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In late October we were blessed to have Portugal. The Man return back to the New York area to play another show on their most recent run of dates (including a stop at Terminal 5 this summer), this time just north of New York City at the one and only Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. They’re out on the road in support of their new album Woodstock which was released earlier this year (via Atlantic Records), and still seem to be rolling high on the popularity of their “global phenom” and “smash hit,” ‘Feel It Still’ that keeps on breaking records left and right.
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Portugal. The Man at Terminal 5 (June 6, 2017)

By Will Oliver, June 19th 2017 — with 1 comment

Four years has passed since Alaska rockers Portugal. The Man released Evil Friends, making the arrival of new album Woodstock (via Atlantic Records) the longest wait between albums of their career. But it seems to have paid off, as current single “Feel It Still” has done extremely well, landing a #1 placement on the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart as well as #2 on the Alternative songs chart.


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Portugal. The Man @ Governors Ball (June 9, 2013)

By Will Oliver, June 12th 2013 — with 2 comments

Portugal. The Man were one of those bands that I always wanted to check out more but just never did. I always felt like I would like them, but I just never got around to fully giving them a chance. Since I’ve seen Cold War Kids a few times in my days, I decided I would skip them to finally see what Portugal. The Man were all about. Glad I did, because they were a treat live.

They sort of reminded me a lot of the newer direction that The Shins have taken, which makes sense as Portugal. The Man’s new album Evil Friends was produced by Danger Mouse. A lot of the songs they played definitely had that Danger Mouse/James Mercer sound to them. I enjoyed their set so much so that I made it my mission this month to dig into their catalog and finally get into them after all this time.
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Favorite Live Photos of 2014

By Will Oliver, February 5th 2015

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(Foals at Terminal 5)

There was no shortage of great shows to be found in 2014. You can find the best 50 that I saw in 2014 right here. Throughout the year, we took thousands upon thousands of photos, documenting every moment of these unforgettable shows. We put in a lot of work trying to capture the essence of these performances, and I wanted to share these photos with you in one giant collection.

These are not only photos that I took, but also photos taken by our great team of contributing photographers. They’re posted in chronological order, as there was simply no other right way to go about ordering the photos. Below each photo, is the link to the original post, as well as the photographer credit (if it’s other than myself).

So with that said, sit back, and enjoy our favorite live concert photos that we took in 2014. You can also find the gallery posted over at our facebook page. There’s probably one too many photos posted here, but we probably saw way too many shows.
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Best Shows Of 2014

By Will Oliver, February 4th 2015 — with 1 comment

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I saw more shows than ever before in 2014. The number sits somewhere well over 200, not to mention various festivals and CMJ/SXSW showcases. There was a lot of great music seen, and a lot of great memories shared. We had to say goodbye to Glasslands, Death By Audio, and 285 Kent in one year, which will change the live music landscape in Brooklyn more than we will ever realize.

With so much live music seen, making a list of the best shows is a nearly impossible task. But I sat down, shifted through all my photos, recaps, and foursquare/swarm check ins (very useful in keeping track of shows), and compiled a list of the top 50 shows that I saw last year. Inevitably, a lot of good shows missed the mark, which just reinforces how great those were that did make the cut.

There are a lot of factors that go into this sort of thing. But at the end of the day, these were the shows that made an impression on me throughout the year, the sort of shows that I will want to relive again.

I got a few more posts coming, including some of our favorite live photos taken at these shows, as well as my long overdue best songs and albums. Stay tuned for that. But for now, enjoy my list of the best 50 shows that I saw in 2014.
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Lollapalooza Anounces 2014 Lineup

By Will Oliver, March 27th 2014

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The 2014 Lollapalooza lineup was announced yesterday, and it seems to be garnering some mixed reactions. Headlining the fest are Outkast (duh), Eminem, Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Lorde, The Avett Brothers and Foster The People. I can understand the disappointment. While it’s (of course) great to see Arctic Monkeys there, the rest of the list is pretty subpar.

From there, here are some artists listed that caught my eye: Interpol, Cut Copy, Portugal. The Man, Nas, Childish Gambino, Broken Bells, Spoon, Young The Giant, Lykke Li, Chance The Rapper, Phantogram, Grouplove, CHVRCHES, Chromeo, Darkside, The 1975, Jenny Lewis, Phosphorescent, The Temper Trap, Bombay Bicycle Club, White Denim, Typhoon, Warpaint, Kate Nash, Kodaline, Lucius, Blood Orange, Jagwar Ma, Parquet Courts, Temples, NoNoNo, Papa, The Districts, Ratking, The So So Glos,

While the headliners aren’t all that spectacular, the other acts playing the festival are solid. So basically the day section of Lollapalooza may be where the real action is.

Check out the full lineup with the photo above, or check out a day by day breakdown below.
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Readers Poll 2013 Results

By Will Oliver, January 8th 2014 — with 1 comment

Best Of 2013

A month ago I put you guys up to the task of naming your favorite albums/songs of 2013, with my annual readers poll. I got to share my favorite albums and songs of the year but now it’s your turn.

As the final step in my year end list, the readers poll is always exciting because I get to see how my tastes compare with my readers. A couple hundred of you participate  and I thank all of you who did for taking the time to vote. For the most part, our tastes were pretty similar (which makes sense), but there were a few surprises here and there, and a few albums and songs that I myself missed out on. That’s the beauty of these things. There’s always new discoveries ready to be found.

This finally wraps up my best of 2013 stuff, and with this, we can finally fully push forward to the new year. With that said, here are your favorite albums and songs of 2013:
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Favorite Concert Photos Of 2013

By Will Oliver, January 3rd 2014 — with 2 comments

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Arctic Monkeys @ Ogden Theater

By no means am I a professional photographer. I don’t pretend to be. I know I have a lot of work and learning to do to improve and get better. But thanks to this blog, I’ve gotten better at it than I ever imagined I would be when I first started it five years ago.

I went to a lot of shows this year, and took a lot of shots. So many, that it would seem like a waste if I didn’t compile some of the best ones for your viewing pleasure.

I also added some of my favorite shots from some of our new team of contributing photographers, Andrew St. ClairDana Pacifico, Daniel Topete and Leah Runyon. All photos without a photo credit were taken by yours truly.

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