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Portugal. The Man with Crater


Paramount Theatre (map) Downtown
Thu., July 20, 7:30 p.m. 2017 All Ages

Kelly O

Maybe it’s his Alaska upbringing, something heady and inherently stimulating about the air up there, but John Gourley has a knack for composing music that is lush, compelling, and strangely ear-wormy without being accessible to the layperson. The realms are generally psychedelic pop and rock, although he and his Portland-based band, Portugal. The Man, have amped up the groove-strut appeal (and brought back Danger Mouse to partially produce) on their eighth and latest LP, Woodstock. It kicks off with “Number One,” which riffs on Richie Havens’s “Freedom” performance at Woodstock, features guest appearances by Havens and Son Little, and bumps, marches, and grinds along on an oozing, creeping trajectory. The rest of the album is similarly weird and head-bob/hip-swing addictive, with Gourley’s vocals varying from creamy falsetto to commanding tenor to pitch-shifted tones. LEILANI POLK

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Paramount Theatre

911 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Thu., July 20, 7:30 p.m. 2017
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