Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Top 5 Pearl Jam Moments of 2019 #1

#1, Record Store Day

Pearl Jam hadn't dropped vinyl on Record Store Day as a band for several years, but our patience was rewarded in 2019 with a pair of classic shows after Pearl Jam was declared the 2019 Record Store Day Ambassadors.  Sure, both shows have previously been released in other formats, but this was the first time on vinyl for both.

First, was their 2005 Record Store Day performance at Easy Street Records in Seattle, previously released as an EP on CD.  This year is was available in record stores on vinyl, and via the Ten Club on red vinyl.

Then, later, in November, we were treated to their 1992 MTV Unplugged performance.  Both are great, iconic shows, and even though neither record is a full show (Easy Street is a sampling of the show, and Unplugged is the missing the Rockin' in the Free World encore), both are great collectibles worth visiting your turntable for often in the coming year as you wait for Album #11.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Top 5 Pearl Jam Moments of 2019 #2

#2, Eddie Tours Europe

Perhaps to refresh himself and stir creative juices, Eddie took a break from two years in the studio with his band mates to hit the road across Europe.  Hitting a mix of small venues and festivals, Ed brought his individual brand of music.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Top 5 Pearl Jam Moments of 2019 #3

#3, Vault Release: Seattle 12/8/1993

Pearl Jam's Vault releases always seem to make our list, but there was quite a bit of debate on this one.  Did we need another 1993 release?  Las Vegas 1993 was Vault #5.  Was this show actually deserving of a place of honor?  Some claim it's particularly sloppy.

Quality and necessity aside, in a quiet Pearl Jam year, it's no doubt this was going to make the list.  Check out the album on vinyl, CD, or digital formats.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Top 5 Pearl Jam Moments of 2019 #4

#4, A Grammy Nomination for Jeff Ament

A surprising amount of Pearl Jam news this year was actually Soundgarden news.  Joe Spix, Jeff Ament, and [his brother] Barry Ament were nominated for a GRAMMY this year for Best Record Packaging for their work on the Chris Cornell career retrospective, which contains a few Temple of the Dog songs and "Hey Baby! (Land of the New Rising Sun)," a Hendrix tune covered by McCready, Ament, Cameron, and Cornell (one member short of Temple of the Dog).

You'll have to tune in next year to see if the nomination turns into a win, but hey, maybe you'll see that in next year's Top Ten.

Top 5 Pearl Jam Moments of 2019 #5

I hate to admit that there are not 10 great moments to celebrate in 2019, but let's be honest, Pearl Jam played zero shows and released zero new music in 2019.  In a year when there were no major appearances by the band, and they stayed sequestered, possibly, working on a new album for 2020, here is what we've come up with to celebrate.

#5, Infinite Color and Sound

If you were a fan of Mike McCready's 2018 project with Kate Neckel blending Mike's trippy sonic creations with Kate's performance art, you had a chance to catch entirely new live creations in Seattle, New York, and New Jersey in 2019 as the show went on tour. 

You also had a chance to collect three 7-inch vinyls of the music at the Ten Club. 

Now, however, your only chance is the sample below, put out by HockeyTalkter Records.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Vault Release #9 (Seattle 1993) Is Now Available in Digital and CD Formats.

You can now pick up the December 8th, 1993 Seattle show at Seattle Center Arena is now available in Digital ($10) and CD ($17) formats via the Ten Club store.

Even Flow
Sick O' Pussies
Why Go
Daughter/Do You Feel Lucky/WMA
Glorified G
Last Exit
Tremor Christ
State of Love and Trust
I've Got a Feeling
Rockin' in the Free World

Monday, December 2, 2019

Pearl Jam European Tour 2020

At the tail end of a very, VERY silent year, Pearl Jam has announced plans for a European tour in the summer of 2020, including their first ever show in Hungary.  Could an album announcement be far away.  Sadly, yes.  Yes, it could.

But don't dismay!  Just head to the Ten Club.  You've got 3 days to enter the drawing for tickets.  Public sale starts on December 7th.

