Does Portugal. The Man ever stop touring? Seriously, I’ve seen them 4 times in the past 2 years and I’ve even missed a few dates. Well they’re back, much to our delight! They will be playing Oct. 6 at Stubb’s with blues-influenced rock band, Alberta Cross.
Portugal. The Man’s new album, In The Mountain In The Cloud, released in July, is their 6th full-length album and their first album on a major label. The band also made a short film featuring the song “Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now)” which depicts frontman John Baldwin Gourley riding on a dog sled through the Alaskan wilderness. Manly and artsy, hell yeah!
The band’s live shows are flawless. They sound good, they look good, and they do a damn fine job of playing songs that were written throughout their career, as opposed to just rocking their new digs.
NPR recently did a live sesh with Portugal. The Man, which you can watch and/or listen to here.
This is their video for their new song, “Got it All.”
Alberta Cross recorded their last album here in Austin with Spoon producer, Mike McCarthy. Thanks to our southern hospitality, the band has contemplated moving here.
“Everybody welcomed us with open arms: ‘Come on, let me buy you a drink, there’s a party later,’ ” says bassist Terry Wolfers.
So show ’em a good time, and maybe we’ll have yet another amazing band call Austin home.
This is their video for “Old Man Chicago.”