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Portugal. The Man 4/20 Music Hall of Williamsburg Review/Photos

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By Michel Dussack

The Jagermeister Music Tour is traditionally comprised of hard rock and metal acts, though the Spring 2012 lineup threw everyone off when it was announced that Portugal. The Man would be headlining. Even more surprising was the size of the venues they were playing – the New York stop took place at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, a venue six times smaller than when I saw the band at Terminal 5 exactly six months prior.

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Minus The Bear (10th Anniversary Tour), The Lonely Forest 10/26 La Zona Rosa Austin Photos

November 6, 2011 drainu182 0

Minus The Bear are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a national tour. It kicked off October 4th in Boise, Idaho and wraps up this Friday night at the band’s hometown of Seattle at Showbox at the Market. In addition to playing new songs, the band has been performing their debut album, 2002’s Highly Refined Pirates, in its entirety each night, as well as tracks from their debut EP, 2001’s This Is What I Know About Being Gigantic. Recently, the band played La Zona Rosa in Austin. Our photographer Jennifer Murtha ( was there to get some great shots of the band as well as the opener The Lonely Forest.

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The Lonely Forest 3/29 Brighton Music Hall Photos

March 30, 2011 drainu182 0

If you see Death Cab For Cutie on tour this summer, you should get there early because you’ll catch The Lonely Forest, a promising band from Washington who you’ll love just as much as DCFC. In fact, Death Cab’s guitarist Chris Walla loved the band so much, he signed The Lonely Forest to his label Trans Records. Last night, they played Brighton Music Hall where our photographer Jennifer Murtha (of got some great shots of the band.

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The Lonely Forest Premiere “Coyote”, New Album Arrows Out March 22nd, Playing SXSW

March 11, 2011 drainu182 0

The Lonely Forest unveil a new song, “Coyote,” as the KEXP Song of the Day today. The song is taken from their forthcoming Trans Records label debut Arrows, in stores March 22. Critical acclaim for Arrows in advance of the release includes praise from NYLON, which posts, “We are in love with The Lonely Forest. Listen to them now!” and Alternative Press, which calls Arrows “the band’s most self-assured album yet.” Meanwhile, NPR’s Song of the Day …