Normally we try to avoid riding the cross promotion pony here at End Hits, but this offer is too good to miss. Right now, Merc Perks is offering half-price tickets to the Pickathon roots music festival this summer, August 6-8. The three-day fest this year features Bonnie "Prince" Billy, the Heartless Bastards, and Langhorne Slim among countless others in an incredible setting just outside of Portland, and regular readers of End Hits and the Mercury will probably know that I consider Pickathon to be the highlight of the summer. Anyway—tickets are half price! Only 70 bucks! If you are entertaining the idea of going, I would get on this offer, like, immediately.