Photos: Portugal. The Man at Hearst Greek Theatre

Portugal. The Man (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) Back in May, Portugal. The Man headlined a sold-out show at The Independent. The concert was close-knit and intimate but was only was a prelude to what would be one of the biggest parties at Berkeley's legendary outdoor coliseum— aka the Hearst Greek Theatre. Though both performances were great in their own right and the band offered a two concert package for fans who wanted to attend both shows, the concert at the Greek Theatre wasn't one to miss. This time around, Los Angeles band Local Natives joined the lineup and had the crowd hyped before [...]

Review + Photos: Portugal. The Man at The Independent

Portugal. The Man (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) After playing main stage slots at major festivals such as Bonnaroo, Coachella and Lollapalooza, it’s surprising to see a band with so much traction choose to book a show at an intimate venue. The truth is that the bigger the fan base, the harder it is to see a band play smaller venues that might leave some fans out. Portugal. The Man proved, however, that it's not necessary to choose when the band played for a packed house at The Independent on Monday, March 13 and booked a show at Berkeley’s own Greek Theatre later this year. [...]

Photos: Cage the Elephant, Portugal. The Man & Sunflower Bean take over the Civic

Cage The Elephant (photo: Jessica Perez) Last night saw a superstar lineup featuring Cage The Elephant, Portugal. The Man, and rising Sunflower Bean perform at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.  It was an epic and wicked night, a ton of energy from bands all over the globe.  Our own Jessica Perez has these fantastic shots from the night of all the bands, some very animated and energetic bands looking enthused to be performing in the Bay again.

Portugal. The Man teams up with StubHub for charity concert

Alaska's finest, Portugal. The Man, will be teaming up with StubHub tomorrow night for a concert designed to benefit music programs in Bay Area schools through the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. And here's the kicker: 100% of the proceeds go directly towards the organization. Not half, not two-thirds. 100%. (That means all of it, for those of you who are as pitiful at basic math as I am.) The Next Stage Concert Series is a cross-country event raising money for the foundation in five separate local markets with the San Francisco date as the third in the tour. In the words of [...]

Noise Pop: Saturday Preview!

Tomorrow is the last full day of Noise Pop, and it's a duesy. But before you start your night of shows, head over to the Pop N' Shop at The Verdi Club. This awesome independent design fair has become one or Noise Pop's coveted non-music events, and includes designers and artists selling clothing, jewelry, posters and more. It takes place from 12pm-4pm and is free! Saturday will also feature a couple of matinee shows, one of which is at Bottom of the Hill with The Matches, Dizzy Balloon and Ex-Boyfriends. Oakland's The Matches are guaranteed to put on a fun [...]

Episode 151: Noise Pop 2009 Preview (Part 2)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Noise_Pop_Mix_2.mp3[/podcast] Listen to the podcast here. This is the second of two podcast episodes spotlighting the diverse mix of excellent bands playing during the 2009 Noise Pop Music Festival. We have twelve great local and touring bands in the episode, all of whom are performing during Noise Pop, which runs from February 24th to March 1st. You can listen to our first Noise Pop 2009 episode here. LA indie pop band The Submarines ("Waiting for a War") kick off the episode with a cover of a song by their current tourmates, The Morning Benders. Both bands will be co-headlining at [...]

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