Review: Portugal. The Man live at Brooklyn Bowl

Posted by The G on January 21, 2012 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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John Gourley of Portugal The Man

John Gourley of Portugal. The Man

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.”

Portugal The Man

Portugal. The Man

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.

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Video: “The Opening” live and acoustic by Liam Fray

Posted by The G on January 27, 2011 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

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The people have spoken:  “we want more Liam Fray videos!”  Well, it’s my pleasure to present the lead singer from The Courteeners performing an acoustic version of “The Opening” (the opening track from the excellent album “Falcon”) live at Pianos in New York on January 20, 2011.


Video: “Push Yourself” (New Song) by Liam Fray of the Courteeners

Posted by The G on January 25, 2011 under G Videos | Read the First Comment

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On January 20, 2011, Liam Fray, the lead singer of The Courteeners, performed a rare solo acoustic set in New York at Pianos.  The show was incredible!  Liam even treated us to some new songs.  One of them is called “Push Yourself.”  Enjoy another exclusive by clicking play.

An Encounter with Liam Fray of The Courteeners

Posted by The G on January 22, 2011 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

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Liam Fray of the Courteeners and Geoffrey Dicker

Liam Fray of the Courteeners and G

I was so excited to get last minute word that Liam Fray, lead singer of the Courteeners, would be making a rare New York City appearance performing an acoustic set at Pianos on January 20, 2011.  It’s been 2 years since I’ve seen the Courteeners live, so seeing Liam in the flesh was long overdue.  Before he took the stage, I met Liam Fray and he was very nice!  I told him what a big fan I was of his music and he thanked me for my support.  Both of The Courteeners albums “St. Jude” and “Falcon” are excellent, so definitely check them out for some rock and roll from Manchester.  Thanks again Liam for a great show and for being so nice!  Looking forward to a new album and please don’t stay away for so long!

Video: “Winter Wonderland” (New Song) by Liam Fray of The Courteeners

Posted by The G on January 21, 2011 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

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You’ll have to forgive the darkness of this video.  The content will be more than worth it, I assure you.  Liam Fray, lead singer of The Courteeners made a very rare live acoustic appearance in New York last night, January 20, 2011 at Pianos.  He debuted a new song called “Winter Wonderland” during his hour long set.  Some drunken idiots were doing their best to disrupt the concert. Notice during the chorus of the song, Liam makes some subtle suggestions for those people to shut the hell up!  He addresses the rudeness at the end of the song too!  Amen Liam!  Thanks again for a great show and thanks to all my readers for your daily support.

Without further delay, another world exclusive from  Liam Fray singing “Winter Wonderland.”  Enjoy!

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