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SKA SHOW! jon | Mid Day
| Filed In: punk | ska | reel big fish | suburban legends | x96 | jon smith | Murray theater | rbf | the anchorage | the maxies | mighty mongo

SKA SHOW!

As the resident punk/ska nerd, not to mention the 90's at Noon guy..  It's officially my job to let the kids know when a ska show rolls through town.  Reel Big Fish will be stopping in SLC tomorrow night on their "Don't Stop Skankin'!" tour.  It will be nice to see them do a full set since they were only allowed the standard 30 minutes when they were here for Warped in the summer.

Also, I'm stoked to see my friends from Suburban Legends open up the show!  If you've been to Disneyland in the last few years, you might have caught SL in Tomorrowland.  They're one of the bands that gets to rise up on the Tomorrowland Terrace stage and rock the kids with punk versions of Disney songs, and mad choreography :)  All of which we'll see tomorrow night at The Murray Theater.  Oh!  and our local pals The Anchorage will be there!  We saw them at the X96 Nightmare Before Xmas last month!

I can't wait to skank with the kids!  And by "skank" I mean "Stand in the back and eat nachos"

See you there!

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jon | Mid Day
| Filed In: x96 | jon smith | arctic monkeys | josh homme | foo fighters | queens of the stone age | alternative rock | stuff I like.

Arctic Monkeys got a little help from an old friend during a recent tour stop in Los Angeles. Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme!  NICE!   Josh joined Arctic Monkeys during the song "Knee Socks," which closed out the band's set at the Wiltern last week.  This is kick ass because Homme also plays on the studio version of the track, which is on the new album "AM." (He plays on the song "One for the Road" as well)

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner recently returned the favor by singing on the latest Queens of the Stone Age album, "...Like Clockwork."  

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Pearl Jam Reveals "Lightning Bolt" Track List jon | Mid Day
| Filed In: pearl jam | alternative | eddie vedder | grunge | jon smith | kxrk | x96 | rock | lighting bolt | mind your manners

Pearl Jam Reveals

I'm a big fan of Pearl Jam.  I'm in the Ten Club, I have my import of "Ten" with Dirty Frank on it, and I was in line at Greywhale in Taylorsville for the Midnight release of "VS." back in 1993.

So my hopes are high with the new album.  Even though I thought pretty much everything after Vitalogy was kinda "meh".  I've heard three tracks of the new album, and I've dug 'em.  

Today we have a few new details about "Lightning Bolt." Eddie and pals recently unveiled the track list for their tenth studio effort, which is due out next month. Fans are already familiar with some of the songs, including "Lightning Bolt's" lead single, "Mind Your Manners." Which we play here on X96.    Pearl Jam also showed off the title track and the album closer, "Future Days," during their concert at Chicago's Wrigley Field earlier this summer. Another song, "Sleeping By Myself," showed up on frontman Eddie Vedder's 2011 solo album, "Ukulele Songs."

The "Lightning Bolt" song titles first started coming out on the band's official Twitter account along with illustrations by Don Pendleton. Bassist Jeff Ament posted a note on PearlJam.com calling the visual artist one of his favorites, adding that it's nice to go outside the circle now and then to "work/play" with other artists.

Pearl Jam's "Lightning Bolt" track list:

1. "Getaway" 2. "Mind Your Manners" 3. "My Father's Son" 4. "Sirens" 5. "Lightning Bolt" 6. "Infallible" 7. "Pendulum" 8. "Swallowed Whole" 9. "Let the Records Play" 10. "Sleeping By Myself" 11. "Yellow Moon" 12. "Future Days"  

 

Enjoy!

 

XOXOXOX

 

JONSMITH

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