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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.

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Pearl Jam Anchor Place in Fenway History and Storm Wrigley This Weekend

Eddie Vedder and Co. were in fine form as they played two landmark sold-out shows in Boston's Fenway Park.

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'Body of War' Explores What it Means to Love a Nation and Protest Its Policies Simultaneously

While making the injuries to Iraq war veteran Tomas Young visible, Body of War's pressing point concerns the future -- a future we're now living.

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Pearl Jam: 3 October 2014 - St. Louis (Photos)

Pearl Jam's shows are more and more memorable for hardcore fans but they still remain approachable for everyone as they pulled from their earliest releases in St. Louis.

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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.

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Was This Justice? 'The Paradise Lost Trilogy: Collector's Edition'

In May 1993, three young boys were brutally murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas. The trial that followed would challenge how Americans perceived the justice system and how outsiders are treated in our society.

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Feel the Wattage!: The 10 Best Mike Watt Songs

To celebrate four decades of Mike Watts' musical journeyman jaunts, and his indelible and inchoate style and storytelling, PopMatters sheds light on ten zenith tracks by the underground rock hero.

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Pearl Jam: Pearl Jam Twenty

Pearl Jam takes fans on a journey through its vast back catalogue and rewards them for their continued support.

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CONTEST: Win Eddie Vedder's New CD and Live DVD

Enter for a chance to win Eddie Vedder's solo album Ukulele Songs on compact disc and his live-concert DVD, Water on the Road.

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Modern Troubadours: Eddie Vedder + Glen Hansard: 18 June 2011 – Hartford

Vedder’s solo show brought a fantastic evening of solo ukulele songs and some Pearl Jam favorites to Hartford. However, as he shared his softer side, Vedder was occasionally outdone by a loud audience.

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Eddie Vedder: Ukulele Songs

Ukulele Songs shows us a Vedder with nothing to hide behind.

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R.E.M.: Collapse Into Now

After returning to form with their 2008 album Accelerate, the veteran alt-rockers decide the best way to follow it up is to offer more energetic romps with a few ballads mixed in.

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Pearl Jam: 20-21 May 2010 - New York

Pearl Jam’s two MSG shows were as excellent as always but at Friday’s show, hungrier fans were satiated by greater energy to feed on.

Sachyn Mital
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Pearl Jam: 3 May 2010 - Kansas City, MO

Fresh off an electrified performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Pearl Jam took the stage at Kansas City’s Sprint Center ready for the long haul.

Jonathan Kosakow
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Pearl Jam: 31 October 2009 - Philadelphia

This was Pearl Jam’s final night out of four at Philadelphia’s Spectrum and during the surreal evening, Pearl Jam astounded the audience with rarities and unleashed their energy in a fitting finale for the historic Spectrum.

Sachyn Mital
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Pearl Jam: Backspacer

Backspacer is the poppiest, punkiest, and most up-beat record that Pearl Jam have ever recorded.

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Slacker Uprising

With substandard picture quality and a lack of true eye-opening material, this will be regarded as a minor work in an otherwise impressive film canon.

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Eddie Vedder

Basing the performance around seven songs from his quietly intense soundtrack to the movie Into the Wild, Eddie Vedder’s solo show drew on central themes of determination, regret, and wanderlust.

Chad Berndtson
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Eddie Vedder: Into the Wild

The story of Wild is one of alienation and distancing and and the self-discovery that can be found only in wandering and escape and solitude, themes you may remember from Every Other Thing Pearl Jam Has Ever Done.


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