HGTV/Paste SXSW Preview - Pickwick

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HGTV has teamed up with Paste for our ninth annual party in Austin, Texas, at SXSW, March 13-16. With 11 bands per day, the lineup includes both some of the festival’s most exciting veteran performers including Billy Bragg, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Josh Ritter and The Zombies, as well as newcomers like Foxygen, The Lone Bellow and GUARDS.

The official four-day party will be held at one of 6th Street’s biggest music venues, The Stage on Sixth (508 E. 6th Street), from noon to 6 p.m. In the days leading up to the event, we’ll post previews on the artists on the lineup.

Hometown: Seattle
Members: Galen Disston, Kory Kruckenberg Michael and Garrett Parker, Cassady Lillstrom, Alex Westcoat
Album: Can’t Talk Medicine
For Fans of: Fitz & the Tantrums, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, The Alabama Shakes

Seattle’s Pickwick has indie-rock roots (vibes player Kory Kruckenberg produced J. Tillman), and a love for both the garage rock of The Sonics and the soul of masters like Sam Cooke and Curtis Mayfield. None of that would matter, though, if frontman Galen Disston didn’t have the vocal chops to make that combination work. I caught the band at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival in Colorado and invited them to play our SXSW party right there on the spot. We expect them to make a similar impression in Austin next week.

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