Sounds Good: Portugal. The Man @ P&L, The Infamous Stringdusters @ Liberty Hall

Well, the MLS Cup is finally almost upon us.  

By the way, thanks MLS, for stretching Sporting’s last several games out over approximately 5 weeks.

If you don’t have tickets already and want to go, expect to pay quite a premium.  You’ll have to go through a third party or just a straight up scalper – the stadium sold out in a matter of hours, and they can only cram about 20,000 in there, including standing room.

To get ready for the big game, try one of these…

Friday, December 6th

MLS Cup Last Night out with Portugal. The Man and the ACBs in KCP&L

Get hyped for the big game on Saturday with a FREE show featuring indie-psych-folksters Portugal. The Man at 9 pm.  Yes, they have the most annoyingly punctuated band name going these days, but they also crank out some catchy tunes West Coast style.  Also on the bill (presumably because Radkey is out touring) is the best local band IMO, the ACBs, who slink into slacker indie-pop with the best of them starting at 8.  The event is 18+ and I’m told that Sporting boss Peter Vermes will be there to kick the festivities off red-ass style.


The Infamous Stringdusters at Liberty Hall in Lawrence

These virtuoso musicians burst on the scene in 2007 when, as a brand new band they won three International Bluegrass Music Association awards, including Album of the Year for Fork in the Road.  I know what you’re thinking: “Is this going to be my scene?  I don’t even have a beard…”

“The type of people who listen to the music that we play, and are coming to the shows, are also people who go on epic hikes, or ski, or ride mountain bikes, or get out and experience life from all angles,” says fiddler Jeremy Garrett on the band’s website. “The new song on our latest record called ‘Night On The River’ has been going out to a lot of people. Rafters come up after the show to talk about it. My sister, she loves to go catfishing, sits on the banks of the river, singing that song every time she drives out to fish. The music sort of sets up the background for your life.”

There you go.

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One Response to Sounds Good: Portugal. The Man @ P&L, The Infamous Stringdusters @ Liberty Hall

  1. the dude says:

    Somehow I miraculously scored tickets in the Budweiser corner after an hour and a half of trying on tricketmaster after the public sale went up. Then a little later I came across two more in the Bud corner but passed because I didn’t want to get greedy even though I could have made a little profit. At $150 a pop I didn’t really care to chance it and didn’t want to tempt the football gods.

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