Live Video: Pickwick

photo by Jim Bennett (view set)

Currently, Seattle has a lot of excellent folk-leaning bands making local and national headlines, and you could fill volumes of No Depression by focusing just on NW bands like The Moondoggies, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, Fleet Foxes, The Head and the Heart, Sallie Ford, Ghosts I’ve Met, and so on — in fact, just a list might fill up this page. There’s a new band gaining a lot of attention around here, and by their name and early sound they might have been lumped into this massive (albeit excellent) category, but Pickwick have since grown, in size and sound, to be a juggernaut of 60’s soul-inspired rock fusion that tears away from its roots and soars ever higher. Led by singer Galen Disston, Pickwick is on paper just five members, but live they will perform with about twice that number by bringing in friends from bands like Campfire Ok and Concours d’Elegance to stomp, shout, beat on things, and dance around.

Recently, we invited Pickwick to perform live on the Morning Show with John Richards, but we didn’t want the stripped down version. No, we crammed a dozen people into our small studio space — in addition to four videographers, one photographer and one host — to sweat out a sweltering set that will have you dancing your ass off at home!

Check out the videos here, and don’t forget that Pickwick will be performing live on Friday 8/26 at the Mural Amphitheatre as part of KEXP and Settle Center’s Concerts at the Mural series of FREE concerts.

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  1. nothing
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    sweet. maroon 5. when is KEXP going to play some local bands who are actually making progress with modern music? oh those bands just come and go because the “local” radio station completely ignored them. look up “hunab ku” or “the fool the magician” or “algebraic satellite” or “RxMD. but you wont because now youre mad at me. the end. i enjoy this music tho. Pickwick is cool.

  2. nothing
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    at least we have Hollow Earth Radio.

  3. ciao_w
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    wow! Pickwick is cool ( x 2)

  4. Ralph the Roadie
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    You’re right, there are a ton of great artists and bands up here in Seattle. Galen and I just stole away at lunch to hear Allen Stone at the free lunch-time series at Occidental Park. Man that guy has pipes. He even had the hoola hoopers up and dancing. Pickwick killed it in Kenmore last night too. Thanks for the vids KEXP.

  5. jsf3000
    Posted January 19, 2012 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    These guys sound great! Get a move on and come to the ATL!

  6. Liz Okrent
    Posted July 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Looking forward to seeing more of this group in August at Concerts At The Mural. Woo-hoo. Truly awesome fusion of folk, soul, rock.

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