Thursday, September 2, 2010
11:06 PM | Posted by oh kee pah | | Edit Post
|photo courtesy of Mike Rapaport|
On Friday afternoon, Stic was able to catch-up with Andy Farag, percussionist for Umphrey's McGee. These are no new kids on the block! They have been around for twelve years and are still holding strong. They will be playing on Saturday at Chicago's North Coast Festival. Don't miss out seeing these guys, you never know what stunt they might pull out!
Stic: You've played at Bonnaroo several times. One time in particular sticks out to me, playing for over 100,000, and beating CD sales of Widespread Panic, how did that feel? What were some reactions from the band?
Andy: It was like doing a whole countrywide tour, and all these people coming to one place. That was the largest crowd we have played. It was such a rush! They have since moved to a different style of music, it's more mainstream now. It's for sure changed over the years.
Stic: That is true Bonnaroo has become more main steam with indie bands and Jay-Z this past year, same with Coachella as well. Now you are going to be playing at North Coast next weekend it's a mixture as well.
Andy: Yes, I personally listen to hip-hop a lot, and like the line up for North Coast and it's the hometown for the band. We have thousands of listeners in Chicago, and we get a rep of jam band, like it's a negative connotation. We do have long winded jams, and super long solos. With that said we try to put together a cohesive show with a progressive rock style.
Stic: Since you like hip-hop do you tie that into your music?
Andy: Yes we tie in hip-hop. We try and tie in all sorts of music and genres. Besides maybe for opera and polka. [laughs] We have done Snoop Dawg and Dr. Dre. I just really like underground hip-hop. My brother and I have even started our own record label.
Labels: 2010, Andy Farag, Interview, North Coast Music Festival, Umphrey's McGee, Umphreys | 0 comments
4:27 PM | Posted by oh kee pah | | Edit Post
With ticket sales reported from the final dates of its 2010 Summer Tour, Phish takes the No. 1 spot on this week's Hot Tours chart with a combined gross of $7.4 million from five markets. Following a month-long break after the first leg of the summer tour ended on July 4, the band's first venue on the August schedule was the Hearst Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif. (Aug. 5-7) All three performances at the intimate 8,500-seat amphitheater on the campus of the University of California Berkeley were sellouts with 26,016 in attendance. The next stop was a two-night stint at Telluride (Colo.) Town Park (Aug. 9-10) with sold out crowds at both shows. The band followed those dates with two-performance runs at amphitheaters in Noblesville, Ind. and East Troy, Wis., wrapping the summer leg on Aug. 17-18 with two sold out concerts at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y. Since its June 11 kick-off in Chicago, Phish has played a total of 29 performances during the Summer Tour. With total grosses surpassing $22.2 million, the band currently ranks among the 15 top-grossing tours of the year. More dates are scheduled for October following an Oct. 8 appearance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
8:31 AM | Posted by oh kee pah | | Edit Post
The first jam of tour that lifted the entire audience into a galaxy far, far away sprouted from the unlikeliest of places. Kick-starting The Greek’s second night’s second set, Phish strung together three heavy-hitting jam vehicles – “Rock and Roll,” “Ghost,” and “Mike’s Song.” Building a legitimate tour highlight in “Rock and Roll” and a solid version of “Ghost,” one figured when the band doused the fire of “Mike’s,” a mellow interlude was inevitable. Sidestepping “Hydrogen” for “Simple” for only the second time this year, Gordon’s anthem seemed quite appropriate for the summer night. “Simple’s” only previous appearance within a “Mike’s Groove” this summer came on June 29 in Canandaigua, New York, featuring a shimmering ambient jam that landed in “I Am the Walrus,” a version that brought creativity back to the often one-dimensional piece.
Most Active Posts
Photo by Dave Vann Set One: Buried Alive, Lonesome Cowboy Bill^, Ha Ha Ha, Sample In A Jar, The Divided Sky, Wolfman's Brother -&...
photo via GlowStickWars Edited by: Marco Esquandolas Total time: Frankenstein > Ghost Jam -> Spooky >...
