Pearl Jam played the first of their Home Shows on Aug. 8, 2018, at Safeco Field in Seattle. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times file)
Pearl Jam played the first of their Home Shows on Aug. 8, 2018, at Safeco Field in Seattle. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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Pearl Jam at 30: The enduring power of Seattle music’s cool uncles

At the 30th anniversary of Pearl Jam's first show at an old South Lake Union club, Seattle Times music writer Michael Rietmulder examines the secrets to the band's longevity and how the Seattle mavericks stack up against their rock heroes.

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