Tag Archives: Pearl Jam

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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Thursday News Roundup

Just after their performance at Sasquatch!, Northwest favorites Death Cab For Cutie will be releasing a new album Codes And Keys, on May 31. Above is the recently released cover art. Click here for a tracklist.

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Thursday News Roundup

It’s only taken 15 years, but Soundgarden are finally putting out a new album. The yet-to-be-titled release will be their first since 1996′s Down on the Upside and comes in the same year as Pearl Jam‘s 20th anniversary as well as the just-as-triumphant return of the Foo Fighters, who in addition to releasing a newRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

The Jay Bennett Foundation launches on today along with the digital release of Kicking at the Perfumed Air, the album he completed at the time of his death. The download is free, but donations are accepted with proceeds benefiting the Jay Bennett Foundation and the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, both of which support music andRead more...

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Out This Week 12/29

Since there’s not much coming out today besides a few vinyl reissues (check Largehearted Boy’s list), so we thought we’d take the time to give away some vinyl right here and now.

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2009 Countdown: Best Debut Albums

KEXP counted down 100 of the Best Debut Albums of all time voted by you, the listeners, yesterday. And, I can’t believe I’m actually able to say that the number one record was not Nirvana’s Bleach or any “grunge” album for that matter. Arcade Fire’s Funeral took first place, just stealing the spot from Seattle’sRead more...

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2009 Countdown: Best Local Band

Kicking of our 2009 Fall Membership Drive, we started the listener-powered countdown of the best music of all time, and this past weekend we knocked out the Best Local Bands as chosen by you! On Saturday, we played what you voted for as the best bands to come out of the the upper West Coast, fromRead more...

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