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MUSIC—The Portland Queer Music Festival is back, and bringing it hard with tonight's slam-bang lineup of ass-wagglin' gay groups, including the punk/pop stylings of Gaythiest, as well as Seattle's Night Cadet, Neka & Kahlo, and even more to come! But! If you like what you see here, don't miss three extra days of musical queer fun as the fest continues at various locales! WSH
Crush, 1400 SE Morrison, 6 pm, $8, more info at facebook.com/pdxmusicfestival

PICKATHON—It's finally here! Our favorite event on the music calendar makes its welcome return: three days of excellent live music in the bucolic setting of Pendarvis Farm. It's Pickathon, and this year boasts the fest's most impressive lineup yet, with X, Nickel Creek, the War on Drugs, Courtney Barnett, Ural Thomas, and dozens more. NL
Pendarvis Farm, 16581 SE Hagen, Happy Valley, Fri-Sun, $95 (single day), $260 (weekend pass), all ages