September 19, 2016

Indie Rock Band Portugal. The Man to Perform in Bailey Hall

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The Cornell Concert Commission has announced that it plans to bring rock group Portugal. The Man to Bailey Hall on Nov. 6.

The band was formed in Alaska in 2001 and has released seven studio albums on its way to becoming an “essential part of the indie rock genre,” according to a CCC press release.

The group released Evil Friends, their most recent album, in 2013, and is currently working on new record Gloomin + Doomin, according to Rolling Stone. The magazine praised the band’s “hazy swagger,” comparing their sound to artists like David Bowie and the Beatles.

CCC Promotions Director Sarah Dellett ’18 said the organization believes Portugal. The Man’s different musical style will “attract both Cornell students and the Ithaca community.”

“This is my favorite band that Cornell Concert Commission has brought in during my three years here,” Dellett said. “We love to bring all different genres to campus, and I’m happy to be bringing indie rock after the more upbeat Louis the Child, Young Thug and Wavves shows.”

Andrei Talaba ’18 said he shared Dellett’s excitement about CCC’s change in genre.

“I really like that band and I want to hear them live,” Talaba said. “There hasn’t been a band of this kind — this alt rock genre — at Cornell in a while, and I’m excited to see a new kind of music here.”

Tickets will go on sale for students on Sep. 28 and to the general public on Sep. 29, and will be available on the CCC website.

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