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Portugal. The Man @ Lee’s Palace

. : : May 27th, 2011 : : . I came upon Portugal. the Man quite by accident. Really, it had just been a while since I’d gone to see my friends in Arietta play a set, and our schedules had finally aligned. Arietta scored an opening spot for the Alaskan-based band at the Reverb — a small room above the more spacey Kathedral concert venue (They’re now both sadly defunct). Of the two dozen or so people who attended the show that night, I have a feeling a good chunk of them were actually there for the local openers than the international headliners. But those who stuck around to…

Rocky Votolato @ El Mocambo

. : : September 29th, 2007 : : . There are nights when things just don’t go right for tapers. For example, I’ve suffered from cheap batteries from the local convenience store that wouldn’t keep the recorder powered long enough to tape an entire song. I’ve had microphones come unplugged or rub against my clothing for the whole set. I’ve brought the wrong cables, or brought the right cables but forget the tape. I’ve ended up beside the loudest, drunkest, most obnoxious frat boy in the venue, but packed like a sardine, unable to move. I’ve had a 60-minute set mysteriously erased…