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Thursday, August 27New Show
Added details for the October benefit show in Seattle to the Tour page. That's a wrap on everything in the works so far - John Richards' comment on Sunday about presenting Mudhoney on the rooftop of KEXP's new studio was just idle talk on his part at this point. More new shows will come along in due time. (Thanks to Andy N.)
Monday, August 24Stooges Tribute Recap
(Thanks to Toby W. for setlist help)
8/25/15 The Pike Place Market. Seattle, WA (30 min)
Supported By: (no one)
Set: Little Doll (w/1969), T.V. Eye, I Got a Right, I Need Somebody, Down on the Street, Search and Destroy, Loose
Notes: This was a free show, with the band playing on top of the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, right in front of the giant neon "Public Market Entrance" sign. The band is Mark, Mike McCready (guitar, Pearl Jam), Duff McKagan (bass, Walking Papers and Guns N' Roses), and Barrett Martin (drums, Walking Papers and Screaming Trees). The show was free, with very expensive VIP packages (up to $1,000) benefitting radio station KEXP's new studio, and also the Pike Place Market Foundation, which is an actual charity. Mike had been talking about doing a Stooges tribute band with Mark for a few years (they had done 'Search and Destroy' together at some of the Mudhoney and Pearl Jam shows in 2011), and he spearheaded this (he's got a semi-ceremonial role in fundraising for KEXP's new studios). So, they shut down Pike Street and Pike Place in front of the market, along with a bit of 1st Ave, and people flooded the streets to be rocked. The production even included a barricade and security down on the street, just in case the stage being on top of the roof wasn't enough to keep people from rushing it. Mark has performed some of these songs before - Mudhoney did a version of '1969' (as '1989') at their 12/31/88 gig; he sang 'T.V. Eye' and 'Little Doll' (along with other Stooges songs) with the Wylde Ratttz (the latter being unreleased); he sang 'I Need Somebody' on Nebula's To the Center LP; and in addition to the Mudhoney and Pearl Jam collaboration on 'Search and Destroy' in 2011, Green River also performed that song a few times. The bit of '1969' that he throws into 'Little Doll' comes near the end of the song, when he sings the lines (while changing the ages), "Last year I was 51 I didn't have a lot of fun / And now I'm gonna be 52, I say oh my and boo-hoo." Also, Mark is 53, so he lied there. Then, during the breakdown ending of 'Down on the Street,' he introduces the guys, using a few of their earliest, least known bands. For example, it's Barrett from Skin Yard, Duff from the Vains, Fastbacks, and Fartz/10 Minute Warning, and Mike from Warrior and Shadow. The seven songs they play are all the songs they rehearsed (and it was originally going to be six, so they expanded by one). There was initial talk of doing 'I Wanna Be Your Dog,' but Mark was persuasive in suggesting that that song has been over-covered.
Tuesday, August 18Happy Birthday, Dan!
Sunday, August 16Happy Birthday, Matt!
Friday, August 7Setlist Update
Corrected the encore for the most recent Seattle show in the Tourbook. (Thanks to Jason A.)
Sunday, August 2Show Recaps
Added the setlist and notes for this weekend's shows to the Tourbook.
Catching up with recent happenings:
- Mudhoney has a Seattle benefit gig in October with details TBD.
- Mark is definitely not playing a set of Stooges covers with Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Duff McKagan (Walking Papers/Guns N' Roses), and Barrett Martin (Walking Papers/Screaming Trees). But if he was, that'd be in Seattle soon and announced as soon as the organizers can get their act together, which should be done with plenty of time for people to make plans to attend.
- Steve's Phantom Ships are playing The Foggy Notion in Portland on August 14, supporting Panzer Beat and Hellamondo.
- They also have an album out, with vinyl coming soon.
- They also also have a split single coming out, with Dan's Tripwires taking the other side.
Monday, July 20Show Recap
Added the setlist and notes for a surprise tonight in Seattle to the Tourbook.
Monday, July 13Show Recap
Added the setlist for last night in New York City in the Tourbook.
Sunday, July 12Tourbook Update
Added the setlist for last night in Allston/Boston in the Tourbook.
Saturday, July 11Tourbook Updates
Added the setlist for last night in Portland, ME, and added more notes for Philadelphia, in the Tourbook. (Thanks to John K. for Philadelphia)
Friday, July 10Tourbook Updates
Added/updated recent shows - added the soundcheck and corrected the set for Pittsburgh, and added the set and notes for Philadelphia - in the Tourbook. (Thanks to Jimmy H. for Pittsburgh and John K. for Philadelphia)
Wednesday, July 8More Tourbook Updates
Added the setlist for Millvale/Pittsburgh tonight and a complete setlist for New York City to the Tourbook.
Friday, June 26Tourbook Updates
Added or updated the following shows in the Tourbook:
- 9/27/88 - new
- 11/15/88 - added complete setlist
- 3/15/89 - date changed from 3/??/89, and added partial setlist
- 10/26/89 - new (Thanks to Mark H.)
- 7/26/91 - date changed from ??/??/91, and added notes
- 10/17/92 - updated venue
- 11/2/92 - added venue and support acts
- 11/7/92 - new (Thanks to Joel S.)
- 10/28/93 - new
Sunday, June 21New Show
They've got another Seattle show in August, on the Tour page.
Sub Pop has released represses of the Since We've Become Translucent and Under a Billion Suns LPs, and they're available in the Sub Pop Mega Mart. The first batch of these represses are available on Loser Edition colored vinyl. The records are some form of a remaster and may have slight sonic differences from the original versions. They lost the parts used to press the records, so cut new ones. And when they did this, they just checked that the new master taken from the tapes sounded good, rather than directly comparing it to the old masters. Also, Steve's Phantom Ships have three 45s coming out soon. Test pressings have been made and are being considered.
