Ten Reasons To See Eddie Vedder Tonight (Besides Reliving Your Grunge Glory Days)

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Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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Yes, yes, the '90s have gone the way of the flannel shirt, BUT they are making a comeback faster than you can say "Citizen Dick" (the Day-Glo '80s could only interest newborn hipsters for so long). That being said, the drummer of the fictional band from Singles, the one and only Eddie Vedder, will be rocking The Wiltern tonight. Armed with an acoustic guitar, a ukulele and assortment of other surprises (for example, Ben Harper and Jack Irons performed with the icon at his last gig at the venue 2008), here are Ten Reasons To See Eddie Vedder Tonight (Besides Reliving Your Grunge Glory Days):

10. The new album is pretty fucking good.

9. The Wiltern rocks and the odds of seeing Vedder at a venue this small is highly unlikely, unless you have enough money to pay the band to play at your wedding, but even that is as likely as the Dodgers being rescued from the evil clutches of Frank McCourt.

8. You never know who's going to show up. At Wednesday's show in Long Beach, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready popped in for an impromptu (at least to the audience) rendition of the PJ classic "Yellow Ledbetter," prompting hearts to stop and leading denizens of fans to STILL try to figure out the lyrics 19 years later. Personally, we're hoping Harper and/or producer Brendan O'Brien make an appearance. Either would be wicked.

7. Vedder is the last remaining star to stay true to his roots. Yes, that's right Chris Cornell; we're looking at you. Vedder made "Ukulele Songs" on his own, without enlisting someone like Timbaland to fuck shit up. (Though it would have been AMAZING to hear what would have happened if he collaborated with frequent PJ producer O'Brien.)

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