Archive for April, 2016

Minneapolis Recaps

Three for three. 👀 Two down, one to go. 👀 One down, two to go. 👀 Graphics by Christian DeKnock

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Meet Darby

Meet Darby Mitchell. Part time student, part time artist, & full time daughter of our Front of House Engineer, Chris Mitchell. At 18 years old, she officially becomes our youngest poster artist to date.   Darby designed this week’s poster for our three night run at First Avenue in Minneapolis. And we dig. Our esteemed colleague and longtime UM designer Kyle Baker advised and printed the posters. Limited edition of 150 prints. 5 screens, sized 18″x24″. Available at the merchandise …

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Booth Love + TAUK

Peep “Booth Love” from House of Blues Dallas on April 23rd featuring our pals TAUK.

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Umphrey’s Returns to Nashville in August

Umphrey’s McGee is thrilled to announce our return to Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday August 20th, making their debut at one of the country’s newest and most exciting outdoor music venues, The Ascend Amphitheater. Located inside downtown’s Riverfront Park situated along the Cumberland River, with amazing views of the Nashville skyline, The Ascend Amphitheater offers Umphrey’s fans a premier outdoor summer concert experience. Umphrey’s McGee will be welcoming members of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra for a …

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RIP Prince

This is what it sounds like when doves cry. Filmed in Minneapolis, MN at First Ave. on 4/24/15 by TourGigs.

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Shooting From The Hip Video Released

On January 28th, 2016 Umphrey’s McGee opted to skip the “traditional” show format and try something new. Rather than write a set list in advance, the band opted to experiment with an entirely improvised set. No arranged sections, no pre-meditated ideas – just shooting from the hip. And with the added bonus of saxophonist Joshua Redman joining in on the action, we think you’re going to like how things unfolded. Those high quality video downloads …

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Safety In Numbers Documentary

No sheep were harmed in the making of this record (just sedated). An oldie but goodie…check out this behind the scenes documentary about writing, recording and living Safety In Numbers. This piece was originally released in four parts over a decade ago to accompany the original drop of the album. We’ve put it back together for your viewing pleasure (Note: we left the original unedited, so you could laugh with/at us about video transitions and various effects everyone used …

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Raw Stewage 2016 Unleashed

It is UMBowl voting time, which means the annual Raw Stewage album is here. Check out the 30 live tracks that make up this year’s Raw Stewage ballot. These versions contain the improvisations that will be the building blocks for a set of all new original music debuted at UMBowl VII. This album is available exclusively on umlive.net. Remember that one time we released an 8-hour album for $12.99? Yea, that was awesome. Want a …

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UMBowl Ballots Sent

UMBowl VII ballots have been emailed to all ticket holders as of this morning (4/6). It’s your turn to weigh in on the All Request & Raw Stewage Quarters, as the fate of the evening is in your hands. We believe in you. If you purchased multiple tickets, you’ll be able to invite guests from your account. Double check your promotions tab (or spam) if you don’t see it in your inbox. If you purchased at the …

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Brad Blackwood on Remastering Safety In Numbers

I’ve had the pleasure of mastering records for Umphrey’s McGee for a few years now, starting with Similar Skin in early 2014. Mastering is the last creative step and the first technical step in finalizing a record – mastering is essentially an experienced, unbiased listener in a great room with great monitors listening and tweaking the music so it will sound as good as it can regardless of the playback system or environment. On Umphrey’s McGee’s …

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Safety In Numbers Reissued

Almost ten years to the day of its original release, Safety In Numbers is back with a fresh coat of polish. Remastered and once again available on vinyl (180-gram double-LP, for those scoring at home), this is one for you collectors out there. Today also marks the first time SIN has been available in a variety of new lossless digital formats, including the first 24bit release. We have also made a few updates to the …

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