In keeping with its spontaneous approach, PTM likes to play shows with guest musicians, either pulled from the ranks of bands it's touring with or people visiting the band who live in that particular city. It helps keep the band on its toes. It also ensures that you're getting something special every time you see the band live. To pull it off, PTM has to set some guidelines in advance. Gourley cites James Brown's "one-time, two-times!" cueing method as a big influence, and insists that PTM has no interest in being self-indulgent or losing the audience.

Portugal. The Man keeps it fresh and starts from scratch.
Portugal. The Man keeps it fresh and starts from scratch.

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Portugal. The Man, Rx Bandits, His Weathered Underground, and Kay Kay are scheduled to perform on Sunday and Monday, August 31 and September 1.
The Clubhouse Music Venue in Tempe

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"We've played with so many people at this point," Gourley enthuses. "We really get a kick out of letting them jump onstage and letting them figure it out on their own. Sometimes it works out really well, but it's not always the caliber of the musician that makes that. It's really fun to see what someone else will do when they're just thrown into our music."

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