PREMIERE: A Giant Dog Do “Sex & Drugs,” Bring Rock & Roll to Pickathon’s Galaxy Barn

The first episode in the exclusive Galaxy Barn Series, part of the Oregon festival’s Spring Season.

Spanning three packed days and three late nights in the coniferous confines of Pendarvis Farm outside of Portland, the intimate Pickathon is a hidden gem of the festival season. Every band on the bill plays a pair of sets—one on the main stage, another on one of the many small stages scattered throughout the grounds—which means that if you miss, say, Thundercat early in the day, you can still catch him playing in the woods later that night.

This year, as part of Pickathon’s Spring Season, we’re partnering with the festival to present an exclusive run of episodes of the Galaxy Barn Series, an annual selection of videos shot live from one of Pendarvis Farm’s most distinct venues. We’re kicking things off today with Austin punks A Giant Dog, whose Merge debut Pile is on its way May 6. The quintet brought “Sex & Drugs” to a hot-as-hell set at the Galaxy Barn last year, and you can get a taste of the action below.

In addition to its already announced first wave of artists (which includes Jeff Tweedy, Beach House, Yo La Tengo, and many more), Pickathon today added another dozen-plus names to this year’s lineup, including Mac DeMarco, King Sunny Ade, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Promised Land Sound, and more. You can see the entire lineup below, and head over to the Pickathon site to check out the stage schedule (and trust us: you’re going to want to see Boulevards do his thing at midnight on the Starlight Stage).

Pickathon 2016 lineup (asterisk denotes new addition)

Jeff Tweedy
Wolf Parade
Beach House
Ty Segall & The Muggers
Yo La Tengo
Black Mountain
The Oh Hellos
Patrick Watson
Thee Oh Sees
The James Hunter Six
Fruit Bats
Dan Deacon
Julia Holter
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Yemen Blues
La Luz
Kevin Morby
Ultimate Painting
Daniel Norgren
Mount Moriah
Margo Price
The Deslondes
Golden Rules
C. W. Stoneking
Moon Duo
Ezra Furman
Adia Victoria
The Cairo Gang
Lindi Ortega
My Bubba
10 String Symphony
Kacy & Clayton
Foghorn String Band
The Easy Leaves
The Wild Reeds
Sir Richard Bishop
The Woolen Men
I Draw Slow
Mac DeMarco *
King Sunny Adé *
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down *
Joseph *
Ry X *
Cory Henry *
Promised Land Sound *
Town Mountain *
Myke Bogan *
Blossom *
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms *
Open Mike Eagle *
Chanti Darling *

Pickathon goes down August 5 to 7 in Happy Valley, OR. Tickets are available here.


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