1195 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202

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Pickathon Presents
Marissa Nadler with Jesse Sykes
Sat Jun 29 08:30 pm (Doors: 08:00 pm )
21 and up
Over the course of nearly 20 tireless years of writing, recording, and touring, Marissa Nadler has amassed one of the most singular catalogs in contemporary music. Her work glides between delicate folk, windswept Americana, doom metal-adjacent darkness, meditative ambient music, and fearlessly experimental sounds, all anchored in her unmistakable singing voice and finger-style guitar. Shortly after finishing her Masters degree at the Rhode Island School of Design, Nadler released her first proper full-length album, the ethereal Ballads of Living and Dying, in 2004. Though she was initially associated with the indie-folk movement, Nadler soon distinguished herself with her willingness to go darker and more personal, writing songs that felt deeply intimate with solitude and heartbreak while still retaining an otherworldly sheen. After a decade of releasing records with vario


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Jesse Sykes

Spanning more than two decades, Jesse Sykes and The Sweet Hereafter have remained faithful to their own unique spin on spooky folk rock, sometimes leaning into heavier psychedelic explorations—their collectivevision has culminated into a distinct sound they have remained loyal to.Sykes coined the term “Spectral Music” in the early aughts, and it remains apt. An evolving cast of characters, thecore remains singer-songwriter Jesse Sykes and guitarist Phil Wandscher.Spin Magazine called 2011's release, Marble Son "a sprawling psych rock vision,” and The New York Times has described their sound as "spellbound music, rapt in fatalism and sorrow.” All Music adds; "Whether the sonic setting is one of doomy distortion or fragile finger picking, Sykes remains a truly unique vocalist whose dusky voice is capable of imparting a transcendent, almost spiritual quality to almost any tune it touches."The band has toured extensively in the US and Europe, and have just completed both a US and European run, supporting avante garde drone metal purveyors Sunn O))) —who Sykes is known for having both collaborated and performed with over the years.Having been fortunate to have worked under the guidance of such wise ears as Tucker Martine, Mell Dettmer, Martin Feveyear, Randall Dunn and most recently Johnny Sangster and Seattle’s Robb Davis—Sykes and Wandscher (who will appear as a duo for these shows) are patiently awaiting the release plan for their 5 th studio album. They are beyond thrilled to be sharing the stage with Marissa Nadler again.As Jesse often says, “Marissa Nadler is my favorite living singer songwriter.