Pearl Jam

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    The Eleven Greatest Record Store Performances, Part Two (The Top 5)

    Steve Wiley is Up on the Sun's resident Record Store Geek. Biweekly, he shares stories of great music and whacky characters from his continuing 27 years in Valley record stores and the always-zany music biz. Welcome back, my friends. When I last left you, I was discussing my favorite record sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Pearl Jam - Arena, Glendale - 11/19/13

    Pearl Jam concerts are different. It's not just a typical bunch of guys up on stage cranking out rock songs; even in Arena it's an intimate, more personal affair. Artists talk about the energy that flows between audience and stage, and that's what's so obvious here. The bands cares; the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Five Statements Guaranteed To Annoy Music Elitists

    Some of my friends think I'm a music elitist. Totally untrue. After twenty-five years in record stores, and a lifetime of being a music junkie, I know more about music than the average bear. I cannot deny that. But an elitist? No way. I'm not even a decent critic. I can ramble poetic for ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Eddie Vedder, Comerica Theatre, 10/4/12

    Eddie Vedder @ Comerica TheatreEddie Vedder lists his tools. In the booklet handed out to concertgoers at last night's packed performance, the Pearl Jam frontman laid out a detailed list of gear he'd be using during the evening: guitars, ukuleles, amplifiers, a modified kick drum made from a Coron ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Music

    November 1, 2012
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    August 29, 2012

    Forget the S.S. Coachella; Now There's a Music Festival on a Plane

    Someone has taken concert creativity to a whole new level. I can't decide if they're an idiot or a genius, but their idea is definitely ridiculous; so much so that I'm set on believing it's just not cool. An announcement was made yesterday that the first in-flight music festival will take place ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    April 13, 2012

    Five Songs We Would Have Loved to Hear Eddie Vedder Play Tonight

    With a voice that has withstood the test of time (20 years of rock and roll to be exact), Eddie Vedder is still one of the greatest singers of our day. One thing we particularly love about him is his ability to make it big as a crossover artist in his own right. Let's be real: Most grunge guys don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Todd Walsh, What Are You Listening To?

    Todd Walsh​Todd Walsh Walsh is FOX Sports Arizona's host for Phoenix Coyotes hockey and Arizona Diamondbacks baseball. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Depends. Sirius '80s on 8, or Pearl Jam radio on Sirius. What's the first album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    X's Exene Cervenka's Advice to Female Musicians: "Don't Get Married"

    ​ X set itself apart from its first-generation punk contemporaries with Exene Cervenka and John Doe's dueling vocals and a serious dose of roots and rockabilly in its sound. X has a difficult and fascinating history. Cervenka and Doe started the band as a couple, got married, divorced, wrote ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Pearl Jam Twenty Screening Presented by X103.9 and PBS Channel 8

    ​Nearly every piece I've read about Pearl Jam's 1991 release Ten turning 20 has been some variation on the "this makes me feel old riff." And it makes sense. I didn't buy Ten when it first came out, but I wound up with a copy of it a few years after (courtesy of my mother, believe it or not). The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in A Star is Born Remake

    ​Beyonce will star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Clint Eastwood's upcoming remake of the 1937 Hollywood classic A Star Is Born, according to Consequence of Sound.As if she wasn't busy enough promoting her new album 4, which is doing quite well on the Billboard charts, Beyonce will take the lead f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Basshunter Reportedly Sexually Assaulted Two Teenage Girls at Nightclub

    ​Swedish DJ Basshunter is being accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls during a gig at Kitty's nightclub in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, according to NME.When two female 18- and 19-year-old cousins went to the VIP area to have their picture taken with Basshunter, they got a lot more than th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Flavor Flav Chickens Out, Closes His Restaurant

    ​After too many disagreements with his restaurant manager and some trouble with bouncing paychecks, Flavor Flav's fried chicken restaurant in Clinton, Iowa has closed, according to Pollstar.First and foremost, Flav claims that restaurant manager Nick Cimino "isn't running the business right," whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    The 8 Most Awesome Music Stories of 2010

    ​ Despite what you may have concluded from yesterday's list of the stupidest music stories of 2010, this year in music wasn't all that bad.In fact, a funny blog of Photoshopped album covers was created, a concert for dogs was proposed, and musicians exchanged some choice words.As promised, here ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Miley Cyrus Caught Hitting a Bong on Video

    ​Miley Cyrus decided to have a little fun not long after her 18th birthday. She was caught on video smoking out of a bong, according to TMZ.First of all, this absolutely made my day even though Miley was only smoking salvia, a natural herb that is legal in the state of California. The party that w ... More >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010
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    June 3, 2010

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 6/3 Issue

    This week, New Times ran a box in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts.​How was Brian Wilson's show in Scottsdale? What does Pearl Jam's protest song about the oil spill sound like? What' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Pearl Jam, "Don't Go: BP/Amoco"

    ​Song: Pearl Jam, "Don't GO: BP Amoco"Context: A great video of the Band Oh Horses frontman singing Tempe of the Dog's "Hunger Strike with Pearl Jam in New York posted by So Much Silence led me to turn up this little ditty. You have to sit through a speech, but the pay off is a catchy little prote ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Pearl Jam Pay $210,000 to Offset Their Carbon Footprints

