Detroit-based Protomartyr played the Woods Stage on the final day of Pickathon 2016, giving a Sunday afternoon crowd a jolt of energy and a set of smart and unsettling songs. “Pontiac 87” begins with frontman Joe Casey describing the scene during the Pope’s visit to the Silverdome in 1987, the jumping-off point for a song about the slide into brutality and greed. “Pontiac 87” is from the band’s acclaimed third release, The Agent Intellect.
This is the latest episode from the Pickathon Woods Series, hand-picked by opbmusic to showcase some of the most exciting performances captured from the three-day Pickathon festival held each summer in Happy Valley, Oregon. Look for the next premiere on May 16.
The Pickathon Woods Series is made possible by support from Klean Kanteen.