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This week's issue features a bunch of Pickathon stuff, including our articles on Wolf People, Kamasi Washington, and Alice Gerrard. But! Did you know that the Mercury has lots of pertinent articles in our archive that you can also read? In fact, out of the 56 bands performing at the Pickathon festival this weekend, we've written longer stories on a whopping 27 of them—nearly half!

We've trawled the archives for these stories—some recent, and some from years back—and put them all in one place. Click the jump for a long summer reading list, a Pickathon primer if you will. If you need to, you can bookmark this page for the bus stop, the barber, the bathroom, or wherever you get your best reading done.

Sam Amidon—“Passing the Torch” by Ned Lannamann, September 9, 2010

Jackson Boone—“Far Out” by Ryan J. Prado, September 24, 2014

Leon Bridges—Wonderful World” by Andrew R Tonry, April 15, 2015

Cloud Nothings—“Sky High” by Mark Lore, March 1, 2012

Ex Hex—“Get a Rip” by Ben Salmon, October 15, 2014

Alice Gerrard—"Homeward Bound" by Ben Salmon, July 29, 2015

Grandparents—“Young and Wise” by Mark Lore, January 23, 2013

Happyness—“Birthday Boys” by Ned Lannamann, April 1, 2015

Heartless Bastards—“Coming Down from the Mountain,” by Ned Lannamann, August 5, 2010

Hiss Golden Messenger—“Child Is Father of the Man” by Santi Elijah Holley, November 4, 2014

King Tuff—“Tuffer than Leather” by Mark Lore, October 22, 2014

King Tuff—“Stranger’s Candy” by Ned Lannamann, July 19, 2012

Kevin Morby—“Breaking Away” by Ryan J. Prado, August 6, 2014

Jessica Pratt—“Strange Melody” by Ben Salmon, February 18, 2015

Ty Segall—“Platform Boots on the Beach” by Dave Segal, July 28, 2011

Ty Segall—“Endless Scummer” by Ethan Jayne, July 1, 2010

Shabazz Palaces—“Back in Black” by Claire Lobenfeld, September 8, 2011

Shabazz Palaces—“Tribe of Shabazz” by Ryan Feigh, July 8, 2010

Langhorne Slim—“In the Land of Dreams” by Ned Lannamann, September 17, 2009

Langhorne Slim—“Hard-Luck Slim” by Ned Lannamann, January 24, 2008

Sonny and the Sunsets—“Mr. Spaceman” by Ned Lannamann, September 4, 2013

Summer Cannibals—“All It Takes” by Santi Elijah Holley, March 4, 2015

Summer Cannibals—“Bark and Bite” by Chipp Terwilliger, July 31, 2013

tUnE-yArDs—“Pinch Me” by Andrew R Tonry, April 28, 2011

William Tyler—“Geography of Nowhere” by Ben Salmon

Vetiver—“Sans Devendra” by Adam Gnade, March 23, 2006

Viet Cong—“March of Progress” by Ryan J. Prado, February 25, 2015

Ryley Walker—“Sweet Satisfaction” by Ned Lannamann, June 3, 2015

Wand—“Meat and Veg” by Ben Salmon

Kamasi Washington—"Rebirth of the Cool" by Mark Lore, July 29, 2015

The Weather Station—“True Forecast” by Robin Bacior, June 3, 2015

Wolf People—"A Series of Tests" by Ned Lannamann, July 29, 2015