Entries tagged with: Pearl Jam
"Rx are discussing options w/PJ now. Doesn't look like I'm gonna make it. They're not reinstating any of these flights..." Ted Leo, Aug 21 @ 2:06 PM
Eddie Vedder & The Pharmacists - Aug 21, 2009 in Toronto
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, who just got back from playing some West Coast dates, have scheduled a few new East Coast ones for December. One of those is December 6th at Bowery Ballroom in NYC and tickets just went on AmEx Presale. All currently known dates below.
The West Coast dates were supposed to happen right after Ted left Toronto. In Toronto Ted was scheduled to play in a charity soccer game and (again) open for Pearl Jam. Other celebrities playing the soccer game included Rivers Cuomo and Michael Cera. They actually played, but Ted never made it...
"Ted Leo, famed indie rock musician, was also originally scheduled to be at this event, but apparently he got stopped at border security and couldn't make it (or, in addition, open for Pearl Jam the night before!). Also, Rivers Cuomo was there with his Japanese wife and 2-year-old Japanese daughter!! Exciting, eh?" [Until we Eat Again]Ted never made it to the Pearl Jam show either, so instead his band The Pharmacists played without him (and, much to the delight of the crowd, with Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready). A Little bit more about that, their setlist, videos from the show, and all Ted Leo dates, below....
The Roots @ Highline Ballroom (photo by Nathan Miller)
tonight in NYC
* Phish @ Jones Beach Theater
* The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
* Mandy Moore @ Highline Ballroom
* Neil Innes of the Rutles @ BB King's
* Isis, Pelican, Tombs @ Irving Plaza
* Sessions at Santa's w/ Skint, Light Asylum (DJ) @ Santos
* Emilie Simon, Holiday Shores @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Love Is All, Real Estate, The King Left @ Maxwell's
* Rock Plaza Central, Suckers, John Reichmann @ The Bell House
* Art Brut, Murder Mystery, Les Sans Culottes @ Mercury Lounge
* Bushwick Book Club: Watchmen w/ Franz Nicolay, etc @ Goodbye Blue Monday
* Afrobeat Fest w/ BLK JKS, Geko Jones, Uproot Andy, Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew, Blue Nefertiti's Paris@Night, Yacouba Diabate, Mamodou Konate, Afrobeat Radio DJs @ Knitting Factory
Mandy Moore is playing a free early show at the Highline Ballroom tonight for those who buy her new album, Amanda Leigh, from Best Buy. Entry is first come first served. Reviews of the album aren't all horrible so far.
Tonight is the first show of former Tonic owner Melissa Caruso Scott's curating run at The Stone.
Pearl Jam was Conan's first Tonight Show musical guest. They played "Got Some" off their forthcoming record Backspacer -- video below. (Tonight is Green Day). Jimmy Fallon has Steve Martin and Paul Simon.
The Hold Steady's Franz Nicolay will be at tonight's edition of the Bushwick Book Club at Goodbye Blue Monday. This month book is Watchmen, which means Franz and the rest of the night's performers will be playing songs they've written about the comic specifically for the occassion. Check out a poster for the gig, below.
The Grates played SXSW all the way back in March, but they just posted some video diaries from their trip now. Watch below...
Cheetah Chrome and The Blackhearts played Europa in May. A video from that show below...
!!! is playing ACL 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
"The 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival will showcase a diverse blend of acts both fresh and familiar at the eighth edition of the event in Zilker Park October 2-4. Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and Beastie Boys are performing for the first time at the Festival, with Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, and Thievery Corporation returning to Zilker Park once again. John Legend, The Dead Weather, and The Levon Helm Band will also make their ACL Festival debut, while Austin's own Ghostland Observatory will no doubt deliver another memorable set for festival goers.The entire 2009 lineup is below...
With over 130 artists on this year's bill, the list of acts awes at each note with the likes of Sonic Youth, Mos Def, Toadies, Flogging Molly, The B-52s, Lily Allen, Citizen Cope, Arctic Monkeys, The Decemberists, Coheed and Cambria, Andrew Bird, Girl Talk, and many more.
In the tradition of the TV show from which it was born, the Festival has always aimed to offer musical discovery for the fans. The 2009 lineup is rich with pop, country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, indie rock, hip-hop, and gospel, to name a few, spanning cultures and countries from New Orleans to Venezuela to France."
Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is taking place this year August 28th-30th at Golden Gate Park. Tickets for the fest go on Visa presale Wednesday, April 15th at 1pm ET, and general sale Sunday, April 19th at 1pm ET.
Also on the schedule for the fest is the Dead Weather, Jack White's new band. Dead Weather plays its first show tonight (April 14th) at the Bowery Ballroom.
M.I.A., Ween, TVOTR, Mastodon, Os Mutantes, Extra Golden, Tom Jones, and many others are also playing. Full Outside Lands line-up and poster below....
DOWNLOAD: THE POLYPHONIC SPREE - HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Death Cab For Cutie - Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: OVER THE RHINE - ALL I EVER GET FOR CHRISTMAS IS BLUE (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: RYAN ADAMS - HEY PARKER, IT'S CHRISTMAS (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: SMASHING PUMPKINS - RUDOLPH THE RED NOSE REINDEER (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: SUFJAN STEVENS - JOY TO THE WORLD (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: LIZ PHAIR - WINTER WONDERLAND (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: EELS - CHRISTMAS IS GOING TO THE DOGS (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: THE WHITE STRIPES - SILENT NIGHT (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: BRIGHT EYES - BLUE CHRISTMAS (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: RILO KILEY - XMAS CAKE (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: ROGUE WAVE - CHRISTMAS (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: MY MORNING JACKET - SANTA CLAUS IS BACK IN TOWN (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: WEEZER - THE CHRISTMAS SONG (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: THE KINKS - FATHER CHRISTMAS (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: MORPHINE - SEXY CHRISTMAS BABY MINE (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: DEERHOOF - THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: PEARL JAM - SOMEDAY AT CHRISTMAS (MP3)
Tickets are on sale for the September 14th show (thx Rob).
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.