10 reasons Pearl Jam is a live act like no other

Pearl Jam performs at the "Made In America" music festival on Sunday Sept. 2, 2012, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)

Ahead of Pearl Jam’s show at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, we outline 10 characteristics of the band’s concerts that set it apart from any other act touring the world’s largest arenas.

The Pretty Reckless at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver (photos)

Pretty Reckless @ Fillmore 10/17/14

The Pretty Reckless — led by singer/actress Taylor Momsen — played Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium on Friday.

Listen: Broncos players pick their top songs

Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (98) warms up prior to their game against the San Francisco 49ers August 17, 2014 at Levi's Stadium. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post)

Kickoff approaches. The inflatable horse head takes shape. The flamethrowers prepare to burn. Inside the bowels of Sports Authority Field at Mile High, players steel themselves for the moment. Tucked away in a corner locker, Broncos linebacker Von Miller nods his head, losing himself in Phil Collins’ voice.

Best Colorado shows this week: Odesza, Foxygen, BRONCHO and more

Best Colorado shows this week: Odesza, Foxygen, BRONCHO and more

Odesza, Foxygen and more make our list of best Colorado shows this week.

Listen: New Foo Fighters song, “Something From Nothing”

Listen: New Foo Fighters song, "Something From Nothing"

Here’s the first new Foo Fighters song, “Something From Nothing,” off the band’s upcoming album, “Sonic Highways.”

Sam Smith tour includes a Colorado arena show

Sam Smith tour includes a Colorado arena show

Sam Smith will embark on his largest U.S. tour yet, with stops at New York’s Madison Square Garden and Colorado’s 1stBank Center.

“Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” a lofty look at rock, studios and blues legends

Foo Fighters @ Pepsi Center by John Leyba

Dave Grohl packs a lot of history, sentiment and personality into “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” — and the huge project almost gets away from him.

Now Snoop Dogg is rapping about Mike Dunafon, too

Snoops Wellness Retreat

Joining Wyclef Jean, Snoop Dogg has rapped his endorsement for Mike Dunafon as a remix of “The Trap.”

Snoop Dogg throwing a music, comedy fest for Colo. governor hopeful Mike Dunafon

Snoops Wellness Retreat

Snoop Dogg is organizing a multi-day music and comedy festival in the Denver area on Halloween weekend — a.k.a. a few days before the general election — that Snoop will perform at to raise awareness for Colorado gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunafon, the Dunafon campaign told The Cannabist on Wednesday.

Big Freedia at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos, review)

Big Freedia at The Bluebird Theater on 10/14/14.

Big Freedia brought enough shaking and twerking to the Bluebird Theater on Tuesday to fulfill Denver’s yearly booty quota.