Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Guitar Hero Live Adds Pearl Jam and Soundgarden

You may have never gotten your Rock Band: Pearl Jam, but you will be able to rock out to at least ONE Pearl Jam song on the upcoming Guitar Hero Live by Activision.  Activision has announced several new tracks including Pearl Jam's Mind Your Manners and Soundgarden's Been Away Too Long.

The game, due out this fall is available for pre-order at

Pictures of the EMP Museum's Pearl Jam Poster Art Exhibit


In case you missed, the news, the Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum has opened a Pearl Jam poster art exhibit entitled Push Me, Pull Me: Pearl Jam and the Art of the Screen Printed Poster, at Seattle-Tacoma Airport.

We snagged a couple of photos of the unveiling from Twitter, and you can see what Pearl Jam had to say:
Organized by EMP Museum, in collaboration with Pearl Jam, Ten Club and Ames Bros., PUSH ME, PULL ME: Pearl Jam and the Art of the Screen Printed Poster features 85 posters from more than 30 artists including the Ames Bros., Brad Klausen, Munk One, Ward Sutton, and others. These posters reflect the artists that created them, but they also become an extension of the band, referencing the musicians, the venues and cities in which they play, song lyrics, contemporary politics, a world of music, and a love of history and popular culture. But most of all, these myriad posters illustrate some of Pearl Jam’s core artistic values: the desire to foster a climate of creativity, to act as a patron for the other artists, and to provide comment and critique on society and humanity.

The new exhibit is located near gate A1 on the concourse along three walls of the walkway and can be accessed by any traveler post security.

Take a picture at the exhibit and use the hashtag #PearlJamAtSEA for your chance to win an exclusive signed poster.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mike's Gaga/McCartney Collaboration Comes to Light

In a recent article about Pearl Jam Radio, brought to light the reason that Mike McCready was recently in the studio with Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney.  The trio worked with a roomful of musicians to create the soundtrack for the children's movie, High in the Clouds, based on the book written by Paul McCartney and Geoff Dunbar and illustrated by Philip Ardagh.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Pearl Jam Poster Exhibit Coming to Seattle Tacoma Airport

The Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum in Seattle has announced that it will be unveiling a new Pearl Jam Poster exhibit at the Seattle Tacoma Airport on May 27th.  They expect Ten Club Manager, Tim Bierman, and The Ames Bros to be in attendance.

If life takes you to Seattle, make sure to leave time for a stole through the terminals.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Two McCready-Scored Movies Coming to the Screen

TOMGIRL - TRAILER from Two Dollars Please on Vimeo.

According to the Ten Club, two films scored by Mike McCready, Tomgirl and The Glamour & the Squalor, will be premiering at this year's Seattle Independent Film Festival (May 14 - June 7).

The Glamour & The Squalor - 2 Minute Teaser from The Glamour & The Squalor on Vimeo.

The specifics are below:
Tomgirl, a short film directed by Jeremy Lynch, follows the story of a gender non-conforming seven-year-old, Jake. The screening will be held on May 24th at the SIFF Cinema Uptown (you can purchase tickets here). Check out the trailer here:

Mike also scored the Marq Evans directed documentary, The Glamour and the Squalor, which will premiere June 3rd at the Egyptian Theater. Seattle DJ Marco Collins stars in this unflinching documentary about media fame and addiction, which tracks his rise, fall, and resurrection as an influential promoter of alternative rock and electronic dance music. Check out the trailer here:

The premiere of The Glamour and the Squalor will be followed by a live concert featuring great local bands at Neumos in Seattle. You can purchase tickets to that event here.
Information about premieres in other cities or wider release can be found here for Tomgirl or here for The Glamour & The Squalor.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Betterman on Letterman by Vedder, Man!

In case you're not a late night person, here is Eddie Vedder performing Betterman with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra on The Late Show with David Letterman last night.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mike to Join CeDell Davis at The Crocodile, June 14

Consequences of Sound is reporting that Mike McCready, Mad Season's Garrett Martin, and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck will be joining Mississippi Delta legend, CeDell Davis for a sold out show at The Crocodile in Seattle on June 14th in support of Davis' latest album, Last Man Standing.
The concert will also feature members of Screaming Tree, The Minus 5, Tuatara, and other special guests. It’ll be filmed and recorded for a forthcoming documentary about how the music of Mississippi Delta influenced Seattle rock ‘n’ roll.

