News

Pearl Jam's 'Let's Play Two' Extended Screening Opportunity on October 25 for Devotees

Forty-five minutes of never-before-seen footage from Pearl Jam's Let's Play Two will be previewed at special events presented by Sonos.


Let's Play Two

I caught Let's Play Two, the Pearl Jam film which combines their 2016 Wrigley Field shows with the Chicago Cubs World Series run (and eventual win), on opening night at the IFC Center in Manhattan. Director Danny Clinch was in attendance and, during the Q&A portion, spoke about the film, recognizing its core themes of "hope and devotion".


In the film, the devotees are plentiful. First and foremost is Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. A lifelong devotee of the Chicago Cubs, Vedder was thrilled to be able to see them finally win a World Series last year as can be seen traced through the film.

Set alongside all the baseball shenanigans is footage from PJ's two Wrigley Field shows in August 2016 and the hardcore fans of the band (including one gentleman who waited four days to be front row at the show for a touching reason) and the fans of the Cubs, up on top of Wrigleyville or on the street hoping to catch a homer.

If this is of interest to you, or you have already seen the film, then you are very likely to be interested in the following news. From the press release, "As part of Sonos' new partnership with Pearl Jam, Sonos announces exclusive, extended screenings of Pearl Jam's concert film “Let's Play Two" in 10 locations across the globe on Wednesday, October 25th."

From October 17 through Sunday, October 22, fans can enter to attend one of these intimate viewing parties. Winners will receive a plus one and will be notified via email on Monday, October 23rd by 11:59 pm ET. For full details on the screenings and contest rules, visit this page.

The full list of Sonos extended-version screening locations is as follows:

USA: Brooklyn, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle

Europe: Copenhagen, London, Munich, Paris, Stockholm

Australia: Melbourne

Danny Clinch, the film's director, will be at the Sonos Store in New York (Manhattan) for a special Q&A for those lucky enough to attend.

Music


Books


Film


Recent
Music

Dancing in the Street: Our 25 Favorite Motown Singles

Detroit's Motown Records will forever be important as both a hit factory and an African American-owned label that achieved massive mainstream success and influence. We select our 25 favorite singles from the "Sound of Young America".

Music

The Durutti Column's 'Vini Reilly' Is the Post-Punk's Band's Definitive Statement

Mancunian guitarist/texturalist Vini Reilly parlayed the momentum from his famous Morrissey collaboration into an essential, definitive statement for the Durutti Column.

Love in the Time of Coronavirus

What Will Come? COVID-19 and the Politics of Economic Depression

The financial crash of 2008-2010 reemphasized that traumatic economic shifts drive political change, so what might we imagine — or fear — will emerge from the COVID-19 depression?

Music

Datura4 Take Us Down the "West Coast Highway Cosmic" (premiere)

Australia's Datura4 deliver a highway anthem for a new generation with "West Coast Highway Cosmic". Take a trip without leaving the couch.

Music

Teddy Thompson Sings About Love on 'Heartbreaker Please'

Teddy Thompson's Heartbreaker Please raises one's spirits by accepting the end as a new beginning. He's re-joining the world and out looking for love.

Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Little Protests Everywhere

Wherever you are, let's invite our neighbors not to look away from police violence against African Americans and others. Let's encourage them not to forget about George Floyd and so many before him.

Music

Carey Mercer's New Band Soft Plastics Score Big with Debut '5 Dreams'

Two years after Frog Eyes dissolved, Carey Mercer is back with a new band, Soft Plastics. 5 Dreams and Mercer's surreal sense of incongruity should be welcomed with open arms and open ears.

Music

Sondre Lerche Rewards 'Patience' with Clever and Sophisticated Indie Pop

Patience joins its predecessors, Please and Pleasure, to form a loose trilogy that stands as the finest work of Sondre Lerche's career.

Film

Ruben Fleischer's 'Venom' Has No Bite

Ruben Fleischer's toothless antihero film, Venom is like a blockbuster from 15 years earlier: one-dimensional, loose plot, inconsistent tone, and packaged in the least-offensive, most mass appeal way possible. Sigh.

Books

Cordelia Strube's 'Misconduct of the Heart' Palpitates with Dysfunction

Cordelia Strube's 11th novel, Misconduct of the Heart, depicts trauma survivors in a form that's compelling but difficult to digest.

Music

Reaching For the Vibe: Sonic Boom Fears for the Planet on 'All Things Being Equal'

Sonic Boom is Peter Kember, a veteran of 1980s indie space rockers Spacemen 3, as well as Spectrum, E.A.R., and a whole bunch of other fascinating stuff. On his first solo album in 30 years, he urges us all to take our foot off the gas pedal.

Film

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.

Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews

Features
Collapse Expand Features
PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.