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Umphrey's McGee Celebrates Blackhawks All Stars

As a fan of Chicago sports and Umphrey's McGee, I happen to find thisirresistible.The Chicago Blackhawks sent three representatives to yesterday's NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa, and UM has graciously lent the audio of the Death By Stereo track "Domino Theory" to a thrilling highlight film featuringPatrick Kane, Marian Hossa and Jonathan Toews for...

Boukas & Lambert Martyr's Residency: Audio & Video from 1/5/11

Here's a taste of what to expect at the "First Thursday" residency from Jim Boukas and Eric Lambert.These shows run from 6-8 on the first thursday of every month and the cover is only $5 (you can also grab a coupon to catch a set of Phish tunes for free at Lilly's later that night)....

Stream, Download: Vasconstrictor's Phish Thursday @ Lilly's, Chicago, IL 1/19/12

Listen to the debut The Vasoconstrictors' new line up at Lilly's. This linueup featuresJoe Re of The Coop,Janis Wallin and Mattias Blanck of Family Groove Company, Robin Eatman, and Jim Boukas.Download entire set (mp3 .zip) 

Stream & Download: Unnamed Bluegrass Band @ The Alley, Highwood, IL 1/14/12

The debut of an as-yet-unnamed Bluegrass Jamband, which should probaby gig a half a dozen times per year.The lineup features Eric Lambert (formerly of Sexfist, Wavy Dave (Cornmeal), Thad Landis (Dog Patch Ramblers) and Jim Boukas (Paradise Waits, Vasoconstrictors).Download entire show (mp3 .zip)

Stream, Download: Paradise Waits @ Abbey Pub 1/26/12

Here's a set from PW's last show at the Abbey before shifting the residency south to the Double Door.The StreamDownload Entire Set (mp3 .zip)

Show Preview: Greensky Bluegrass & Strange Arrangement 1/27/12 @ Park West

Every once in a while, a confluence of forces lead to a live music experience with so much potential, its legend begins to form even before a single note is played.Do you feel that? Its the sensation of the stars aligning for one such event. This Friday (1/27), Strange Arrangement and Greensky Bluegrass convene at...

Visual Setlists: Umphrey’s McGee @ Best Buy Theater, New York NY 1/20/12 & 1/21/12

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2012-01-20Best Buy Theater New York, NYOne: Jazz Odyssey > Booth Love > Rocker (Part II), Conduit > Jimmy Stewart > Conduit, Tribute to Spinal Shaft > Passing > Utopian FirTwo: 40's Theme, Der Bluten Kat > Drums >...

What Made The Wilco Chicago 2011 Run So Special?

Wilco's so-called Incredible Shrinking Tour was stuff of legend before even one note was played. After 55 shows across North America and Europe this year, the Chicago faithful was salivating for the band's holiday homecoming. The clever selection and revelation of the venues fueled the eagerness. And the announcement of support acts and the media hype...

Visual Setlists: Umphrey’s McGee @ Jam Cruise 2012, MSC Poesia,The Ocean 1/9/12 & 1/10/12

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2012-01-09Jam Cruise The Ocean, One: Puppet String, Miami Virtue, Bridgeless -> Hajimemashite, Resolution > Jimmy Stewart > Bridgeless, Live and Let Die > It's About That Time > Live and Let DieTwo: Mulche's Odyssey > Wappy Sprayberry &...

Visual Setlists: Umphrey’s McGee @ Revolution Live, Fort Lauderdale FL 1/7/12 & 1/8/12

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2012-01-07Revolution Live Ft. Lauderdale, FLOne: Room to Breathe, Red Tape, Intentions Clear > 2nd Self, Reelin' In The Years, Morning Song, Go to HellTwo: Miss Tinkle's Overture > Higgins > Miss Tinkle's Overture, Push the Pig, Andy's Last...