Jerad Walker

The Detroit-based band 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 a slide into brutality and greed. "Pontiac 87" is from the band's acclaimed third release, The Agent Intellect.

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In embracing the excesses of rock 'n' roll, Bay Area band Thee Oh Sees has gained a rep

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Morning slots at summer festivals can be tough.

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The Woods Stage at Pickathon is an otherworldly outdoor amphitheater built in a holler and surrounded by dense forest.

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