Don’t feel bad if you have not heard of RNDM. They are a new band. Now you should feel bad if you don’t know the members of the band as RNDM features Joseph Arthur, Richard Stuverud and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament. The band is set to release their debut album (recorded in Ament’s Montana studio) Acts on October 30th. A tour will kick off three days later in Brooklyn and you can check out the dates below. Rolling Stone has the group’s first single Modern Times streaming and you can check it out by clicking here. For more information on RNDM check out their official website by clicking here.
RNDM November 2012 North American Tour Dates:
November 2: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
November 3: Washington DC – Black Cat
November 4: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
November 7: Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
November 8: New York City, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
November 9: Montreal, QC – Coronoa
November 13: Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
November 14: Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
November 15: Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue & 7th St. Entry
November 16: Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
November 18: Boulder, CO – The Fox
November 21: Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
November 23: San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
November 25:Portland, OR – The Doug Fir Lounge
November 26: Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
November 27: Seattle, WA – The Showbox at the Market
Gaslight Anthem Cover Pearl Jam on SiriusXM AltNation
So what is this “Cover Me Monday” or something? First time this writer gets the internet since Wednesday, and this is what’s on the table . There are so many other glorious activities I’d rather be doing right now than sharing Gaslight Anthem covering Pearl Jam. Like pouring sawdust into my eyes, getting gang raped and walking past a pack of Bloods wearing all blue. Never the less. Let’s get down to this video. Gaslight Anthem doing Pearl Jam’s “State of Love And Trust”
Pearl Jam Set To Play Big Show In Town Most Americans Can’t Find On A Map
So we have this kid thenaturalstoner. He hates Mastodon, he refuses to sign up for Twitter and he actually thinks the Washington State Cougarshave a shot to win the Rose Bowl this year. Instead of using his own account to post this news, he wanted one of us to let you know Pearl Jam is playing their only North American non-festival show of 2012 at the Adams Center in Missoula Montana on September 30th. He already has his vacation time approved for the event cause as he said “this is BIG.” Yes, he used caps for the word big.
Jay-Z Set To Curate Made In America Music Festival
Jay-Z has a lot of stuff. He has a basketball team, he has 99 Problems, an album with Kanye West and of course a baby with Beyonce. Now Jay-Z has a music festival. This two day music event will take place in Philadelphia on September 1st and 2nd and will feature a diverse lineup spread across three stages. Some of the highlights include D’Angelo, Dirty Projectors and Pearl Jam. It will be known as the Made in America Music Festival and will take place at Benjamin Franklin’s Parkway in Fairmount Park. You can check out the entire lineup for yourself down below.
Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster on May 23rd at 10 AM EST. To check out the official lineup when it’s announced, head over to the festival’s official website, MadeInAmerica.Com
It’s been almost a year since I saw Willie Nelson in Spokane. The legend himself in person. Hard to believe that weekend even happened. So every time he’s on TV or something I feel like I have to check it out, to sort of relieve the memories a little bit. So he stopped by ‘Late Night’, promoting his latest effort Heroes among other things. Hell I would go see him again in NJ tomorrow night if I didn’t already have Foxy Shazam tickets. Anyway Below is the interview he did with Jimmy Fallon last night, and the musical performance will be below that. For all things Willie Nelson i.e. Tour Dates, Merch, Helping Farmers or whatever, you can hit his official site by clicking here.
Willie Nelson “Just Breathe” (Pearl Jam cover) [Video Courtesy of The Audio Perv]
Willie Nelson “It’s Flooding Down In Texas” (Web Exclusive)
Rocking Out With Mom – A Tribute To The Women Who Raised Us
A few months ago we had the bright idea to have some of your favorite confessors share tales of attending concerts with their Mother’s. We hope you enjoy them and encourage you to share your own via the comment section. Happy Mother’s Day to our Mom’s and all the Mom’s out there. Thank you for all that you do.
