Pearl Jam


Lately, Pearl Jam have been playing 29-song marathons with two encores. Their most recent release, last year’s Backspacer, was one of their strongest in years, so they’re well equipped to pull it off. It doesn’t hurt that Eddie Vedder’s voice has become stronger and richer in the two decades or so since they formed, as evidenced on his 2007 solo contributions to the Into the Wild soundtrack and Pearl Jam’s stellar cover of the Who’s “Love, Reign O’er Me.” Last year, the band also rereleased their breakthrough debut, Ten. These days, it sounds like anything but a grunge album, but the songs still make good encores.

Thu., May 20, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., May 21, 7:30 p.m., 2010