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Published: 2013/10/05

The Omega Moos Rock Charleston Again

The Omega Moos returned to the Charleston, SC Pour House last night for the second show of their two-night run at the venue. The 70s/80s cover band—which features Umphrey’s McGee’s Brendan Bayliss, Ryan Stasik and Kris Myers, as well as the New Deal’s Jamie Shields—ran through two sets of goofy tribute songs. Last night’s gig also served as a Widespread Panic/Umphrey’s McGee after show following the bands’ performances at the Family Circle Cup.

Last night’s sold out show featured plenty of fun covers of songs like the “Beverley Hills Cop Theme,” Men at Work’s “Land Down Under,” Duran Duran’s “Girls on Film,” Huey Lewis and the News’ “Heart and Soul,” A-ha’s “Take On Me,” Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” (a tune that Umphrey’s has been known to cover) and more. No word yet on when the Omega Moos will return, but hopefully its sooner rather than later.


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ScottytheSalamander October 6, 2013, 12:18:43

That was such a sexy show. While playing a totally underwhelming set with Umphreys to a depressingly small crowd for them at Family Circle with Widespread, this was the show of the weekend. This was full fledged UMphans letting there hair down, dancing, hugging, kissing and loving being out of their shells. Pony as we always say looks can take you far and we will always keep you close to our hearts instead of a better musician that’s not loved by UM’s male fans. Anyways it was a sweat box in that place. Issac and I couldn’t wait to get back to the hotel for skinny dipping “All night Long”. Thanks Omega Moos. Unfortunately it was a huge flop for Vince’s larger band opening for Widespread because it’s the South and they only played an hour. I just expected more than 10 percent of the venue to be full for them. It was very full for Widespread Panic. The Omega Moos are more fun these days anyway. See you in Menver fellas.
The Salamander

ScottytheSalamander October 6, 2013, 12:23:52

Can we petition the band to make at least one of the Fillmore shows an Omega Moos show. I heard at least 100 times at the show, “this is so much better than Umphreys Mcgee.” Since 2007 I completely agree. I’ll always have a soft spot for Brendan’s college boy songs about college and the insecurities of being a dork, but it has been a while since I have heard anything that has connected with me lyrically. Perhaps to rejuvinate they should do an instrumental tour or some side project work. Nobody actually likes any of the new songs that I am aware of? They are by far my favorite act, but the scene is keeping me around because it’s so progressive socially.

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