Festival Review: The Pickathon Superlatives

The best jazz workouts, face-melting guitar solos, soulful star turns and uber-obscure basketball jerseys we saw through the dust at Portland's best li'l music festival.

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In many ways, Pickathon doesn’t deserve the slander of being called a “music festival.” Its ambitions are too humble, the setting too serene, the aftermath too non-apocalyptic. Even after 17 years, national press attention and gushing appraisals from multiple artists, it’s resisted the temptation to expand beyond sustainability nor give in to corporate sponsorship. The worst thing you can ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

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

The Best of Pickathon 2013

Dale Watson's tour bus, the Relatives' suits, judgmental square dancers and more of the most awesome things at the best lil' roots-ish music festival in town!

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Another Pickathon is in the books, and like most music festivals, it takes a few days to recover from. Unlike most music festivals, the exhaustion always feels worth it. Although this year’s installment may have priced out a few regulars—blame the inflated rates at least partially on Feist, perhaps the biggest-name headliner the fest has scored yet, but the crowds certainly seemed a bit thinner ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

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