LIVING WITH THE LIVING

Pearl Jam, meet Ted Leo

Soon-to-be-heritage-act Pearl Jam are firmly in the summer of their career, which is to say that these days, they tend to take the other three seasons off. Last year’s Eddie Vedder–penned soundtrack for Into the Wild was at least a soothing change of pace for a band whose so-called “golden baritone” hard-rock blueprint has done more damage to modern rock radio than anything Clear Channel (or, say, Ticketmaster) ever devised. All credit to the guys, however, for their choice of an opener: Fans have watched Ted Leo steadily earn his way into—and then utterly destroy—progressively bigger venues since his days in Chisel; now, 13 years later, punk rock’s last best hope finally gets his shot to play what is arguably the country’s biggest venue. Amen to that.
Tue., June 24, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., June 25, 7:30 p.m., 2008

 
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