Pearl Jam Stories

Pearl Jam Honors Prince and Jake Arrieta at South Carolina Show

While musicians -- and truly everyone -- worldwide werehonoring Prince and his career after he passed away tragically yesterday, there was another news story that had grabbed the attention of usChicagoans, and baseball fans everywhere.Jake Arrieta, of the Chicago Cubs tossed his second no-hitter in 11 regular season starts as a part of a 16-0...

Music Bracket | NCAA Men's Basketball Coaches Reveal Their Favorite Bands

Here's an interesting way to fill out your March Madness bracket.CBS Sports' Matt Norlander interviewed every coach in the field of 68 teams in the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament about their favorite band.The results teeter on the edge of enlightening and bizarre. A lot of Bruce Springsteen (or course), some Pearl Jam and one...

Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder Announce Concert At Rosemont

Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder have announced a collaborative benefit concert billed as Celebrating The Who at Rosemont Theater on May 14.The Whos guitarist and Pearl Jam frontman will be joined by Simon Townshend and Friends, which includes the bassist, drummer and guitarist of The Who's most recent lineup, as well as keyboardists.Tickets to...

Setlist / Stream / Download / Video: Pearl Jam @ BMO Harris Bradley Center 10/20/14 [Yield In Entirety!]

Leg two of the "not quite Chicago" Pearl Jam run continued last night in Milwaukee. After playing the entirety of No Code in Moline, Milwaukee got 1998's Yield with just a slight interruption.Not many of the Chicagoans who made the trek up appreciated the shout out to Aaron Rodgers, who was in attendance. But...

Stream or Download: Pearl Jam Performs No Code in Moline 10/17/14

No Chicago date for Pearl Jam on this fall tour, but they made a stop at the Western Illinois river town of Moline and delivered a typically huge performance. Included was a front-to-back reading of 1996's No Code and nods to Van Halen ("Eruption") and Neil Young ("Fuckin' Up"). They even debuted a tune in...

Stream / Download / Setlist / Reviews / Video: Pearl Jam @ Wrigley Field 7/19/13

Fans waited out a two hour rain delay but were rewarded with a 23 additional songs (30 total), an appearance by Mr. Cub, Eddie rockin a Cubs Jersey, and two new songs. Until 2am.7/19/2013 Chicago, IL, Wrigley Field "An Evening With Pearl Jam"Soundcheck (18.07.2013): Sleight Of Hand, Off He Goes, Daughter, Bee Girl, Speed Of Sound, Mother (...

Phish & Pearl Jam - Legends Of The Nineties Converge In Chicago

So much of The Barn's coverage over the last several months has been centered around this coming weekend. But I suppose it's worth mentioning that the first huge Chicago concert announcement that we covered for July 19th wasn't Phish at all - but was surrounded with a similar mania. Pearl Jam will play a Friday...

Music, Technology, Learning Converge: 100 Greatest Guitar Riffs Visualized

This is just so cool in so many ways. Let's start at the beginning and work our way to the end...1. Somebody identified what he considers to be the 100 most essential riffs of all time -- spanning seven decades of rock history2. This person can play every single one in a convincing manner3. He has...

Nine Musical Additions That Transformed Already Great Bands

We all know that bigger isn't always better... except when it is. The chemistry the develops between a tight knit band, performing over a long career isn't easily replicated and can be jeopardized if elements are changed or added. But additions aren't always disruptions. Sometimes they can be catalysts, too -- taking complacent groups into...

The Most Insufferable Hipster Bands, The Amazing Shit-tar, Prince United Center Stage Setup, More...

[flbike]Okay, I like some of these bands -- some an awful lot -- but it is nice to see critic's darlings get raked over the coals a bit in LA Weekly's list of worst "hipster bands"Disappointment department. Pearl Jam is playing a corporate event in October and this guy is pissed about it....