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Published: 2014/08/16

Umphrey’s McGee Bust Out The White Stripes, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin Mashup in St. Louis

Umphrey’s McGee headlined the Fox Theater in St. Louis for the first time in their careers last night and filled the two-set show with material spanning their entire catalog as well as some unique improv and bustouts.

The first set included popular old cuts like “Andy’s Last Beer,” “Words” and “Tribute to the Spinal Shaft” as well as the new “Similar Skin.” After a pair of lengthy jams in “Blue Echo” and “FF,” Kris Myers took vocal duties on Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” before the set closing “Mulche’s Odyssey.” The Radiohead cut made its second appearance of the year and seventh overall.

Set two opened with one of the band’s biggest bustouts of the year, as they reached back to play a mashup from their 2008 Halloween run. Opening with “Phil’s Farm,” the band swiftly moved into The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” Pink Floyd’s “Money” and Led Zeppelin’s “How Many More Times.” The mashup made its debut on 10/31/08 at The Warfield in San Francisco and hasn’t been played since 2/19/09 in Atlanta.

The rest of the set featured some unusual jam spots including a brief foray into Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message” out of “Resolution” which featured Jake Cinninger on keys. The guitairst would also jump on the keys again during a lengthy “Syncopated Strangers” which segued into “Nemo” before returning to the end of “Syncopated.” He would also assist Kris Myers on the drum kit towards the end of the set-closing “Triple Wide.”

Next up for Umphrey’s is a show at The Crossroads in Kansas City, MO tonight.

Here’s a look at the setlist from last night:

Umphrey’s McGee
Fox Theater St Louis, MO

Set I: Lucid State> Andy’s Last Beer, Words, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft, Similar Skin > Blue Echo > FF > Weird Fishes, Mulches Odyssey

Set II: Phil’s Money Mash, Resolution > The Message Jam* > Educated Guess, In the Kitchen > Syncopated Strangers > Jazz Odyssey* > Nemo > Syncopated Strangers > In the Kitchen, Triple Wide

Enc: Believe the Lie

*Notes: *with Jake on keys



There are 10 comments associated with this post

Dick August 16, 2014, 16:06:28

Pure wankfest.

Question August 16, 2014, 19:11:45

Anybody know if these dudes are lesbians or what the deal is with them? They got that forehead guy singing that trips me out, but everything else points to a complete direction of sexual confusion in their music.

James Forehead August 16, 2014, 19:12:37

That’s a pretty good starting angle for pure surface area on that thing. It’s like the PRS Forehead model.

Umphan August 16, 2014, 20:33:16

Jakeboy just played that guitar like Jack White could only dream of. Best show I have been to since Phish 04 Hampton or the last Moedown. Clearly UM has blown past these types of old tired drug bands. Don’t you forget about me no no don’t you forget about me.

Bryan August 16, 2014, 21:48:28

Will someone please tell these 2 truths to the woman who is screaming throughout the video clip:
1) This isn’t that amazing
2) SHUT UP Thank You.

TellsemlikeIsmellsem!!! August 17, 2014, 10:37:40

Umphan’s credulance straight out the window… “Best show since hampton 04 or moedown?” first off, you don’t need to put phish down and call them a n “old tired drug band.” In order to defend umphreys McGee. 2nd off, hampton 04 was the worst phish show of 04 except Coventry. Nice work trying to sound like a veteran though. Might want to cross reference another source before you start blurting about a time when you were knuckle-deep in a bag of swivel jaw with your parents borrowed car wearing patch works with tye dyed shirts and playing with glowsticks. And Moedown? You are a fucking idiot.

Umphan August 17, 2014, 16:04:45

Hampton 04 was my only time to the spaceship so that makes it a better show then others for me. I won’t lie though, I was in high school then and did use my parents car to drive down there. You seem like a dude who doesn’t get the scene anymore. The last Moedown is really what the entire psychadelic music scene has been about since the 1960 time period, but what I’m telling you is even Moe and Phish are tired old drug addled bands who don’t throw down the nasties anymore like UM. Listen to this new UM record that they dropped on our faces like Hyroshima, and then turn on Wombat and dance around pretending to be a man. If you don’t get it your the idiot. Push the Pig bro.

Umphan August 17, 2014, 16:06:08

What’s credulance? Is that where they take you after a Phish show for a support group to talk about what happened?

Greg Mulehead August 18, 2014, 11:48:20

Love Umphreys they have a unique sound always fun to see live except for idiots like “Umphan“that have to compare them to completely different bands.

Dexter August 25, 2014, 15:25:08

it should be obvious umphan is a troll, considering he is posting like this on every umph news article just ignore him

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