you we’ll do that.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Stone Gossard Doing Good

Pearl Jam Winnipeg, Canada 9-17-2011

You might have caught Stone's non-comment about Pearl Jam's upcoming tenth album, but did you know what he was doing when he took the time to mention that he has no idea when they'll be done with their next album?  He was at Crestwoods Park in Kirkland working to restore a native forest.

It turns out, he wasn't done there.  Now he has donated one of his [broken?] mandolins to Seattle Goodwill who is selling it on eBay to benefit their programs.  Current bids are almost $1500.  If that's too rich for your blood, maybe you can find another way to give of yourself.

Happy Presidents' Day!

A Little Mike in March

Pearl Jam Lima, Peru 11-18-11

We are expecting Pearl Jam to head back into the studio next month.  Now, thanks to Grunge Report, we have a bead on at least one band member next month.  Of course, the second appearance is far from Seattle, but by that point Ed will be warming up for his US tour anyhow.

MARCH 5: KEXP presents an in-studio session with mike McCready & Star Anna! Performing live on The Afternoon Show at 3pm.

MARCH 30: Shadow, live in San Jose, Costa Rica with Duff McKagan.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Given To Cast, 2/19/2012

The latest episode of Given to Cast is now available.

Here's the newest episode of GTC... More music/less talking... Don't forget to send in your correct answers for this episode's Trivia Contest... Winner gets a copy of VS CD... Good Luck!!!

The PJ Show, Episode 5

By popular request, here is the "Binaural" episode!
Also we talk about all things PEARL JAM from 2000-2001 (Official Bootlegs, DVD and Singles)
Bonus- PJ10 Archive found as well, in my collection...

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Soundboard Remaster Series

For the most part, being a member of an online Pearl Jam fan community is rife with disadvantages. It breeds cynicism, stunts your social skills, and certainly doesn't impress members of the opposite sex. However, every so often there comes a staggering advantage that makes it all worth it. This is one of those times.

Recently unleashed on the Red Mosquito Forums is the Soundboard Remaster Series. RM user Cameronia has beautifully mastered fourteen of our favorite classic soundboard live recordings, giving us a 1990s companion piece to the official bootleg series of the last decade. RM user ridleybradout also worked on the project, providing stunning artwork to accompany the recordings.

The first six have been posted for download, with more coming on a near daily basis. Get them now, you will not be disappointed.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New Mike McCready & Star Anna Song!

Mike McCready has written a new song called Keep On that he recorded with Star Anna. The song is available for download from the goods section of as well as iTunes.

Also available is Star Anna's new single, Call Your Girlfriend.

New Pearl Jam in 2012? Unlikely.

Stone Gossard and his dog Bassey were at Crestwoods Park in Kirkland, Washington last Saturday to help with a reforestation effort.

Gossard spoke with local paper the Woodinville Patch about upcoming Pearl Jam plans. The guitarist says the next Pearl Jam album is still in the formative stage, adding the band is "not sure what it's going to be yet".

Not much to stop the presses, but since the album is only in its formative stage, and the band will be busy touring Europe this spring, it seems like a 2012 release date is unlikely at best. No word on Bassey's contributions.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ed Adds Memphis

Pearl Jam - 7.3.10 - Arras
Eddie has added a 22nd show to his Southern tour.  Fan Club members, check your e-mail for details to enter the drawing for MEMPHIS.  The deadline is Wednesday.

Ed, if you're looking for another show to add, may we kindly recommend Durham's Performing Arts Center?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pearl Jam in 3-D!

Pearl Jam Toronto, Canada  9-11-2011

Organizers of the the Isle of Wight Festival have announced that they intend to broadcast the festival in 3-D.  Upgrade your televisions now.
Yes, Bruce Springsteen is in 3-D when you see him live in concert, but on TV he’s usually in the same boring old two dimensions as everything else on TV. But not so this June, when the Isle of Wight festival — which Springsteen is headlining along with Pearl Jam and Tom Petty — broadcasts in glorious 3-D (through your 3-D compatible TV set, natch).

The Isle of Wight Festival is set to receive the three dimensional treatment this year after Sky Arts announced that it would broadcast the event in 3D.

It means you’ll be able to see the likes of Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen up close and personal, who are set to headline the festival in June.
And has a more detailed rundown of what the process will entail:
Green wants to use the festivals to expand the language of 3D. In capturing the festival experience, she wants to convey the size of the crowd with expansive wide shots, but also plans to use close-ups to capture the intimacy of some aspects of the performances.

“Historically, with any new format, it’s very much keeping things basic, which would mean sitting back and lingering on wide shots,” she says. “We want to break the rules to keep the music coverage as exciting as possible – to deliver the kind of festival coverage people expect, but with the layer of 3D.”
Currently broadcast is only scheduled for Sky Arts 1 and Sky 3D in the U.K., but after lugging all that equipment there I can’t imagine it won’t be broadcast in the States as well. More to come!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Ed Adds El Paso and Houston II

Pearl Jam Calgary, Canada 9-21-2011

Eddie Vedder's Southern Tour has grown by two more dates:

  • April 17- El Paso, TX at Plaza Theater
  • April 23- Houston, TX at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
Eligible Ten Club members got an e-mail with details for entering a drawing for tickets.  You enter starting now through Wednesday, February 8th at 5PM PST.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Po & the 4Fathers

Monkeywrench Records and Bam Bam Records presents ...

For a measly two bucks you can check out two songs by Boom Gaspar's band, Po & the 4Fathers.  Digital downloads are available via Ten Club or iTunes.
Po & the 4fathers are Boom Gaspar (keyboard/organist), Kalei Young (bass and drum rhythms) , Roman Corpuz (lead guitar/vocal harmony), Kawai Hoe (vocals), Kiliona Young (vocals).

In 2010, a crew of Hawaiian all-stars - including Boom Gaspar, Kalei Young, and Roman Corpuz - came across the message and music of two unassuming songsters, Kawai Hoe and Kiliona Young. They began to write and play music together later that year. This is their first release.

"As true stewards of their culture, the songs they write and sing deliver penetrating messages of love and consciousness through their perspectives as Maoli (native Hawaiian) people," says Boom Gaspar of Kawai Hoe and Kiliona Young. "Coming together, we create a powerful sound with influences of funk, reggae, hip-hop, rock and soul. A sound that represents the forward movement of modern day Maoli music?.the sound of Po & the 4fathers." 

The tracks are "Kingdom Come" featuring Eddie Vedder on back up vocals and "Do Ya" featuring Stone Gossard on rhythm guitar.

Six New Ed Shows Added!

No new cities.  These are all second shows added to cities already on the tour.  It looks like there is no Ten Club seating for these shows.  Sorry, folks!

Brady Theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma: April 20th
Bass Concert Hall in Austin, Texas: April 28th
Moran Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida: May 7th
Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida: May 11th
Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: May 14th
Bob Carr Performing Arts Center in Orlando, Florida: May 17th

The PJ Show - Episode 3

Check out the latest episode of The PJ Show.

February 3: Soundgarden in Wayville