I don't know how I let this one slip through the cracks this long -- but Portland, by way of Alaska, indie rockers Portugal. The Man will play a highly anticipated (hopefully by people other than myself) set late September at The Clubhouse. The band has an impressive new album, The Satanic Satanist (my review of which you can find here), and hopes are high that their set has plenty of of songs from that sterling, new album. I can say that after hearing The Satanic Satanist and really growing to like the album, I thought to myself, "Now wouldn't it be neat if these young fellows came to The Valley?" Wouldn't you know it, that notion of mine will come true in due time.
Portugal. The Man will play Tempe's Clubhouse Tuesday September 29 with Cambridge, Mass. indie rockers Drug Rug. Their show is at the tail-end of a torrid three-day stretch for The Clubhouse: The Get Up Kids, The Horrors and Portugal. The Man. In my opinion, all three of those shows will be worth the price of admission -- but I am not here to tell you what to do, I am merely here to pass along the information with which you can make your own decisions. You're a competent, responsible and rational adult capable of choosing what music suits you.