THIS Tuesday! Portugal. The Man- 7/2 Sol Santa Fe Patio

The awe inspiring epicness that is "Portugal. The Man" live comes to the City Different for one of the coolest shows of the summer!  They put on one of the best shows we've ever seen their last time in NM.. don't miss this amazing band in support of their new Danger Mouse produced record "Evil Friends" out June 4!

with special guest: Guards
Tuesday, July 2, 7:30
Sol Santa Fe Patio 
ALL AGES • FULL BAR W/ ID



There has to be some credit given for this band's name alone -- co-founder John Gourley once explained it as an attempt to create a demi-mythic entity bigger than the individual members. Formed in Wasilla, AK, Portugal. The Man (yes, there's a period in the middle of their name) grew out of the ashes of Anatomy of a Ghost, a post-hardcore band whose vocalist and guitarist -- Gourley and Zach Carothers, respectively -- opted to continue working together. Rounding out the new band's lineup was keyboardist/singer Wes Hubbard, himself a veteran of other Alaskan groups, and the trio eventually relocated from Alaska to Portland, OR. Their initial existence in the Pacific Northwest was the typical hardscrabble life of a band with few resources, but drummer Jason Sechrist (formerly ofKonmai Defense System) joined to form a more stable lineup. The band's profile received a boost from the Internet (the musicians made heavy use of MySpace and PureVolume for promotional purposes), andPortugal. The Man released an initial EP in 2005 before issuing their debut album, Waiter: You Vultures!, in early 2006. The next year, the group (whose lineup had once again reverted to three members, as Hubbard had left), issued Church Mouth, whose aggressive sound bore traces of Led Zeppelin and Jane's Addiction. The bandmates then opted to finance their third record themselves, drawing upon a wealth of guest musicians -- including trombonists, trumpeters, and violinists -- to create the eclectic Censored Colors. In 2009 the group released The Satanic Satanist, then quickly followed up the next year with the mellower and more electronic American Ghetto. Later that year, the band signed on with major label Atlantic and began work on their sixth album, In the Mountain in the Cloud, with producer John Hill.





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