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.
PREMIERE: Futurebirds Take on Vic Chesnutt’s “Dodge” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions
The latest from the Oregon festival’s 2016–2017 season.