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Monday, June 24 2013

A Place That's Believable: An Interview with Stone Gossard

Pearl Jam. Temple of the Dog. Mother Love Bone. Stone Gossard's career is nothing short of iconic. With the release of his first solo album in 12 years, the man himself speaks to PopMatters about creating with his daughter, adjusting to social media, and the chances of a Temple of the Dog reunion.


Tuesday, April 2 2013

I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier: An Interview with Pearl Jam's Mike McCready

Mad Season only produced one album, but Pearl Jam's Mike McCready is still surprised by its legacy, and recounts its simple genesis: a project wherein he could try to keep his friends sober even as things began slipping away ...


Thursday, September 29 2011

The Year Alternative Went Massive and Defined a Decade

Above all else, musically 1991 will forever be remembered as the year alterna-rock conquered the masses. PopMatters explores how alternative became the dominant form of rock music in the '90s.


Monday, September 26 2011

Smells Like MTV: Music Video and the Rise of Grunge

MTV’s central role in delivering grunge to a national audience in the early 1990s demonstrated the network’s power as a creator and definer of culture, and the reaction of many of grunge’s iconic figures against the video medium revealed the gulf between principle and reality.


Monday, September 26 2011

Pearl Jam's 'Ten', 20 Years On

Released alongside Nirvana’s Nevermind, the importance of Pearl Jam's Ten has been somewhat overshadowed by that record. Here is a young band, barely together for a year, yet confident enough in it style and aware of its strengths to release a cohesive debut album that would serve as a fine indicator of its potential.


Columns

Monday, October 3 2011

Was Grunge the Last American Musical Revolution?

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind and Pearl Jam's Ten. In revisiting the grunge genre which altered the musical landscape two decades ago, the question arises: was this our last musical revolution?


Reviews

Friday, October 25 2013

Pearl Jam: 18 October 2013 - Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY (Photos)

Twenty-three years in, Pearl Jam may no longer be grunge. They may no longer be young. But the band took the Barclays Center by storm and sold out two nights.


Sunday, October 13 2013

Pearl Jam: Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt is sure to rank among one of the high points of Pearl Jam’s discography, standing as an example of their ability to burrow down and hone all of their strengths to a fever pitch.


Thursday, August 8 2013

Pearl Jam: 19 July 2013 - Chicago

When weather plays a factor in concerts, most people afterwards wonder about “what could’ve been.” And yes, Pearl Jam’s set list was supposed to be a behemoth. But instead, most left with the knowledge that while a marathon set would’ve been memorable, it wouldn’t have necessarily been special.


Wednesday, September 19 2012

Made in America Festival: Labor Day Weekend - Philadelphia

Made in America’s line up just kept pushing the ante and winning every time. Each artist brought such talent to the stage that it was hard to miss any moments.


Monday, October 24 2011

Twenty Years of Rocking Out with 'Pearl Jam Twenty' -- Here's to Twenty More

A lavish, beautifully illustrated slab of coffee-table gorgeousness that meticulously records the day-to-day life, travails and triumphs of one of the most successful rock acts of the last 20 years (or more).


Blogs

Thursday, June 5 2014

Soundgarden 'Superunknown' 20th Anniversary Show: Webster Hall, New York (Photos)

Two decades on, Superunknown remains a landmark album and the formidable Soundgarden played the entirety of it at a club show in New York.


Wednesday, November 27 2013

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience: 3 November 2013 - New Orleans

Photographer Sean Issofresh was on hand for us at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans to capture some of the fest's greatest moments.


Friday, August 9 2013

Counterbalance No. 136: Pearl Jam's 'Ten'

Son, she said, have I got a little story for you. What you thought was your daddy was nothin' but the 136th most acclaimed album of all time. Pearl Jam's 1991 debut is this week's Counterbalance.


Friday, July 12 2013

Pearl Jam to Return with New Album 'Lightning Bolt' This October

Pearl's Jam's 10th studio album drops October 15th and the legendary band has offered up an early first single with "Mind Your Manners" as well as an album trailer and a list of tour dates.


Wednesday, December 5 2012

RNDM: 8 November 2012 - Bowery Ballroom, New York

RNDM is big, brash and bold. Will they take beef with this?


News

Wednesday, September 21 2011

Nirvana, Pearl Jam revisit era-defining music

NIRVANA “Nevermind: Super Deluxe Edition” (Geffen) 2.5 stars (out of 4) PEARL JAM “Pearl Jam Twenty” (Columbia) 3 stars ——— World domination — so difficult to predict, so impossible to


Thursday, September 15 2011

Pearl Jam comes out of its shell for 20th anniversary

TORONTO — Like a high school reunion or the sight of an aging Michael Jordan, word that Pearl Jam is celebrating its 20th anniversary can elicit


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