Sunday, April 13, 2008

Pearl Jam Cover Band Impresses

On Friday night I headed into San Francisco to see Dirty Frank, which is a Pearl Jam cover band from Los Angeles. The event was Stacey's 30th birthday. Her boyfriend Dan, who is Trisha's and my friend, arranged for the band to come up to the city and play.

Having seen Pearl Jam many times and being a huge fan, I was very skeptical that another group of guys could come even close to simulating them. The hardest part, of course, is finding a singer whose voice can compare to Eddie Vedder's.

The verdict: The band sounded great and the lead singer's voice was in fact comparable to Eddie's. The tiny packed bar in North Beach was energized and seemingly very impressed. I stood right in front of the stage for the entire two hour show and had a great time singing along to all the familiar tunes.

One of the highlights of the night was when the birthday girl got on stage and sung the song "Alive" with the band. Here is what that looked like:

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