Archive for October, 2012

10/31 TO STREAM LIVE

Update 11/1 A giant thank you to all who tuned in last night for our live stream of All Night Wrong. We collectively raised $5055.80 for the Red Cross’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Not bad for an impromptu stream. Thanks to Stageit for helping us pull it together with such short notice. UM fans, pat yourselves on the back. Mom says it’s nice to share. ———————————- Couch tour is back on! While disappointed that the …

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Milwaukee’s Beast: The Recap

A huge thank you to all of you who joined us for two memorable nights at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee (Algonquin for “the good land”). It’s safe to say we couldn’t have had a better time. Six new band costumes, three new mashups, two sell outs and one stellar crowd made the weekend a slam dunk. A pictorial recap for your viewing pleasure below . In addition, make sure to check out Chad Smith’s shots …

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Milwaukee: Game On.

Sound check at the Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI. 10/26/12

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Austin City Limits

As many of you know, this was Umphrey’s McGee’s first time performing at Austin City Limits Festival, one of the world’s coolest musical events.  While I’ve attended the fest four different times, this was actually the first time I was here for the entire weekend.  Located in Zilker Park, about a mile from downtown & the happening South Congress area, ACL is spread out just enough so that stages don’t bleed into one another, yet …

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allthings.umphreys.com

A dedicated commitment to all things Umphrey’s McGee is not for the faint of heart. With nearly 1800 shows under our belts, there’s a Fort Knox sized vault of information to keep track of.  How many times have they played my favorite song? How many versions have I seen live? What songs have I never seen performed? In an effort to give our most ardent fans the answers to these and many more questions, we are …

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Original UM Keyboard: Up For Auction

Ah, the beloved Ensoniq KS-32.  This was my first real touring keyboard, it’s been around since the days of South Bend’s Saint Joseph St. basement, where we worked out songs like Divisions, All In Time, Kimble, Bob, Muffburger Sandwich…… haha that one too.  My original touring keyboard for the band, I used the Ensoniq as my main board from 1998-2000 as Umphrey’s McGee began to find its sound.  Yes, this is the keyboard that is …

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Colorado Videos Unleashed!

After a few weeks of non-stop, around the clock editing, the colorado Blu-rays/DVD/downloads are ready to roll. Shipping for Blu-ray and DVD pre-orders begins today and the digital downloads will be up shortly. We are also pleased to officially confirm the inclusion of a 5.1 Dolby mix on the Red Rocks offering for all you surround jajunkies. It added a little more time to the process than anticipated but we’re confident that it was worth …

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10 Years Ago Today

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller Photo by Tammy Wetzel 10 years ago today was a memorable show here in the UM camp. A monstrous set list, a metric ton of teases and the rarely seen Mirro marimba bust out made for a fun evening all around. It was our first introduction to the OM Trio as well (who’ve …

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You’ve come a long way

 You’ve come a long way Ryan Stasik

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