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MUSIC—Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers is pretty much an honorary Portlander. The dude loves author Willy Vlautin, and he's only a few months from a three-week residency at the Doug Fir this January. Now he's back with his whole band, touring on their new album, English Oceans. And it ought to feel just like old times. DCT
w/Shovels & Rope; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $26, all ages

MUSIC—For those who like their music on the hard-as-fuck side, Stumpfest returns for year three with a weekend tailored to the strong of heart, featuring Trans Am, Federation X, Yob, and more (including a sold-out Red Fang—turn on the charm, perhaps?). Hit it hard and hit it often. MS
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, Thurs-Sat, mississippistudios.com for full schedule