PORTUGAL. THE MAN

(Music Millennium, 3158 E Burnside) Next week you'll have a serious dilemma on your hands: Should you go see the always incredible Portugal. The Man at the Crystal Ballroom along with tired alt-rockers Cake? It's a tough call, a great musical experience versus the band that unleashed the horror that is "The Distance." But we are here to solve this perplexing dilemma, since PTM has just announced an in-store appearance at Music Millennium. Free and open to all ages, the band will surely play all the hits from this year's American Ghetto, and maybe if you are lucky they'll debut some material from their major label debut due out next year. Actually this is what you should do: see this show, buy a copy of American Ghetto, and then head down to Pambiche for some (literal) cake—after one slice of their La Selva Negra, you will forget that terrible band from Sacramento once and for all. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

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