Taste of Portland: Portugal. The Man, Hockey

portugal. the man

There’s really interesting music coming out of Portland. Two of the bands responsible  — Hockey and Portugal. The Man — are playing a pair of shows at Schubas this weekend. Portugal. The Man has a throwback sound that reminds me of the ’70s. Its single, “People Say,” is one of my favorite songs this year.

Hockey has a fun, pop sound and may be destined for (gasp) commercial radio play. Amid an onslaught of new releases this past week, Hockey put out its debut album “Mind Chaos” on a major label.

Speaking of new releases, a couple of artists with new ones featured in a post earlier this week are playing over the next few days.

Chicago’s very own Califone just put out “All My Friends Are Funeral Singers.” The band plays two nights at the Museum of Contemporary Art. And Philadelphia’s Kurt Vile, who released “Childish Prodigy” last week, plays Empty Bottle Tuesday.

Song Away – Hockey

People Say – Portugal. The Man

Funeral Singers – Califone

Overnite Religion – Kurt Vile

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