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Portugal the Man

March 22
7 p.m.
Alternative, Hip-Hop, Indie Rock, Rock

Psychedelic bands like Portugal. The Man are almost obligated to keep rock music feeling adventurous. After releasing five albums in as many years on relatively small labels, the Alaska-born outfit made the major-label leap to Atlantic for 2011’s In the Mountain in the Cloud. It was a strong record, as its predecessors had been, but their next move overhauled and revitalized their sound: In 2013 they teamed with superproducer Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton and released their seventh studio album, Evil Friends. Burton expertly shaped the band’s dense sound, adding a refined balance and allowing frontman John Gourley’s flair for pop songwriting tricks to come to the fore. P.TM’s upcoming eighth album is called Woodstock, with the recent single “Feel It Still” offering a taste of what’s to come. With HDBeenDope.

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