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:
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