Tag: Umphrey’s McGee

Umphrey’s Lets Fans Call The Shots

For the “Stew Arts” series, 50 or so lucky Umphrey’s fans send text messages that are relayed to the band on stage, with the band then crafting their setlists and improvisations in response to the fan direction.

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Depth Perceptions: ‘Phish 3D’

Brooklyn’s Pavilion Cinema stunk like a skunk farm during last night’s premiere of Phish 3D. Even the friendly ushers were complaining. Didn’t they realize it was 4/20, our national day of marijuana abuse? (Tell it to the nitrous dealers defiling my local park across the street.) And if you thought you could avoid the annoyance…

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Umphrey’s Bowl To Be Simulcast

Speaking of simulcasting concerts, Umphrey’s McGee has just announced that the UM Bowl 2010 will be broadcast live on iClips.net. The show will be performed in four “quarters.” The evening will be broken up into four quarters of music, each with a different interactive theme. The First Quarter will kick off with an acoustic set…

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Jeff Waful Talks Lights With Phish’s Chris Kuroda

You know them; they light up your life. Jeff Waful, who first interviewed Phish’s Chris Kuroda for Jambands.com eleven years ago, now produces great lights for Umphrey’s McGee (following a long stint with moe.). So who better to check in with Kuroda on the state of the strobe? There’s a lot more where this came…

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Bonerama, Umphrey’s McGee Deliver Added Value

Quite possibly inspired by drummer Josh Freese’s now-legendary tiered album price packages, which ranged from a thank-you phone call ($50) to the opportunity to “take shrooms and cruise Hollywood in Danny from TOOL’s Lamborgini” ($75,000), other bands are figuring out new and exciting ways to give fans ye olde added value. As part of the…

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‘Reality Check’ Game Show Rolls at Rothbury and All Good

By Andy Bernstein Nearly 1,500 people have now played Reality Check, the music and political trivia game show HeadCount has rolled out to festivals this summer. Only three people can claim to be champions: Paul Arseneau of Tolono, IL, walked away with a Les Paul guitar signed by Bob Weir at Rothbury as the winner…

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