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Ravinia

Ravinia

Growing up outside Chicago, visiting Ravinia Festival annually became a tradition for my family. Whether we listened to the Chicago symphony, world music or legendary artists of the time, the experience of Ravinia was like nothing else in the US. At it’s heart, the gorgeous lawn seating area, which incidentally welcomes you to bring as big of a spread of food & drink as you would like, becomes the greatest party of families and friends …

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Rest In Peace Mikey

Rest In Peace Mikey

It is with heavy hearts that we have learned of our good friend & former drummer Mike Mirro’s passing. As many of you know, Mike’s love for music & unique sense of humor are still present today in the music that we create. Umphrey’s McGee wouldn’t be who we are without all of the passion & musicality Mike added to the music for the first 5 years of our career. There are no words that …

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2014 is on! Headphones & Snowcones Edition

2014 is on! Headphones & Snowcones Edition

Headphones & Snowcones. Because you’re ready for something more. Join us for a live experience like no other as you listen to Umphrey’s McGee via a pristine soundboard mix piped wirelessly to your ears through audiophile quality headphones. We’re pleased to announce headphone upgrades for our the first part of our 2014 tour, from Chattanooga to our beloved Chicago. Utilizing technology identical to what the band uses, you will be armed with a Sennheiser in-ear monitor wireless pack …

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WARNING: This Could Be You

WARNING: This Could Be You

Proceed with caution when donning Headphones & Snowcones at an Umphrey’s show.

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umVIP: A Mile High

umVIP: A Mile High

A peak at the latest umVIP event from The Fillmore Auditorium over our New Year’s Run. Thanks to Chad Smith for the snaps. Sound checking “River People” with Joshua Redman An intimate affair  Dinner & Drinks Joel contemplating the Captain’s autograph request Post check cocktail hang John Hancock umVIP Step & Repeat Go Irish Bonus Redman sighting Crab cake anyone?  um Lightbox Joining us in Chicago? We’ve got another great event planned for our 3 nights …

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How The Wall Street Journal Is Missing The Point

How The Wall Street Journal Is Missing The Point

Yesterday’s WSJ featured an article on our Headphones & Snowcones program, implying the concept further alienates and isolates in an already anti-social world. I appreciate the coverage, welcome the debate but fundamentally disagree with the premise and the sizable leaps the author makes to try and connect disparate arguments. Comparing someone that tunes out their day to day environment by isolating himself inside a pair of headphones to a music fan that relishes a deeper …

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Waful +1: Cutting Room Floor

Waful +1: Cutting Room Floor

It’s 6 a.m. and I’m laying on the hard, cold wood of my bedroom floor, legs above me on a chair, flanked by an icy glass of bourbon and Howard Stern. I’ve been editing video since yesterday morning with my only break being a trip to the chiropractor who informed me that sitting for 18 hours a day, 16 days in a row was a streak that needed to end immediately. The only other option …

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Make It Rain: iPhone 5 Wallpapers

Make It Rain: iPhone 5 Wallpapers

In our continued efforts to make sure you’ve got what you need, here’s a boatload of UM iPhone 5 wallpapers for you on this fine Friday. Download, use and share at will. Need another size? Hit up @heavynuggets on twitter and we’ll see if we can add to the pile for you iPhone 4 and Android users. Tell him Large Marge sent ya. Variation on Jake’s new EP cover (This album is currently only available …

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How do you make a poster anyway?

How do you make a poster anyway?

Today, we give a warm welcome to guest blogger James Flames, poster artist for our upcoming NYE run in Denver. Enjoy a look behind the scenes at how it all comes together.  James Flames here. I couldn’t be more excited to share this artwork for the series of posters I just created for Umprey’s McGee’s New Year’s Eve shows in Colorado this year. These will be available as three separate posters – one for each …

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New Year’s Edition: Headphones & Snowcones

New Year’s Edition: Headphones & Snowcones

Because you deserve to ring in the new year like a boss. Join us for a live experience like no other as you listen to Umphrey’s McGee via a pristine soundboard mix piped wirelessly to your ears through audiophile quality headphones. We’re pleased to announce headphone upgrades for our 3 night Fillmore Denver run. Utilizing technology identical to what the band uses, you will be armed with a Sennheiser in-ear monitor wireless pack and high …

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Free Mashup Download

Free Mashup Download

Free MP3 download of one of our original mashups from Halloween weekend. “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” (Temptations) + “Blurred Lines” (Robin Thicke) + “Got to Give It Up” (Marvin Gaye) + “I Can Change” (LCD Soundsystem)

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Hall of Fame: Vinyl Porn

Hall of Fame: Vinyl Porn

We wanted to share some images of the HOF split color vinyl being pressed at the plant. Here’s a few shots that give you an idea of just how these beauties are made. Each one is slightly different from the next as colors fall where they may on each record. Additionally, in an effort to switch it up, this year’s run of test pressings were made with randomly mixed color vinyl. Literally each one is …

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