Archive for July, 2014

Album Art Design: A Behind-The-Scenes Peek With Dashing Rogue Kyle Baker

Hello again. Kyle Baker here, on assignment for Kevin Browning, Directing Caresser of Management Business Creativity Development at Umphrey’s MaGoo Inc, who asked me a rather long time ago to write up an article on the album art for Similar Skin, which I designed earlier this year under his art direction and with the help of my pal Chris, aka Monaghan Photography. My first three years out of college I worked as a graphic and web designer in-house for a small company. It is noteworthy that …

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Announcing the UMLive App

It is with great pleasure today that we launch our long awaited UMLive app for iOS, the mobile companion to our streaming desktop service umlive.net. Access to cloud based streaming of over 1,000 UM shows is now available on the go. With every new show added immediately following the performance, there is simply no better way to stay up to date (and up to your ears) with all things Umphrey’s. Ten dollars a month or $99/year …

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Higgins Jam Saves The Day

Posted by UM fan Max Young this morning on Facebook….classic police encounter. Cop: “Do you have any idea how fast you were going son?”Me: “Sorry officer…I have no clue.”Cop: “Quite a bit faster than the speed limit. Any reason why you’re going so fast this early in the morning?”Me: “Well, do you want the truth?”Cop: “Ideally.”Me: “I was listening to a song that got really intense and I didn’t realize my foot was getting as …

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“We’d Pluck Us” – Similar Skin Transcriptions

We’d Pluck Us, featuring the guitar tablature of all 11 tracks on Similar Skin, plus three additional bass tabs, is now available digitially. We invite you to delve deep into all the new material — pick up the entire album at a discount, or go à la carte. Keep your eyes peeled for a hard copy version later this year. http://merch.umphreys.com/Product.aspx?cp=402_23371&pc=UYDD40 Note: Transcription files are meant to be printed on concert paper, which measures 9×12 …

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Fall 2014 Tour Dates Announced

Umphrey’s McGee is thrilled to announce fall tour dates that bring us back through the Midwest and East Coast, with a couple stops in the ol’ Mitten and some first time venue visits as well. Dopapod will join us for a handful of dates on this tour. Pre-sale via umTicketing begins Wednesday July 30 at 10:00 am CT; public on-sale begins Friday August 1st at 10:00 am local time. Also, don’t miss out on the …

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Headphones & Snowcones to Be Offered For Summer 2014 Shows

Headphones & Snowcones upgrades will be offered at the following Summer 2014 shows: July 24th: Simon Estes Amphitheater, Des Moines, IA July 25th: Ravinia, Highland Park, IL July 26th: Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN July 27th: Mountain Stage at the Culture Center Theater, Charleston, WV July 31st: The Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC August 1st: Ram’s Head Live, Baltimore, MD August 3rd: Saranac Brewery, Utica, NY August 7th: Maritime Festival, Burlington, VT August …

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Halloween Announced – Two-Nights in Boston

Umphrey’s McGee is thrilled to announce the seventh annual Monster Mash Halloween Bash in historic Boston, Massachusetts at the House of Blues, on Friday October 31st with special guests Dopapod and on Saturday November 1st (nopener). We continue our tradition of mixing live band mash-ups into the Umphrey’s rock-show to create a Halloween experience like none other. This year we will introduce a unique umVIP experience that is guaranteed to make your trip to Beantown …

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Create UM Video Update

The winning ideas for our crowd sourced video contest are in! Now it’s time for you filmmakers out there to submit a pitch. Pitch phase ends July 18th. No Diablo: Through the eyes of a child and the advice (lyrics) that parents/adults are giving. Lyrics will guide situational video and match accents in song. Puppet String: A world displayed in which infinitely inward or outward we are all controlled to some extent by someone(thing) else. …

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Vote for HOF 2013

Imagine a show created from the greatest hits of 2013, with all your memorable moments seamlessly edited together. The Hall of Fame series is just that and it is back with a vengeance. We are once again asking you to weigh in on your favorite versions of your favorite songs of 2013. Think back to the best piece of improv that you remember. Make your voice heard, cast your ballots, and help us help you. …

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reCut the Cable

Today, we are pleased to launch the second official Similar Skin remix contest. Show off your creative chops, and take a crack at remixing “Cut the Cable.” You could win $1,000, a UM prize pack, and be included on an official UM release. We are providing isolated stems of the entire track so the possibilities are endless. Check out full details and enter the contest here. Not a DJ but still want to play? We …

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Live Webcasts from Colorado

Umphrey’s McGee and TourGigs cordially invite you to celebrate the 238th birthday of America with us as we rage Colorado. July 4th will be streamed live from the Boulder Theater and July 5th will be streamed from Red Rocks, arguably the most scenic venue in the US of A. As always, these streams will be presented in multi-cam HD paired with crisp soundboard audio. We will be pulling out all the stops as we incorporate …

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