The Pickathon Superlatives

From Angel Olsen and Diarrhea Planet to shirtless bros, feral children and fried chicken buns, here are the best things we heard, saw and consumed at Pickathon 2014.

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“There are a lot of music festivals,” said Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts early into his band’s set amongst the trees of Pendarvis Farm, “but there’s only one Pickathon.” The slacker affect of his voice may have muddled his sincerity, but there’s no arguing against the truth of that statement. Pickathon is truly one of a kind—to the point that it probably doesn’t even deserve to ...   More
 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

The Pick Of The ’Thon

Pickathon’s must-see artists and the best stages to see them on.


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If the buzz around town is any indication, this is the most anticipated Pickathon in a long time, maybe ever. Incidentally, it is also perhaps the least rootsy lineup the festival has put togeth   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Mic Check: Destroyer’s Dan Bejar


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Dan Bejar’s longtime musical project, Destroyer, has gone through many permutations, from edgy, drip-dry pop to motorik showtunes written on MIDI synths. For 2011’s Kaputt, Bejar and company   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 ROBERT HAM

Five Questions with Destroyer's Dan Bejar

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Dan Bejar is an incredible songwriter. Though he's quick to say that he's bored with instruments or that he recorded most of the vocals for his new album while he was fixing a sandwich, there's no denying that Bejar's sharp, twisting songs require a lot of effort. On email, however, Bejar is quick and to the point—which led me to combine my love for his lyrics and write about the "Destroyer drinking ...   More
 
Friday, March 18, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

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