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May 9, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Bumbershoot announcement party at Neumos | Concert review


Galen Disston, of Pickwick, performed at the Bumbershoot announcement party Thursday at Neumos.

By Joseph Sutton-Holcomb / Special to The Seattle Times

The concept of throwing a show to advertise a much bigger show just makes for a silly time. It doesn’t matter how awesome the music is, there’s just no getting that promotional taste out of your mouth.


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Big Freedia, Bobby Womack, Bumbershoot

September 19, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Neko Case brings the fight Wednesday night | Concert review

Neko Case

Neko Case gestures as she performs Wednesday night at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Seattle. Photo by Owen R. Smith.

The Paramount Theatre crowd was rowdy and Neko Case was in a playful, somewhat vulgar mood Wednesday night despite battling a head cold.

“We are going to play a lot of f—ing songs,” she announced with a laugh about a third of the way through her 21-song set as she took a glance down at the set list.

Not only did Case play plenty of songs off her new album “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You,” she also touched on old favorites that got the crowd cheering their approval.


Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Neko Case, paramount theatre, Pickwick

July 23, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Block Party countdown Q&A: Pickwick frontman calls nine months of rain ‘inspiring’

Pickwick frontman Galen Disston performs at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Tex., in 2012 (Deborah Cannon/

By Hannah Leone

After a dramatic transition from folk to what lead singer Galen Disston now describes as “garage-R&B”, Seattle band Pickwick released its first full-length album, “Can’t Talk Medicine,” on March 12. Talking to us from a mountaintop in Utah, singer Galen Disston talked blue-eyed soul, Pickwick’s unexpected influences and his expectations for his first Block Party (even though he’s been here eight years!)

Pickwick takes the main stage at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at Capitol Hill Block Party.


Comments | Topics: Capitol Hill Block Party, Galen Disston, Pickwick