Archive for October, 2016

ZONKEY: “Sweet Sunglasses”

We’re a mere two weeks away from the official release of ZONKEY! Thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered thus far, we sincerely appreciate your support. If you haven’t, lock it in now to ensure you get the goods in the most timely manner. Today, we bring you “Sweet Sunglasses,” which is a mashup of “Sweet Dreams” (Eurythmics) + “Sunglasses at Night” (Corey Hart) + “Electric Feel” (MGMT). Naturally. Keyboard Wizard Joel Cummins muses, “Sweet Sunglasses …

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Second Annual Blue Ridge Rockway Announced – Tickets On Sale

Umphrey’s McGee is thrilled to return to Asheville, North Carolina for the 2nd Annual Blue Ridge Rockway, expanding into a three-night event. This year will feature two nights at the Exploreasheville.com Arena with special guests Greensky Bluegrass on Friday, February 17th & Saturday, February 18th, along with an intimate night at the famed Orange Peel on Sunday, February 19th. That’s right folks, two nights of um-rena rock and a special club show to round out …

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Halloween Webcasts

Umphrey’s McGee returns to The Pageant in St. Louis on Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th for a raucous mash-up Halloween celebration. In what has become a yearly Umphrey’s Halloween tradition, the band will weave unique musical mash-up concoctions and costumes into the two-night run. You can catch all the action live on TourGigs. The webcasts will be brought to you in stunning HD with crisp soundboard audio. Tune in for $12.99 per show …

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ZONKEY Thunderclap

WE WANT YOU!   To help us spread the word about ZONKEY. We’ve started a Thunderclap that allows you to sign up to automatically share a tweet, facebook or tumblr post on ZONKEY release day (11/11). Would you be so kind as to assist us? It only takes a few seconds & you’re done. Love you.    DO IT HERE.

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UM Rocktober Bundle

The UM Groupees Bundle is back! Now is your chance to stock up on HQ audio & video while feeding the hungry via the United Nations World Food Program. Snag any album or download for a minimum donation of $2(!) and tack on the goods from there. Get HD video of the all improv set “Shooting From The Hip,” download our documentary Reel To Real, pick up a Limited Edition Miles Tsang Artist Variant posters …

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ZONKEY: “Ace of Long Nights”

“Ace of Long Nights” = “It’s Gonna Be A Long Night” (Ween) + “Ace of Spades” (Motörhead) “Ween’s ‘It’s Gonna Be A Long Night’ feels like a modern homage to Motörhead’s ‘Ace of Spades.’ They’re two dizzyingly torrid riff-rock ragers mashed into one, occasionally so similar that you could mistake one song’s riffs for the other. Jake nails Lemmy’s vocals and I do my best Deaner as my studio lead vocal debut. I saved the track …

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Friendly Wager

Friendly wager with our pals from (East) LA, Los Lobos! Cubs vs. Dodgers, and loser has to cover the other band’s song. #LetsGo #FlyTheW

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Couch Tour: The Fresh Prince Edition

Umphrey’s McGee and their friends TourGigs are serving up three live streams from Philly this weekend. Things kick off Thursday, October 20th and continue through Friday and Saturday, October 21st and October 22nd. As usual, the webcasts will be brought to you in stunning HD with crisp soundboard audio. Tune in for $12.99 per-show or bundle all three together for $34.99 and save. All purchases include looping live replays and On Demand viewing for seven …

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Early 2017 Dates Announced

Umphrey’s McGee is pleased to bring you a fresh batch of 2017 tour dates. On top of our previously announced three-night Atlanta extravaganza, slated for January 13th through the 15th at the Tabernacle, we are dropping nine new ones on you. Richmond (squared), Jim Thorpe, New Haven, Portland (Maine), Albany, Rochester, and Detroit (squared). We’re coming for you! We will be joined by special guest Spafford for the meat of the run, and January 26th …

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14th Annual Brendan & Jake Holiday Show

Join us for the 14th Annual Brendan & Jake Holiday Show on Saturday, December 10th at Park West in Chicago. Joel Cummins kicks things off with a solo piano set followed by a revelry filled evening of music by Brendan Bayliss & Jake Cinninger and friends. This holiday tradition will benefit the Jerry Cummins’ “I Love Math” scholarship fund and the Illinois Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, October 20th, at 10:00 am CT through TicketFly. Due …

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“Excuse Me Mr. Stasik”

“Excuse Me Mr. Stasik, How Is The Low Country?” Hey hey good people! Well, the low country is wet, so I’m locked in my studio singing karaoke to Maiden and Priest. No I cannot hit the high notes but Amelia doesn’t know that yet. On September 23rd-25th, we hosted The second annual Chucktown Ball and our first charity golf event. Even though my team came in last at even par, I’m pretty sure we had …

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ZONKEY: “Electric Avenue To Hell”

“Electric Avenue To Hell” comes correct for your weekend. What do you get when you mash “Highway To Hell” (AC/DC) with “Electric Avenue” (Eddy Grant) and sprinkle some of “The Triple Wide” (Umphrey’s McGee) on top? Why, this week’s ZONKEY premiere of course, coming at you from our pals at Relix Magazine. This track features the rezonkulous Jennifer Hartswick and her vocal prowess. “Once I realized Bon Scott was one of the hardest vox to nail, Jen was the …

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