June 23Frankfurt, GermanyFesthalle
June 25Berlin, GermanyWaldb├╝hne
June 27Stockholm, SwedenLollapalooza Stockholm
June 29Copenhagen, DenmarkRoyal Arena
July 2Werchter, BelgiumRock Werchter Festival
July 5Imola, ItalyAutodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari
July 7Vienna, AustriaWiener Stadthalle
July 10London, UKAmerican Express presents BST Hyde Park
July 13Krakow, PolandTauron Arena
July 15Budapest, HungaryBudapest Arena
July 17Zurich, SwitzerlandHallenstadion
July 19Paris, FranceLollapalooza Paris
July 22Amsterdam, HollandZiggo Dome

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

A Grammy Nomination for Jeff Ament, Joe Spix, and Barry Ament

Joe Spix, Jeff Ament, and [his brother] Barry Ament were nominated last night for a GRAMMY for Best Record Packaging for their work on the Chris Cornell career retrospective.

Tune in on February 10th to see if they win.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Soundgarden Nominated for Rock Hall Induction

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2020 nominees today, and Matt Cameron is making his second run for induction, this time with Soundgarden.

Fans can vote here on Google.  The top five artists in the Fan Vote get an extra vote in the official vote.  Look for which of the 2020 nominees make the cut early next year.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

MTV's Unplugged Coming to Record Store Day

The Record Store Day list for Black Friday has been released, and it includes Pearl Jam's Unplugged performance on MTV from March 1992.  Look for one of 13,000 copies at a local record store this November 29th.  

The vinyl will include seven songs that were part of the original broadcast:

1. Oceans
2. State of Love and Trust
3. Alive
4. Black
5. Jeremy
6. Evenflow
7. Porch

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Vault #9: Seattle 12/8/1993

Yesterday, Pearl Jam announced the release of their latest in the Vault series, Seattle, 12/8/1993.

Here is the announcement from the band.
Vault #9 is the December 8, 1993 show from Seattle's Mercer Arena the second of three nights that wrapped up a big year in support of VS.

"If you're looking to capture the raw, brazen and unbridled energy of Pearl Jam's early era, then this is the concert for you. With only two albums of material to glean their set list from, this high energy evening includes spellbinding takes on Release, Dissident, Go and Deep. The Momma Son trilogy of Alive, Once and Footsteps is performed in sequence and the encore features the second ever performance of Tremor Christ and paying tribute to the day this concert fell on, a scorching take on The Beatles' I've Got A Feeling." - Rob Bleetstein
You can pre-order the 3-record set for $50 (+ &16 domestic S&H) at the Ten Club website.

Here's the setlist, but Pearl Jam has not confirmed that the set contains all song (it probably does).

Release, Even Flow, Dissident, Sick o’ Pussies/Go, Animal, Jeremy, Deep/Why Go, Daughter/(Do You Feel Lucky)/(W.M.A.), Glorified G, Alive, Once, Footsteps, Porch

encore 1: Last Exit, Tremor Christ, Blood, State of Love and Trust, I’ve Got a Feeling, Rearviewmirror

encore 2: Rockin’ in the Free World

Friday, July 26, 2019

Soundgarden: Live from the Artists Den

Out today!  Soundgarden: Live from the Artists Den

Soundgarden's latest live album is available in so, so many formats!

  • Limited-Edition Super Deluxe Box
  • Blu-Ray
  • 2-CD Album
  • 4-LP 180G Black Vinyl Edition
  • Digital Audio
Visit ArtistsDen.com for more product description and purchase information.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Infinite Color and Sound, The Tour

Rolling Stone reported this morning that Mike McCready and his Infinite Color and Sound collaborator, Kate Neckel, are taking their show on a short 3-stop tour starting at the Seattle Art Fair.  Check them out at the dates below.

August 2nd – Seattle Art Fair @ CenturyLink Field’s Exhibition Center
September 19th – New York @ Public Arts at Public
September 21st and 22nd – Asbury Park, NJ @ See. Hear. Now Festival

You can also check out some the music created from the project on three 7-inch vinyls, available at the Ten Club.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Our Dear Friend, Shawn

Photo Credit: Anna Knowlden

"My dear friend Shawn passed quietly/peacefully in his sleep. Our deepest condolences and love to his family, close friends, and the thousands that were touched by his one-of-kind voice and his beautiful breaking heart ...
I love you, Shawn Smith."
- Stone    

Friday, April 5, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Peak to Sky, July 6th, 2019

This week, the Ten Club announced a music festival, Peak to Sky, curated Mike McCready on July 6th, in Big Sky, Montana, featuring some of his favorite musicians: Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses, Brandi Carlile, and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters.

