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Published: 2005/09/19

Keytar Collaborations in the City of Brotherly Love

Umphreys McGee and Conspirator continued to mix and match onstage until the close of their joint northeast this weekend. Saturday night the frequent collaborators shared the stage in the Disco Biscuits Philadelphia hometown at the Electric Factory. During Umphreys McGees first set Marc Brownstein replaced Ryan Stasik on bass during ‘Jimmy Stewart.’ A set later, Aron Magner emerged on keytar while Jake Cinninger switched to percussion for a particularly lively Ringo. During the encore of Pay the Snucka Umphreys McGee celebrated the birthday of percussionist Andy Farag before closing out this leg of the groups extended tour. Earlier in the evening, both Cinninger and drummer Kris Myers also joined Brownstein, Magner and DJ Omen for a pair of songs—-as they have frequently this tour—-foreshadowing the Umphreys McGee appearances on the forthcoming Conspirator album.
Umphreys McGee are currently off the road until its September 23 performance at Washington & Lee Universitys Homecoming in Lexington, VI. Conspirators next scheduled gig will find the electronic trio at New Yorks Bowery Ballroom on October 22.

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