When this “assignment” first got posted I thought, God people actually go to concerts with their parents. Losers. Then bam it hit me. I have gone to a concert with my mother. It wasn’t a planned event and I almost totally forgot about it. It was the early 2000’s and I was staying at my then boyfriends house. My mother called and asked if we wanted to go to see Incubus at Madison Square Garden. My mother’s “friend” had recieved box seat tickets to the show. I figured what the hell its a free concert and it’ll probably be the only time in my life I get into one of those boxes. It turned out to be a great night. The view from the boxes actually sucks but hey we had a bar a few feet outside of the room with real drinks instead of just beer. They didn’t have the screens in the room on but we had a fine view of all the big screens. Otherwise everything onstage would have been tiny dots to me. Though it was a little bit of an awkward psuedo double date with my mother we all had fun together. To top it off Incubus was really great. The singer, Brandon Boyd was excellent and they played a great set. Me and my mother were actually surprised by how many songs we knew. I was never a huge Incubus fan and couldn’t name one of those songs now, except of course for “Pardon Me.” But song after song I kept thinking, hey I know that. All in all it was a great night and guess I can say now I’m one of those losers that goes to concerts with their mommy.
My earliest memory of music comes from when I was in the womb with my Mother. While the story of my memories of her playing piano before I was born shall be saved for another day, there is no doubt in my soul that she is the reason music has become such a major focus in my life. From U2 and Oasis at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to the Decemberists with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl we have seen some incredible shows together. Yet for Mother’s Day, I would like to share a tale of survival at Shoreline Amphitheatre.
The year was 2000 and we had previously enjoyed Neil Young’s Annual Bridge School Benefit in 1998 and 1999. On this particular Saturday in October the Bay Area was hit with a massive storm. With us having lawn tickets we found a spot on the lawn early on and hunkered down for 12 long hours in the elements. While this may have been nearly 12 years ago, I remember it as if it was yesterday. We made the most of the day, enjoying sets by the likes of Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and many more. Even when the rain stopped and the cold arctic blast descended upon Mt. View my Mom didn’t complain once. She smiled the entire time hypnotized by the music coming from the stage.
I do remember getting into her truck at the end of the night and sitting there for about 20 minutes with the heater going full blast as we dried and defrosted together. So thank you Mom for all you have done and thank you for passing your appreciation of music onto me. I love you – Happy Mother’s Day.
I have been to many shows with my mother, I am not ashamed to admit. Jimmy Buffett a few times, Ozzfest (although we left after Pantera and Marilyn Manson, I had seen what I had come to Devore for. Skipped Ozzy and old balls Sabbath). A Further Festival in Irvine 1997 with Ratdog, moe. Black Crowes, Arlo Gutherie, etc, A Horde Fest with Primus and Neil Young (also 1997), String Cheese Incident in San Diego in their heyday, etc. But what I remember most about shows with my mom was my first ever concert, ever. The Beach Boys in Temecula, California, sometime around 1985 or 1986. I don’t remember this show as much for the music and Cali blonde girls and beach balls brought to wine country SoCal that had everyone going crazy, but more for the fact that I saw two gay dudes for the first time in public. It was fucking awesome and made all those oldtime backwards thinking white dudes in the crowd freak out. I fucking loved it.
The first concert Phishbeard had the privilege of taking his mother to was Arlo Guthrie playing at The Met in Spokane, WA on 3/23/04. I remember before the show, my mother and I were having a couple drinks at the bar across the street from the venue. After prefunking with my mother, we crossed the street to go to the venue. I saw a really drunk man on the side of the street that we just left. He tried to step up onto the curb and missed. The man fell and hit his head very hard on a large blue U.S. Postal Service mailbox that was bolted to the sidewalk. The drunk knocked himself out and was lying in a busy street, so I had to run back to the man and pick him up and slump him over the mailbox. When he came to, he freaked out and wanted to know what I was doing to him, which led to my explanation. In a hurry to not miss the show, I left the drunk and continued on with my mother to the venue. I remember Arlo having at least one if not two of his children playing in his band. His daughter was drop dead gorgeous and if I remember correctly his son could play a mean guitar. Arlo played all his classics that night, just like I wanted. We were lucky enough to get an Alice’s Restaurant as well, even if was a shortened version. I would have to say that I had a real enjoyable evening hanging out with my mom and would love to take her to another show in the future some time.
