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Furthur's John Kadlecik & Hairball Willie Reunite For Two Chicago Area Shows

If somebody suggested John Kadlecik might return for a stint with his old band while Furthur had some downtime, you might reasonably assume it'd be with Dark Star Orchestra.But, for two nights this spring, John's going waaayyy back, and reuniting with his Chicago-based squad in Hairball Willie for two gigs that should satisfy old-school...

Preview: The Dirty Guv'nahs @ Schuba's 2/16/12

I hadn't heard of Knoxville's The Dirty Guv'nahs until a few days ago, when an email found its way to me notifying me of an upcoming Chicago gig. Intrigued by the tone of the mail (seemed to stand out from a lot of the standard promo stuff I receive), I checked them out. I found...

Umphrey's McGee Drummer Kris Myers Demonstrates Some Unconventional Technique

Here's some backstage footage of Kris at the 2012 version of the Mayan Holidaze music destination weekend in Mexico The man is clearly a master -- I wouldn't be surprised to see this setup on stage sometime.

Visual Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee @ Buster's Billiards & Backroom, Lexington, KY 2/15/12

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2012-02-15Buster's Billiards & Backroom Lexington, KYOne: Tango Mike > Andy's Last Beer, Push the Pig > Deeper, Get In The Van, Intentions Clear > Booth Love, Young Lust > Domino Theory > Jimmy Stewart > Domino TheoryTwo: In...

Whitney Houston Tribute: David Byrne Performs "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" @ Union Chapel

This is about all I can offer in tribute to Whitney, but in my eyes is worth about 1000 All Star Grammys memorials.Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 February 11, 2012)

Visual Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee @ Ram's Head Live, Baltimore, MD 2/12/12

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2012-02-12Ram's Head Live Baltimore, MDOne: Jazz Odyssey > Miss Tinkle's Overture > Passing, Room to Breathe, Hurt Bird Bath > Jimmy Stewart > Hurt Bird Bath, Africa, Prowler > 2x2Two: Miami Virtue > Jimmy Stewart > Higgins &...

Visual Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee @ Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA 2/11/12

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2012-02-11Electric Factory Philadelphia, PAOne: Jazz Odyssey > Ocean Billy > Glory, Conduit, Forks > Jimmy Stewart > Morning Song, The Triple Wide > Dr. Feelgood > Ocean BillyTwo: Nothing Too Fancy > The Linear > Nothing Too Fancy,...

Visual Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee @ House Of Blues, Boston, MA 2/10/12

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2012-02-10House Of Blues Boston, MAOne: Cummins Lies > JaJunk > The Floor, Uncle Wally > Jimmy Stewart, 2nd Self, Walking On The Moon > Puppet String, Made to Measure > Divisions > The Pequod > DivisionsTwo: Jazz Odyssey &...

Visual Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee @ Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY 2/9/12

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2012-02-09Town Ballroom Buffalo, NYOne: National Anthem, Snake Juice > Mantis, Professor Wormbog > Hourglass, Dim Sun > Deeper > Mulche's OdysseyTwo: Spires > Keefer, Search 4, Voyager > Jimmy Stewart > The Fuzz > Soul Food II, Atmosfarag >...

Visual Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee @ State Theater, State College, PA 2/8/12

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2012-02-08State Theater State College, PAOne: Miami Virtue > Nemo, Turn & Run > Great American > Susanah > Great American, Cemetery Walk > Cemetery Walk IITwo: Bridgeless > Partyin' Peeps, The Bottom Half > I Am The Walrus,...