Pickathon Announces Its First 2014 Artists

UPDATE: Full lineup (more or less) complete.

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Yesterday, Pickathon—the annual roots-ish music festival held out just outside Portland at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley—announced that this year's festival would take place Aug. 1-3. They also revealed that, in celebration of its 16th edition, they will be gradually rolling out the lineup over the next 16 days, beginning…today! And apparently, they're going in reverse alphabetical ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Watch A New Pixies Video Filmed at Pickathon 2013

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The video for "Andro Queen," a new track from alt-rock survivors Pixies, doesn't actually feature anyone from the band. Instead, this artful little clip from director Ondi Timoner brings you along on a hallucinatory journey through the 2013 edition of Pickathon, replete with suitcase kick drums, tiger heads, brooding dudes in hats, alt-roots singer-songwriter Shakey Graves, and plenty of other beautifully ...   More
 
Monday, October 7, 2013 ROBERT HAM

The Best of Pickathon 2013

Dale Watson's tour bus, the Relatives' suits, judgmental square dancers and more of the most awesome things at the best lil' roots-ish music festival in town!

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Another Pickathon is in the books, and like most music festivals, it takes a few days to recover from. Unlike most music festivals, the exhaustion always feels worth it. Although this year’s installment may have priced out a few regulars—blame the inflated rates at least partially on Feist, perhaps the biggest-name headliner the fest has scored yet, but the crowds certainly seemed a bit thinner ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The Regulars

A guide to Pickathon’s regional heroes.


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When it started 15 years ago, Pickathon, Portland’s annual roots-music festival, had little interest in anything contemporary. As it’s grown in both size and scope, finally embracing music cre   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Must-See Pickathon Sets Per Stage


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Fir Meadows Stage: Lightning Dust (Friday, 7:40 pm)The first day of Pickathon is typically dedicated to finding camping, then booze, then the square dance, but a pre-sundown, open-air performance    More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The Six Most Awesome Things About the 2013 Pickathon Lineup

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Pickathon has long been one of the most unique festival-going experiences—nestled among the trees on Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, it legitimately feels like summer camp—and in the last few years, the lineup has shifted to reflect that uniqueness. It hasn't abandoned its roots as a, um, roots music festival, it's expanded on them, making it unlike just about any other multi-day music gathering ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The Best of Everything Else 2012

We didn’t just sit around listening to records all year. Some of us actually left the house.


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Best Show Almost No One Saw: Matthew Shipp Trio It was quite a surprise to find Jimmy Mak’s not even one-third full for a rare Portland appearance by powerhouse pianist Matthew Shipp and his t   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 AP KRYZA

Pickathon 2012 in Review (Photos, Words, Etc.)

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I had an interesting talk about Pickathon with a local promoter who was hanging out at Pendarvis farm on Saturday night. I asked why there was such a market for festivals when the economy has gone to shit. He said, in a nutshell, that festivals like this are replacing trips to the grand canyon or Mount Rushmore. He said that the most valuable music festivals become an annual tradition for concert-goers; ...   More
 
Monday, August 6, 2012 LocalCut

Top Five Obscure Acts at Pickathon


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Petunia & the VipersA Canadian “avant-country” act with a cult following up north that’s just starting to tour the U.S. regularly. Haunting, weird stuff. Ted Jones and the Tarheel BoysOn   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Pick of the Litter

Pickathon bucks industry trends to craft the music fest of the future.


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I don’t do outdoor festivals. This has as much to do with my own pasty skin and aversion to large crowds as it does the with inherent disadvantages of seeing your favorite band’s music drift u   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

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