At Sweet 16, Pickathon Has Grown into One of the Greatest Music Festivals on the Globe
YOU WHO: BLIND PILOT, CAT DOORMAN
(Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd) Kids' variety show You Who kicks off 2013 with a pajama party featuring charming folk-rockers Blind Pilot and the debut of Cat Doorman, the new kid-song project from the Golden Bears' Julianna Bright. Sounds like these kids are gonna have a great time—why can't grownups have this kind of fun? NED LANNAMANN
HOT VICTORY, WHORE PAINT, TROPHY WIFE
(The Know, 2026 NE Alberta) When it comes to the songwriting process, drummers typically get the short end of the stick (excuse the pun). Crash, bang, boom is supposedly all they've really got. Since singers, guitarists, and bass players can make all those fancy notes, they get to strut around out front and get all the credit. Enter Hot Victory, a stringed instrument's worst nightmare. The band features two drummers, Caitlin Love and Ben Stoller. Equipped with a symmetrical setup including electronic and acoustic drums, a shared hi-hat, and some samples and loops to play over, the duo create hypnotic, prog-tastic space journeys that fascinate and perplex. A Hot Victory set is a mindbender that will leave any "fretters" in the room scratching their heads, and any skinsmen, or women, high-fiving each other. Score one "Hot Victory" for all tub-thumpers! ARIS WALES
Tip for End Hits?
Email them here.
Get the best of the Mercury each week in your inbox!