Post Tagged with: "Umphreys McGee"

OHMphrey – Posthaste (2012)

Three years ago, members of both the Midwestern jam band Umphrey’s McGee and the California based metal fusion band OHM formed a union inspired by some club jams that merited making a record full of original material conjured up by the band.

30db – One Man Show (2010)

30db – One Man Show (2010)

by Pico If a measure of the talent of a band can be measured by the amount of meaningful side projects its members get involved with, then Umphrey’s McGee is beginning to qualify as a very talented bunch. Last year, Jake Cinninger, Kris Meyers and Joel Cummins from my favorite jam-band in rock teamed up with Chris Poland and RobertoRead More

OHMphrey – OHMphrey (2009)

OHMphrey – OHMphrey (2009)

by S. Victor Aaron Hybrids are all the rage these days; you see Toyota Priuses and Honda Insights filling up our roadways as recent gas price hikes has engendered a greater focus on fuel efficiency. There’s was recently another cool new hybrid unveiled, but this isn’t a hybrid of gas and electric power. It’s a hybrid of two bands withRead More

Umphrey's McGee – Mantis (2009)

Umphrey's McGee – Mantis (2009)

photo: Kevin Browning by Pico It’s finally here, folks. Well, besides the Obama Administration, that is. Regardless of your politics, if you’re a fan of Umphrey’s McGee, you know that your day has arrived. Mantis, the first UM album conceived entirely in the studio, hits the streets today. Simply the best improv rock band in the country today and withRead More

Umphrey's McGee's Masterful Marketing of Mantis

Umphrey's McGee's Masterful Marketing of Mantis

by Pico With a review in April of last year, another one this past July, and an entry in my year-end “best of” list, I could be accused of being a shill for big fan of Umphrey’s McGee, but there’s few bands in rock who combines musicianship, melody and humor as well as these guys from Chicago. If you’re aRead More

Umphrey's McGee – Jimmy Stewart 2007 (2008)

 One of the major draws of Umphrey’s McGee is their ability to play on their toes in a live setting. The extended improv sections of songs provide opportunities for the band members to showcase not only their instrumental prowess, but their mastery of so many music forms, like prog-rock, jazz, pop, metal, reggae, funk…even country. Oftentimes these turn into whatRead More

My All-Star CD's of 2007: The Alternates

by S. Victor Aaron What a year it’s been for a baby boomer like me. We’ve seen strong fresh offerings from stalwarts like Paul McCartney, John Fogerty, America, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Hornsby, James Taylor, Jean-Luc Ponty, John Mellencamp and yes, even the Eagles. What’s more, the old stuff pulled from the vaults for the first time from luminaries like NeilRead More

Umphrey's McGee, The Bottom Half (2007)

Photo credit: Danny Clinch by Pico Nothing screams “non-hardcore fans need not apply” than a collection of outtakes, unfinished tracks and main release rejects. But today (April 3), jam band Umphrey’s McGee is introducing such an album, The Bottom Half to the public, and I’m happy to report that that this sextet has plenty of the good stuff leftover forRead More

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