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Title: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: macaronihead on June 19, 2011, 12:44:59 AM
Any other paug umphreaks?
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Multibeast12 on June 19, 2011, 01:21:58 AM
Any other paug umphreaks?
I get down, i think i might be going to Utica in July.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: postjack on June 19, 2011, 01:48:45 AM
i'm a newb but am enjoying the music I am hearing. It took me a really long time to get into UM, but ultimately their progginess and progressive jamming style sold me. No plans to catch any of the current tour dates, hoping I'll have the opportunity whenever they release more.

I see they are playing Atlanta for Halloween, but I already have tickets and a hotel for Voodoo fest.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: macaronihead on June 19, 2011, 02:40:08 AM
Any other paug umphreaks?
I get down, i think i might be going to Utica in July.

Do it! I'll be there! Last year was a good time. I'm a disappointed that YMSB was added to the bill so UM will be playing just 1 set. But they stated that it will at least be a 2 hour set + encore. Which isn't that much less music than their 2 set shows.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: mistercharlie on June 19, 2011, 06:21:46 AM
Not a UM fan... But I love The Beets! Ahh, eee, ooo, Killer Tofu!!!!!!
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: phil on June 19, 2011, 08:18:45 AM
Not a UM fan... But I love The Beets! Ahh, eee, ooo, Killer Tofu!!!!!!

The beets are far superior to UM, imo. I need mo' allowance!
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: macaronihead on June 25, 2011, 10:50:03 PM
Good source. Weak show. http://www.archive.org/details/um2011-06-23.neumannak40

Just getting this little summer terr starting though. 16 minute GYMRH is niiiiiiice.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: zimbra on June 25, 2011, 11:02:18 PM
As previously stated.... I get down
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: mopper_smurf on June 27, 2011, 10:35:01 AM
I can handle UM. Saw them a few times in Amsterdam. Nice shows, stoopid crowd.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: kellerb on June 27, 2011, 10:40:45 AM
I can handle UM. Saw them a few times in Amsterdam. Nice shows, stoopid crowd.

I was at Saturday's show, which was great.

Umphrey's fans are basically hotchickswithdouchebags.com with a band playing in the background.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on June 27, 2011, 10:58:20 AM
I’ll see them every once in a while.  They don’t tour as much in the northeast for me to become a “fan.”

What I’ll say about them is that their lights are awesome.  Their segues are usually good but would be better if I was more familiar with their music.

As for the crowd, I’m not a fan either.  But to be fair, a lot of GA shows lead me to negative reactions to the crowd.  It is definitely a younger crowd.

Definitely worth checking out when they come around.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: gah on June 27, 2011, 11:55:32 AM
I can handle UM. Saw them a few times in Amsterdam. Nice shows, stoopid crowd.

I was at Saturday's show, which was great.

Umphrey's fans are basically hotchickswithdouchebags.com with a band playing in the background.

If this is the case, I need to be listening to some more UM... :-D
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: sophist on June 27, 2011, 12:56:51 PM
I can handle UM. Saw them a few times in Amsterdam. Nice shows, stoopid crowd.

I was at Saturday's show, which was great.

Umphrey's fans are basically hotchickswithdouchebags.com with a band playing in the background.

If this is the case, I need to be listening to some more UM... :-D
emphasis was on hot.  so you're good.  move along.   :wink:
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: qop24 on September 24, 2011, 01:11:23 AM
just got home from my first umphrey's show and I must say, pretty dope for the price.

Walked into the venue and literally the first person I made eye contact made note of my "moma dance - magic hat" phish shirt and bought both alley and me a drink and the night just got better as it went. I'll still take a 3.0 show over them but good vibes, tiny venue, free drinks from heads made for an awesome night!!!!  :beerbang:
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: gah on September 24, 2011, 10:02:24 AM
just got home from my first umphrey's show and I must say, pretty dope for the price.

Walked into the venue and literally the first person I made eye contact made note of my "moma dance - magic hat" phish shirt and bought both alley and me a drink and the night just got better as it went. I'll still take a 3.0 show over them but good vibes, tiny venue, free drinks from heads made for an awesome night!!!!  :beerbang:

hows that ulcer?
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: qop24 on September 26, 2011, 01:03:32 PM
just got home from my first umphrey's show and I must say, pretty dope for the price.

Walked into the venue and literally the first person I made eye contact made note of my "moma dance - magic hat" phish shirt and bought both alley and me a drink and the night just got better as it went. I'll still take a 3.0 show over them but good vibes, tiny venue, free drinks from heads made for an awesome night!!!!  :beerbang:

hows that ulcer?

I kicked it's ass. Hard.

By that I mean I tore my stomach up that night but surprisingly it started to feel ok yesterday
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: tehdead on January 05, 2012, 03:15:47 PM
The word is they had a kick ass run

12.29.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=977VTL52

12.30.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TRZ4ZPMN

12.31.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U0VCTOPR
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: zimbra on January 05, 2012, 04:22:19 PM
The word is they had a kick ass run

12.29.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=977VTL52

12.30.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TRZ4ZPMN

12.31.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U0VCTOPR

I was there, stayed at the Moonrise right next door.  Great weekend was had.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Augustus on January 05, 2012, 08:32:46 PM
The word is they had a kick ass run

12.29.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=977VTL52

12.30.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TRZ4ZPMN

12.31.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U0VCTOPR

You ever get your GF that necklace-thing?
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on January 05, 2012, 09:12:43 PM
The word is they had a kick ass run

12.29.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=977VTL52

12.30.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TRZ4ZPMN

12.31.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U0VCTOPR

You ever get your GF that necklace-thing?
she pawned it and paid off her bills.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Lifeboy on January 05, 2012, 09:51:23 PM
The word is they had a kick ass run

12.29.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=977VTL52

12.30.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TRZ4ZPMN

12.31.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U0VCTOPR

You ever get your GF that necklace-thing?

was it a pearl necklace?
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: tehdead on January 07, 2012, 12:20:13 AM
The word is they had a kick ass run

12.29.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=977VTL52

12.30.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TRZ4ZPMN

12.31.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U0VCTOPR

You ever get your GF that necklace-thing?

was it a pearl necklace?

Yeah I got it for her, and no it was Tiffanys
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: zimbra on January 07, 2012, 05:21:58 PM
The word is they had a kick ass run

12.29.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=977VTL52

12.30.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TRZ4ZPMN

12.31.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U0VCTOPR

You ever get your GF that necklace-thing?

was it a pearl necklace?

I see what you did there.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: kellerb on January 07, 2012, 06:06:25 PM
The word is they had a kick ass run

12.29.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=977VTL52

12.30.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TRZ4ZPMN

12.31.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U0VCTOPR

You ever get your GF that necklace-thing?

was it a pearl necklace?

I see what you did there.

I see what you did there.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: gah on January 07, 2012, 11:22:46 PM
The word is they had a kick ass run

12.29.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=977VTL52

12.30.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TRZ4ZPMN

12.31.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U0VCTOPR

You ever get your GF that necklace-thing?

was it a pearl necklace?

