The moment we’ve all been waiting for! For two years during this horrible pandemic we’ve had to suffer through quarantining, disease, and the aggravation that live music wouldn’t be here to alleviate them. So now we can finally set our plans, get to the GA line early and stock up on merch for the first occasion in a very long time! We’re reacting to the news here because it’s obviously going to be the only thing people want to hear about right now (aside from maybe Unplugged). We go through all of the dates, talk about some of the new venues and the last time Pearl Jam stepped foot in those places, maybe make a few predictions along the way, and let you know where you may be able to find us for events and hangouts on show day. Buckle up, the boys are back!
Happy tour! Hey, it’s not technically Pearl Jam, but it’s live music within this realm. So we’re taking the time doing exactly what we were built to do on this podcast and that’s react to what we heard live. Randy ventured out to see the supergroup for their first official night at the Beacon Theater, and although Dirty Frank and Timeless Melody were reserved for a night, it was still an extremely rewarding experience when the expectations, with the new songs being fairly underwhelming, were better than we ever could’ve anticipated. We’ll talk about the new stuff, some of the old stuff, and we’ll track a little bit of what was going on in Newark in real time. This episode poses the question: is this a once in a lifetime tour event? Should we take advantage of it before Chad Smith goes back to the Chili Peppers, where maybe the only opportunity that we’ll get to see them in the future is at best during Ohana Fest? Let’s discuss!
Ohana and Ohana Encore weekend was a long time in the making, but the shows are now in our rearviewmirror. There’s a lot for us to talk about, such as all of the new Gigaton songs that either debuted or tore the house down. In this episode we’ll react to everything that went down at both Ohana and Ohana Encore weekend and try to put our best analysis on how great these shows were. The Gigaton songs will be the most heavily featured, but we’ll also talk about some of the rarities tossed in there such as Sweet Lew and Let Me Sleep, a few of the special guests like Brandi Carlile who joined them, and some of the old songs that felt wonderful to hear again. All of the instant reaction jam packed into this episode recorded just 24 hours after the last show’s end!
Hey! a Pearl Jam show JUST happened for the first time in three years! Let’s react to it a little bit! So much to unwrap on this first night back from all the new Gigaton tracks to the old songs getting a new groove, Pearl Jam proved in the latter stages of their career post pandemic that they still got it! We’ll run down the entire setlist, not unlike a regular episode except a little more casual and less music to hear. Literally every topic under the sun is covered for this (I did forget to mention the tour bus on the beach, but shit happens). Even talk about a certain boss who caught the attention of many gossip hounds during this weekend. After you’re done hearing our thoughts, check out the Concertpedia entry for the show!