Yes, you've already heard what a great time the Mercury staff had at this year's Pickathon. Well, I'm telling you again—it's the best!! I knew fewer names on the line-up this year than last, but therein lies the beauty of those three magical days: you hear something amazing that you never would have looked for. This year, what stood out to me from many other stellar acts were Old Light, White Fence, and Shakey Graves (he's doing it better than you). Kurt Vile, Ty Segall, and King Tuff were all great additions to the party, and Divine Fits were a major moment. Not only do I have serious nostalgia for both Britt Daniel and Dan Boeckner, but you could tell they were really happy to be there. They even popped a bottle of champagne at the end of their set on Sunday, each taking a swig before passing it off to the joyous crowd. I ended my weekend nestled in the woods with great company, listening to Marco Benevento play for over two hours. It was starting to get light out when I finally made it back to my car, and the magic was written all over the sky.
Lots and lots and lots to look at after the jump! And more to come tomorrow!
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