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Benham Jones Reports from Bonnaroo, pt ...

Benham Jones Reports from Bonnaroo, pt 3: New Dirty Projectors, Portugal. The Man, Alberta Cross, Gomez

Friday, June 12, 2009 2:20 pm CDT Press orientation got over around high noon, so I grabbed some water and headed back into the big bad body of the festival. I caught the last little bit of a stripped down acoustic set from Portugal. The Man over at the Sonic Village stage.

Separated from their characteristic psychedelic wash, PTM has more of an Appalachia-vibe, but without the hyperstylized fetishism. The harmonies were tight but not so overwhelming to be cheesy. Unfortunate that I did not catch more of their set.

Alberta Cross was up next at the Sonic Village. These guys have a style too familiar to the times, like some kind of Chris Robinson rehash but without the unpredictable .... 6:47 a.m. Saturday 13th June 2009 EST
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