Last week, Chicago-based improv-rockers Umphrey’s McGee threw down eight memorable sets at the Brooklyn Bowl and also made the most of their time in the Big Apple by performing at a number of promotional shows as well. While we’ve told you about Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 of Umphrey’s Big Adventure, we wanted to give a brief recap of Friday’s finale and share a set of amazing photos taken by HT’s Jeremy Smith.
[All photos by Jeremy Smith]
Friday started for Umphrey’s with an hour-long set at the Apple Store in Soho. While you’d expect this promotional appearance to be chock full of songs from a band’s new album, UM did a great job of mixing in classic material and even a tune from Brendan Bayliss’s 30db side project. For the final song of Umphrey’s set, Booth Love, guitarist Brendan Bayliss directed his band mates using Apple’s Face Time product. Check out this cool jam…
After the Apple Store gig, it was back to Brooklyn Bowl for the band, who littered their last two sets with high-octane jams and some of their most beloved songs such as a 20+ minute Divisions and an All In Time that explored multiple jam spaces. There were also covers of Hot For Teacher by Van Halen, The Who’s Eminence Front and a solo bass version of America The Beautiful. For the first encore, Umphrey’s snuck the chorus of TLC’s ’90s smash Waterfalls into Front Porch for the first time in over a decade.
Set I (8:52) UmBowl II Intro> Prowler> Words, All In Time> Push The Pig^, Nemo, Pay The Snucka> Hot For Teacher, Wizard Burial Ground(10:03)
Set II (10:38) Divisions> “Jimmy Stewart”> Divisions, Bridgeless^^, Eminence Front, Hurt Bird Bath, America The Beautiful*, Soul Food I-> 1348(11:47)
Encore (11:50) Front Porch> Waterfalls^^^> Front Porch (12:00)
Encore II (12:03) All In Time (12:08)
^ So What Teases
^^ Crazy Train Teases
* Stasik Only
^^^ Chorus Only
[via The Bort]
Photographer Jeremy Smith was on hand to capture the action on the 8th and the 9th and he turned in a stunning batch of photos, including many featuring Thursday’s guests Biz Markie and Steve Molitz.
READ ON for more of Jeremy’s outstanding photos…