Photos by G.
On January 20, 2012, Alaska’s Portugal. The Man played a sold out show at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York. The show was a warm up gig for Portugal. The Man’s upcoming European tour and it rocked! If you are unfamiliar with their music, it’s psychedelic pop/rock (think MGMT meets Of Montreal – with less meandering). Trippy lighting accompanied the music and early into the set, covers of the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” and Bowie’s “All The Young Dudes” were played. The band also played the majority of songs from their 2011 album “In The Mountain In The Cloud.” Many of the songs were crowd sing-a-longs and it was fun watching everyone sing with lead singer John Gourley on tracks such as “So American” and “Sleep Forever.”
Their career has been a slow build, but I think the world is finally starting to recognize the talents of Portugal. The Man and I expect to continue hearing bigger and better things from the Alaskan quartet. See the setlist after the jump.