Entries tagged with: Pearl Jam
The heavy hand of corporate sponsorship remains one of the more controversial aspects of the festival business. Even smaller festivals such as the recently completed Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park require corporate support for revenue and marketing, but the corporate presence is especially pronounced at Lollapalooza with prominent banners throughout Grant Park on festival weekend.
The possible repercussions of such sponsorship became evident last year when politically charged lyrics sung by Eddie Vedder during Pearl Jam's closing-night performance were censored during a Webcast by one of Lollapalooza's sponsors, AT&T. The company said the censorship was a "mistake" by a Webcast vendor, and apologized... [Chicago Tribune]
photos by Shawn Brackbill
It was the birthday present everybody wanted from the start. Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam and Mother Love Bone. Mudhoney's Mark Arm and Steve Turner. Mother Love Bone/Love Battery guitarist Bruce Fairweather. Drummer Alex Shumway. Every member of original grunge band Green River, joined together for the first time in two decades. [Billboard]More pictures from their set at this past weekend's Sub Pop Festival, below...
photos by Eric M. Townsend
Pearl Jam have the best fans in the world, no questions asked. What an amazing experience, I don't think I can say which night it was better. [Metro Distortion]Legendary? Generic? Amazing? Music for "frat tools"? Whatever you think, Eddie Vedder and band played their 2nd of two sold out shows at the Garden last night (June 25, 2008). The pictures in this post are from night one (June 24).
I heard Ted Leo and the Pharmacists sounded great playing their opening set in the large room. No pictures unfortunately because MSG is strict and confusing with the credentials and Eric was only allowed in during Pearl Jam's set. More of those pics and some oher stuff below.....
"Kanye Sux" - Bonnaroo 2008 (cred)
The Grammy winner walked onto the festival stage nearly two hours past his scheduled 2:45 a.m. performance time Sunday morning and was greated by bleary-eyed fans' chorus of boos and chants of "Kanye sucks." [E Online]"Kanye Hates Hippies" - Bonnaroo 2008 (cred)
Ken Weinstein, a spokesman for the annual festival held on a 700-acre site south of Nashville, said the delay was simply a matter of unloading the Pearl Jam stage (the band went an hour past its scheduled end time, playing until about 1:15 a.m.) and loading the West stage. [AP]"Fuck Kanye" - Bonnaroo 2008 (cred)
People were mad about the set time. Now Kanye West has reacted to the controversy with an angry blog posting. More pictures, and his ENTIRE ANGRY MESSAGE, BELOW....
If you don't know who Made Out of Babies is yet, check out the May 16th 'Week in Metal'. Check them out at Union Pool tonight.
Jóhann Jóhannsson's July 8th show at the World Financial Center was cancelled, but all the other free electro shows that Ben Neil curated are still happening. That includes the Ulrich Schnauss show happening tonight.
As Conan points out, Radiohead are one of the "most environmentally conscious bands in the world." They just aren't as 'green' as Jack Johnson (or Dave Matthews or Pearl Jam) (according to Billboard)....
Eddie Vedder & Kings of Leon, Australia 2006 (CRED)
"Ted Leo and the Pharmacists will open both shows at Madison Square Garden. Tickets Will Go On Sale To The General Public Beginning Friday, April 11th at 10am. Please note that this date has changed from the previous release issued on Thursday, March 20th." Kings of Leon are opening some of the dates too.
Tickets sold to the general public will go on sale through Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Public on-sale information will be posted on pearljam.com in the near future.Dates below...
A Ten Club pre-sale for eligible members will begin on Monday, March 24th at 9am PDT on www.pearljam.com. You must be an active member of the Ten Club by Wednesday March 19, 2008 to qualify for the pre-sale ticket opportunity. We will stagger ticket sales to control web traffic, so please pay attention to the corresponding pre-sale dates and times. Pre-sale tickets are first come first serve, while supplies last. Pre-sales for any available tickets will remain open until Friday, March 28th at 5pm PDT.
Click here for information on the official rules, policies, and procedures for purchasing tickets from the Ten Club. We highly recommend that you read these details before purchasing tickets to a show so you are aware of how the ticketing system will work for you!
Lez Zeppelin is playing Bonnaroo
No Led Zeppelin, but there is LEZ Zeppelin, Robert Plant and Metallica. Also Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Sigur Ros, Levon Helm, M.I.A., Mastodon, Sharon Jones, and many, many more.....
First of all, I'm sorry. I was given semi-false information, and therefore my previous post about Mudhoney needs a slight correction. Although Mudhoney are playing "Superfuzz Big Muff" in its entirety at Bowery Ballroom, they are not doing so at The Music Hall of Williamsburg - that show will just be a plain old show. Sorry! (talk to Bowery Presents about ticket exchanges or something if you are pissed - let me know how it goes).
You can also now add a 3nd NYC-area Mudhoney show to your options - also just a regular show, and it is at Maxwell's on November 30th. More tour dates at the end of this post.
Sub Pop is celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2008, and not only are Mudhoney supposed to play the celebration they're setting up in Seattle, so are GREEN RIVER.
Green River was an influential Seattle based rock band active from 1984 to 1987............Green River (named after the then at-large serial killer of the same name) was formed in early 1984 by vocalist/guitarist Mark Arm, guitarist Steve Turner, drummer Alex Vincent and bassist Jeff Ament. Guitarist Stone Gossard was then added thus freeing up Mark Arm to concentrate on singing..........Following the demise of Green River in late 1987, Gossard, Ament and later Fairweather joined up with Malfunkshun frontman Andrew Wood to form the short-lived covers outfit Lords Of The Wasteland. By early '88 the Lords had become Mother Love Bone. Mother Love Bone, perhaps proving Mark Arm's accusations of careerism correct, quickly rose to the top of the Seattle music heap and were on the verge of making it big when, tragically, frontman Andrew Wood overdosed on heroin only days before the release of their debut album. After a brief spell in the Andrew Wood tribute supergroup Temple of the Dog, Ament and Gossard went on to form the massively successful and well-respected band Pearl Jam.AND
After quitting Green River, Arm immediately called up his old friend and bandmate Steve Turner. Together they recruited bassist Matt Lukin (formerly of The Melvins) and drummer Dan Peters (of Bundle of Hiss and Feast) to form Mudhoney in early 1988. Mudhoney quickly became regarded as one the most promising bands on the Seattle scene.....[Wikipedia]Dates and stuff below....
