Archive for May, 2015

GOLDEN TICKET 2015

Join us Friday, May 22nd at Summer Camp Music Festival for the fifth annual Golden Ticket event, taking place at 4:00 pm outside the Soulshine tent. (Line opens up at 3:00 pm — which is also when we’ll be debuting our beer!) So, what exactly is the Golden Ticket? It’s your chance to win free tickets for you and a friend to every UM show for a year.* Perhaps you’ll snag the Golden Ticket winning umVIP tickets to …

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Summer Camp USB Bottle Openers

To celebrate five sets of rock ‘n roll and the release of our Nothing Too Fancy Pale Ale, we’re pleased to offer new umUSBs at this year’s Summer Camp Music Festival. These laser engraved 8GB drives will contain all five sets from the weekend in 320kbps MP3 format, plus an official remastered archival release of the 04/15/2005 show from the Canopy Club. As an added bonus, we’ll also include a copy of our new album The London Session on each …

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The S2 Concept: Fan Guided Improvisation

A user’s guide for the uninitiated, for UM’s “Stew Art Series” concept, (AKA the S2).  At one point or another, every music fan has desired to affect the outcome of a live concert. From holding up a poster with your favorite song scribbled in sharpie, the “request” is as old performance art itself. Given the tools available to us today, we’ve entered a whole new realm of what’s possible in the field of crowd participation. And why …

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Bad Friday featuring YOU

In our continued efforts to blur the line between band and fan, we present UM on Whole World Band. It’s an app designed to put you on stage with us, an opportunity for you to add (or subtract) any instrument, voice, or other any other oddity you’d like. You can even put together your own version and remix the track based on fan submissions. The only limit is your creativity. We recorded and have released a …

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N2F Pale Ale debuts at Summer Camp

Eager to try our new Nothing Too Fancy Pale Ale? How convenient, because we’re sure eager to share. UM is pleased to announce that we’ll be pouring our brand new beer for the very first time during the Golden Ticket event at Summer Camp Music Festival next Friday afternoon. We’ll be giving away samples & selling pints starting at at 3pm. See you there! Make sure to like the beer’s page on Facebook to stay up to …

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UMBowl VI: Choose Your Own Adventure Results

The UMBowl Choose Your Own Adventure Quarter is UM in your hands. Your real time text votes dictate how the set unfolds. What you chose… Total Votes: Miss Tinkle’s Overture (132), All In Time (407), Bridgeless (410) Total Votes: Dear Lord (172), Den (436), Pay The Snucka (358) Total Votes: Educated Guess (271), Hindsight (304), Piranhas (194) Total Votes: Roulette (84), SFB (177), Mamu (227) Total Votes: Riff Rock (33), Groove (115), Get Weird (272) Total …

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UMBowl VI: The Videos

Quarter 1: Quarter 2: Quarter 3: Quarter 4: Encore: Debuted at UMBowl VI in Las Vegas, NV, 05/01/15. Directed & edited by Jefferson Waful Filmed by CJ Strehlow & Colin Anders via TourGigs Subscribe to Umphrey’s on YouTube

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Make Yourself Heard: Vote for Hall of Fame ’14

Imagine an Umphrey’s McGee show comprised solely of heavy hitters: a “show” culled from your favorite jams of 2014, seamlessly stitched together into a single segue-laden event. Our Hall of Fame series is just that and it is back for its 5th year. We are once again asking you to weigh in on your favorite versions of your favorite songs, selecting from our performances in 2014. Think back to the best piece of improv that …

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