The only man my mother loves more than Dave Grohl is my dad. Fortunately, she finally got the chance to see the most awesome man alive on May 27, 2011 with his band Foo Fighters. After a much-needed comeback and one of the best albums of the year, Foo Fighters played a triumphant headlining slot at the Sasquatch Music Festival at the Gorge. The smile never left her face, even as the marijuana smoke wafted into the air and the temperature at the gorgeous amphitheater dropped. We had a marvelous time seeing one of the greatest live bands of the new millennium, and I hope I get to see Foo Fighters with my mom again.
Of the handful of shows I’ve been to with my mother, 2 of them occurred in the city of Missoula, Montana. The best of those trips was one to see my favorite band of the 90’s, Pearl Jam. The show was in June of 1998, shortly after the release of the album Yield. At the time my wife (then girlfriend) and I were 17 and my parents were doing the cool parent thing and taking us to the show. Fellow concert confessions alum The Natural Stoner was also in attendance. We headed across Idaho with my folks, rolling through LoLo hot springs on the way to Missoula where we hung out with some pals from our hometown . We set out the next day for Missoula. The weather was beautiful and I remember waiting in line an eternity to get into the venue on a bright, sunny Montana afternoon. The concert was at the University of Montana Grizzlies football field and we ended up around the 35 to 40 yard line on the side towards the stage. The setlist for this show was epic and I got my second favorite PJ song right out of the gate, Corduroy. The show included lots of tracks from Yield (Pilate, Brain of J, and Given to Fly) as well as some classics from Ten. We were also treated to some great tunes from the album No Code like Present Tense and Hail Hail. Eddie Vedder did get pretty pissed off at the crowd as the mosh pit (where our homeboy the Natural Stoner was at…) folks were out of hand and hit him with a water bottle early on. The show overall was amazing and ended with a 4 song first encore of awesomeness that included Black, Better Man, State of Love and Trust and ended with once. And finally, for the second encore, my all time favorite Pearl Jam song Yellow Ledbetter was played. My strongest memory from the show was of the four of us standing mesmerized through the second encore as many folks trying to beat the crowd out streamed up the stairs on either side of us. The light quality (the sun had set and the sky was still orange but fading) added to the quality of the end of the show. It was one hell of a fun adventure getting to see Pearl Jam with my mom (and seeing her enjoy it) and I would definitely go to a concert with her again.
Thanks to all of our Mom’s and every Mom out there. We love you :)
There are so many things I’d rather be doing right now then reporting on yet another festival headlined by Pearl Jam and The Foo Fighters. Cutting myself, putting my mouth on the exhaust of a parked car and voting Republican top the list, but you know what they say you can’t bake bread without yeast right? Well, here’s a yeast infection for you.
Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters will headline the newly revived “Music Midtown” Festival in Atlanta this September 21st and 22nd. Other guests will be “Girl Talk” (Wow, Girl Talk is playing a Festival set?!? I’m so shocked),The Avett Brothers, Florence and the Machine,T.I. Ludacris, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, O’Brother and LP.
All the ticketing details are on at the festivals official website at MusicMidtown.Com
Are you ready?? As part of DeLuna Festival DJ JAZZY JEFF is going to unload his man-juice load all over the old ass retirement fucks in Pensacola Beach this September 21st -23rd
Now there wont be any Fresh Prince mind you. But who needs that fucking guy???? The DJ is in the fucking house!
Now who else is there. Jay fucking Porks’ two favorite bands Pearl Jam and the Fucking Foo Fighters. “Fuck those assholes” Jay Porks said in an interview Monday night. He followed that up by saying “Seriously, fuck those assholes.”
Florence + The Machine, Ben Folds Five, The Wallflowers , Joan Jett and dick loads of other fucks on the bill. Head over the festivals official website here, fork over your cash and go get shitfaced
DeLuna Festival Line Up (a/o 05/15/12)
Florence and the Machine
Ben Folds Five
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Guided By Voices
The Gaslight Anthem
The Wallflowers (Hey! Why aren’t these fucks playing Summerland?!?)