Binaural Turns 15 / SiriusXM Special

Tune into Pearl Jam Radio on SiriusXM this week for a Binaural Special.
Pearl Jam Radio celebrates the 15th anniversary of the band’s “Binaural” album with a track-by-track retrospective featuring commentary from Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and bassist Jeff Ament, hosted by The Rob.

Airs: Friday 5/22 @ 6pm ET and PT

Rebroadcasts: Fri 5/22 @ 9pm ET; Sat 5/23 @ 9am ET; Sat 5/23 @ 5pm ET; Sun 5/24 @ Noon ET; Sun 5/24 @ 7pm ET; Mon 5/25 @ 8am ET; Mon 5/25 @ 11pm ET

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Expanded Singles Soundtrack Reissue Coming This August

No word yet from Sony, but former Sub Pop band, Truly, dropped the word on Facebook today that their song, Heart and Lungs, which had previously been cut from the soundtrack will appear on a new reissue due out this August.  The movie was just reissued on BluRay this past year, and a 7" single of Citizen Dick's song, Touch Me, I'm Dick, was released last month as a Record Store Day promotion.

Will we get more tracks that didn't make the original cut?  Will any of them be Pearl Jam songs?  Oh man, one can hope!

Ed to Appear on Letterman: May 18

Rolling Stone reported today that Eddie Vedder will be "stopping by " the Late Show on Monday, May 18th for David Letterman's last week on air.  Will we get some new music?  Some ukulele?  Seems likely that we'll get at least one of the two.

UPDATE: From The Wrap: 

Vedder will make a special music performance backed by Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ed Surprises Fans in Chicago

Two surprise appearances by Eddie last night in Chicago!  First Ed appeared at Wrigley Field to sing for the Seventh Inning Stretch on the 45th anniversary of Ernie Banks' 500th homerun.

He also popped in at Marytyr's last night to sing a couple of songs with Simon Townshend, Pete's younger brother.  The videos are below!

Pearl Jam Adds Buenos Aires to 2015 Tour

Pearl Jam has filled their last undetermined date this fall with a show at the Estadio Unico Ciudad de la Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 7th.

For ticketing info, check out the Ten Club's website.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

"Night Surf" by Soundgarden

Rolling Stone is currently streaming the video played prior to Soundgarden's 1994 shows in support of Superunknown.  The song is available on Soundgarden's recent b-sides album, Echo of Miles.  
Soundgarden opened most of these gigs with "Jesus Christ Pose" and new single "Spoonman," but before taking the stage, they prepped audiences with a bizarre, semi-narrative short film. The clip opens with close-ups of a children's bicycle and a blue man with an hourglass, then follows the boy as he rides the two-wheeler away from a car, passes life-like scarecrows and enters a foggy forest. Watch this all unfold above.

The music is a song called "Night Surf" written by bassist Ben Shepherd, whose brother Henry directed the clip. Despite Shepherd's specialty, the track mixes in organ and percussion, most notably a crash cymbal that rattles across nearly every beat of the climax.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Vault #5: Las Vegas 1993

For the next Pearl Jam Vault Release, the band has gone back to what was originally Vault #1, the Las Vegas show on November 30th, 1993.  Back in their Basecamp days Pearl Jam made this show available as a digital download, for what, at the time was expected to be a wide-ranging vault program.  

Since then they've slowed the release of Vault shows to once a year, and fans of this show were left with nothing but an ACTUAL bootleg, an off-brand white vinyl of the show.

Like their previous vault releases, fans can pre-order ONE vinyl boxed set for $50 + $12 domestic S&H.  CD copies will follow later, presumably.

A quick view of the setlist seems to check out except for the removal of a cover of My Way (popularized by Elvis Presley & Frank Sinatra) with Terry Presley, which finished off the show and was featured on the 1995 Fan Club Single.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Is Pearl Jam Coming Back to Austin City Limits?

Yesterday, Pearl Jam Columbia caught a glimpse of a post on Pearl Jam's Facebook page showing a Zilker Park show on October 2nd.  That post no longer exists.  Was it an error or was it an accidental leak.

It seems unlikely that Pearl Jam would play Austin City Limits two years in a row, especially since they have no other U.S. dates on their schedule.  The ACL Line-Up is announced on Tuesday, May 5th.  Tune in to find out more!

EDIT: Yeah, so ... um, ... this didn't happen.

Pearl Jam (The Album) Turns 9