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PSU Transforms Pickathon Music Stage Into 'Sleeping Pods'

OPB | Aug. 7, 2017 9:47 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

Pickathon Music Festival's Treeline Stage, designed by Portland State University architecture students, will be reconstructed into sleeping pods for homeless veterans in Clackamas.

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Pickathon 2017, Saturday: Scenes From The Woods

opbmusic | Aug. 6, 2017 7:49 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

The temperatures may have dipped ever so slightly Saturday, but the fire that is the Pickathon lineup didn't let up. See photos and reviews from Saturday's shows.

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Pickathon Countdown: Charles Bradley

opbmusic | Aug. 3, 2017 3:52 p.m.

The Pickathon Music Festival starts Thursday in Happy Valley, and 68 year-old soul revivalist Charles Bradley headlines the first night. We revisit his performance at OPB from 2011.

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Watch The Pickathon 2017 Live Video Stream

opbmusic | July 31, 2017 3 p.m.

Starting Friday at noon, you can watch highlights from six different festival stages in a live video feed.

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Pickathon Countdown: Tank and the Bangas

opbmusic | July 28, 2017 11:33 a.m.

The 19th season of the popular and eclectic music festival is August 3-6 in Happy Valley, outside Portland.

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Watch: Jeff Tweedy's Intimate Acoustic Set At The Pickathon Woods Stage

opbmusic | July 18, 2017 9 a.m.

Watch the Wilco frontman perform "One Wing" at Pickathon 2016.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Daniel Norgren

opbmusic | May 16, 2017 8 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

The Swedish artist made his U.S. debut last summer at Pickathon, where he performed a classic-sounding song on the stage in the woods.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Protomartyr

opbmusic | April 18, 2017 7:45 a.m.

Watch the band's powerful performance last summer at Pickathon

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Ezra Furman's Gospel Of Overcoming At Pickathon

opbmusic | Aug. 8, 2016 10:38 a.m.

Ezra Furman's music deals with depression and a culture that wants to constrain his sexuality and genderfluidity. His set at Pickathon was perfect for a sunny summer festival atmosphere.

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Margo Price Pays Homage With Her Set At Pickathon's Galaxy Barn

opbmusic | Aug. 7, 2016 2:27 p.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

 Price just released her album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter this Spring on Jack White’s Third Man Records and has been hailed as a “future country heroine.”

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Jeff Tweedy's Back Porch Pickathon Jam Session

opbmusic | Aug. 7, 2016 1:37 p.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

“I have the best songs,” Jeff Tweedy deadpanned at the beginning of his Pickathon set on Saturday evening.

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Tennyson Bucks Expectations With Set At Pickathon's Galaxy Barn

opbmusic | Aug. 7, 2016 10:57 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

Tennyson, a brother-sister family band from Alberta, brought their electro-jazz-funk sounds to this year's Pickathon.

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Wolf Parade Returns To The Stage For Pickathon

opbmusic | Aug. 7, 2016 10:32 a.m.

Guitarist Dan Boeckner's smile during Wolf Parade's two Pickathon sets said everything there is to say about music's power to elicit joy. It was a smile electrified by the sight of a crowd whose lives had clearly been touched by the songs he had written.

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The Continuing Contrast Of Mac DeMarco

opbmusic | Aug. 6, 2016 4:20 p.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

The contrast of Mac DeMarco’s sensitive music and hooligan stage antics has become as much of a signature for him as his red sneakers or cigarettes.

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The Perfect Pickathon Beach Party With La Luz

opbmusic | Aug. 6, 2016 12:37 p.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

As the set wore on, the band lulled the crowd into a swaying amoeba like something out of an old Annette Funicello beach party flick.

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Rock Opera: Patrick Watson's Dramatic Pickathon Performance

opbmusic | Aug. 6, 2016 12:26 p.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

As Patrick Watson’s music has taken an increasingly cinematic turn on his last album, "Love Songs for Robots," his set on the Woods Stage ‚Ä™Friday night went full rock opera.

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Futurebirds And Full-Body Tie-Dye At Pickathon

opbmusic | Aug. 6, 2016 10:34 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

Southern psych rockers Futurebirds donned full-body tie-dye outfits for Pickathon 2016 — something we didn't see when they visited opbmusic earlier this year.

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Alvvays Charms Galaxy Barn Friday At Pickathon

opbmusic | Aug. 6, 2016 10:24 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

Alvvays front woman Molly Rankin charmed the crowd in the tiny 100-person capacity Galaxy Barn before she even played a note.

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Meet The Bot Who Wowed Pickathon's Galaxy Barn Friday

opbmusic | Aug. 6, 2016 9:46 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

Among all of the virtuosically played banjos and fiddles and mandolins at Pickathon, one instrument stood out in Friday: Dan Deacon's remote controlled player piano.

Drenik: Journey To The End Of Pickathon

opbmusic | Aug. 19, 2015 10 p.m.

We gave opbmusic contributor Matt Drenik a 1000 word assignment to cover the Pickathon music festival. He turned in 5000 words on dehydration, dirt, & joy. This is his epic journey.