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