Corin Tucker brought her new band to town Friday for a quasi-homecoming show. Unfortunately I was unable to be there because I was attending a musical homecoming of the arena rock variety in the form of Alice in Chains' 3D KeyArena concert. And while that group of grungers were celebrating their return to relevancy, a few miles down the road perhaps the biggest grunge figure of them all popped up on stage during Tucker's set at the Showbox at the Market.
Eddie Vedder surprised the Showbox crowd during the former Sleater-Kinney singer's encore by joining Tucker for a cover of John Doe's "The Golden State," originally a duet featuring the former X frontman and Kathleen Edwards. While it's cool to see Vedder support Tucker's new venture, his appearance probably wasn't a surprise to Pearl Jam fans, considering Eddie and the gang were big champions of Sleater-Kinney. Plus the two have performed the song live several times in the past, including during Pearl Jam's most recent concert in Washington.