Cosmic rockers Futurebirds are on tour all February and will be gliding through Seattle‘s Tractor Tavern on Friday. You should go. Their album Hotel Parties is an easy rockin’ expansive panorama of rockin’ country tunes that evoke images of LA and Joshua Tree. Their music is full of the killer riffs and unfeigned twang Keith Richards and Gram […]

by Sean Jewell :: If you’ve been to Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon for Pickathon then you know that everything that happens the rest of the year revolves around those four days forever after. New Years? 8 months til Pickathon. Festival season? Let’s hit a few and pretend we’re at Pickathon. New favorite musician? Can’t […]


All you got to do is LEAVE A COMMENT below and we’ll pick a winner on Friday July 25th! (we do not share or spam your email address). One pair of tickets that includes camping will be at the gate for the lucky winner, but please bring your own guitar picks and rolling papers. Attention pickers, […]

pharis & jason romero

Pickathon is coming. It’s the weekend of Aug 1-3rd on Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon just east of Portland. This “On The Farm” session was captured last year and proves that the indie roots festival still has a lot to do with pickin’ and trad music makers- like Pharis & Jason Romero. This couple […]

malcolm @ pickathon

“To Drink The Rain” – Live in The Galaxy Barn at Pickathon 2013:: This is what we refer to as “full immersion.” Others call it “crazy” or “channeling” and some call it being “possessed” by the music. Whatever it is, it’s how Malcolm Holcombe performed last year in the Galaxy Barn. And it’s what we’ve come to expect […]


Let’s do this! As the summer progresses, we’ll feature these outdoor music festivals individually as they happen, but for now, here’s a brief synopsis of what we look forward to as the temps rise and the summer season develops. Because what’s better than seeing music outdoors? Here’s what we recommend: *above photo of Alela Diane […]

pickathon Bus

When the initial Pickathon 2014 line-up was recently rolled out over the course of 16 days (16 days for 16 years!), could you have believed that it would only get stronger than it already was? Well believe it, baby. Pickathon is excited to announce the addition of The War on Drugs, Destroyer (solo), Black Lillies, and Those […]