Archive for August 29th, 2009

Blink-182’s Travis Barker Pays Tribute to DJ AM Onstage

August 29th, 2009
Photo: Mazur/WireImage A day after 36-year-old Adam Goldstein, known as DJ AM, was found dead in his New York apartment, frequent collaborator Travis Barker of Blink-182 paid tribute to his fallen friend on Twitter and onstage. The pair performed together as TRV$DJAM and survived a Learjet crash last September that killed the flight’s four other passengers. “Don’t know how i am gonna play 2night but i am for AM,” Barker tweeted this afternoon. “My brother is gone.i ...

Incubus, The National, Silversun Pickups Launch Outside Lands

August 29th, 2009
Photo: Kravitz/FilmMagic The first-day festivities at San Francisco’s massive Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park offered a model mega-fest environment. A ballet of buses, bikes and walkers kept transportation flowing as smoothly as the free water, and the abundant, cheap food and booze. Thirty-six bands on seven stages drew at least 25,000 throughout the day and the weather proved pitch-perfect. Outside Lands in photos: Pearl Jam, Incubus, Built to Spill and more. Incubus lead singer Brandon ...

Pearl Jam Ignite San Francisco as Outside Lands Festival Kicks Off

August 29th, 2009
Photograph by Chris Tuite for Hairs stood on end Friday night in Golden Gate Park when tens of thousands of Pearl Jam fans took over vocal duties on “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town,” singing “hearts and thoughts they fade, faaaaade away,” so loud it echoed throughout western San Francisco. Recent touring has shredded Eddie Vedder’s vocal chords, so the ebullient, tanned crowd handled significant chunks of “Even Flow” and “Daughter,” creating ...