Tickets go on sale April 19th, you can get more information here.

No word on whether other members of Pearl Jam will be present, but given that Jeff Ament was born in and currently owns a home and studio in Montana, it's hard to imagine that he won't stop by.

Infinite Color & Sounds Vinyl Singles

If you're a big fan of the Infinite Sound and Color project where Mike McCready pedlays music while Kate Neckel painted, then maybe you'd like to own a little piece of history.  The Ten Club, with very little fanfare, has released three vinyl singles featuring music and artwork from the project.
The six tracks on these three singles document the very first time Mike McCready & Kate Neckel collaborated on their Sound Painting Series. As Mike experimented with atmospheric soundscapes and guitar loops, Kate created the visual piece with various mediums on a large canvas, each influencing the other during this initial session. What was captured, both musically and on canvas, are majestic & ethereal. Hope you enjoy these special and limited releases, which are the songs that influenced Infinite Color & Sound's first painting, Mellowtron Shots.
You can buy all three singles as a set ($39 + $8 domestic S&H + tax) or individually ($15 + $6 domestic S&H + tax).  The tracks are below, in order left to right.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Eddie Vedder's Summer Tour

Pearl Jam has announced that their upcoming album will be delayed Eddie Vedder will be touring Europe this summer.  He'll start in Amsterdam and wrap up with his London show with The Who.  Fan Club members can visit the Ten Club website for information on tickets, or the public sale starts next Friday.

June 9: Amsterdam, Holland, AFAS LIVE
June 10: Amsterdam, Holland, AFAS LIVE
June 12: Brussels, Belgium, Forest National
June 15: Florence, Italy, Firenze Rocks Festival
June 17: Barolo, Italy, Collisioni Festival
June 20: Lisbon, Portugal, Altice Arena
June 22: Madrid, Spain, WiZink Center
June 25: Barcelona, Spain, Palau St. Jordi
June 28: Berlin, Germany, Max-Schmeling-Halle
June 30: Dusseldorf, Germany, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
July 3: Dublin, Ireland, 3 Arena
July 6: London, UK, Wembley Stadium

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Ed Headlining Ohana Fest

Once again, Eddie Vedder is going to be headlining a night at the Ohana Festival at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California.  He will be headlining night two (September 28th) with The Strokes headlining night one and the Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining night three.  He also appears to be curating the festival this year.

For full lineup and festivalinformation go here.

Fan club members got an e-mail with details on a presale and discouts, or public tickets go on sale at www.OhanaFest.com on Friday, March 8th at10am PT and range from $127.50 - $1,300.00 before fees.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Live at Easy Street (Record Store Day 2019)

The Record Store Day website has released its list for April 13th, and it includes 6,000 copies of Pearl Jam's Live at Easy Street on vinyl.  The website says "LP," but details on the UK site show a tracklisting that was the same as the 2006 EP.
Pearl Jam' s live performance from Easy Street Records from 2005 now available on vinyl exclusively for RSD 2019. Single LP in Gatefold package. 1/2 Full, Lukin, American In Me, Save You, Bleed For Me, The New World, Porch.
Other Pearl Jam related items:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Pearl Jam Are Your 2019 Record Store Day Ambassadors!

What does that even mean?  Well, not a whole lot.  Are we getting a really cool Pearl Jam release this April 13th for Record Store Day?  Previous Ambassadors (Run The Jewels, St. Vincent, Metallica, Dave Grohl, Chuck D, and Jack White) have put out RSD releases while serving as Ambassadors, but some have not.

Given that Pearl Jam, as a band, has not regularly released anything on Record Store Day, and that they have a new album in the works that is, by all accounts, nowhere near ready for release, we'd have to guess that if something is coming, it won't be mind blowing.  Have we gotten a little bitter about the lack of great Pearl Jam releases over the past five years? 

