Posts By: Carmel

Show Review: Rubblebucket in Chicago

I first heard Rubblebucket while road tripping from Boulder to Memphis in 2012.  A friend and I were on tour with Umphrey’s and, since I was driving, he was in charge of the music.  Needless to say, I completely fell in love with this band the minute their energetic sound exploded through my speakers. From… Read more »

Album Review: FUNK by Keller Williams with More Than a Little


For many jamband fans, Keller Williams was like a gateway drug and over the years we have watched him solidify his place in the scene.  These days Keller is throwing down with a full funky band that calls themselves More Than a Little after a classic Keller tune.  Their recently collaborative release, conveniently titled Funk, is made up of… Read more »

Umphrey’s 11th Annual Acoustic Holiday Show: A Benefit for the Kids!

Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger of Umphrey’s McGee will be showcasing some of their favorite holiday songs, along with some rare covers, and a handful of Umphrey’s originals on December 7th when they host their Annual Acoustic Holiday Show at the Park West in Chicago.  This benefit will raise funds for The People’s Music School, the only… Read more »

TMBTB Recreates Stop Making Sense in Chicago


The Talking Heads‘ Stop Making Sense was a hugely successful concert film that redefined the live music experience in the 1980’s.  While the movie was released almost 30 years ago, the show leaves an impression that will always feel contemporary.  I remember watching the film over and over when I was a teenager, trying to figure out why I loved it so much.  It wasn’t until I… Read more »

Fractography by Jay Miller

Jake Cinninger of Umphrey's McGee. Fractograph by Jay Miller of ReverbSoul

When concert photography captures a show’s energy, those moments live on forever. Seeing these photos will conjure up the overall experience, but often lack the texture and depth felt in that exact moment. Jay Miller is an artist that has an ability to tap into that moment by blending photography with fractals in order to… Read more »

Umphrey’s McGee Halloween 2013 Mash-Up Review

  Halloween is a BIG weekend for the infamous Umphrey’s McGee.  These novelty shows usually follow a tradition of busting out a handful of debut covers in a variety of ways, including combining them together into one beastly monster called a ‘mash-up’.  I knew I couldn’t miss a single night of this year’s mash-up run, so I took… Read more »

Umphrey’s New Album: An Educated Prediction

Umphrey’s McGee has been in and out of the studio for the last couple months working on their newest album due out early next year.  This will be their first studio album since Death by Stereo.  Since then they have developed quite a few new tunes that truly encapsulate the essence of Umph.  There are also dozens of songs fans have fallen in love with over… Read more »

Preview: Pretty Lights Analog Tour

Fractograph courtesy of ReverSoul and Soundfuse Magazine   Pretty Lights has finally taken his analog show on the road! The making of his newest album, A Color Map of the Sun, involved an intense process of creating his own tracks, putting them on vinyl and then mixing it up into a dance party frenzy.  The album… Read more »

Papadosio Poem

Papadosio is a band with a plan to change the world.  They want their music to inspire people to break down their barriers in order to become engaged with the world around them.  After seeing their show on September 27th in Chicago, I decided to capture the show’s vibe with a poem. Enjoy! engage to… Read more »

Sending Scamp Love to Colorado

The devastation caused by flooding in Colorado has effected many members of our Summer Camp community.  Nearly 2,000 homes are unlivable and hundreds of families lost everything.  Many are now forced to rebuild their lives and spirits with whatever wasn’t destroyed by waters that tore through their neighborhoods.  Being washed out of your home is… Read more »