When I first came across a video called, “Live From the Basement” by a band named Pickwick, it was instantly love at first sound. Who the heck is this band and more importantly, when can I see them? What I discovered is that Pickwick originates from the land of the grunge and the home of the space needle. They are a six-man band who shake tambourines like they are going out of style and put soul back in real time. The lead singer, Galen Disston, rocks an afro and retro specs while holding down an incredibly unique voice that could easily halt the attention of a room. There is no denying this band’s creative passion and raw talent with tracks like ‘Hacienda Motel’ and ‘When Rosa Speaks’ from self-released EP, Myths, Vol. 1. Their musical intensity and exclusive modern blues sound is likely to be the reason as to why the band’s West Coast shows sell out left and right. Seattle radio station, KEXP and City Arts Magazine are a few plugs who have not let Pickwick go unnoticed. The band even recently landed a set at Sasquatch Music Festival on the bill alongside Jack White, Bon Iver and The Shins. Pickwick is on the rise and hopefully they will bring their soulful presence to the East Coast this year.