Category: Umphrey's McGee

Local Piano Guy Does OK: Umphrey's Joel Cummins Treats Tonic Room to a Sold Out Solo Delight

Local Piano Guy Does OK: Umphrey's Joel Cummins Treats Tonic Room to a Sold Out Solo Delight
Last weekend, rockers Umphrey’s McGee took the Midwest by storm, ripping through raucous material with fiery abandon from Fort Wayne to Detroit. Trailblazing an eventual path to the west coast, the six-piece kicks off tonight at the gorgeous Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA, after leaving Michigan in embers and taking a small break to recoup. If... Read more »

"It's Not a Fucking Recital" and Other Ditties about the Joel Cummins Solo Show at Tonic Room 2/24

"It's Not a Fucking Recital" and Other Ditties about the Joel Cummins Solo Show at Tonic Room 2/24
Musician Joel Cummins is a lot of things. Here are five: A keyboard wizard: He plays piano, synths, and all things keys in prog-rock outfit Umphrey’s McGee. A man of the people: he makes friends with Umphrey’s fans and sits in with other bands wherever he goes. A Cubs fan: a classically trained piano player hailing... Read more »

Umphrey's McGee Returns to Chicago for Three Night New Year's Eve Stand: Joel Cummins Q & A

Umphrey's McGee Returns to Chicago for Three Night New Year's Eve Stand: Joel Cummins Q & A
Rock show curators and handsome deviants Umphrey’s McGee are coming back to Chicago for their first hometown New Year’s run since 2009/2010, and it’s sure to be a party.  Their three-day Uptown stand kicks off at The Riv tomorrow night, then moves to The Aragon for both Friday’s show with The Motet and Saturday’s three-set... Read more »
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The Boys Are Back in Town: Umphrey's McGee to Play Two Shows at North Coast Music Festival, Q &A with Joel Cummins of Umphrey's McGee

The Boys Are Back in Town: Umphrey's McGee to Play Two Shows at North Coast Music Festival, Q &A with Joel Cummins of Umphrey's McGee
Chicago Umphrey’s fans have been in dire need of some home-turf face-melting.  Even though it’s pretty common for Umphreaks to hit the road following their favorite band, it used to be just as common to catch them at home upwards of five times a year.  This weekend’s late night at the Concord theater will break... Read more »

Set Times Announced for North Coast Music Festival: September 2-4 in Chicago's Union Park

Set Times Announced for North Coast Music Festival: September 2-4 in Chicago's Union Park
It’s that time of year again for Summer’s Last Stand! Whether you’re a seventh year Coastie, down since the inaugural rager, or this will be your first time joining in on the fun, SET TIMES ARE REASON TO CELEBRATE!!! It’s when the real planning starts (and shit-talking with your friends who like that other band... Read more »

LOCKN' 2016: Phil & Friends details, Chatting with Pete Shapiro, Garcia's Forest and More!

LOCKN' 2016: Phil & Friends details, Chatting with Pete Shapiro, Garcia's Forest and More!
Nothing is really more spiritual than the first time listening through Terrapin, and that’s just how the gooball melts.   I gotta say though, I felt that same hopeful way  when I found out about the Grateful Dead reunion shows last year with Trey, and hands-down am even more excited about this upcoming LOCKN‘.  The... Read more »
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LOCKN Festival: New Artists Announced including Neal Casal's Circles Around the Sun (First Ever Live Show)

LOCKN Festival: New Artists Announced including Neal Casal's Circles Around the Sun (First Ever Live Show)
With Lockn 2016 fast-approaching its juicy end of summer slot (August 25-28), we’re starting to see the glory of the full lineup take shape.  With what already began as a monumentally badass gathering of today’s iconic rockers including Phish, Ween, Umphrey’s McGee, Gary Clark Jr, JRAD, and My Morning Jacket, to just name a few,... Read more »

Turbo Suit + Joel Cummins Forecasted to Meld the Musical Colors of the Rainbow at NCMF '15

Turbo Suit + Joel Cummins Forecasted to Meld the Musical Colors of the Rainbow at NCMF '15
Diverse, hometown music festivals like North Coast don’t typically stack up this phat and honestly it’s a blessing.  Labor day gives us that perfect stretch back into real life, only after experiencing some of that existential new-new with the homies over the summer.  But , one challege we’ve all faced in the trying times of... Read more »