I see what you did there.

I see what you did there.

What you did there, I see it.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: tehdead on January 08, 2012, 12:11:55 AM
The word is they had a kick ass run

12.29.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=977VTL52

12.30.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TRZ4ZPMN

12.31.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U0VCTOPR

You ever get your GF that necklace-thing?

was it a pearl necklace?

I see what you did there.

I see what you did there.

What you did there, I see it.

what you did there, I do not see it.  :-o
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: kellerb on January 08, 2012, 01:33:26 AM
The word is they had a kick ass run

12.29.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=977VTL52

12.30.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TRZ4ZPMN

12.31.11
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U0VCTOPR

You ever get your GF that necklace-thing?

was it a pearl necklace?

I see what you did there.

I see what you did there.

What you did there, I see it.

what you did there, I do not see it.  :-o
Eventually someone's gonna pull out your fingernails
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: McGrupp on January 09, 2012, 10:19:17 PM
This thread right now reminds me of an Umphrey's show.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on February 11, 2012, 08:42:18 AM
sold out show last night but it wasn't overly annoying
I enjoyed the 2nd set

02/10/12 • House of Blues • Boston, MA
 
Set 1: Cummins Lies > JaJunk > The Floor, Uncle Wally, Jimmy Stewart (w/ lyrics) > 2nd Self, Walking On the Moon > Puppet String, Made To Measure > Divisions > The Pequod > Divisions
Set 2: Jazz Odyssey > Domino Theory, Shine on You Crazy Diamond > Wappy Sprayberry, Booth Love, Hajimemashite > JaJunk
Encore: Pay the Snucka
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: tehdead on February 13, 2012, 12:15:00 PM
Buffalo Sold Out on me  :x
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: westcider on February 21, 2012, 10:46:52 PM
great show at the Canopy the other night!
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: macaronihead on February 23, 2012, 04:25:16 PM
sold out show last night but it wasn't overly annoying
I enjoyed the 2nd set

02/10/12 • House of Blues • Boston, MA
 
Set 1: Cummins Lies > JaJunk > The Floor, Uncle Wally, Jimmy Stewart (w/ lyrics) > 2nd Self, Walking On the Moon > Puppet String, Made To Measure > Divisions > The Pequod > Divisions
Set 2: Jazz Odyssey > Domino Theory, Shine on You Crazy Diamond > Wappy Sprayberry, Booth Love, Hajimemashite > JaJunk
Encore: Pay the Snucka

I was there as well! First set started out RAWKin with JaJunk > The Floor but never picked up. Walking on the Mnon was well done and Divisions > The Peqod > Divisions was fantastic. The 2nd set on the other hand OMGZ!!!! besides the outta place SOYCD this set was awesome. the Domino Theory stew, Wappy and Booth Love all top notch UM.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: tehdead on March 23, 2012, 11:48:08 AM
The newest issue of Relix came out. Umph on the cover

http://www.relix.com/relix/issues/2012/02/28/march

Quote
Umphrey’s McGee: The Last Jamband Standing?

Of all the groups to emerge from Phish’s shadow in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, Umphrey’s McGee may have the best chance of saving the jamband scene. Though the group follows the blueprint originally designed by the Grateful Dead in the late ‘60s, both Umphrey’s McGee’s progrock sound and their 21st century approach to marketing and promotions are firmly grounded in the modern musical landscape. Noted critic Richard Gehr spent time with the band and their crew in late 2011 and offers a state of the union on the Chicago-bred sextet on the eve of their 14th anniversary—and argues why Umphrey’s McGee may be the last “classic” jamband standing.

great article, read it the other night at the bookstore.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: sophist on March 23, 2012, 02:00:13 PM
How can you save a scene when are but a shadow of it? 
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on March 23, 2012, 02:06:21 PM
maybe they should start researching on how to save relix.
articles like that are not much help in that regard.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: kellerb on March 23, 2012, 06:37:53 PM
the article itself was pretty decent, dumb intro paragraph premise notwithstanding. 
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: mistercharlie on March 24, 2012, 05:26:06 AM
The newest issue of Relix came out. Umph on the cover

http://www.relix.com/relix/issues/2012/02/28/march

Quote
Umphrey’s McGee: The Last Jamband Standing?

Of all the groups to emerge from Phish’s shadow in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, Umphrey’s McGee may have the best chance of saving the jamband scene. Though the group follows the blueprint originally designed by the Grateful Dead in the late ‘60s, both Umphrey’s McGee’s progrock sound and their 21st century approach to marketing and promotions are firmly grounded in the modern musical landscape. Noted critic Richard Gehr spent time with the band and their crew in late 2011 and offers a state of the union on the Chicago-bred sextet on the eve of their 14th anniversary—and argues why Umphrey’s McGee may be the last “classic” jamband standing.

great article, read it the other night at the bookstore.

That was the last issue, the newest issue has a 20 year trubute to H.O.R.D.E. on it. In said issue it states that Mike Gordon was trying to get H.O.R.D.E. to be called The Clifford Ball.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: kellerb on March 24, 2012, 01:53:32 PM
The newest issue of Relix came out. Umph on the cover

http://www.relix.com/relix/issues/2012/02/28/march

Quote
Umphrey’s McGee: The Last Jamband Standing?

Of all the groups to emerge from Phish’s shadow in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, Umphrey’s McGee may have the best chance of saving the jamband scene. Though the group follows the blueprint originally designed by the Grateful Dead in the late ‘60s, both Umphrey’s McGee’s progrock sound and their 21st century approach to marketing and promotions are firmly grounded in the modern musical landscape. Noted critic Richard Gehr spent time with the band and their crew in late 2011 and offers a state of the union on the Chicago-bred sextet on the eve of their 14th anniversary—and argues why Umphrey’s McGee may be the last “classic” jamband standing.

great article, read it the other night at the bookstore.

That was the last issue, the newest issue has a 20 year trubute to H.O.R.D.E. on it. In said issue it states that Mike Gordon was trying to get H.O.R.D.E. to be called The Clifford Ball.

Yeah, I just read that article this morning.  Interesting stuff.  Clifford Ball was an idea as early as '92, which is wild.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: sophist on April 27, 2012, 01:57:09 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/26/umphreys-mcgees-chicago-w_n_1456750.html


I......just.......can't.........man...........

::dies from laughter::
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: gah on April 27, 2012, 02:06:28 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/26/umphreys-mcgees-chicago-w_n_1456750.html


I......just.......can't.........man...........

::dies from laughter::

BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHA! I made it to about 30 seconds. So sad. sorry chicago folks.

(They should've had Wilco write something)
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: sophist on April 27, 2012, 02:07:41 PM
I can't decide what heightens the cheese dick factor more, the auto-tune vocals or the horrendous lyrics. 
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: mbw on April 27, 2012, 02:12:25 PM
i listened to that earlier today.   :shakehead:
what an embarrassment.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: WhatstheUse? on April 27, 2012, 02:17:10 PM
Holy shit.  That was so terrible.

Umphrey's has now lost all my respect.





... oh wait, you need to have respect first, to lose it...
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Lifeboy on April 27, 2012, 02:35:16 PM
After the UM show in Tulsa week (which was one of the weakest shows I've attended), I realized that there are very few "songs" that I like, and that most (literally) of them sound so much alike, that I can't tell the difference between them. Most of them suck.

That said, when they get into improv territory, they're actually pretty talented (not to mention Jake is a pretty damn good guitarist).

The reason I go to moe., UM, etc shows is bc I dig improv. moe. is SO much more talented than UM though, imo.

But yeah, improv..... they're pretty good at it. They jam. That's my favorite thing about music.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 27, 2012, 02:43:07 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/26/umphreys-mcgees-chicago-w_n_1456750.html


I......just.......can't.........man...........

::dies from laughter::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX7wtNOkuHo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX7wtNOkuHo)
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: zimbra on April 27, 2012, 04:56:46 PM
Holy shit that was terrible. I wonder who actually took the time to write those lyrics? 
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Lifeboy on April 27, 2012, 06:05:42 PM
Holy shit that was terrible. I wonder who actually took the time to write those lyrics?

It could have been any of them. They're all terrible lyricists.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: phil on April 27, 2012, 10:32:06 PM

Umphrey's has now lost all my respect.





... oh wait, you need to have respect first, to lose it...

I mean, they have that one song that I sort of liked the first few times I heard it
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: tehdead on April 28, 2012, 10:29:47 PM
cheesy but i dont see how someone could dislike this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ed_0MwtAsU
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: rowjimmy on April 29, 2012, 07:48:38 AM
cheesy but i dont see how someone could dislike this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ed_0MwtAsU


When did the song start?
I gave up after 30 seconds of pointless noodling.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: sophist on April 29, 2012, 11:23:49 AM
cheesy but i dont see how someone could dislike this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ed_0MwtAsU

I thought that was pretty generic to be honest.  Pass. 
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: gah on April 29, 2012, 11:55:21 AM
cheesy but i dont see how someone could dislike this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ed_0MwtAsU


When did the song start?
I gave up after 30 seconds of pointless noodling.

Made it to about 45 sec, then started to skip ahead, but never did figure that out. But hey, it gets the kids dancing, so good for them I guess.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Hicks on April 29, 2012, 12:06:09 PM
cheesy but i dont see how someone could dislike this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ed_0MwtAsU

How can I dislike it?

Let me tell you how, I lived through the late 80s and early 90s when bands like Nirvana, Sonic Youth and The Pixies were supposed to rid us of the scourge of cheesedick hair metal forever.  Now you've got these kids who don't know any better acting like Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen are the coolest thing since hairspray.  If you really want to hear music like that then just listen to the real deal and pop on Joe Satriani's Summersong, it was already done 20 years ago and it was done better back then.

I mean seriously if Kurt Cobain had known this was how shit was gonna go down he would have blown Trey's head off in 1994 instead of his own.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: rowjimmy on April 29, 2012, 01:40:12 PM

I mean seriously if Kurt Cobain had known this was how shit was gonna go down he would have blown Trey's head off in 1994 instead of his own.

I LOL'd coss it's true.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: McGrupp on April 29, 2012, 04:15:50 PM
Not a big UM fan at all. I especially dislike their cheese-faux-hair-prog. BUT, I think I'm going to check them out when they come through Richmond and play at the botanical gardens. Early show. Should be fun.

Plus, a lot of their music is cheesy, but this, for instance, I think is a pretty cool jam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=FL4kWQfoD56oO81jZfOCNRlw&v=3e8glXIxgsg&feature=player_detailpage#t=199s
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: kellerb on April 29, 2012, 04:51:22 PM
Well, at least they have a sense of humor about the reaction to that Chicago song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMKNYN2-tys
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: sophist on April 29, 2012, 05:45:33 PM

I mean seriously if Kurt Cobain had known this was how shit was gonna go down he would have blown Trey's head off in 1994 instead of his own.

I LOL'd coss it's true.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: macaronihead on April 30, 2012, 02:27:44 PM
You guys realize all that 'Chicago' song really was to them was a fat check, right? They may have written the lyrics down but there's no way they had free reign. It blows, its not real UM.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: gah on April 30, 2012, 03:05:55 PM
You guys realize all that 'Chicago' song really was to them was a fat check, right? They may have written the lyrics down but there's no way they had free reign. It blows, its not real UM.

Sooooo, they're sell outs? Or they don't really care about their city enough that they'd be willing to rip off the taxpayers money for a "fat check"? They don't have enough self dignity to write something they can at least be proud of and not make fun of on youtube just a few days later? I couldn't care less, I'm just saying, trying to defend it as if they did it for the money's worse than writing a lame tune. That'd just be sad really.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Hicks on April 30, 2012, 03:08:14 PM
You guys realize all that 'Chicago' song really was to them was a fat check, right? They may have written the lyrics down but there's no way they had free reign. It blows, its not real UM.

Sooooo, they're sell outs? Or they don't really care about their city enough that they'd be willing to rip off the taxpayers money for a "fat check"? They don't have enough self dignity to write something they can at least be proud of and not make fun of on youtube just a few days later? I couldn't care less, I'm just saying, trying to defend it as if they did it for the money's worse than writing a lame tune. That'd just be sad really.

Don't be such a hypocrite, you were fully willing to look the other way when Phish wrote that lame ass "It's Burly in Burlington" jingle!   
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: gah on April 30, 2012, 03:18:37 PM
You guys realize all that 'Chicago' song really was to them was a fat check, right? They may have written the lyrics down but there's no way they had free reign. It blows, its not real UM.

Sooooo, they're sell outs? Or they don't really care about their city enough that they'd be willing to rip off the taxpayers money for a "fat check"? They don't have enough self dignity to write something they can at least be proud of and not make fun of on youtube just a few days later? I couldn't care less, I'm just saying, trying to defend it as if they did it for the money's worse than writing a lame tune. That'd just be sad really.

Don't be such a hypocrite, you were fully willing to look the other way when Phish wrote that lame ass "It's Burly in Burlington" jingle!

it's true. But that line about "come hang with us in our nec, nec, neck of the woods, at nec, nec, nectars" was money though!
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: barnesy305 on April 30, 2012, 09:48:42 PM
Why didn't they just have Wilco do "Via Chicago" and call it a fucking day?
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: gah on April 30, 2012, 10:19:44 PM
Why didn't they just have Wilco do "Via Chicago" and call it a fucking day?

Something about "dreamed about killing you" that didn't sit well with the board.  :-P
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Lifeboy on April 30, 2012, 11:44:21 PM
Looks like they played Help > Slipknot! the other night.

Pretty cool...


eta - and Night Nurse
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: sophist on April 30, 2012, 11:47:30 PM
Link to cheese dick cover of dead tunes? 
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Lifeboy on April 30, 2012, 11:51:46 PM
Link to cheese dick cover of dead tunes?

I just saw it on livedownloads.com..... I'm not gonna pay for it or anything. Just thought that the face they played it was neat. My buddy plays keys for a band that opens for them when they come to Tulsa, or anywhere nearby and the guitarist for his band taught Jake how to play Slipknot the night of the Tulsa show. Too bad they didn't play it that night.

I'm sure it was a less than phenomenal performance, and it wasn't jammed, so I'm in no hurry to listen.

They can jam though.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Lifeboy on April 30, 2012, 11:53:30 PM
oops, did I get -k'd for that post?
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: sophist on April 30, 2012, 11:58:27 PM
not by me. 
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: McGrupp on May 01, 2012, 12:04:48 AM
oops, did I get -k'd for that post?

maybe you'd get fewer -k's if you didn't make it so clear how much you care about it.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: WhatstheUse? on May 01, 2012, 12:06:32 AM
I've never felt like UM reaaally jammed in the way that I view "jamming"

as far as getting way type 2, balls to the wall, throwing caution to the wind type jamming... they dont do it, imo

It's all so structured and perfect.  Yes, they are improvising, yes, they are extremely technically talented musicians. Too talented for their own good if you ask me.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Lifeboy on May 01, 2012, 12:08:36 AM
I've never felt like UM reaaally jammed in the way that I view "jamming"

as far as getting way type 2, balls to the wall, throwing caution to the wind type jamming... they dont do it, imo

It's all so structured and perfect.  Yes, they are improvising, yes, they are extremely technically talented musicians. Too talented for their own good if you ask me.


I'll give you that. There is definitely no type II "out there" jamming. I just like the dance-y type grove they get into sometimes. It makes for a fun show.

That said, I'm never that psyched to listen to it outside of the actual show.



George - yeah, maybe. +k for caring 
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: WhatstheUse? on May 01, 2012, 12:11:12 AM
I have seen then get groovy. He's a very talented drummer.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Lifeboy on May 01, 2012, 12:20:09 AM
I have seen then get groovy. He's a very talented drummer.

indeed.

like I said, UM is not the first band I choose to listen to when sitting at home or driving in my car, but when they are having a "groove" type night at a show, it's a fucking blast to dance to with a bunch of pretty broads.

that's why they're so hit or miss to me, bc some nights, they get into a real "heavy metal" type style of playing, and well..... those shows just aren't as enjoyable to me.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: kellerb on May 01, 2012, 12:06:14 PM
I've never felt like UM reaaally jammed in the way that I view "jamming"

as far as getting way type 2, balls to the wall, throwing caution to the wind type jamming... they dont do it, imo

It's all so structured and perfect.  Yes, they are improvising, yes, they are extremely technically talented musicians. Too talented for their own good if you ask me.

Well, they do the type of jamming where they completely leave the structure of the song and spontaneously improvise new chord progressions, melodies, etc.  Isn't that type II?  Yes, it's often so polished that you can't tell whether or not it was pre-planned...
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: WhatstheUse? on May 01, 2012, 12:12:59 PM
I've never felt like UM reaaally jammed in the way that I view "jamming"

as far as getting way type 2, balls to the wall, throwing caution to the wind type jamming... they dont do it, imo

It's all so structured and perfect.  Yes, they are improvising, yes, they are extremely technically talented musicians. Too talented for their own good if you ask me.

Well, they do the type of jamming where they completely leave the structure of the song and spontaneously improvise new chord progressions, melodies, etc.  Isn't that type II?  Yes, it's often so polished that you can't tell whether or not it was pre-planned...

True, they definitely do do what you said.

Maybe it's just the way they approach jamming that feels unorganic to me. I know they sometimes use a talkback mic onstage to plan out progressions/directions for the jam..... which again, isn't really a "bad" thing, it just adds to the polished-ness.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: sophist on May 01, 2012, 01:28:41 PM
It's too organized.  That's what I don't like about it.  It always sounds like a song structure, they never reach a place of being other-worldly with their music. 
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: VDB on May 01, 2012, 02:24:16 PM
I've never felt like UM reaaally jammed in the way that I view "jamming"

as far as getting way type 2, balls to the wall, throwing caution to the wind type jamming... they dont do it, imo

It's all so structured and perfect.  Yes, they are improvising, yes, they are extremely technically talented musicians. Too talented for their own good if you ask me.

Well, they do the type of jamming where they completely leave the structure of the song and spontaneously improvise new chord progressions, melodies, etc.  Isn't that type II?  Yes, it's often so polished that you can't tell whether or not it was pre-planned...

True, they definitely do do what you said.

Maybe it's just the way they approach jamming that feels unorganic to me. I know they sometimes use a talkback mic onstage to plan out progressions/directions for the jam..... which again, isn't really a "bad" thing, it just adds to the polished-ness.

Heh, you said "do do"...
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: kellerb on May 01, 2012, 09:09:40 PM
It's too organized.  That's what I don't like about it.  It always sounds like a song structure, they never reach a place of being other-worldly with their music.

I think that's pretty much what Scott is saying too.  The type II doesn't sound Type II, it sounds composed.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Lifeboy on May 01, 2012, 10:47:55 PM
I think those are the sections they title "Jimmy Stewart." they signal to each other each time they change chords or whatever.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: sophist on May 02, 2012, 08:25:14 AM
It's too organized.  That's what I don't like about it.  It always sounds like a song structure, they never reach a place of being other-worldly with their music.

I think that's pretty much what Scott is saying too.  The type II doesn't sound Type II, it sounds composed.
Right.  And I know that is also what UM is going for as they have called their style "Improg" on numerous occasions. 
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: macaronihead on May 04, 2012, 02:24:02 PM
You guys realize all that 'Chicago' song really was to them was a fat check, right? They may have written the lyrics down but there's no way they had free reign. It blows, its not real UM.

Sooooo, they're sell outs? Or they don't really care about their city enough that they'd be willing to rip off the taxpayers money for a "fat check"? They don't have enough self dignity to write something they can at least be proud of and not make fun of on youtube just a few days later? I couldn't care less, I'm just saying, trying to defend it as if they did it for the money's worse than writing a lame tune. That'd just be sad really.

I didn't mean they did it just for the money. I'm sure they thought it was a cool way to help out the city of Chicago. What I'm saying is I doubt they had very much freedom with the lyrics. There's no way they think its a lyrical masterpiece. The tourism company probably had ideas they wanted them to incorporate already. They didn't write it for their fans or themselves, they wrote it for the tourism company/Chicago.

Also, I was in no way trying to defend that flaming piece of shit, just trying to make people realize its not really an Umphrey's McGee song.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: macaronihead on May 04, 2012, 02:29:42 PM
I think those are the sections they title "Jimmy Stewart." they signal to each other each time they change chords or whatever.

stews are basically jams that get away from the song structure. Sometimes they are completely improvised, sometimes they are composed, sometimes they use a composed stew and then tweak it and create something new from there.

sometimes "jimmy stewarts" aren't labeled on the livedownload.coms because they are implied depending upon the song too.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on December 07, 2012, 11:09:49 AM
bumping this for macaronihead.
they are playing a 725 person capacity venue in providence on 1/19.  it's at the fete ballroom.  I was in the fete lounge last weekend and it was a cool place to see a show.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: whatapiper on December 16, 2012, 08:32:17 PM
Still have yet to see these guys, am I missing anything?  They are coming through Seattle this Spring...
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on December 16, 2012, 08:39:33 PM
Still have yet to see these guys, am I missing anything?  They are coming through Seattle this Spring...
I wouldn;t say you are missing anything.
I see them when they pass through.  I just love seeing live music.  I see music most weekends and not every show I see is epic and I am fine with that.  UM is never going to be epic to me but I'll still go.
plus, I just have tremendous respect that they still offer multiple guest list spots for tapers.  a band their size doesn't need to give any spots but they give multiple spots for every show.  I just find that very respectful.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: whatapiper on December 16, 2012, 08:46:31 PM
Still have yet to see these guys, am I missing anything?  They are coming through Seattle this Spring...
I wouldn;t say you are missing anything.
I see them when they pass through.  I just love seeing live music.  I see music most weekends and not every show I see is epic and I am fine with that.  UM is never going to be epic to me but I'll still go.
plus, I just have tremendous respect that they still offer multiple guest list spots for tapers.  a band their size doesn't need to give any spots but they give multiple spots for every show.  I just find that very respectful.

Nice, I'll probably jump on it this time around as what else do I have to do in March?  I've just never really heard that big a fanfare over them so never pulled the trigger.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Undermind on December 17, 2012, 08:26:59 AM
I saw them for the first time in early November.  I agree that I didn't find it epic, but I had a good time.  I would go see them again when they come back to Maine. 
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: macaronihead on December 18, 2012, 03:29:43 PM
bumping this for macaronihead.
they are playing a 725 person capacity venue in providence on 1/19.  it's at the fete ballroom.  I was in the fete lounge last weekend and it was a cool place to see a show.

Got my ticket already! and for their first time playing The Beacon the night before.

Still have yet to see these guys, am I missing anything?  They are coming through Seattle this Spring...

I'd say you actually are missing something. UM is pretty much their own genre. On any given night you'll hear rawk/progg/metal/funk/dub/folk/jazz/space/untz/classic covers. SO there's always something for everyone. Whether it all will be your cup of tea at that given show, I don't know, but I'll find it very hard to believe that you won't enjoy some of it . There will most certainly be more improv than at any 3.0 Phish show (minus a select few, obviously)  The light show is always top notch as well.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Itsnotanexperience on December 18, 2012, 04:17:36 PM
to each their own i suppose.

UM is a great live band and they often crank the intensity in much the way a good house or techno dj, using pre-composed material, can up the intensity in a room.    Not every band can create genuine compelling improv on a level that approaches the Dead or Phish....so to me, the next best thing is to sketch a few idea backstage and take it to the stage.   UM does this well.   For what its worth they reduce the wank factor quite a bit using the stew process.   I also enjoy a lot of their songs although most pre-mantis stuff.

Have fun..........they're are as good a bar band as you'll ever see:)

Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: sophist on December 28, 2012, 08:40:42 AM
McGLEE on deck tonight for me. 

My good buddy, Jules, is raging it with me.  Been a minute since we partied, so I'm looking forward to that.  I'll report back after the show (especially if McGLEE sways me from full-on hater to unrealistically impressed  :wink: ). 
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on December 28, 2012, 08:48:59 AM
McGLEE on deck tonight for me. 

My good buddy, Jules, is raging it with me.  Been a minute since we partied, so I'm looking forward to that.  I'll report back after the show (especially if McGLEE sways me from full-on hater to unrealistically impressed  :wink: ).
when the music starts to suck, just focus on the lights for a few minutes.  then go back to the music.
it is a very successful way to see an umphreys show.

UM is an easy target to hate on but it is tough to argue against a cheap show close to home.  I'll always see them when they are around.

enjoy.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: sophist on December 28, 2012, 08:53:19 AM
A single ticket was $44.  Even jam bands are getting corporate.  My Tame Impala ticket is $15, and my Ruby Suns ticket is $10.   

I jest about hating (somewhat), but I'm going in with an open mind about it.  But yeah, to get to go home and sleep in my own bed is a huge plus.  I'm sure they'll drive the crowd tonight into a frenzy.  From the UM fans I know, they rave about how the tabby always brings out the best in them. 
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Undermind on December 28, 2012, 09:39:39 AM
McGLEE on deck tonight for me. 

My good buddy, Jules, is raging it with me.  Been a minute since we partied, so I'm looking forward to that.  I'll report back after the show (especially if McGLEE sways me from full-on hater to unrealistically impressed  :wink: ).
when the music starts to suck, just focus on the lights for a few minutes.  then go back to the music.
it is a very successful way to see an umphreys show.

UM is an easy target to hate on but it is tough to argue against a cheap show close to home.  I'll always see them when they are around.

enjoy.
Without a doubt the best light show I have seen at the State Theatre, and I've seen a shitton of shows there.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: sophist on December 31, 2012, 07:52:56 AM
12.28.2012 The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA

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Set 1: Auf Wiedersehen[1] >Professor Wormbog > Cemetery Walk, Slacker, Eat, Miami Virtue >Walletsworth > Cemetery Walk II

Set 2: Phil's Farm[2] -> Puppet String-> Phil's Farm, Deeper > The Floor,Lenny, Plunger > Resolution[3] ->Hollywood Nights

Encore: Prowler > Puppet String

Notes:
[1] debut, original
[2] with Comma Later and Puppet String teases
[3] with Eye of the Tiger (Survivor) tease


I recognized a few of the tunes from Anchor Drops, but other than that, it was a first time hearing the rest of the material.  My buddy Jules, that is a UM fan, seemed to really enjoy the show, and thought they played really well both sets.  As for me, it didn't do it for me.  I get the appeal, and can see how folks really get off on them, but personally, I was really bored both sets.  I do think they are very good at what they do, no argument about that. 
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: sophist on December 31, 2012, 07:58:23 AM
some more pics

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Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: PIE-GUY on December 31, 2012, 09:36:38 AM
Tabernacle is such a great venue.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on August 31, 2013, 04:24:14 PM
hittign Um at my favorite boston venue tonight.  actually looking forward to it.
staying for STS98 afterwards, maybe not so much.  may need to pay that one by year.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: mbw on August 31, 2013, 04:27:42 PM
UM > Moe,
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on August 31, 2013, 04:31:57 PM
UM > Moe,
+k
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: kellerb on August 31, 2013, 04:51:26 PM
hittign Um at my favorite boston venue tonight.  actually looking forward to it.
staying for STS98 afterwards, maybe not so much.  may need to pay that one by year.

My advice for sts9 is to get up close enough that you can feel the bass helping your digestion.  Any further back, it's boring.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on September 26, 2013, 09:29:53 PM
ticket purchased for portland
still have images in my mind of waful lighting up the state for the strangefolk reunion shows.
can't wait.
see you all at margaritas
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Undermind on September 27, 2013, 07:02:33 AM
ticket purchased for portland
still have images in my mind of waful lighting up the state for the strangefolk reunion shows.
can't wait.
see you all at margaritas
I'll see you at Margarita's!  :beers:
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: sophist on September 27, 2013, 07:33:48 AM
They open for panic next weekend, I plan to catch them both nights
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Lifeboy on September 27, 2013, 01:51:26 PM
I have a love/hate relationship with UM.

They are very tight, and technically talented, but I just can't get into any of their songs.

I do, however, have a blast at their shows, and have danced my ass off countless times when they get into a dancey, groovy jam (which is several times per show). Their jamming is usually spot on, and they communicate so well.

Fun times.  :beerbang:
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Itsnotanexperience on September 27, 2013, 02:13:53 PM
Totally agree with Lifeboy.   My first UM show was about a week after Coventry and I always LOVE their shows.    You dance a lot and they are wonderful at dynamics and segues and play fun and unique covers..............they rock, plain and simple.   But after this many years, they still feel like the best bar band in town as opposed to a game-changing musical force. 
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Itsnotanexperience on September 27, 2013, 02:15:04 PM
I've seen them 27 times since 2004 so clearly I don't hate them:)
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on October 19, 2013, 01:58:42 PM
looking forward to tonight's show in portland.
somehow, this will be my 3rd UM show this year.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Undermind on October 19, 2013, 02:03:20 PM
looking forward to tonight's show in portland.
somehow, this will be my 3rd UM show this year.
wooohooo!  See you in a few hours!
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: macaronihead on October 23, 2013, 10:48:09 AM
I went to Northampton and Portland... wow. If it wasn't for Umphrey's I might not be so tough on Phish.

Northampton was my favorite due to the HUGE 2nd set. N2F > Ringo and DBK > Dear Lord > DBK are what dreams are made of. Great versions of 1348, Slacker and GA in the first set too.

Portland was great as well. My first Mitten out of 37 shows and it raged! Nice Kitchen and Making Flippy Floppy jams. Loved the whole 2nd set too, just wasn't has strong in the improv department as Northampton. But Puppet and Wappy were fantastic. Thin Air and Down Under were big treats too. and it doesn't get much better than WBG for an encore.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on October 23, 2013, 11:07:01 AM
I heard NoHo had a lot of improv.  I'll never go to those venues run by that owner though.  :samurai:

Portland was really good.  I'm just a casual fan but I think it may be my favorite show I've seen this year of any band.

already looking forward to the 2/7 Providence show with Kung Fu.

eta:  London Souls put on a great opening set too.  too bad not that many people were there for it.  was my first time seeing them and hope to see them again soon.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Undermind on October 23, 2013, 08:06:01 PM
what he said...pretty much exactly.  Would like to add that pregame festivities were fun as always.  :beers:
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on October 23, 2013, 08:20:43 PM
what he said...pretty much exactly.  Would like to add that pregame festivities were fun as always.  :beers:
that goes without saying.  :beers:
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: anthrax on January 30, 2014, 09:53:13 PM
met mike a few times.  was always super nice.  rip mikey...

http://umphreys.com/home/news.php?newsId=975
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on March 15, 2014, 04:12:55 PM
UM is giving away free mp3s of their 1000th show.

http://www.umlive.net/app/music/0,10377/Umphreys-McGee-mp3-flac-download-3-13-2014-Ace-of-Spades-Sacramento-CA

I know, you all need to be paid to listen to UM.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Gumbo72203 on March 16, 2014, 11:23:14 AM
so Umphreys does actually jam live, not just improvising over set chord progressions?

I want some real, actual off-the-cuff jamming by them.  I'm convinced they don't/can't do it.  They're too in control of their music.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Itsnotanexperience on April 21, 2014, 11:50:27 AM
so Umphreys does actually jam live, not just improvising over set chord progressions?

I want some real, actual off-the-cuff jamming by them.  I'm convinced they don't/can't do it.  They're too in control of their music.

Not sure that's their goal. UM has always been more in the DJ mindset and control is key to their model.  To their credit, they didn't want to be another improv band like GD or Phish or Moe or any of the other band that takes the risk of creating crap in their pursuit of something divine (to quote trey from the IT video).   Occasionally their work carries over into more traditional improv but rarely does it break free from some framework. 

But I don't go to see UM for divine jamming - I do go to dance and have a good time much like I'd go to see Mark Farina to do the same thing.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on May 05, 2014, 07:43:16 PM
I know this board doesn't have much umphreys love but UM Bowl was freaking awesome.

05/03/2014 • The Capitol Theatre • Port Chester, NY
Set 1: Gents, Skin the Cat, Onward & Upward, Mad Love
Set 2: Rebubula, All Things Ninja, Crazy Fingers, #5, Brain Damage > Eclipse
Set 3: Stew Art Event
Set 4: The Haunt > The Triple Wide > Wife Soup, Flamethrower > FF, Space Funk Booty > Mulche's Odyssey
Encore: Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang, Much Obliged > Glory

I splurged and got VIP which came with free Lagunitas while they lasted.  well VIP was really undersold while GA was really oversold.
VIP also had a real cool thing that you can go to the side of the stage in a little raised area and watch the show from there.  sound wasn't good and you couldn't see Waful's lights from there but it was real cool just watching the band.  (lately my favorite shows have been Boston musicians playing in a lot of project oriented bands and I just enjoy watching them interact on stage).
great night and the Cap is freaking awesome.  nicest staff in new england too.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: McGrupp on May 05, 2014, 08:05:37 PM
heard the show was phenomenal
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: kellerb on May 05, 2014, 09:00:27 PM
I know this board doesn't have much umphreys love but UM Bowl was freaking awesome.

05/03/2014 • The Capitol Theatre • Port Chester, NY
Set 1: Gents, Skin the Cat, Onward & Upward, Mad Love
Set 2: Rebubula, All Things Ninja, Crazy Fingers, #5, Brain Damage > Eclipse
Set 3: Stew Art Event
Set 4: The Haunt > The Triple Wide > Wife Soup, Flamethrower > FF, Space Funk Booty > Mulche's Odyssey
Encore: Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang, Much Obliged > Glory

I splurged and got VIP which came with free Lagunitas while they lasted.  well VIP was really undersold while GA was really oversold.
VIP also had a real cool thing that you can go to the side of the stage in a little raised area and watch the show from there.  sound wasn't good and you couldn't see Waful's lights from there but it was real cool just watching the band.  (lately my favorite shows have been Boston musicians playing in a lot of project oriented bands and I just enjoy watching them interact on stage).
great night and the Cap is freaking awesome.  nicest staff in new england too.

Nice!  I've listened to the first half so far, and it's pretty good.

Also, the second half was completely audience-directed, in real-time, in terms of themes and segues, which kind of negates the complaint that these guys aren't improvising.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 05, 2014, 09:21:19 PM
I've never had much of a problem with UM, just never went nuts over them.  I would definitely take an opportunity to see them if they were remotely close.  I also don't know anyone that would come along for the road trip.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on May 06, 2014, 05:21:02 AM
I just sort of laugh now when people think there are only 1 or 2 bands out there that don't have the talent to improvise.
I never like to get into it because defending one band usually means being negative towards another and I have no need to do that.
I can't listen to UM 24/7 (I can't and never have been able to listen to any band 24/7).
what UM does, they do very well.  they are a very tight band and they segue very well.  there are a lot of good things going on at a UM show.  I'm not blown away very often at shows, but I was at times Saturday.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: McGrupp on May 06, 2014, 09:10:09 AM
I just sort of laugh now when people think there are only 1 or 2 bands out there that don't have the talent to improvise.
I never like to get into it because defending one band usually means being negative towards another and I have no need to do that.
I can't listen to UM 24/7 (I can't and never have been able to listen to any band 24/7).
what UM does, they do very well.  they are a very tight band and they segue very well.  there are a lot of good things going on at a UM show.  I'm not blown away very often at shows, but I was at times Saturday.

People won't shut up about it on Twitter.

I'm not sure if it was fluff or if the show was that good, but people were all "it was the best musical experience I've ever witnessed".

24 hour rule was not in effect, and drugs were, so... yeah.

There's been like an Umphrey's fan revival or something, over the past few years. The band was good back in 04-06... then sucked for a number of years, then starting in 2010-2011, get way better than before. What happened?
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on May 06, 2014, 10:53:14 AM
I just sort of laugh now when people think there are only 1 or 2 bands out there that don't have the talent to improvise.
I never like to get into it because defending one band usually means being negative towards another and I have no need to do that.
I can't listen to UM 24/7 (I can't and never have been able to listen to any band 24/7).
what UM does, they do very well.  they are a very tight band and they segue very well.  there are a lot of good things going on at a UM show.  I'm not blown away very often at shows, but I was at times Saturday.

People won't shut up about it on Twitter.

I'm not sure if it was fluff or if the show was that good, but people were all "it was the best musical experience I've ever witnessed".

24 hour rule was not in effect, and drugs were, so... yeah.

There's been like an Umphrey's fan revival or something, over the past few years. The band was good back in 04-06... then sucked for a number of years, then starting in 2010-2011, get way better than before. What happened?
"best musical experience of my life" is a bit of a stretch, but that's only because I've seen a ton of good music over time.

I don't know what it is.  I don't know if people go in with lower expectations or the shows are easy and convenient (no hassle getting tickets and cheaper tickets) but I'm finding that people at smaller shows are just there for the music and love the music.  it is a great feeling when on a night like Saturday when everyone is leaving happy (drugs or not) and you don't hear people complaining.

you obviously have to like what they do, but they do it well.  they are tight.
I haven't relistened to Saturday so I don't know how it holds up but I'm real glad I went and saw that.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: VDB on May 06, 2014, 11:10:45 AM
I don't know what it is.  I don't know if people go in with lower expectations or the shows are easy and convenient (no hassle getting tickets and cheaper tickets) but I'm finding that people at smaller shows are just there for the music and love the music.  it is a great feeling when on a night like Saturday when everyone is leaving happy (drugs or not) and you don't hear people complaining.

Could be something to this. Could be also a matter of perception.

Intimacy (and even simply volume) can make a show feel more energetic and satisfying. Why does the show usually suck more on the lawn than under the roof? One big reason, to me anyway, is you just feel more removed from the performance.

I'm pretty certain that if I saw Phish perform the exact same show from Jazz Fest at the tiny Athens club where I saw Dopapod last month, I'd have fewer things to nit pick about.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: VDB on May 07, 2014, 11:07:42 AM
I know this board doesn't have much umphreys love but UM Bowl was freaking awesome.

05/03/2014 • The Capitol Theatre • Port Chester, NY
Set 1: Gents, Skin the Cat, Onward & Upward, Mad Love
Set 2: Rebubula, All Things Ninja, Crazy Fingers, #5, Brain Damage > Eclipse
Set 3: Stew Art Event
Set 4: The Haunt > The Triple Wide > Wife Soup, Flamethrower > FF, Space Funk Booty > Mulche's Odyssey
Encore: Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang, Much Obliged > Glory

I splurged and got VIP which came with free Lagunitas while they lasted.  well VIP was really undersold while GA was really oversold.
VIP also had a real cool thing that you can go to the side of the stage in a little raised area and watch the show from there.  sound wasn't good and you couldn't see Waful's lights from there but it was real cool just watching the band.  (lately my favorite shows have been Boston musicians playing in a lot of project oriented bands and I just enjoy watching them interact on stage).
great night and the Cap is freaking awesome.  nicest staff in new england too.

Listening to the show today via archive.org (https://archive.org/details/um2014-05-03.pcm-m10).

So Tony Reali must be a big UM fan? Interesting Around the Horn bit. Also, lol at Bill Plaschke, who I believe they probably did intentionally leave in the dark just for yuks.

http://youtu.be/WF4MsvT0zOo (http://youtu.be/WF4MsvT0zOo)
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: jstepan on May 07, 2014, 12:48:43 PM
ESPN Host Tony Reali Guests With Umphrey's McGee

http://www.jambase.com/Articles/120761/ESPN-Host-Tony-Reali-Guests-With-Umphrey%27s-McGee

Also, did anyone else get the chance to try the headphones and snowcones during the the april run? I got a chance to listen for a few songs with the headphones during the show in detroit. It was a real treat, talk about a sublime listening experience. Audio quality was exquisite and i was able to walk around the venue with no problems. If they do this again, pony up the extra bucks you wont regret it. 

http://umphreys.com/2013/04/headphones-snowcones-on-the-april-tour/
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on May 07, 2014, 04:31:39 PM
I think they have been doing the headphones thing for a year or so now (at least the shows I have gone to).
everyone I've talked to using them has loved them.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: anthrax on June 02, 2014, 06:12:02 PM
All in all, I was extremely impressed with the professionalism of Umphrey's McGee at Summer Camp.  They were all over this event, playing some 7 different times.  At moments, they were amazing.  From a lights/sound/musical tightness perspective, their live show is absolutely perfect.  When they crunch into their super dark heavy metal stuff, it's music to my ears.  Other times, it's almost too clean and too perfect, if that makes sense.  They are definitely not the next big thing for me, but I really appreciated what they do. 
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: anthrax on June 11, 2014, 07:06:32 PM
found this to be an interesting read...

http://www.jambase.com/Articles/121903/Timeline-Jefferson-Waful-On-Umphrey's-Festival-Weekend
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on July 09, 2014, 09:38:46 AM
Halloween in Boston.  can't wait.
I did the UM webcast on Tour Gigs this past weekend.  this band is on fire right now.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: emay on July 09, 2014, 11:09:26 AM
Yeah I was at the red rocks show.
im not a big umph fan
it was fun, I enjoyed the motet opening.
My friends that are umphreaks said it was a good show though.
Hollywood Nights was a sick cover haha
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on July 09, 2014, 11:37:40 AM
Yeah I was at the red rocks show.
im not a big umph fan
it was fun, I enjoyed the motet opening.
My friends that are umphreaks said it was a good show though.
Hollywood Nights was a sick cover haha
on this board, I thought fun shows translate into the best band ever.  :wink:

I did enjoy the Motet set as well.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: iamhydroJen on July 09, 2014, 07:13:20 PM
Yeah I was at the red rocks show.
im not a big umph fan
it was fun, I enjoyed the motet opening.
My friends that are umphreaks said it was a good show though.
Hollywood Nights was a sick cover haha
on this board, I thought fun shows translate into the best band ever.  :wink:

I did enjoy the Motet set as well.

