Preview: Pickathon 2012 Day 3Posted by Rob Hedberg
Pickathon comes to a close on Sunday, but there are still numerous artists to watch, and fans that retreat back to their humble abode early will be kicking themselves for missing dynamic performances. Sunday has a great mixture of bands. Local artists from Seattle and Portland, TheeSatisfaction and Y La Bamba are set to perform in the afternoon, while fans can serve themselves a nice helping of Folk/Americana with The Wood Brothers and The Barr Brothers in the evening. Dr. Dog and Midtown Dickens will perform their second sets as they close out Pickathon with two late night shows. Below are a few artists performing Sunday that should not be passed up.
The War on Drugs were formed in 2005 by Adam Granducie, and released their first record Wagonwheel Blues in 2008. The band is usually labeled as an American indie rock band, but this title does not serve them justice. Their music mixes multiple genres such as shoegazing, rock and roll, and pop-rock. Influenced by some of the greatest singer songwriters such as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan, there should be no excuse why fans should miss this sure to be eccentric set at the galaxy barn at 8:30pm Sunday.
The Wood Brothers are made up of Oliver and Chris Wood. Their music integrates blues, folk, Americana, gospel, and funk. The duo released Smoke Ring Halo their third album, and found their musical chemistry evolving. While the first two Wood Brothers albums maintained an acoustic essence, Smoke Ring Halo saw the duo add drummer Tyler Greenwell to add some punch to their tunes, which allowed The Wood brothers to experiment with multiple genres. Don’t’ Miss The Wood Brothers set Sunday at 5:00pm at the mountain-view stage.
Neko Case, American singer/songwriter and member of Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers, have not released a new album since 2009’s Middle Cyclone. One of Neko Case’s many amazing attributes is her sophisticated vocals that show her dynamic range, which fuses beautifully with her alternative country sound. Case is also known for covering various artists such as Tom Waits, Nick Lowe, and Neil Young at her performances and on records. Head over to the mountain-view stage Sunday to see her final performance of the weekend at 8:45pm.
Lonnie Walker at first was a one-man band, but with time Brian Corum’s solo project transformed into a group of friends who shared a common drive for music and visual art. After Corum asked for Eric Hill, Justin Flyth, Raymond Finn, and Josh Bridges to join Lonnie Walker it was obvious from their live gigs that the band’s impeccable live show had helped their music evolve into a combination of roots oriented Americana mixed with dance punk. Lonnie Walker performs Sunday at the wood stage at 1:30pm.
Single day tickets have officially sold out. Only three day passes still remain.