Still, don't forget to look for the official list of releases, and enjoy Pearl Jam's official video including Mike McCready record shopping and footage from the band's 2005 in-store performance at Easy Street Records in Seattle.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Pearl Jam March Madness Starts Now!

Our Annual March Madness bracket went live this morning featuring not just all of Pearl Jam's songs, but the definitive live version of all of Pearl Jam's songs.  If you haven't checked out ridleybradout's reissue/sequel to the our original Green Habit compilation, it's time for you to do it, because you need to vote for best Pearl Jam song.  Somehow, it's different every year!

Here's where you can vote.  Round 1 is open now!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Eddie To Be Featured in Soundtrack for Return to Mount Kennedy

Some never-before-heard instrumentals by Eddie Vedder will be featured in the film, Return to Mount Kennedy, which is screen in various locations in the Pacific Northwest.

No word on whether a soundtrack for the film will ever see the light of day, but here is an excerpt about the film and Eddie's contributions from the publisher:
In 1965 Jim Whittaker led Senator Robert Kennedy to the first ascent of a remote mountain in the Yukon named after the late president, JFK. Fifty years later, the sons of the original climbing team—a raucous band manager, a candidate for governor, and a young mountaineer—embark on an expedition to the mountain to celebrate the special bond that connects them all. Featuring unreleased instrumentals by Eddie Vedder and never before seen footage and photos of Robert Kennedy, the feature-length documentary sits at the intersection of politics, human rights, environmentalism and adventure.

Eddie Vedder to Play the Collisioni Festival in Barolo, Italy

Sorry for the late news, but Eddie is headlining the Collisionni Festival in Barolo, Italy on Monday, June 17th.  Tickets are already on sale via Ticketmaster and TicketOne.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Eddie Vedder to Play Firenze Rocks: June 15th

The Ten Club has announced that Eddie Vedder will be headlining Day 3 of the Firenze Rocks festival at the Visarno Arena in Florence, Italy.  The Ten Club will not be conducting a ticket sale for this show.  Tickets go on sale this Tuesday, for more information, download the Firenze Rocks app on iTunes or Google Play.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Eddie Vedder with The Who: July 6 in London

Today, the Ten Club has announced that Eddie Vedder will be supporting The Who at a show at Wembley Stadium in London this summer on July 6th.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, or if you're a member of the Ten Club, you've already gotten an e-mail telling you how to score tickets.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Pearl Jam's #11: Bleak Prospects

Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament recently spoke with Rolling Stone about progress toward Pearl Jam's next album and why we've been waiting longer for this than any other Pearl Jam album.

It seems as though there is little reason that Pearl Jam hasn't released an eleventh studio album.  Jeff points noncommittally to the death of Chris Cornell ...
“It’d be fun to record or even just write a song together,” bassist Jeff Ament says. “I think when Chris [Cornell] passed, that’s really been a tough one to wrap our heads around, and then there’s just life stuff.”
... but ultimately, has no explanation as to why the band hasn't worked together to record an album.
“We’ve gone in, probably, four or five times in the last couple of years, so we have a whole ton of unfinished stuff,” Ament says. “We’re just sort of in a little bit of limbo. I’m sure everybody’s got a bunch more riffs, and I’m sure Ed’s got a handful of journal lyrics. It’s just going to take us all getting into a room together for six weeks and just knocking something out.”
Stone is reassuring that they are still working on an album ...
“We’re going to make a record, and we’re in the middle of it,” the guitarist says. “We’re just going to keep plugging away until we get one done.”
Unfortunately, those are not the words of a band with a passionate message to get out.  Although Stone admits that he enjoyed being able to release "Can't Deny Me," there is little else in the article to tell us that the band is excited about working on this album.  We're either going to be waiting a long time, or we're going to get an album from a bored band, writing and performing out of a sense of obligation.

Neither of those options sound good for the near future of Pearl Jam.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Missoula 2005 CD Now Available

The vinyl Vault Release has started shipping, so you can now purchase Pearl Jam's 2005 Missoula, Montana show on CD ($17) or digital download ($10).