Category: 2012

Chronicle of Events from 2012.

Video ~ Lotus Winter Tour 2013

Lotus hits the road Jan. 24th, starting the 2012 Winter Tour off in Burlington, VT. View more dates. The band will also be releasing their latest album ‘Build’ on February 19th.

To download the latest free track “Kodiak” off their new album visit

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Available: Umphrey’s McGee Live from the Tabernacle NYE 2012


“The eagle has landed. Blu-rays, DVDs and 1080p ultra HD downloads of our four night Tabernacle run are making their way into the hands of UM fans across the country. Clocking in at over 18 hours of pure video pleasure, this is some of the best live Umph released to date. Go big and grab the bundle—you won’t regret it.”

Websites & Links: | | UMVideo

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail Announces NYE Ticket Giveaway


“, the official face value ticket trading community, would like to say Thank You for ‘Embracing the Face’ in 2012. To show their continued dedication and support to all who have participated, is giving away 14 tickets to 7 bands this New Year’s Eve. Join the voice and support this fair trade marketplace, the Internet’s own face value alternative. Spread the word and help the website reach 20,000 registered members. Click Here To Enter The Contest.”

Websites & Links: | Facebook


Best Albums of 2012

In no particular order.

Best Albums of 2012

Featuring new albums from Little Feat, Anders Osborne, Old Crow Medicine Show, Keller Williams and The Travelin’ McCoury’s, Citizen Cope, Aesop Rock, Trey Anastasio, Dave Matthews Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, Flying Lotus, Snarky Puppy, Lupe Fiasco, Jimmy Herring, Papadosio, and Lettuce.


Video: Umphrey’s McGee – sUMmer School 2012 Recap

From UMVideo

“sUMmer school 2012 is an unforgettable week long music camp in the Catskills where Umphrey’s McGee pulls back the curtain to reveal details on songwriting, improvisational techniques, gear, business, marketing and more. Join UM for sUMmer school 2013.”

Websites & Links: | Summer School | | UMVideo


Umphrey’s McGee Releases Game Tapes to Feed Them With Music

Umphreys - Game Tapes

From Groupees

“Umphrey’s McGee is proud to unveil the first ever publicly available collection, Game Tapes. Shot with the band’s camera from the lighting board and paired with high quality soundboard recordings, these videos put you square in the catbird seat.”

“Choose from 12 videos, two classic studio albums or a live show download and create your custom bundle. All items offered at a fraction of the cost, and every dollar spent buys a meal for the hungry this holiday season via Feed Them With Music.”

“Top donor prizes include: 2 tickets to UM show, a customized voice message from a member of the band (perhaps you can have Joel convince your mom UM is a positive influence on your life or have Stasik tell your boss that you quit), and a umVIP backpack LOADED with Umphrey’s swag including and autographed Hall of Fame: Class of 2011 vinyl, and more. Help spread the word and encourage your friends to get in on the action as the band will roll out even more unreleased videos as various thresholds are met.”

Websites & Links: Game Tapes |


Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger to Play Acoustic Show at Shedd Aquarium 12.11.12


“MasterCard® Priceless® Chicago is bringing families together this holiday season for priceless nights of music and fun at Shedd Aquarium! On Tuesday, December 11, Priceless Chicago will host an unforgettable concert experience featuring Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger of American progressive rock super band, Umphrey’s Mcgee.”

“The holiday fun will begin at 6:00pm where families will be greeted with a delicious Holiday feast and drinks. After fueling up, parents and kids will be able to meet and interact with some special Shedd residents, as well as enjoy a guided tour of the must-see Jellies Exhibit.”

“At 7:30pm, families will gather at the Shedd’s Oceanarium to enjoy the acoustic sounds, of Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger of Umphrey’s Mcgee. The band will play an array of their hits along with some holiday classics. Come and join us at Shedd Aquarium on December 11. Puchase your tickets now! This experience is recommended for children ages 6 and up. Children under 6 can attend free of cost.”

Websites & Links: | | UMVideo


Festivals ~ December 2012

December 12th

King Pilow Arts Center & Terminal West in Atlanta, Georgia

Lineup: Flying Lotus • Nadastrom • Blockhead • Break Science • Teebs • Mindelixir • Eliot Lipp • Panther God • Marley Carroll • Roel Funcken • Ployd • Mr. Atomic • Spytek • Bookworm • Medisin • Samuel Paradise • Kebbi Williams • Cloudeater • Isness • Sonen • The Ruination • Asleep In The Weeds • Alpaca • Ahuff

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December 17th-21st

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa in Tulum, Mexico

Lineup: STS9Umphrey’s McGeeThe Disco Biscuits

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Festivals ~ November 2012

November 8th-11th

Spirit of Suwanee River Music Park in Live Oak, FL

Lineup: Umphrey’s McGeeSouliveLotus • The Budos Band • LettucePerpetual Groove • Bobby Rush • MarchFourth Marching Band • Break ScienceDigital Tape MachineThe Heavy PetsZoogmaHeadtronics (DJ Logic, Steve Molitz, Freekbass) • Bright Lights Social Hour • Charles Walker & The Dynamites • Ike Stubblefield & Friends • Grant Green Jr. & Friends • Khris Royal & Dark Matter • Moon Taxi • Jonathan Scales & Fourthestra • The MantrasThe WerksStrange Arrangement • Flannel Church • Beeb’s & Her Moneymakers • Thomas Wynn & the Believers • Scholar’s Word • Kaleigh Baker

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Umphrey’s McGee to Broadcast “All Night Wrong” 10.31.12

“Umphrey’s McGee has announced that they will be broadcasting their October 31st, 2012 show at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD. The “All Night Wrong” performance will be another unique experience for fans by allowing attendees and viewers to vote for the second set of the show. Fans are able to vote from a list of 40 cover songs, and can participate by visiting AXStv’s Facebook page: VOTE NOW.”

The live concert event will air at 9pm ET on, and on the following TV channels:

  • Dish – 131
  • Directv – 306
  • AT&T – 1106
  • Verizon – 569
  • Check your local listings

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Video ~ Paper Diamond Night Vision Tour 2012

Tour Dates

10/3 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
10/4 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
10/5 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic
10/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ City Bisco
10/7 – Columbia. MO @ The Blue Note
10/10 – Iowa City @ Blue Moose
10/11 – Madison WI @ Majestic Theater
10/12 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
10/13 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
10/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
10/19 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
10/20 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
10/24 – Baltimore @ 8×10
10/25 – Providence, RI @ The Met
10/26 – North Hamnpton, MA @ Pearl St.
10/27 – Portland, ME @ State Theater
10/31 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11/1 – Boston, MA @ Royale
11/2 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
11/3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
11/9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

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