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.