Jess and I took a much needed night out last Wednesday (April 16th), and went to the sold out Eddie Vedder (pearl jam) show at Spreckles Theatre downtown. The show was the last of a small tour that he did to help promote the "Into The Wild" dvd release, of which he did the whole soundtrack. If he haven't seen the movie or listened to the soundtrack both are worth picking up.
The show was actually the first time Jess and I have seen Eddie in that intimate of a setting and we couldn't have asked for a better show. The opening band was Liam Finn, a one man band out of New Zealand, he was very good. Sort of like the White Stripes, but with guitar/vocal looping and he can actually play the drums:) We had great seats, although any seat there is good.
He played about 2.5 hours, mostly his solo work and covers, and he did a good job cracking jokes and calling out the hecklers. He also brought out the actor from Into the Wild, Emile Hirsch, which was kind of funny because Eddie sort of just sang to him, not sure if Emile can sing or not but he sat there for a song and took it like a man. All in all a very good show, we are doing are best with getting the baby some exposure to good music early!
Here is the set list for the show:
Walking The Cow (Daniel Johnston)
Around The Bend
I Am Mine
Man Of The Hour
Millworker (James Taylor)
Don't Be Shy
Here's To The State (PHIL OCHS)
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (Beatles)
Trouble (Cat Stevens)
If You Want To Sing Out (Cat Stevens)
Forever Young (Bob Dylan)
Sean Penn Toast And Roast (very funny tribute to Sean Penn)
Throw Your Arms Around Me (Hunters and Collectors)
I Used To Work In Chicago
Let My Love Open The Door (The Who DUH!)
(Believe You Me)/No More