Monday, June 29, 2015

Ed to Play Hot Stove Cool Music Fundraiser

Next week, on July 9th, Eddie Vedder will be taking the stage in support of education and leadership initiatives for urban youth in Chicago.  He'll be supporting the Foundation To Be Named Later at their Hot Stove Cool Music VIP Party and Concert.

$750 will get you in the door at Metro Wrigleyville for a show with Eddie Vedder and a party featuring Cubs' personalities Theo Epstein, Peter Gammons, and Len Kasper.

VIP Package Includes: $1500
  • Admission for Two to the 7/9 pre-concert VIP Party at Metro. Party includes food & drinks with Theo Epstein, Peter Gammons, Mike O'Malley, Lin Brehmer, Len Kasper, Joel Murray, the Chicago Cubs, and musical guests!
  • Admission for Two to the 7/9 Hot Stove Cool Music concert at Metro featuring Eddie Vedder with The Hot Stove Cool Music All Stars feat. Peter Gammons, John Stirratt (Wilco), Daxx Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Freda Love Smith (Blake Babies, Mysteries of Life), Jake Smith (Antenna, Mysteries of Life), Jason Narducy (Split Single, Bob Mould), Brendan Bayliss (Umphrey’s Mcgee), Gerald Dowd (Frisbe, Robbie Fulks, Justin Roberts), Matt Spiegel and Curt Morrison (Tributosaurus), Jennifer Hall, Heather Boehm, Max Crawford, Steve Frisbie and Scott Stevenson. 
  • 100% of ticket proceeds benefit Foundation To Be Named Later Chicago non-profits working with disadvantaged kids and families!
If VIP Concerts aren't your thing, you can donate directly to Foundation To Be Named Later, here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New Kicks by Don Pendleton

If you're looking for some cool, Pearl Jam-themed shoes, Jeff Ament's friend and Lightning Bolt artist, Don Pendleton, has partnered with Vans to create a series of shoes.  

The shoes are available at, and all qualify for free shipping.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Mad Season / Seattle Symphony Album in the Works

Photo by  Brandon Patoc Photography and
In January, Mike McCready and Barrett Martin, the surviving members of Mad Season, teamed up with Chris Cornell, Duff McKagan, the Seattle Symphony, and the surviving members of Temple of the Dog for an amazing concert at Benaroya Hall, the setlist and details of which are available here.

Now, according to Martin's Facebook page, an album of that show is in the works.  The show included Mike McCready originals arranged with the symphony, Mad Season songs with and without the symphony, and a short Temple of the Dog set.  No word yet on when this album might be available, but it's sure to be amazing.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pearl Jam Mystery Poster Sale

The Ten Club is kicking off a members-only mystery poster sale this afternoon featuring posters from 2005 to 2014.  The one exception seems to be 2-5 Portugal 1996 posters.  That's the kinda of rarity that is going to pull a lot of gamblers into the sale.  Cost is $40 with a limit of one poster per member.  Posters are already packed in unmarked tubes, so no use begging.

Vedder's Daughter Croons on Aloha

Despite keeping an eye on Cameron Crowe's comings and goings, we missed the fact that he slipped a song onto the soundtrack for Aloha that was written by Eddie Vedder and his daughter and performed by his seven-year-old daughter, Harper.

The song, called The Traveler, is at the end of the credits, so it doesn't get top billing, but maybe it does mark the beginning of a career for the next generation of Vedders.