plus Basia Bulat / Humble Home
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
(7:30 PM Doors)
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Named after a 60s record label that released a single by a very young Lou Reed (“The Ostrich”), Pickwick mines soul music in the way that My Morning Jacket mined Southern Rock and the way the Black Keys mined the blues: they get that late-night reverb feeling. Whether they’re going for an upbeat, sultry groove, or a late-night heartbreaker, this West Coast band puts their emphasis on the kind of atmosphere and melody that you might find on vinyl sides from way back when. Pickwick also gets its soul from the show-stopping vocals of Galen Disston, a charismatic frontman with a serious set of pipes. Basia Bulat is also no joke when it comes to singing. This young singer-songwriter’s quavering but resolute voice brings to mind everything from flamenco to Celtic music, especially when Basia pulls out her nifty and cool-sounding autoharp. Opening are Cleveland band Humble Home, known for their appearances at the Brite Winter Festival, Cellar Door Rendezvous, and the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati.