By Tim Wenger
Denver rockers Portobello Road are dropping a new full-length record this month. “We started off with our buddy Joel in his basement,” says bassist Tommy Weber. Once the recording process was finished, they gave the songs to Tyler Zander for post-production. They began work on the record last September, and after a grueling nine-month process, the record is ready for the ears of the world. “It was almost like a baby,” says front man and primary songwriter Chris Michaels. full article.
Looking Back: In The Whale with Carl Carrell & The Consequence, Ghost In The Machine and Portobello Road @ Herman's Hideaway
The night began with an opening performance from Denver's own Portobello Road. Portobello Road is a four-piece rock band featuring brothers Chris Michaels (vocals, guitar) and Drew Michaels (guitar, vocals) along with Tommy Weber (bass) and Josh Meneses (drums). Together they created an eclectic blend of different rock genres. On some songs like "Great State of Arousal" and "Gangsters And Petty Thieves" they had an alternative rock sound. Songs like "Mission Control" or their "Folsom Prison Blues" cover were straight-forward blues rock. Songs like "Sinner" and "Space Oddity" had both those aspects, and a little hint of punk ska thrown in. As a whole package, perhaps the band could use more cohesion in their songs to make them a more identifiable band, but their songs piece by piece were pretty solid. If you like bands like The Black Keys and Sublime and everything in between, give this band a listen. Read Full Article here.