Umphreys McGee Salutes House Music; Brendan Bayliss Confirms Solo Gig
Umphreys McGee will pay tribute to the history of Chicago House Music during its three night New Years run at Chicagos The Aragon Ballroom. On December 29, DJ Poseur will offer a mix of classic funk, soul and old school hip-hop, while on December 30 Wyllys will spin a number of different styles, including ambient, trip hop, downtempo, broken beat, drum and bass, house and straight up rock-and-roll. Finally, New Years Eve will feature both an opening 45 minute set from James Kirkby and a performance by Lyrek. Each DJ will strictly spin vinyl at The Aragon.
In addition, Umphreys McGee frontman Brendan Bayliss has booked a solo gig for early 2008. The guitarist will perform before Half Pint Jones at Chicagos Martyrs’ on January 22, shortly before hitting the road with Umphreys McGee for another round of dates.