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.