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- Posted on Mar 17th 2011 1:40PM by Tara Lacey
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The conference was a flurry of sights and sounds Wednesday when Spinner landed at the Do 512 Lounge for an up close and personal performance from this garish group.
They wailed on some new tunes from their upcoming album due out in May and finished off strong with their hit 'People Say' as the crowd crooned along. Their psychedelic pop rock sound omnipresent with each new ditty as their music enveloped the tiny room -- the raucous riffs and virtuous keys seemingly moving people close to tears.
The intimate atmosphere allowed time to chat with bassist Zach Carothers, who's excited at the prospect of hitting the summer festival circuit after warming up with SXSW.
"Bonnaroo was a blast, it was our first major festival and I'm excited to go back this year," he told Spinner.
He was also giddy about the second annual Hang Out Music Festival coming up in May. "Hang Out looks like a blast," he gushed. Carothers then expressed his gratitude at having a road crew along for the ride. "Now I have someone to schlep my stuff," he said, noting that the most arduous load-in in recent memory happened at Lincoln Hall in Chicago when his full set-up had to be carry around a city block and up three flights of stairs.
"You know you're somebody when you have somebody to carry your equipment," he teases.
Colorful and exuberant and full of life on and off stage Portugal.the Man are a group you won't want to miss. Their performances are soulful and core-shaking no matter the size of the audience or venue.
In fact, you can chat them tonight when they play alongside Noah and the Whale and headliners TV on the Radio at AOL Music and Spinner's showcase at Austin's famous Stubb's Bar-B-Q. The show will begin at 8:30PM CT