LIVE: Umphrey’s McGee @ Northern Lights, 11/17/09

November 20th, 2009, 11:30 am by Greg


A wise man once said that a picture is worth a thousand words.

So here’s a novel’s worth of fabulous photographs of Chicago jam-band kingpins Umphrey’s McGee from their packed concert at Northern Lights in Clifton Park last Tuesday (November 17).

So who’s the author of this novel’s-worth of fab shots? Why it’s Andrzej Pilarczyk, of course. Great work, Andrzej!

Check out these photos. And if you were at the show, we’d sure love to hear your opinion. Just hit the comment button below. Aaaand, if you want to see more of Andrzej’s photos from this show, check out our Flickr set.

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DVD: SoundStage Presents: Umphrey’s McGee Live

November 16th, 2009, 1:49 pm by Greg

umphreysMcGee(E1 Entertainment, 2009)

This Chicago combo has long been a fave on the national jam band scene, but it’s clear from this live performance that the band is definitely more prog than jam.

Filmed in High-Definition with 5.1 Surround Sound in front of a very enthusiastic hometown crowd during the summer of 2007, the sextet is very clearly enjoying itself as they power through more than two hours of intricately arranged and impeccably performed rock-reggae-jazz-funk-whateva.

Don’t think that just because you saw the band’s show on PBS-TV’s “Soundstage” that you’ve seen this whole DVD, either. The disc features six of the band’s favorites that were not broadcast for television.

And in addition, there are a pair of bonus performances – “Made to Measure” from their latest studio album “Mantis” and the as-yet-officially unreleased “Wizard Burial Ground” – filmed live at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre last December.

Soundstage Presents: Umphrey’s McGee – Live

Umphrey’s McGee rolls into Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Tuesday (November 17).

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