TVD Live Shots: Portugal. The Man
with Snacktime at the Marquee Theatre, 2/4

TEMPE, AZ | Portugal. The Man brought their “Winter of Summer of Luv” tour to Tempe playing alongside Snacktime. Sunday, February 4th, the band took to the Marquee Theatre stage to share the breadth of their discography.

The Alaskan natives have been playing music together since 2004, originally founded by John Gourley, Joe Simon, Dewey Halpaus, Nick Simon, and Zach Carothers. It’s hard to sum up Portgual’s sound in just a few words, but they are described by many as alternative rock. Their name comes from the idea of something larger than life, and they bring that message to each show. They begin every show by bringing out members of indigenous community to share a song and express the importance of giving back to the earth. February is rare disease month, and this show was played in support of members John Gourley and Zoe Manville’s daughter Frances.

The show was kicked off by SNACKTIME, the Philadelphia based band. Pulling from a multitude of genres, SNACKTIME redefines brass and woodwind instruments. The seven-piece group brings the energy, performing tunes with soul, jazz, and R&B influences. SNACKTIME started playing together during the pandemic and combined their love of music and food playing in their local Rittenhouse Square Park. Quickly gathering a large crowd in the public spot, the band became a glimmer of hope in a dark time to the locals. They have quickly gained traction since then and have a big year in store for 2024.

Portugal. The Man launched their set with a mash-up of 4 songs, two their own and two from others. The first song was followed by “Grim Generation,” a tune from their most recent 2023 album Chris Black Changed My Life. The band then threw us all the way back to 2006, playing “Marching With 6” from their first album “Waiter: “You Vultures!”. The band has some incredibly popular songs with “So Young” played next, which has amassed over 84 million streams on Spotify and currently their second most streamed song on that platform.

With the history of Portugal. The Man in front of you, the audience got to experience a musical journey unlike anything else. The show features incredible guitar solos, engaged performances, and the right balance of chill and upbeat energy. Whether you’re a long-time fan or have only heard their most popular songs, Portugal. The Man will feel like a band you’ve known forever. They recently announced new tour dates across the US over the next few months. There is plenty of opportunity to see the band, I’d suggest starting with listening to all the music they have to offer. Check out the band’s website to see more information on tour dates, foundations, and more.

SNACKTIME

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