December 4, 2012

Win Tickets to Celebrate New Years Eve with Pickwick at the Showbox


In this blog’s short life the month of December has generally been a dead month of few enticing shows scheduled.  Not so this December with Allen Stone, Mountain Goats, The Cave Singers, and David Bazan all headlining various dates, a double-dose of the Moondoggies and Maldives Christmas Special, a Sufjan Stevens holiday special, and Ty Segall and Moon Duo hitting town within days of each other. For us though the culmination of the month and the year will be Pickwick‘s return to a Seattle stage after nearly a year of hibernation and machinations toward building their first full-length. The inclusion of Radiation City and Tomten elevates this dessert to the level of Phineas Q. Butterfat’s “The Ark.”

As of last week the record is done and off to mastering and the band has begun teasing their basement creation with three youtube vignettes so far and a call-in number to preview a few measures of what’s to come. They’ve risen to prominence with some soul fire, but as I’ve come to understand R&B is really just a touching off point for their own grittier experiments. Those of us who’ve ventured out of Seattle to get our fix after their Sasquatch mainstage appearance or came out for their Jason Molina covers at will have strongly gotten the hint already.

Courtesy of the Showbox, we’re giving away two pairs of tickets to the night’s festivities. Each pair of tickets comes with two “swag bags” that include two drink tickets (good for beer, wine, house champagne or a single-shot cocktail), party favors and a commemorative poster signed by the band. Drop your name and a legit email in the comments and we’ll randomly choose two winners at noon, Thursday December 13th.

Staying in on New Years Eve is just sad. Don’t be “That Guy.” Snag tickets ahead of time via

If you’re not yet familiar with the evening’s fabulous openers, get to know them after the jump.


Hit us up.

  1. My wife and I have been trying to see Pickwick ever since I found out about them via the Suzzallo video. What better time than NYE when my brother and his fiancé are in town!

  2. Sarah Skelton #

    Awesome! Great way to ring in New Years with the band. Cheers!

  3. Sarah Skelton #

    Posting with email….

  4. Carissa Camp #

    please AND thank you.

  5. Emile panerio #

    Emile p

  6. Loretta Vosk #

    Been enjoying Pickwick since that fateful day when we caught those Bumbershoot shows. Must have more Pickwick.

  7. Rachel Wood #

    Oh Pickwick– these are a group of guys I’d love to bring in the New Year with!

  8. Ernie Kang #

    Happy Holidays everyone.

  9. Erica Ellis #

    I can’t think of a better way to ring in 2013 than with these sweet sounds.

  10. Gary Ferguson #

    Looking forward to it.

  11. Haven Tran #

    I love love LOVE this band!

  12. Jene Etheridge #

    please please please!

    Jené Etheridge

  13. Jennifer Brett #

    Went to every one of their Seattle shows last year!

  14. Jen Mallinger #

    Have loved Pickwick since “Doe Bay Doe Bay!” 2011. Can’t wait for the album.

  15. Jennyl #

    Never have NYE plans. This is going to be great!

  16. Thomas Bobson #

    Would LOVE to win this! Way more than other options for NYE. Plus, I miss these guys!

  17. Graham S. #

    Love Pickwick!

    Graham S.

  18. Ellen Zoch #

    Pickwick is my favorite favorite band!!!

  19. Devin M #

    Best local band these days. They’re fantastic! Ever since I was blown away in last year’s KEXP Bumbershoot lounge I just can’t get enough of them!


  20. pauline #

    I have so been waiting for this glorious return… Can’t think of a better lineup to celebrate our survival/entry into the New Year!

  21. Stacy McCauslin #

    ohhhhh – thanks for the Pickwick update! would LOVE a pair of those tix – thanks!

  22. Chelsea #

    <3 Pickwick, and that drummer is excellent! :) Yay local Seattle music.

  23. Sara P #

    Pretty please?

  24. Katie Benson #

    I love Pickwick! And new years eve!

  25. Emma Toyoda #

    This would make my year.
    Emma Toyoda

  26. Elijah Sussman #

    Elijah S

  27. Greg Higgins #

    . . . can hardly wait!

  28. Matt Lowe #

    As a Seattleite studying in Boston, I’ve been trying to see a Pickwick show for forever! Help a homie out with some free tickets! Thanks!

  29. Jim Bak #

    You guys are the best. Hopefully I’ve been good this year.

  30. Mary #

    This is going to be so great! Beats my NYE plans for the last 5 years, at least.

  31. Damien #

    Hoping to ring the NYE bells at the show!


  32. Jamie #

    Almost noon!!! Yay!

  33. Devin and Chelsea are our winners! I hope I still see all of you there! There are still tickets left as of last check!

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