| Sep 4, 2011
| 2:02 AM
Pearl Jam didn’t design the first of its 20th anniversary concerts Saturday at Alpine Valley Music Theatre with the casual fan in mind.
Instead, the 2 ½-hour, 28-song set in front of a packed house was one for the diehards, a celebration of some of...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Nirvana: “Nevermind: Super Deluxe Edition” (Geffen)
Rating: 2.5 stars (out of 4)
Pearl Jam: “Pearl Jam Twenty” (Columbia)
Rating: 3 stars (out of 4)
World domination – so difficult to predict, so impossible to maintain....
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Sep 23, 2011
Rock documentaries made by fans of the band fall into two categories: They either exclude nonbelievers or draw them into the fold. "Pearl Jam Twenty" starts out exclusionary but opens the gates before it's through.
Writer-director Cameron Crowe, whose...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're running seriously late this morning, courtesy of the endlessly compelling reality television otherwise known as British PM David Cameron's appearance before the House of Commons this morning. The...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Filmmaker Cameron Crowe profiles Pearl Jam for PBS....
| Sep 28, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
Kids, there was a time not so long ago, before Auto-Tune and Britney Spears and iTunes, when flannel was a fashionable material and Seattle was the center of the music universe. Alllllll the way back in 1990, a group of long-haired...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:19 PM
In VH1's "Behind the Music" biography series, very often, at around the 40-minute mark, tragedy befalls the band or the singer, usually involving narcotics, alcohol or jail -- or all of the above.
But in "American Masters: Pearl Jam Twenty," airing...
| Apr 10, 2009
Drummer Josh Freese has spent a fair amount of time in high-flying circles as a member of Nine Inch Nails, Guns N' Roses, the Replacements, a Perfect Circle, the Vandals and Devo. So when it came time to release his new solo album, "Since 1972," he...
| Jul 15, 2008
REGIONALISM IS dead: That's one of many extreme ideas floating around pop music circles during these tumultuous times. The theory goes that, as the Internet turns music thoroughly ethereal and links in people from Athens, Ga., to Australia, the need to...
| Sep 18, 2009
| 4:34 PM
A thousand rock 'n' roll clich??s have been built around the idea that guts and glory belong to the young. Pearl Jam's ninth studio album, "Backspacer," due out Sunday (Sept. 20), makes the opposite argument. Its 11 breakneck rockers and......
| Oct 1, 2009
| 4:34 PM
The band rode wave after wave of its music, surfing steadily through its songs' curls and switch ups. The sound was excellent and the size of the venue let fans and band connect. Four songs into Pearl Jam's Wednesdaynight performance......