Sunday night was just another epic night at Red Rocks, with Car Seat Headrest kicking off the night, followed by Local Natives and of course, Portugal. The Man. Local Natives rocked hits new and old with “Wide Eyes,” “Villainy” and “You & I.”
“Is there a bar here called the Hi-Dive? I remember 10 years ago we wanted to play there. We played somewhere else, it was awful. We should have played this,” Taylor Rice of Local Natives asked as the band went into “Airplanes.”
Portugal. The Man took off for their headlining set, walking onto the stage to a recording of “Unchained Melody” by Roy Orbison. Their latest album Woodstock came out just a few days before the performance, but the band made sure to play older tunes as well, such as “Modern Jesus” and “So American,” with Gourley dressed like a mix between John Lennon and Hunter Thompson.