Umphrey’s McGee, 10/29/11

Written by Honest Tune (with notes from Rob Vollbeer) / Photos by Ian Rawn

November 7, 2011

Umphrey’s McGee
The Tabernacle
Atlanta, GA
October 29, 2011

 

As part of a two night sold-out run and in celebration of a night that supports disguises of all kinds, Umphrey’s McGee took over The Tabernacle for a thematic night that centered in mash-ups that began in the thoughtful costumes of the Chicago based prog-jam sextet and rolled through where it counts the most: the music.

The costumes:

Joel Cummins (keyboards) was dressed as Vince Neil Armstrong, Brendan Bayliss (guitar, vocals) was dressed as Richard Gene Simmons, Andy Farag (percussion) was dressed as Raggedy Andy Rooney, Ryan Stasik (bass) was dressed as Karate Kid Rock, Jake Cinninger (guitar) was dressed as Dimebag Daryl Hall and Kris Myers (drums) dressed as Pamela Anderson Cooper, with a red one piece bathing suit and short silvery hair.

The Music: 

On the heels of Death By Stereo, Umphrey’s was sure to work in a handful of tunes from the new album, but it was in the unique mash-up ensembles of tunes — that were as unlikely as the costumed players represented on stage — that proved to be the portion of the gig that will live on in the memories of UM fans for the foreseeable future and demonstrated the skill of a band that continues to shine. (See below for full setlist and notes)

 

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Setlist (Courtesy of Umphrey’s McGee)

I: Jazz Odyssey > 40′s Theme, Miami Virtue -> Push the Pig,  Mulche’s Odyssey > The Haunt > Jimmy Stewart* > Padgett’s Profile, The Floor, Addicted to Kiss**
II: Come As Your Kids$ > Mulche’s Odyssey, All In Time$$, Day Nurse, Resolution > 2×2, 1985 Wellwishing%
Encore I: Hajimemashite, In The Puppet Kitchen%%
Encore II: Nothing Too Fancy&

Notes
* with lyrics
** Kiss (Prince) + Addicted to Love (Robert Palmer) + I Can’t Dance (Genesis) mash-up
$ Kids (MGMT) + Come As You Are (Nirvana) + You Spin Me Right Round (Dead or Alive) mash-up
$$ with Crazy Train and The Fish (Yes) jams
% Nineteen Hundred and Eight Five (Wings) + Wishing Well (Terrence Trent D’Arby) + Wellwishers mash-up
%% Puppet Strings / In The Kitchen
& with Don’t Fear the Reaper jam