The Floor Archive

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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All Night Wrong: Live on TV

After deciding that we just didn’t have enough going around UM HQ, we’re please to announce that we’ve partnered with AXS TV to broadcast Halloween night live on television. You know you hate trick or treating anyway. Adding to the fun is the rare appearance of an All Night Wrong performance, featuring a 2nd set comprised entirely of fan voted cover songs. In the spirit of the encouraging widespread voter participation (’tis the season), we’re …

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Feed Them With Music

Yesterday we debuted a new video of Glory, performed during last year’s sound check at the Belly Up in Aspen, CO. Our motivation for filming this piece was to raise awareness and help fund meals for those most in need. Your $1 donation provides three meals for the hungry and can make a real difference in someone’s life. As of mid day we have almost reached 1000 meals, want to help us get to 2000 …

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9/11: 11 Years On

Post from the archives: 9/11/09 A few weeks back I emailed Brendan this very classic picture from the UM archives to get his thoughts on memory lane.  I hadn’t quite got around to posting his comments but today seemed appropriate as this image popped into my mind when I rolled out of my bunk and reflected on this morning 8 years ago. This photo was taken during our first band visit to NYC. We had been …

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Red Rocks 2012 Poster

Oh why yes, this is the Red Rocks poster. And we couldn’t be happier with how this one turned out. Check out some info on poster artist/climber/filmmaker Renan Ozturk (design by Baker Prints). Thanks to our friends at The North Face for making the connection. The poster is now available for pre-order in our online store. Snag a limited edition autographed print while you can.  

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Comma Later: Congress Theater 09/02/12

“See yourself looking back through time, wasting all those precious coins”

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