Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

Seattle’s Pickwick refracts classic R&B through an earnest mod-garage lens. Their debut album, Can’t Talk Medicine, is packed with jumpy staccato songs, dotted with over-amplified keyboards and topped with plaintive crooning. It also features a cameo by Sharon Van Etten, on the stirring “Lady Luck.” Like Van Etten, Basia Bulat opened for Nick Cave on his recent tour, and the Canadian singer girds her plaintive crooning with more traditional-leaning instrumentation — hammering an autoharp, even. On songs like “In the Night,” Bulat delivers rousing, naturalistic folk melodies that should make an interesting counterweight to Pickwick’s disheveled-machine aesthetic.

—Steve Haruch

Wed, May 1 | 9:00 PM (8:00 Door)
The Mercy Lounge
18 and over
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Seattle WA  |  Alternative, Rock

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