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Published: 2007/09/17

U-Melt Reveals its ‘Occasional Python’

Former New Groove of the Month U-Melt spent Saturday closing out a busy festival season with its annual pilgrimage to Greenfield, MA’s Wormtown Music Festival. In past years U-Melt has treated festival goers to special surprises at Wormtown, including a 7+ hour all-night marathon set and a Beatles tribute, and this year proved to be no different. On Saturday U-Melt performed a 1.5 hour main stage set before headliner Max Creek and returned at 2:00 AM for a stealth U-Melt late night show under the name Occasional Python. As an added bonus, the group performed Frank Zappa’s Apostrophe (’) in its entirety, including classic tracks like ‘Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow,’ ‘St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast,’ ‘Cosmik Debris,’ ‘Apostrophe’ and the albums closing number ‘Stink-Foot’ (the latter of which features the line ‘Occasional Python’). Finding some time left in its set following the album cover, the band reached outside the Apostrophe track list and encored with their trademark Zappa cover song ‘Dancin’ Fool. U-Melt will begin an extended Midwest tour September 25 with a show at Pittsburghs Moondog’s.

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