Portugal. the Man

When
Fri May 6, 2011
Where
The Fillmore
Time
Show @ 9pm
Cost
$29
Tags
Music

Description

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 of Konmai 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), and the band released an initial EP in 2005 before issuing their debut album, Waiter: You Vultures!, in early 2006. The next year, Portugal. The Man (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. ~ Ned RaggettMySpace and PureVolume for promotional purposes), and the band released an initial EP in 2005 before issuing their debut album, Waiter: You Vultures!, in early 2006. The next year, Portugal. The Man (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. ~ Ned RaggettPureVolume for promotional purposes), and the band released an initial EP in 2005 before issuing their debut album, Waiter: You Vultures!, in early 2006. The next year, Portugal. The Man (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. ~ Ned Raggett, All Music Guide

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Location

  1. The Fillmore
    1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA