I didn’t know what to expect from Portugal. The Man seeing as I hadn’t added them to my bands to obsess over playlist on Spotify yet, but dang, I was impressed.
The Portugalians opened with some 70′s Deep Purple/Blue Cheer type fuzz riff that I have not seen anyone pull off since Wolfmother gave it the ol’ riff rock try. I’m liking The Man’s take on it a bit more. All this fuzz, all these riffs, and songs too! Yeah it was pretty awesome. And again, hanging outside listening to live music with all the people you see at Albertsons, pretty cool.
KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) is bringing back its signature free, all ages, outdoor concert series Summer Nights, with live shows across Southern California, starting in June.
As a public radio station devoted to serving the community and LA’s premiere music tastemaker, KCRW is pleased to present a wide range of artists out in the sun and under the stars from June until September.
KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) will be coming out of the studio and into communities across Los Angeles this summer, offering our trademark groundbreaking music programming to the public for free in a series of all ages, outdoor shows in Pasadena, Santa Monica, Chinatown and beyond.
KCRW launches the “Summer Nights” series in June with two great performances at One Colorado — in the heart of historic Pasadena, amongst the 19th century architecture, cobblestone and charm of Old Town. Hot Hot Heat will deliver a semi-acoustic set of rock and roll fueled by highly infectious melodies on Saturday, June 12 from 7:30 to 9:30pm, hosted by KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox, followed by a set of rollicking Americana from local favorites Everest on Saturday, June 26 from 7:30 to 9:30pm, hosted by KCRW DJ Chris Douridas. [Keep reading…]