Outlaw Country, Saharan Folk, and Cosmic Sorcery: Into the Woods for Pickathon 2018
The Happy Valley music festival once again stands out during festival season by embracing its natural surroundings and simply enlisting musicians who fit the scene.
PREMIERE: Alex Cameron Croons “Mongrel” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions
The absurdist Aussie and his trusted saxophonist strip down a track off Cameron’s debut.
PREMIERE: Ex-Cult Tear Through “Stick the Knife In” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions
The Memphis punks crank out a quick and dirty rendition of their In The Red debut single.
PREMIERE: Black Milk & Nat Turner Strike Back on “Rebel” and “Story & Her” for Pickathon Slab Sessions
The Detroit emcee and his DC cohorts hit the Slab with a pair of jazz-laced beats to match Milk’s singular, insouciant flow.
PREMIERE: Jay Som Rips Up “Baybee” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions
The LA-based songwriter brings her band to Oregon for an upbeat performance of the sunny single.
PREMIERE: Ghost-Note Whip Up the Perfect “Milkshake” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions
The Grammy-winning percussion duo crams an entire set’s worth of energy into five minutes with the help of some friends.
PREMIERE: Priests Bring Their Spooky Energy to Pickathon’s Slab Sessions with “Leila 20”
DC punk’s holiest emissaries belt out the cut from last year’s “Nothing Feels Natural.”
PREMIERE: Ty Segall Melts Faces with “Warm Hands” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions
With the backing of his Freedom Band, the insatiable riffer introduces his caustic anthem to the bright Oregon sun.
PREMIERE: Sweet Spirit Reach for “Salvation” in the New Season of Pickathon’s Slab Sessions
Kicking off the new batch of Happy Valley live performances with a bang.
The Two Sides of Pickathon’s Happy Valley
It was a festival filled with dualities: that Charles Bradley is not a lone eagle, that J Mascis can blow out an amp and shred on acoustic within a matter of hours, that the pleasant Pacific Northwest can still get really freakin’ hot.
PREMIERE: Palehound Return to Pickathon’s Slab Sessions with “Healthier Folk”
Plus, tune in next weekend to catch the festival live from Happy Valley, OR.
PREMIERE: Golden Rules Get Giggly at “Auntie Pearl’s House” for Pickathon Slab Sessions
Eric Biddines controls his flow over Paul White’s weirdo assemblage.
PREMIERE: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down Rip Through “Kindness Be Conceived” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions
Throwing it back to a Slab Session so nice we premiered it twice.
Oasis: FORM Arcosanti Offers Streams in the Desert
Hundred Waters and Moses Sumney’s fourth-annual gathering reimagines what a music festival can be.
PREMIERE: Blossom and Myke Bogan Offer Up “Acouasm” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions
You may wanna float right into the weekend on this one.
PREMIERE: Palehound Call Out “Molly” In Pickathon’s Slab Sessions
The Dry Food cut gets its day in the sun.
PREMIERE: La Luz Buzz Through “You Disappear” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions
The “Weirdo Shrines” cut shimmers in the daylight.
PREMIERE: Tennyson Are “All Yours” in Pickathon Slab Session
Plus: the Oregon festival reveals the first wave of names for this year’s get-down.