Photos + Review: Umphrey’s McGee + Organ Freeman at the Fox

Umphrey's McGee (photo: Joshua Huver) On Friday, March 23, the heavy-metal stylings of progressive, aggressive rock and roll sextet Umphrey's McGee shook the Fox Theater. From rare song selections, choice covers, and the surprise guest sit-in of the year, the Chicago-based band left the Bay Area satiated. Ahead of the show, rumors swirled with the storms in the Sierras. Would the band, driving from a show in Tahoe the previous night, make it down the mountain? Friday morning's answer was clear: blue skies and a prescription for a heavy dose of headbanging. Before UM took the stage, the crowd warmed [...]

By |March 29, 2018|Tags: |

Umphrey’s McGee hits the Fox hard with heavy originals, Metallica tribute

Umphrey's McGee (photo: Joshua Huver) On Saturday, March 11, Umphrey's McGee, the Chicago based kings of improvisational hard rock, returned to The Fox Theater in Oakland, CA for the sixth time in as many years. Bookended between a standout performance in South Lake Tahoe the night before and the band’s debut at the intimate Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael on Sunday, the performance in Oakland left the audience more than satiated. Umphrey's opened the show up walking on stage to a pre-recorded intro. As the six musicians settled at their respective instruments, they entered the song "There's No Crying In Mexico", [...]

By |March 15, 2017|Tags: |

Umphrey’s McGee return in March to The Fox, Terrapin Crossroads

Umphrey's McGee, the six-piece improvisational dance metal band from Chicago, make their annual West Coast run of shows again in March including a very special weekend around The Bay. On Saturday, March 11, they will make their sixth consecutive return to The Fox Theater in Oakland supported by Arizona-based improg band Spafford, followed by a debut evening with Umphrey's McGee at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael. The announcement of a show at Terrapin Crossroads caused quite a stir in the Umphrey's fanbase. Not only are a large portion of fans all around jam-band and Grateful Dead enthusiasts, playing a show [...]

By |January 20, 2017|Tags: |
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