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.


07/16 – London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens

07/19 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field

10/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Console Energy Center

10/12 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagra Centre

10/15 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center

10/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center

10/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center

10/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

10/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

10/25 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center

10/27 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena

10/29 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena

10/30 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena

11/01-03 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Experience

11/15 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena

11/16 – Oaklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena

11/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arena

11/21 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena

11/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena

11/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena

11/26 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

11/29 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena

11/30 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena

12/02 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome

12/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

12/06 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena





Old British Films, Boring? Pshaw!

The passage of time tends to make old films more interesting, such as these seven films of the late '40s and '50s from British directors John Boulting, Carol Reed, David Lean, Anthony Kimmins, Charles Frend, Guy Hamilton, and Leslie Norman.


Inventions' 'Continuous Portrait' Blurs the Grandiose and the Intimate

Explosions in the Sky and Eluvium side project, Inventions are best when they are navigating the distinction between modes in real-time on Continuous Portrait.


Willie Jones Blends Country-Trap With Classic Banjo-Picking on "Trainwreck" (premiere)

Country artist Willie Jones' "Trainwreck" is an accessible summertime breakup tune that coolly meshes elements of the genre's past, present, and future.


2011's 'A Different Compilation' and 2014 Album 'The Way' Are a Fitting Full Stop to Buzzcocks Past

In the conclusion of our survey of the post-reformation career of Buzzcocks, PopMatters looks at the final two discs of Cherry Red Records' comprehensive retrospective box-set.


Elysia Crampton Creates an Unsettlingly Immersive Experience with ​'Ocorara 2010'

On Ocorara 2010, producer Elysia Crampton blends deeply meditative drones with "misreadings" of Latinx poets such as Jaime Saenz and Juan Roman Jimenez


Indie Folk's Mt. Joy Believe That Love Will 'Rearrange Us'

Through vibrant imagery and inventive musicality, Rearrange Us showcases Americana band Mt. Joy's growth as individuals and musicians.


"Without Us? There's No Music": An Interview With Raul Midón

Raul Midón discusses the fate of the art in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. "This is going to shake things up in ways that could be very positive. Especially for artists," he says.


The Fall Go Transatlantic with 'Reformation! Post-TLC'

The Fall's Reformation! Post-TLC, originally released in 2007, teams Mark E. Smith with an almost all-American band, who he subsequently fired after a few months, leaving just one record and a few questions behind.


Masaki Kobayashi's 'Kwaidan' Horror Films Are Horrifically Beautiful

The four haunting tales of Masaki Kobayashi's Kwaidan are human and relatable, as well as impressive at a formal and a technical level.


The Top 10 Thought-Provoking Science Fiction Films

Serious science fiction often takes a backseat to the more pulpy, crowdpleasing genre entries. Here are 10 titles far better than any "dogfight in space" adventure.


'The Kill Chain': Why America Might Lose Its Next Big War

Christian Brose's defense-nerd position paper, The Kill Chain, inadvertently reveals that the Pentagon's problems (complacency, inertia, arrogance) reflect those of the country at large.


2006's 'Flat-Pack Philosophy' Saw Buzzcocks Determined to Build Something of Quality

With a four-decade career under their belt, on the sixth disc in the new box-set Sell You Everything, it's heartening to see Buzzcocks refusing to settle for an album that didn't try something new.

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