Thursday, September 29, 2011

Portugal. The Man = Awesome

Posted By on Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 12:00 PM

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Maybe I'm biased... well I know I'm biased, but Portugal. The Man could possibly be one of the coolest bands making music today. Something about the psychedelic/experimental combination of John Gourley's pitchy vocals and hollow-body guitar paired with a keyboard and catchy beats... well it's hard not to like.

My favorite thing about these guys though is their acoustic sessions. Scattered amongst quirky videos and time lapse drawings, the band has recorded several sans-amp tracks and posted them on their Vimeo account. In my humble opinion, any group of people that can make inarguably good music without the help/modification of technology are definitely worth noting as awesome. Plus, keyboardist Ryan Neighbors plays a ridiculously miniature toy piano with a funky twang to it that makes the sessions that much better.
Portugal. The Man will be performing Sunday, Oct. 2 at Rialto Theater. Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets will be $15 at the door (if there are any left).

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