Friday, March 31, 2023

Pearl Jam's March Madness Winner! DO THE EVOLUTION

Not for the first time, Do the Evolution has won our March Madness taking down eleven albums worth of songs and a messy pile of b-sides.  Now you have the official soundtrack for the San Diego State vs. UConn game.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Josh Evans Talks to the SOLAT Podcast

Definitely a big opportunity to hear what Pearl Jam's latest producer has to say when he sits in on the State of Love and Trust podcast this week.  You can check it out here.
Jason and Paul welcome producer, engineer, mixer, and amateur mid-90s beat-maker, Josh Evans to the show. Josh has produced many records including Pearl Jam's Gigaton and Painted Shield's sophomore effort whilst also engineering and/or mixing many, many others including Soundgarden's King Animal, Dave Matthews Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, and the eponymously titled Chris Cornell anthology (among many others). The guys chatted about Josh's upbringing in Seattle, learning guitar and what he loved about music production. The conversation centers around Pearl Jam (obviously) but touches on Josh's time working with Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog.

The Pearl Jam March Madness Final Four

 Our March Madness Tournament is down to the Final Four.  All four have been here before, but who has the rhythm to pull out a win this year?

Insignficance vs. Tremor Christ

Do the Evolution vs. Immortality

You can vote at our Red Mosquito Forum right now!

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Monday, March 20, 2023

Pearl Jam March Madness, Round ??

The fans of our Red Mosquito Forum have whittled Pearl Jam's catalog down to the 32 best possible songs through an elimination process to get you to a March Madness bracket this is more exciting than a Fairleigh Dickinson win over Purdue. 

Now it's time to head to our Forum and vote in the match ups.  Here are the match-ups, starting with the first 4 currently in play.

Release vs. Getaway
Sad vs. All or None
Insignificance vs. Red Mosquito
Black vs. Nothingman

Tremor Christ vs. Quick Escape
Brain of J vs. Got Some
Corduroy vs. Can't Keep
In My Tree vs. Pendulum
Go vs. Johnny Guitar
I Got Shit vs. Dance of the Clairvoyants
Do the Evolution vs. Faithfull
Rearviewmirror vs. Animal
Last Exit vs. Markin the Sand
Grievance vs. Severed Hand
Hail Hail vs. Nothing As It Seems
Immortality vs. Porch

Friday, March 10, 2023

Loosegroove Records Store Now Open


Stone Gossard and Regan Hagar's label, Loosegroove Records, has collaborated with BrooklynVegan to open their exclusive record store.  Several item shave been featured here at TheSkyIScrape, so head on over and pick up some of your favorites.

Loosegroove is a Seattle-based record label owned by Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard, and Regan Hagar (Brad, Malfunkshun, Satchel). Throughout the ‘90s, Loosegroove issued records from acts such as Critters Buggin, Malfunkshun, Weapon of Choice, & Devilhead. Significantly, Gossard & Hagar signed Queens of the Stone Age and released the band’s debut album in 1998, providing a foundation to where they are now.

Fast forward 20+ years later, Loosegroove Records has reformed with a roster of artists that include Painted Shield, Brad, Tigercub, James and the Cold Gun, Mason Jennings, Brittany Davis, The Living, Jonny Polonsky, and Josh Freese.

Blue Crystal by Painted Shield

Today is the the day that Painted Shield will be playing their first show ever with three more shows coming this week.  In celebration, the band gave us a peak of what might be the first single from Painted Shield 3, complete with a video directed by Matt Chamberlain.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Blue Crystal by Painted Shield, Coming March 10th

It looks like we can expect a new single by Painted Shield this Friday at midnight.  Painted Shield is Stone Gossard's band with Mason Jennings, Matt Chamberlain, Brittany Davis, and Jeff Fielder.  You can also look for Painted Shield playing live at Clock-Out Lounge in Seattle this weekend and at the Spin Magazine SXSW showcase at Stubb's BBQ on March 16th.

View the announcement on YouTube to be reminded via notification.

Credit: Regnär Närs

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

The 2nd 3rd Secret

This week, 3rd Secret, Matt Cameron's band with Bubba Dupree, Jillian Raye, Kim Thayil, Jennifer Johnson, and Krist Novoselić, announced that their second album, The 2nd 3rd Secret will be released this spring.  Stay tuned for more information!

Credit: Mike Hipple

Sunday, March 5, 2023

P.E.S.T. Releases EP 2

While we're still waiting on that Deaf Charlie album and the next Jeff Ament solo album, you can get a bit of an Ament fix from Ear Candy Music.  P.E.S.T., the punk band featuring Dave Parsons on vocals, Jeff Diction (Jeff Ament) on bass, Charlie Beaton and guitar, and Mathew Bainton on drums, is dropping their second EP this week.

You can pre-order from Ear Candy Music right now.

The EP features five songs:

  1. Missile Command
  2. South Hills Punk
  3. M.O.N.T.A.N.A.
  4. Save the Cowboy
  5. Face Foward (Necros)