Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Umphrey's McGee Announces Fall Stew-Art event

The improg Chicago-based sextet Umphrey's McGee has announced the first of four Fall Tour S2 events at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN on September 24th. These outstanding events provide the attendee a truly unique and fresh perspective on sound-check. A S2 event gives the ticket purchaser the opportunity to conduct the band in whatever direction they feel is necessary. While also creating a spontaneous improvisational energy based off text messages from those in attendance. When it comes to delivering their fans a memorable experience, Umphreys's McGee is a step ahead of their peers. Just take a few minutes and check out their official blog "The Floor" where they offer an inside look at the life of a national touring act.

Officcial announcement via
Umphrey's McGee's Stew Art Series (S2) has received national acclaim and high praise from fans for its innovations in band/fan collaboration and use of interactive technology. We are pleased to announce the first of four Fall 2010 installments at Minglewood Hall in Memphis on Friday, September 24th. Doors will open at 4:00 pm, with the S2 to start at 4:30. Following the S2, there will be a meet and greet with the band, as well as snacks and drinks available. Tickets are $99.00 and go on sale this Friday the 17th at 12:00 pm ET via Umphrey's Ticketing. As with past S2 events, you will need a separate ticket to attend the evening's show.

Video documenting Umphrey's first S2 event back in 2009:

Umphrey's McGee officially kicks off their fall tour on Thursday September 23rd at The Valarium in Knoxville, TN. Be sure to visit the check back for setlists from fall tour as well as the usual audio and press linkage. - Justin


This Week On Lot: #42 I Hate Laser Beams

Chicago Bisco ~ Late-night North Coast Fest

After taking the previous week off, oh kee pah's favorite podcast returns this week with a look at Phish fall tour ticket sales, a Boston Bisco untz report, Mike Gordon Band's upcoming tour, TAB at the TAB musings, and as always lot report voice-mails.

Visit to download Episode 42 or visit iTunes to subscribe.


Online Phish Tour: How Will Fall Compare To Summer?

Hershey 2010 Sunset via Justin Wendt

Online Phish Tour's Raging Mob of Joggers takes a look back at Summer Tour and a look ahead towards Fall Tour as we all anxiously await the tour opener in Austin, TX.
If we look back to last year, Phish's fall tour built off of what they started at Red Rocks and carried through the end of the summer tour's second leg. Will Phish build off of this summer's second leg? Will Trey work on perfecting his new Ocedoc, continuing to provide us with cleaner playing during the jams? Will Trey continue working on his patience with the band that was noticeable in the second leg from the first? I think the answer to these questions is certainly yes.


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