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Commence Freaking Out: Pearl Jam headlining two nights at Wells Fargo

Pearl Jam | Photo by Danny Clinch | courtesy of the artist
Pearl Jam | Photo by Danny Clinch | courtesy of the artist

Look out, you rock and rollers – Pearl Jam is headlining two nights at the Wells Fargo Center this spring. The Seattle rock icons, who we last heard from in 2013 with the release of their 10th LP Lightning Bolt, will be in town Thursday, April 28th, and Friday, April 29th; tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, January 29th at noon. No word yet if a new music is enroute along with these shows, but you can revisit Lightning Bolt in its entirety below. Continue reading →

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Fleetwood Mac perform w/ Christine McVie for first time since ’97, Velvet Underground mark 45th anniv w/ “Super Deluxe Reissue” and Eddie Vedder releases cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine”

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A reunited Fleetwood Mac played their first, full concert with Christine McVie for the first time since 1997. It happened at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tuesday night, September 30th. Read more here. The band played 24 songs including “The Chain” of which you can watch some live-recorded, fan video after the jump. Continue reading →

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The Week So Far: 10 must-read stories on The Key (incl. Jessica Pratt, Northern Arms, Gene Shay)

Father John Misty | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.tumblr.com
Father John Misty | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.tumblr.com

Get caught up on the week’s shows with reviews and photos from appearances by Miguel, Pearl Jam and more [link]

Congratulations to XPN Folk Show host Gene Shay, who will be inducted into the Philadelphia Walk of Fame today [link]

Read XPN host Mike Vasilikos’s review of Dr. Dog‘s B-Room, this week’s featured album [link]

San Francisco’s Jessica Pratt performed unreleased songs for this week’s Folkadelphia Session [link]

The Wonder Years’ Nick Steinborn will release a solo EP next month; listen to a new song now [link]

Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore are throwing a Kompa party at The TLA with T-Vice in December [link]

Delco Pacers will celebrate the release of Stereo Streets at Milkboy on 11/14 [link]

Reef the Lost Cauze has announced a free show at Hard Rock Cafe tonight and a free song called “92 Flow” [link]

Northern Arms stopped by for a mysterious and powerful Key Studio Session [link]

Local rock band Rob, Lately has released a new EP called The Liar [link]

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Watch Pearl Jam play “Why Go,” cover Pink Floyd’s “Mother” in Philly; listen to them on World Cafe

Photo by YouTube user Jim Powers
Photo by YouTube user Jim Powers

Seattle alt-rock pioneers Pearl Jam kicked off the first night of a two-night stand at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly last night. The band’s set neared three hours and totaled 34 songs with two encores, according to a quick recap posted by the folks at IRadioPhilly.com. Frontman Eddie Vedder took the stage wearing a Rocky t-shirt, and cracked jokes about the band’s last South Philly appearance, at The Spectrum’s final show in 2009. As Dan DeLuca of the Philly Inquirer reported via Twitter, Vedder kicked off the show saying “You were probably here when we tore down the Spectrum, right? F- it, let’s tear down this place, too. But we’ll do it slowly, brick by brick. Let’s make a long evening of it.”

The set was career-spanning and included some of the band’s staple classic rock covers, like “Mother” by Pink Floyd. Watch a video of them playing that one below, and see them ripping up Ten‘s “Why Go.” You can also listen to Pearl Jam’s recent appearance on World Cafe with David Dye, where they were interviewed by director Judd Apatow, and check out the setlist from last night after the jump. Pearl Jam returns to the Wells Fargo Center for night two of their stay in Philly tonight; tickets and information on the show can be found here.

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