DRAMA ON DECATUR: Portugal. The Man Drummer Quits, Band Plays On
It sounds like Portugal. The Man drummer Jason Secrist had a particularly bad case of the Mondays tonight. Word from our man on the scene is that the band got into an argument on-stage, Secrist walked off stage and may or may not have quit the band altogether, the band returned to the stage, apologized profusely and played mostly-acoustic songs with the drummer from opening band The Lonely Forest – including performances of The Beatles “Helter Skelter” and “Hey Jude.” Not your average Monday show.
MyNameIsJohnMichael was in attendence and praised the band’s resilience via Twitter:
Much applause should go to @portugaltheman. They could’ve walked away and didn’t. Resilience, folks, it’s an admirable trait. Gotta love a band that doesn’t give up even when shit hits the fan.
Barryfest was also in the house, and had this to say:
pretty sure we witnessed a seminal moment in the history of @portugaltheman and just kinda jammed away because they rule
Apparently not-too-frazzled, the band was able to enjoy Duck Confit after the show. Not bad for tour catering.
Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and the Big Easy where he helped get Live Music Blog: NOLA off-the-ground, managing it in New Orleans through Jazz Fest 2012. Hodges now lives amongst THE CALIFORNIANS as a newcomer to West LA. His favorite artists include My Morning Jacket, Sigur Rós, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers Band, Dr. Dog, Tame Impala, Anders Osborne, Radiohead and Bobby & The Midnites. Daft Punk is actually playing at his house tonight and you're invited.
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