Concert Reviews

Umphrey's McGee at Red Rocks, 6/7/13

UMPHREY'S MCGEE @ RED ROCKS | 6/7/13 It didn't take long for Umphrey's McGee to show off its chops. The dense solos, the dizzying melodic runs and the complicated rhythms came almost immediately after the sextet took the stage, and it was a good twenty minutes before the band took a breather for their first song break. But the heroes of the modern prog-rock and jam band scene didn't exhaust themselves with that immediate show of skill. It was only a taste of the frenetic, mathematical and virtuosic show to come, a performance that spanned more than three hours. Though the band's long-form improvs had the occasional rambling feel, the music never lacked energy and the audience never lacked patience.

See also: - Slide show: Umphrey's McGee and fans at Red Rocks - Umphrey's McGee's Joel Cummins on the act's elaborate hand signals/cues - Review: Umphrey's McGee at Red Rocks, 7/3/11

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