    Could you be looking at the new Washington State Pearl Jam Forest?​According to NME, Pearl Jam will be planting $210,000 worth of trees in Washington state. Why, you may ask? Well, in order to make up for all of the environmental damage they did during last year's U.S. tour. The band believe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Arty Girl: "Rewind Remix Replay" at SMoCA

    A few months ago, I was quasi-obsessed with this: It's a video/preview/advertisement for the new Julian Casablancas album. The whole thing is filled with compelling visuals with instrumental parts of the songs - edited like a movie trailer. Of course, being that I really enjoy this album, I'm charme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Cameron Crowe's Pearl Jam Video, "Grace" is 15 Years Old, ASU's Gammage Season Overviewed

    Pitchfork: Maxïmo Park Cancel North American TourRolling Stone: "Grace" Remembered: 15 Years Since Jeff Buckley's MasterpieceRolling Stone: Cameron Crowe's Video for Pearl Jam's "The Fixer" PremieresSo Much Silence: Bowerbirds: Northern Lights (at Pitchfork Festival)ASU State Press: Gammage season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    August 24 In Blogs: Arpaio, Kiss, Two Hippies, and Twilight

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard:Joe Arpaio, Soldier of Fortune Cover Boy, Channels His Inner Mr. Magoo Pro-Shawna Forde Si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Video of Pearl Jam and Rolling Stones Playing Together, New Wavves Track, Soundtrack in Decline?

    Spin: Video of Pearl Jam Playing with Rolling Stone Pitchfork: The Verve Break Up Once Again Pitchfork: New Wavves Tune: "Cool Jumper" Idolator: Natalie Imbruglia Puts On Some Gloss Electric Mustache: Video: The Big Pink - "Dominos" Idolator: Mamma Mia, This Article On "The Decline Of The Soundtrac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Jordin Sparks Hammered In Reviews, Chester Bennington Talks About Drugs, Pearl Jam On The Radio

    So Much Silence: Alvin Band: Temple Pressure (video, mp3) Idolator: Highlights from various Jordin Sparks reviews NME: LCD Soundsystem set for new release of '45:33' Idolator: Will Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Ever See The Light Of Day? Rolling Stone: Pearl Jam's New "Backspacer" Single "The Fixer" Hits Ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Strokes Singer Solo Album In The Works, Anniversary of Disco Destruction Night, Panic At The Disco Split Continues To Unfold,

    NME: The Strokes' Julian Casablancas to release solo album - exclusive Waved Rumor: "Dis-co Sucks!" Disco Demolition Night, Comiskey Park, Chicago, July 12, 1979 Idolator: Jack White Can't Get Out Of Music Writers' Spotlights Rolling Stone: Ex-Panic! At the Disco Members Will Embrace Beach Boys, Kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2009

    Sonic Youth Singer Disses Radiohead, T.I. Gets Hitched, Mini T's on AOL

    Pitchfork: Kim Gordon Disses "The Radiohead Model" So Much Silence: Miniature Tigers on The Interface Spin: Coldplay's Next Record "Might Be Bad" NME: T.I. marries longtime girlfriend 'Tiny' Rolling Stone: Daryl Hall on His "Oddball" Life in Hall & Oates, Web Series Waved Rumor: Rock Clip of the Wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Austin City Limits Jumps on Festival Bandwagon, Announces Lineup

    Austin City Limits: recycling this year's festival headliners so you don't have to The lineup for the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival has been announced and it is teeming with top-notch talent. The Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews Band round out the top slots of Outside Lands Lollapa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Outside Lands Festival Dubs Beasties, Pearl Jam Worthy Headliners

    Pear Jam is set to rock it on out at this year's Outside Lands FestivalAs we all eagerly await the set times to be announced for this weekend's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival announced its initial lineup. The headliners for the second edition of th ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    Highwire Fiction

    In a Crowded Room

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    May 19, 2005


    The Woods
    (Sub Pop)

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    December 2, 2004
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    September 23, 2004

    Vote for Change Tour

    Activism, schmactivism: where's the real rock?

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Pearl Jam

    Lost Dogs (Epic)

  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Pearl Jam

    Riot Act (Epic)

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Mill Stones

    Seventh annual New Times showcase sells beer, inspires an imitator and hosts a middle-finger salute

  • Culture

    April 12, 2001

    The Man Who

    Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis is the guy behind the guys

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Here Comes the Sickness

    Surviving the big grunge blowup, Mudhoney takes a final bow before hanging it up for good . . . sort of

  • News

    October 26, 2000


    From the Week of October 26, 2000

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Shut Up, Jeremy!

    Two rock critics tackle all 25 live Pearl Jam albums, and for what? Nothing, man.

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000
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    May 4, 2000

    Reggae, Esé

    The Rasta Farmers plant their first CD

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    February 12, 1998

    Now Playing

    Marcy Playground shrugs its way to the head of the class

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    February 12, 1998

    Public Image

    New releases by Pearl Jam and Ani DiFranco play hide-and-seek with self-invented myths

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    December 18, 1997
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    February 13, 1997
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    September 19, 1996
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