jakub | March 14, 2023

Roo AOTD #30 Portugal. The Man

All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2023! Only 93 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Portugal. The Man. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Check back in with us tomorrow for the next Artist of The Day!

Artist Biography

Portugal. The Man is an Alaskan experimental indie pop sensation. Formed in Wasilla, the band grew from the ashes of Anatomy of a Ghost, a post-hardcore group founded by vocalist and guitarist John Gourley and Zach Carothers, the two founders of Portugal. The Man. The name of the band comes from an attempt to make the band demi-mythic and larger than any of the members themselves. To add to the lineup, keyboardist Wes Hubbard joined the band before the new trio relocated to Portland. Then their drummer Jason Sechrist came into the picture. Portugal. The Man leveraged internet advertising on platforms such as MySpace to propel their debut album Waiter: You Vultures! in 2006. In 2007, Hubbard was replaced by Ryan Neighbors before the band released Church Mouth which had a more aggressive sound. It wasn’t until 2009 that the band charted on the Billboard 200 with The Satanic Satanist followed by the mellow American Ghetto in 2010. Soon after the band signed to Atlantic Records. Guitarist Noah Gersh joined the lineup to help conjure the band’s label debut In the Mountain in the Cloud which dropped in 2012. After some mild successes and tours, the band created Woodstock in 2017 as a self-produced album. This album was a huge commercial and critical success, earning the band a Grammy Award for “Feel It Still.” Now, Portugal. The Man is a staple among indie heads and will be amazing on the Farm!


Experimental Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Neo Glam


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