About the Artist
PICKWICK | Seattle-based quintet Pickwick splice soul into their stylized indie rock. This blend of groove and pop savvy was evident on their 2013 debut, Can't Talk Medicine, and its 2017 sequel, LoveJoys.
Pickwick's origins lay in a folk group fronted by Galen Disston and Matthew Emmett. Around 2008, the duo decided to shift toward a soulful direction, expanding to a quintet with the addition of Garrett Parker, Michael Parker, and Cassady Lillstrom. Producer Kory Kruckenberg worked with the band on three 7" singles in 2011.
All the 45s were compiled as the EP Myths, which was followed by the self-released Covers EP in 2013. That same year brought Can't Talk Medicine, a Kruckenberg-produced full-length album released on Small Press/Dine Alone. Emmett left the group after the release of Can't Talk Medicine. Alex Westcoat took his spot and the group teamed with producer Erik Blood, who previously worked with Shabazz Palaces, for LoveJoys, the sophomore set that came out in the summer of 2017.
THE LAST REVEL | From the storied music scene of the Upper Midwest comes the cutting edge Front Porch Americana soundscapes of The Last Revel. This powerfully talented collective of songwriters from Minneapolis, Minnesota so naturally blends the genres of Folk, Old Time String-Band and Rock to create a sound that is as equally original as it is timeless. Drawing influence from their salt of the earth Midwest ethos the band’s songs are roots in the characteristic that has made that region the heartbeat of America.
The Last Revel utilizes their multi-instrumental abilities to bring the full spectrum of modern Americana to life with lush arrangements of three-part vocal harmonies, acoustic and electric guitars, upright bass, fiddle, and 5-string banjo to consistently support impassioned performances of their honest and heartfelt songwriting.
With their third full length album, Hazard & Fate, The Last Revel further demonstrates their ability to create rich and delicately textured recorded material with a modern “tip of the hat” to the storied history of American folk music.
About the Venue
US Bank Parking Lot, next to Seva
This is the first of our Seva Summer Outdoor music series, featuring bands (and food!) in the bank parking lot just outside the restaurant, in Downtown Billings.
Billings, Montana, 59101