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Portugal. The Man
It might seem shocking that Wasilla, Alaska, has produced such wildly dissimilar cultural icons as Sarah Palin and Portugal. The Man, but America¿s weird that way. There¿s nothing conservative about the music of Portugal. The Man (whose core members relocated to Portland, Ore., to pursue fame), with its intricate twists and turns, psychedelia- and soul-inspired melodies and occult references, all rendered through crisp recordings seemingly designed to appeal to the mall-punk set. To dress up their eccentricities as ear-candy pop-rock ¿ that¿s real pop subversion. Portugal. The Man will be performing Sunday, 5/29 at 1:50 on the B.O.M.B. Pavilion Stage.