Aug 1-4  OR

Pickathon Podcast Ep06 feat. Whimz
Pickathon Podcast Ep06 feat. Whimz

New podcast out today and it’s a fun one! Pickathon Founder Zale Schoenborn interviews Portland’s own synth dream doom pop (new genre alert!) band Whimz and finds out the surprisingly strange and hilarious (and exclusive) story behind the name of their new album, PM226. Plus Zale talks a bit about the history of Pickathon’s work […]

Pickathon Podcast EP05 – Growing Up in the Grand Ol Opry with The Kernal

How is Pickathon the Anti-Festival? Founder Zale Schoenborn has some fascinating ideas in the new Pickathon Podcast about how Pickathon goes against the grain, bucking most major festival trends. It’s just common sense really, because Pickathon puts passion first over profit. Plus a great interview with outsider country artist The Kernal, a key artist on […]

Pickathon Podcast EP04 – Learning from Mistakes and Caribbean Roots of Pachyman!

This week on the Pickathon Podcast, it’s Zale vs Pachyman for a deep dive into Caribbean music, from Puerto Rico to Jamaica! Pachyman translates the curiosity and vintage production perspective of early dub pioneers to the modern era, reframing a Caribbean flow as transnational and eminently danceable. Opening up the episode, Zale’s got some pretty […]

Pickathon Podcast EP03 – Origin Stories and Global Acoustic Stew with Sprig of That

In the third episode of the Pickathon Podcast, Zale tells a brief overview of the history of the Pickathon. Isabel Dammann, from Sprig of That, joins the conversation and shares stories about watching Lake Street Dive bring down the house at Pickathon 2014, her “Portland Famous” Dad, and why a violin, guitar, and Tabla drum […]

Pickathon Podcast EP02 – Sustainable Yodeling with Nick Shoulders

In the second episode of the Pickathon podcast, Zale discusses how Pickathon became the first American music festival to eliminate all plastic and single-use dishware.  Nick Shoulders joins the conversation to talk about growing up in Arkansas, sustainability in music, fireworks naval battles, and how he learned to be the best yodeling country singer alive.  […]

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