Tag Archives: Pearl Jam

Agitated Atmosphere: C.J. Boyd - West Coasting Volume 1: Dreams Like This Must Die

As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more...

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Video Roundup: Grunge is/not Dead!

Perhaps no other day marks Seattle music history like April 5. Eighteen years ago today, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain took his life. Eight years later, on April 5, Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley died from a drug overdose. But also on April 5, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready was born. (AIC’s original bassist Mike Starr wasRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Seminal Seattle Artists

Happy Friday everyone. It’s time for another round of Friday on My Mind,  when we present you a different musical idea every Friday.  These posts are a joint effort between KEXP and King 5 News. This week, we’re discussing three seminal Seattle artists. Nirvana One of the world’s most influential bands of the past 20Read more...

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Music News: Pearl Jam Honors Late Fan, Replaces Stolen Guitar

Pearl Jam gave one fan a very merry Christmas. The band reached out to a Vermont man after they learned an autographed guitar they’d presented to his dying brother nearly twenty years ago had been stolen from his home. According to the Boston Herald, Ben Hardy, 34, was heartbroken over the loss of the FenderRead more...

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Live Review: Pearl Jam @ Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, 9/25

You may have seen Pearl Jam 100 times. You may never have seen them. One thing that holds true today, 20 years into their career: They are simply a terrific live rock and roll show, from several perspectives.

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Out This Week 9/20

Okay, it’s not quite the mega-list like last week’s roundup of new releases, but there’s plenty to choose from this week too. Topping the list is Pearl Jam Twenty, the motion picture soundtrack to the Cameron Crowe-directed concert film/insider band profile chronicling the rise and resilience of this quintessential Seattle band. Thousands of hours ofRead more...

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KEXP Documentaries: “Grunge” - Pearl Jam

In 1990, Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard from Mother Love Bone, drummer Matt Cameron from Soundgarden and guitarist Mike McCready got together to make a demo. This cassette tape ended up in the hands of California surfer Eddie Vedder. Vedder recorded vocals and sent it back, and these recordings were the start of their mostRead more...

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KEXP Documentaries: “Grunge” - Mother Love Bone

Singer Andrew Wood was well-loved in the Seattle community in the late ’80s.  He said he named his band after the two things he loved the most.  Mother Love Bone was formed in 1988 by members of two earlier groups from the grunge era,  Malfunkshun and Green River. Andrew Wood, from Malfunkshun, was undeniably charismaticRead more...

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KEXP Documentaries: “Grunge” - Green River

Our new KEXP Documentary series “Grunge” is produced in collaboration with Experience Music Project and their “Nirvana” exhibit which opens this week. In the early 80s, one of the first bands to combine guitar sounds from heavy metal with the energy and onstage fury of punk rock was Green River.   Growing out of the punkRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

Veteran Seattle rockers Pearl Jam are showing their greener side: to mitigate the carbon footprint for their 2011 tour, the band bought $8,000 worth of native trees to plant on 4.6 acres of land along the Stillaguamish River. This isn’t the first time, either; In 2010, the band, celebrating its 20th year, donated $210,000 toRead more...

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