Tuesday, June 16New Shows
They've got a Seattle-ish show in August, and the Tripwires and Phantom Ships have new gigs, on the Tour page.
Sunday, June 14Show Recap
Added the setlist and notes for yesterday in Seattle to the Tourbook.
Sunday, May 31Mark Speaks
Mark is having a conversation with Jon Fine to promote Jon's new book, Your Band Sucks It's at The Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle on Monday, June 8, at 7pm, and is free.
Saturday, May 30Show Recaps
Added recent setlists - Schaffhausen, Feyzin, Lille, Brighton, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, and tonight in London - to the Tourbook. (Thanks to Doug B. for Glasgow!)
Friday, May 22Show Recaps
Added the setlists for Geneva and Zug, CH to the Tourbook.
Tuesday, May 19Show Recap
Added the setlist for Mezzago, IT to the Tourbook.
Sunday, May 17Show Recap
Added the setlist for last night in Ravenna, IT to the Tourbook.
Friday, May 15Show Recap
Added the setlist for tonight in Roncade, IT to the Tourbook.
They're playing San Francisco in that October California run, on the Tour page.
Thursday, May 14Show Recaps
Added setlists for recent shows - Stockholm, Aarhus, Odense, Berlin, Prague, and Vienna - to the Tourbook.
Wednesday, May 13New Shows
Added shows in Tuscon, Phoenix, Pioneertown CA, and San Diego to the Tour page.
Thursday, May 7Show Recaps
Added setlists for Copenhagen, Gothenburg, and Oslo to the Tourbook.
Monday, May 4Show Recap
Added setlist for tonight in Hamburg to the Tourbook.
Added setlists for the first few European tour shows to the Tourbook. Due to the hassle of updating the site while traveling, setlist photos are going up on twitter.com/_Mudhoney faster than they're going up here (the photos will go up here eventually). (Thanks to Bettina for Eindhoven)
Wednesday, April 29New Show
...and San Jose, on the Tour page. And added notes about Seattle in June.
Added Sacramento to the run of California shows in October, on the Tour page. Also updated the other bands on the bill for the July 12 NYC show.
Mudhoney is playing California in October, on the Tour page. More of these shows to come soon.
Pearl Jam OnLine has an interview with Mark. Note the talk of a few new songs, and that the Green River stuff is still progressing, albeit very slowly.
Tuesday, April 28New Show
Mudhoney is playing as part of the Seattle Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in June, on the Tour page.
Sunday, April 19Recent Happenings
Steve had a busy day yesterday. As DJ Dollar Bin, he spun records at Jackpot Records and Everyday Music in Portland for Record Store Day. Then, at night did an improv set as Midnight Sun at Valentine's with Leighton Beezer (Thrown-Ups), Carla Torgerson, and Fredo Ortiz. Tonight, he's playing some acoustic songs at the Landmark Saloon. Also active yesterday was the reclusive Matt Lukin. He played 'Louie Louie' with The Sonics at Easy Street Records in Seattle. Other guests included Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Van Connor and Mark Pickerel of Screaming Trees, Ben Shepard of Soundgarden, Chris Ballew of The Presidents..., and Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening. Lukin and Eddie Vedder were marked on the setlist as doing 'Have Love Will Travel,' but neither one of them plaed on it. Mark was invited to perform, but was out of town.
Friday, April 3Seattle Recap
Added the setlist and notes for tonight's show to the Tourbook.
Tuesday, March 31Happy Birthday, Guy!
Saturday, March 28Happy Birthday, Steve!
Wednesday, March 25Mark Arm Doll
Get your own Mark Arm throbblehead at aggronautix.com. A throbblehead is like a bobblehead except it's got its own special trademark.
Monday, March 16Tripwires Show
Dan's Tripwires are playing Seattle next month, on the Tour page.
Monday, March 9Yet More Show
Added another show to the end of the European tour - Istanbul - on the Tour page.
Tuesday, March 3Yet More Shows
Added two more shows to the end of the European tour - Belgrade and Athens - on the Tour page.
Tuesday, February 24More Shows
Mudhoney has a string of East Coast dates in July, and Steve's Phantom Ships has a Portland gig this week, on the Tour page.
Tuesday, January 27Tripwires Show
Dan's Tripwires are playing Seattle in March, on the Tour page.
Wednesday, January 21Mark and Steve on Film
Mark and Steve have been interviewed for a Tales of Terror documentary, in News.
The Sonics have been a symbol of rebellion for 50 years, so of course they have a finely-tuned marketing plan that includes a coordinated announcement of their show with Mudhoney in April. In view of that, here's a re-announcement of that show, on the Tour page.
Saturday, January 17Show Recap
Added the setlist and notes for yesterday's show to the Tourbook.
Wednesday, January 14Show Recap
Added the setlist and notes for tonight's show to the Tourbook.
Tuesday, January 13Steve Live Recording
The That's the Thing About That blog has a recording of a nice Steve 2003 Denver show. Also check out the recordings of Mudhoney in Denver 2006 on the blog. (Thanks to James Freeman)
Wednesday, January 7European Support Acts
Added a bevy of support act information to the Tour page.
Thursday, January 1Happy Birthday, Mudhoney!
Mudhoney is 27 years old today, commemorating the first band practice held by the original four - Dan, Mark, Matt, and Steve.
2015 is shaping up to be focused on Europe, with a ton of dates already scheduled for there - along with the Seattle date in a few weeks. And other things will no doubt pop up as the year moves on.
This site is also celebrating its birthday today. Thanks to everyone who's written in with something to share with their fellow fans. This site wouldn't be half of what it is without people kindly doing that. If you have something to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org