Can't believe the first tour of Phish 2.0 kicked off 8 years ago today...Happy Valentines Day! Set 1: My Sweet One, Cover of th...
official show poster by nate duval Acoustic Set: Theme From The Bottom, Cavern, NICU, Bug, My Friend My Friend, Horse > Silent in th...
photo via Scott Goldberg / AM Dew Photos 2012 Soundcheck: Unknown Cover (Mike vocals), Billy Breathes, Shafty Set One: Free, Kill De...
The Drake The Wedge 2011 + 1 ~ Denver Voices...
STREAMING LIVE VIA ICLIPS.NET ONE SET: Gotta Jiboo, Push On Til The Day, The Devil Went Down to Georgia^, Burn That Bridge*, Money ...
- ► March (17)
- ► February (20)
- ► December (40)
- ► November (44)
- ► October (39)
- ► September (50)
- ► August (31)
- ► July (64)
- ► June (61)
- ► May (52)
- ► April (45)
- ► March (106)
- ► February (81)
- ► January (88)
- ► December (63)
- ► November (115)
- ► October (129)
- mog.com: Umphrey's McGee exclusive interview with ...
- Video: Phish "Another One Bites The Dust" 7.6.1997...
- Video: Phish "Only Shallow" 7.6.1997 [soundcheck] ...
- Video: Phish "And It Stoned Me" 7.6.1997 [soundche...
- Yahoo: "Hot Tours" Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Just...
- Mr. Miner: Skyballs and Saxscrapers
- ▼ Sep 02 (6)
- ► August (131)
- ► July (143)
- ► June (114)
- ► May (75)
- ► April (86)
- ► March (145)
- ► February (162)
- ► January (108)
- ► December (144)
- ► November (74)
- Coventry Music Blog
- Dog Gone Blog
- Food Art
- Glow Stick Wars
- Hidden Track
- John Varvatos Clothing Design
- Live Music Blog
- Mr. Miner's Phish Thoughts
- Online Phish Tour
- Phish.net Show Review Archive
- Phish.net Tease Chart
- Pretentious Framing
- The Deadblog
- The Mockingbird Foundation
- The Philzone
- The Phish Archive
- This Week on Lot
- Type II cast
- ZZYZX'S Phish Stats
2010 Setlist 2011 2010 Summer Tour Trey Anastasio Mike Gordon Audio 2009 2010 Fall Tour Fall 09 Blog Grateful Dead Show Reviews Fishman Page McConnell Recommended Downloads Bob Weir 1999 2011 Furthur Spring Tour 2011 Winter Cactus Daily Audio Pah's Picks 1998 Podcast tour dates Phil Lesh 1997 NYE Miami 2009 Phish3D TAB 2010 New Year's Run 2011 Winter TAB Rumors 2000 type II cast Alpine Valley Phish3D Reviews 1994 Brendan Bayliss 1996 2003 Watkins Glen 2009 Summer Tour Album Release Jake Cinniger 1993 jerry garcia 1989 Album Reviews Andy Farag Joel Cummins Ryan Stasik 1995 Festival 8 Kris Myers 1991 1992 Photo Gallery Telluride Webcast Contests DVD Release Bill Kreutzmann Press Release Red Rocks 2002 Austin City Limits Furthur Festival Mayan Holidaze ThisWeekOnLot Coral Sky DVD Mickey Hart Summercamp Tour Review 2006 2011 Summer Tour 30db Alpine Valley DVD Deer Creek Fred Kevorkian Kevin Shapiro New Year's Eve 2010 Phil Lesh and Friends Sunday Morning Dead The Scorchio Quintet 2005 A/V Deadheads Photo Ratdog Rothbury Show Notes UMbowl 1973 1990 2001 2007 Ali Baba's Tahini Amanda Green Brent Mydland Fourmile Canyon Revival Limestone Tickets Tour Preview UMBowl II 1972 1978 1980 1986 1987 2003 Winter Tour Jerry Garcia Band Oysterhead Phil and Phriends Poster Record Store Day The Island Tour 1971 1981 1983 1984 1985 1998 Europe Tour 2004 2008 Hands on a Hardbody Phil Lesh and Phriends