Friday, January 30, 2015

Pick Hit

Triumphant local heroes Pickwick return for a can't-miss show


Seattle, we've been here before.

Remember Skid Row? That was Nirvana before they wrote "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Remember Professor Macklemore? That was his name before he lost tenure and released "Thrift Shop."  

Well, get ready for another one. Pickwick, Seattle's best unsigned band, is about to blow the f up.

Ably blending Black Keys-style gutbucket rock with blue-eyed soul, they dropped a debut LP earlier in the year that's been selling like hotcakes and getting tons of attention. The single "Lady Luck" would headline our mashup if we could make mashups (pretty sure Girl Talk is a wizard).

After stealing SXSW, Pickwick has been touring with country-rocker Neko Case the last few weeks, and they're returning home to the Paramount on Wednesday the 18th.

Expect a high-energy set with driving originals and some hot covers — reports from other stops on the tour have them busting out a version of Elvis Costello's "Pump It Up" that drives the crowd wild.

Let's be frank: this is probably going to be the last time you'll be able to see these guys up close. So grab some cred and catch the show.

They won't stay Seattle's best unsigned band for long.

Pickwick (opening for Neko Case)
Wednesday, September 19
Paramount Theatre
911 Pine St., Downtown

Tickets: $28 here
Nearby: Knee High Stocking Co; HoneyHole; Alibi Room

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