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder's debut solo album, the soundtrack to the film Into the Wild, is out this week, along with long-awaited debuts by two singer-songwriters I have followed for some time, Placelessness by Alina Simone and Kismet by Jesca Hoop. Kevin Drew releases his solo debut disc, Spirit If..., as well, and Hard-Fi drops their sophomore effort with the "No Album Art" cover, Once Upon a Time In the West, in the US.
Discs I haven't heard yet but am highly anticipating include Jamie Cullum's In the Mind of Jamie Cullum, the Green Pajamas' Box of Secrets: Northern Gothic 2, and Jana Hunter's Carrion. Are these worth picking up?
Have I left anything noteworthy off the list? What new music releases can you recommend this week? What should I avoid?
"Smashing Pumpkins To Headline Montreal's Second Osheaga Festival" [Chart Attack]
Who saw Mudhoney at Knitting Factory last year? Who saw "Alice in Chains" last year? Who thinks that last year's "Alice in Chains" was about as authentic as a Nivana reunion would be? Who saw Nirvana ever? Where?
Who wants to throw down tonight at Nerveana?
SLEATER KINNEY'S LAST SHOW EVER (CRED)
Sleater Kinney's last show took place at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon on August 12, 2006. The Thermals opened and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder made a surprise appearance. Ryan of Ryspace flew to Portland for the show, taped it, and posted the MP3s - HERE and HERE.
PITCHFORK WAS THERE
"In retrospect, Sleater-Kinney's final show-- at Portland's majestic Crystal Ballroom, where stage lights cast the band in giant hazy shadows on the wall behind them-- emphasized exactly how many of their lyrics were, in fact, about breaking up, leaving, and saying good-bye, a not unlikely foundation for a band comprised of a former couple (Tucker and guitarist/singer Carrie Brownstein dated for a time)." [Pitchfork]
I NEED TO POST THAT PLAYLIST
I noticed the "many songs about saying goodbye" thing too when picking songs for my tribute to SK Sirius radio show, which aired before the last-two Portland shows, but after their last NYC show. I still need to post that playlist.
"Well this is an interesting mash up - The Strokes with Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) helping out on drums and Eddie Vedder helping on vocals. What song do they play together you ask? According to Scotsman.com it's going to be "Mercy, Mercy Me" - which should be pretty badass. The track will be released mid-July but I have a feeling those damn dirty bloggers will get their hands on it before then. So keep an eye out and an ear open." [Brooklyn Ski Club]
MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE @ AVALON, NYC | MAY 11, 2006 (CRED)
Pearl Jam is filming an episode of VH1's Storytellers @ Avalon in NYC tonight (Wed, May 31). My friend Nick (the guy who waited 24 hours in line to see Pearl Jam at Irving Plaza) really wants to go. Anyone out there want to grant him a miracle? E-mail me.
"That band/fan synergy was at maximum power Friday during a generous two-hour gig where 1,000 lucky fans got to road test much of the Seattle group's new, self-titled record along with some choice material from the PJ back catalog." [NY Post]
"With arms waving and voices raised, a packed crowd joined Eddie Vedder singing, 'Oh, oh, I'm still alive' at Irving Plaza on Friday night. Mr. Vedder's band, Pearl Jam, is the lone survivor among Seattle's multimillion-selling grunge bands of the early 1990's, and it has held onto its audience in the most old-fashioned way, through constant touring. Its Irving Plaza show was a rare break from an international circuit of arenas and stadiums." [NY Times]
"The venue was tight and tiny. Reminiscent of the early days when Pearl Jam packed small clubs like CBGB’s and everyone in the crowd was warring for centimeters.......Drew Barrymore, Fabrizio Moretti, Flea, Mary-Kate Olsen, Giselle Bundchen, Tim Robbins, Susan Saradon, the lead singer from Anthrax, and Ed’s wife (Jill) and daughter (Olivia) were all there." [Gremmie] (the guys who waited in line for 35 hours)
"I had never actually seen someone leap off the balcony at irving. That was awesome." [Jeddeth]
My friend Nick (the one who waited for 24 hours) took the pics you see below...
"These gents were the first three." [Gremmie.net documented 35 hours in line]
I just spoke to someone on line to get Pearl Jam tickets outside Tower Records (4th & Broadway). He's got 12 hours to go. He's been there for 12 hours already. The first pair of people got there Thursday night. Right now (Monday @ noon) there's an estimated 300 people waiting, and Tower supposedly has 450 tickets total (though they won't tell anyone how many there actually are).
Numbered wristbands were given out to those already there. It guarantees they won't lose their place in line, BUT Tower is taking roll call once an hour. If you happen not to be on line when they call your number...they cross you off. The reason (they're giving): "Pearl Jam wants you to earn your ticket".
"Come to Tower Records (4th & Broadway) for a special Pearl Jam Midnight Sale on Monday May 1 and receive one ticket with purchase of the new Pearl Jam CD to a Pearl Jam Super Secret NYC Club Show
Pearl Jam Super Secret NYC Club Show will be held on May 5. Details of show to be announced at time of purchase. Limit 1 per customer, while supplies last"