portugal-the-man Tag Archive
Every year, Bonnaroo goes proverbial balls to the proverbial walls with its lineup announcement, utilizing the Web in captivating ways and drawing out the anticipation with upmost skill. Today’s announcement — hosted by “Weird Al” Yankovic — should be no different, as fans will have the opportunity to drop same band names into the ether.
A white-shirted dude hugs his own torso in ecstasy then busts out a truly inspired range of air instruments (guitar, drums, even keyboards), finishing his one-man band act by taking the role of the lead singer, turning toward the rest of the crowd, biting his lip and nodding his head with barely contained pride. A tiny, dance-sweat-drenched girl accepts a bottle of water from the bassist (a discarded pick already in her pocket) and claps her hands under her chin with rapture. She turns to her skinny, tattooed friend, who sighs, “Man, I just want to hug that Tim guy.” Nope, they’re not talking about any member of the band before them, but Timothy Westergren, co-founder of Pandora.
Online streaming radio service Pandora recently launched a live concert series called Pandora Presents in Portland, Oregon, with local favorite Dawes. Now, the series is gearing up for its second edition: a performance by O Music Awards-nominated band Portugal. The Man at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom.