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Re: Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2012, 10:46:52 PM »
great show at the Canopy the other night!

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Re: Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #31 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.

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Re: Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #32 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

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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.
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Re: Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2012, 02:00:13 PM »
How can you save a scene when are but a shadow of it? 
Can we talk about the Dead?  I'd love to talk about the fucking Grateful Dead, for once, can we please discuss the Grateful FUCKING Dead!?!?!?!

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Re: Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #34 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.
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Re: Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2012, 06:37:53 PM »
the article itself was pretty decent, dumb intro paragraph premise notwithstanding. 

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Re: Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #36 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

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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.
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Re: Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #37 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

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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.

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Re: Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #38 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::
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Re: Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #39 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.

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Re: Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #40 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. 
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Re: Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2012, 02:12:25 PM »
i listened to that earlier today.   :shakehead:
what an embarrassment.

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Re: Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #42 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...
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Re: Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #43 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.
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Re: Umphrey's McGee
« Reply #44 on: April 27, 2012, 02:43:07 PM »