Concert Preview: Portugal. The Man at Red Butte

Quick! Name two people from Wasilla, Alaska.



The tragically dumb Sarah Palin… sure, that’s easy. And, the next-up at Red Butte band, Portugal. The Man.

And though you may not know the by name, trust me, you know their songs, used to shill everything from Apple products to vitamin water in television commercials and in plenty of film soundtracks. As you can imagine, true-blue fans hate this. They take it in stride.

The band released T-shirts earlier this year that said simply, “I liked Portugal. The Man. before they sold out.”

Upon the release of their newest album, Woodstock, the band released a supercut of all of their bad reviews on YouTube. “Can you say Sellout The Man?” complained one fan in his best Comic Book Man voice.

Synth pop fans are brutal!

He’s right in one regard, though, they’ve been selling out concert venues all summer long, and Red Butte is no exception.

Now, can we just do something about the punctuation in that name, guys?


Portugal. The Man.—July 25 at Red Butte. Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30. Tickets are sold out.






Christie Marcy
Christie Marcy
Christie Marcy is a former managing editor at Salt Lake magazine. Though she writes about everything, she has a particular interest in arts and culture in Utah. In the summer months, you will find her at any given outdoor concert on any given night. In the winter, you will find her wishing for summer. Follow her on social media at @whynotboth.

Similar Articles