Umphrey's McGeeFriday, November 2, 2012
Umphrey’s McGee is returning to Penn’s Peak with The Bright Light Social Hour!
Umphrey’s McGee- For thirteen plus years Umphrey’s McGee has been delivering innovative music to their throngs of fans and that throng is continuing to grow bigger with their latest release, 2011’s Death By Stereo. This is their first album since 2009’s Mantis which catapulted on to Billboard’s Top 200 chart at #62; quite a stellar debut and a huge surprise to the music industry in general. Death By Stereo promises not to disappoint with its concise melodic approach and disarmingly straightforward sound. The bands chemistry is something all its own, culminating upon a crazy touring schedule of 100+ shows per year, a solid base of musical training and friendships going all the way back to their years together at Notre Dame. “If our relationships aren’t strong, it heavily affects the music,” says Brendan Bayliss, guitar and vocals. Their shows today are a little different than their years in South Bend and Chicago. Today’s shows incorporate a sophisticated mix of cutting-edge technology with a stellar light show. During their recent UMBowl concert, Umphrey’s took the concert experience one step further allowing fans to text in song requests and then the band chose which songs to play from the requests. This is a true improv, off the cuff, type of show…just what Umphrey’s McGee thrives on! The band also produces a live recording of each show which can be purchased directly after the concert is over. Just another perk to keep the fans interested and engaged. Besides Bayliss, the other band members are Jake Cinninger (guitar, vocals), Joel Cummins (keyboard, piano, and vocals), Andy Farag (percussion), Kris Myers (drums, vocals) and Ryan Stasik (bass).
The Bright Light Social Hour-The Bright Light Social Hour is an American rock band from Austin, Texas. Born out of a university art-rock collective, the band first gained attention in Austin from their incendiary live performances and innovative vision of rock and roll. Melding southern rock, hard dance, psychedelic blues, and deep soul, their debut full-length album led to heightening critical acclaim, national touring, and a rare sweep of six awards at the SXSW 2011 Austin Music Awards, including Band of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. Recorded in five studios around Austin during summer 2010, their self-titled debut is founded on sun-drenched optimism, raucous youth, and an innovative brew of American music. Producer Danny Reisch of Good Danny's utilized the best elements of vintage and modern recording to achieve a sound both forward-looking and evocative of 1970s hi-fi. The first track, "Shanty," pairs southern rock with hard disco, featuring the searing slide licks of guitarist Curtis Roush. Following the lean, exuberant stomp of "Bare Hands Bare Feet," the band settles into the dark psychedelic funk of "La Piedra De La Iguana," led by keyboardist A.J. Vincent's dusky vocal and Farfisa organ work. Throughout the middle of the record, the solemn rhythm and blues of "Detroit" is juxtaposed with "Back And Forth," a four-on-the-floor disco-funk romp. On "Garden Of The Gods," the album's penultimate 10-minute epic, the band evolves from stately ballroom Americana to an expansive, ensemble anthem, conjuring up their limber and unrelenting live sets. The fiery "Rhubarb Jam" closes out the record, featuring the agile, booming funk of bassist Jack O'Brien and drummer Joseph Mirasole. Following their album release, The Bright Light Social Hour has embarked on a heavy touring rotation, playing over two hundred shows throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. They performed in front of thousands of new fans at SXSW and Canadian Music Week and will spend the remainder of 2012 touring North America, including festival plays at Wakarusa, Bear Creek Music Fest and Ottawa Bluesfest. Chronicling their adventures, the band has released a series of self-produced tour documentaries depicting their life on the road.
Umphrey’s McGee and The Bright Light Social Hour…two awesomely unique bands who will be sad if you miss their show!!
Special $1.00 Facility Fee
with Bright Light Social Hour
Friday, November 2, 2012
Doors Open 7:00 PM
Showtime 8:00 PM
Tickets On Sale NOW
Sneak Peak Club Tickets On Sale NOW
Tickets are available online at www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets including Boscovs and Gallery of Sound stores, and at the Penn's Peak Box Office (walk up only, no phone orders) during normal business hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm, and on event days. Our box office hours vary so please give us a toll-free courtesy call (866-605-7325) to ensure we are in a position to better serve you. Tickets can also be purchased at Roadies Restaurant and Bar hostess stand during normal business hours (walk up only-no phone orders).