Pickathon's Full 2015 Lineup Announced: Updated

Now with Cloud Nothings, Ex Hex, King Tuff , Thundercat and more.

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Last year, Pickathon, Portland's best small-scale music festival, seemed to learn a valuable lesson. After flirting with bigger-name headliners, the festival went back to a broader lineup of mostly smaller acts, interspersing Pitchfork-approved indie-rockers with the Americana artists that once made up the bulk of the weekend, and seemed to find a new audience. As I said in our report on the 2014 installment, ...   More
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: Tune-Yards at Roseland Theater, 12/12


“Those inflatable worms kind of look like dicks,” a guy in the crowd commented at the start of Tune-Yards' show at Roseland Theater on Dec. 12. The Oakland-based experimental pop group certainly does have a preference for odd stage props. The stage was draped in baby-pink linens, obscenely large googly eyes, toy cacti and, yes, giant inflatable earthworms—an aesthetic best described as ...   More
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 ASHLEY JOCZ

Sasquatch! 2010: Seeing My Favorite Band For the First Time

This weekend I spent three days in George, Washington for the Sasquatch! festival. Even though I've been back a few days, I'm still exhausted. I know this is a bit late, but finding the right words to say about Pavement—unquestionably my favorite band—was a little rough as I tried to catch up on lost sleep. It came out sentimental and a bit cheesy, but that's just the way life is sometimes. ...   More
Friday, June 4, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER


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