Had a great time at this show, but Umphrey's does not disappoint at Red Rocks.  Bummed I didn't get there in time for Moon Taxi though!
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Undermind on November 10, 2014, 04:03:31 PM
From Tourgigs.com
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For Umphrey's McGee fans:
TourGigs would like to apologize to anyone who tuned in to watch Umphrey's McGee 2000th show live stream from Madison, WI. We have determined that an undetected bug in the server caused lag and delay for many viewers. We know the 2000th show was a special one, so we are going to upload the entire show, song by song, to the Umphrey's McGee YouTube channel so you can relive it whenever you want.
Furthermore, we will be replaying 4 UM shows from the Fall Tour for the next 4 days for free. Beginning tonight at 8 pm CST, we will play the October 25th show from Grand Rapids. The show will be on constant replay for 24 hours, and we will "trim the fat," so you don't have to sit through the dead space before the show and between sets.
All shows begin a 8:00pm CST and run for 24 hours:
November 10: Replay of Grand Rapids (10/25)
November 11: Replay of Boston (11/01)
November 12: Replay of Kalamazoo (11/06)
November 13: Replay of Binghamton (10/29)
Tune in tonight here: http://tourgigs.com/show/umphreysmcgee_falltour2014_live/
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Superfreakie on November 10, 2014, 04:43:27 PM
Halloween in Boston.

How was it? I'm assuming you went.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Buffalo Budd on November 20, 2015, 02:15:51 PM
Cool acoustic version of Plunger with some discussion about the song origin afterwards...

https://www.youtube.com/embed/QuunXslC1l8 (https://www.youtube.com/embed/QuunXslC1l8)
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on January 18, 2017, 07:44:43 AM
already had plans to go see UM in Portland in a week and a half.  they announced that the 2nd set will be all improv.
I've seen and listened to when they do it for UMBowl and have really enjoyed it.  looking forward to it even more than I already was.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Buffalo Budd on January 18, 2017, 08:19:55 AM
already had plans to go see UM in Portland in a week and a half.  they announced that the 2nd set will be all improv.
I've seen and listened to when they do it for UMBowl and have really enjoyed it.  looking forward to it even more than I already was.


I don't think I've ever heard any of their full improv sets. They've always struck me as more of a prog rock band as opposed to an improv group. I'll have to search one of those sets out.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on January 18, 2017, 08:28:41 AM
already had plans to go see UM in Portland in a week and a half.  they announced that the 2nd set will be all improv.
I've seen and listened to when they do it for UMBowl and have really enjoyed it.  looking forward to it even more than I already was.


I don't think I've ever heard any of their full improv sets. They've always struck me as more of a prog rock band as opposed to an improv group. I'll have to search one of those sets out.
just find any UMBowl show and they always have a "quarter" (set) that is improve.
I'm not going to get into the whole discussion of how UM normally plays.  it's been discussed enough.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: rowjimmy on January 18, 2017, 08:56:29 AM
already had plans to go see UM in Portland in a week and a half.  they announced that the 2nd set will be all improv.
I've seen and listened to when they do it for UMBowl and have really enjoyed it.  looking forward to it even more than I already was.

With Joshua Redmond too, right?

I think a certain podcast may be talking to their kbd player soon.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: DoW on January 18, 2017, 09:01:17 AM
already had plans to go see UM in Portland in a week and a half.  they announced that the 2nd set will be all improv.
I've seen and listened to when they do it for UMBowl and have really enjoyed it.  looking forward to it even more than I already was.

With Joshua Redmond too, right?

I think a certain podcast may be talking to their kbd player soon.
correct.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Lifeboy on January 18, 2017, 09:33:15 AM
already had plans to go see UM in Portland in a week and a half.  they announced that the 2nd set will be all improv.
I've seen and listened to when they do it for UMBowl and have really enjoyed it.  looking forward to it even more than I already was.


I don't think I've ever heard any of their full improv sets. They've always struck me as more of a prog rock band as opposed to an improv group. I'll have to search one of those sets out.

They're definitely an improv group just as much as most other "jam bands". A lot of their jams are more "organized", as they do the baseball-like hand signals and what not.

I've been on a huge UM kick lately. They're such an amazing band. So tight and concise. And Jake is a mind-blowingly good guitar player.


The crowd at their show at Cains last year was unlike any crowd I've ever been a part of. Totally insane. They noticed too, and Brenden even said "you guys were the best crowd we've had in a long time and we wont forget that."

Something I'll never forget, thats for sure.


They 'liked' a tweet of mine and Joel (keys) replied to a tweet of mine from his account. I thought that was pretty cool.
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: kellerb on January 18, 2017, 10:57:28 AM
They 'liked' a tweet of mine and Joel (keys) replied to a tweet of mine from his account. I thought that was pretty cool.

Joel seems like a really good dude.  Random 3rd-party lady from Indy tweeted looking for tickets to a show in Cincy and I retweeted her to him, and he hooked her up with comps.


Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: rowjimmy on January 18, 2017, 11:42:07 AM
They 'liked' a tweet of mine and Joel (keys) replied to a tweet of mine from his account. I thought that was pretty cool.

Joel seems like a really good dude.  Random 3rd-party lady from Indy tweeted looking for tickets to a show in Cincy and I retweeted her to him, and he hooked her up with comps.

Joel is definitely a friendly cat and very active on the tweets. He used to Phish shows in the 90s so he can't be all bad, right?
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: Lifeboy on January 18, 2017, 11:45:40 AM
I have always loved UM, but I'm kind of "rediscovering" them and actually delving into shows/tours. They're seriously a fantastic band.

And I love all of Jake's guitars and his tones. I'm a strat guy, and Jake plays some awesome G&Ls. I love the presence of a metal-ish tone in their music. Used somewhat sparingly sometimes, but enough in a show to add something extra to their sound
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: rowjimmy on January 18, 2017, 02:35:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvOHpS1Wtrk
Title: Re: Umphrey's McGee
Post by: mistercharlie on January 18, 2017, 05:14:28 PM
I have always loved UM, but I'm kind of "rediscovering" them and actually delving into shows/tours. They're seriously a fantastic band.

And I love all of Jake's guitars and his tones. I'm a strat guy, and Jake plays some awesome G&Ls. I love the presence of a metal-ish tone in their music. Used somewhat sparingly sometimes, but enough in a show to add something extra to their sound

I remember hearing them cover a Tool song and it was great, very metal.