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Show Review: Umphrey’s McGee NYE in Denver

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Denver was a busy city on New Year’s Eve.  The String Cheese Incident was playing their 20th anniversary show just outside the city while Pretty Lights was headlining EDM extravaganza, Decadence in the heart of downtown.  Umphrey’s McGee, on the other hand, was wrapping up a four night New Year’s run at Fillmore Auditorium.  I… Read more »

My First Miracle

A long Chicago winter had finally concluded and warm breezes teased us as we hurried through the streets of Lincoln Park that Friday night.  Rico and I were on our way to see a funk band.  We stopped for dinner on the way so we were running a little late. By the time we arrived at the… Read more »

Show Review: 2 Nights of Leftover Salmon with Bill Payne in Boulder

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Leftover Salmon once again treated the Front Range to a pair of post-Thanksgiving shows. This run has become a yearly tradition from Salmonheads across the country. This time around they delighted their fans with the inclusion of Little Feat’s Bill Payne on keys. This was a wise choice. Throughout their storied career Salmon has played… Read more »

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 »

A Look at The Summer Camp 2014 First Round of Artists!

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I’m sure by now you have seen the initial line up for Summer Camp 2014 (which, by the way, features just a FRACTION of the over 75 bands that will play). For me, just knowing moe. and Umphrey’s will be there every year is enough, but let’s take a closer look at all of the… Read more »

Roster McCabe Changes their Name to “Night Phoenix”

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A week after announcing their December shows would be their last, Summer Camp 2013 artist Roster McCabe took a surprising turn and instead announced they are changing their name to “Night Phoenix.” Whew! That was a close one. The day after “Roster McCabe’s Final Show in Minneapolis,” their hometown, they put up a YouTube video… Read more »

Why The Ragbirds do it different, WITH A BABY!

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As many of you know, The Ragbirds have become a Summer Camp staple playing the past two years in a row after the Saturday night Umph > moe. > Umph > moe. headliner blastoff. What many of you may not know though is that this amazing eclectic world fusion group does a few things different… Read more »