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STORYTELLING
—In just six years, the Back Fence PDX storytelling series has morphed into a juggernaut, inviting writers, musicians, and storytellers from Portland and beyond to share their funny, heartbreaking, and true stories. Tonight's their first show in their new digs at the Hollywood Theatre, with a lineup boasting Moon Zappa, Daniel H. Wilson, and more. Show 'em some love. AH
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 8 pm, $13-20 21+

KISS—While I'm no card-carrying member of the KISS Army, I'm certain that tonight's show from New York City's finest practitioners of kabuki rock will be nothing short of a complete and utter blast. Too bad about the openers, Def Leppard, who haven't released anything good since On Through the Night, and whose deluded defenders are the very definition of untrustworthy. NL
Sleep Country Amphitheater, 17200 NE Delfel, Ridgefield, WA, 7 pm, $33-173, all ages

DEF LEPPARD—It's unfortunate that the authors of the greatest rock lyric of all time ("Do you take sugar? ONE LUMP OR TWO??!!"), Def Leppard, have to share company with the bland corporate poseurdom that is KISS. The good news is Leppard's up first, so just hold your nose on the way out after their set. MS
Sleep Country Amphitheater, 17200 NE Delfel, Ridgefield, WA, 7 pm, $33-173, all ages