Umphrey’s McGee Reveals Exciting Quarter Themes, TAB Horn Guests For UMBowl VII

first_imgWith just a few weeks until Umphrey’s McGee annual UMBowl performance at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, the famed jam rockers have shared insight into the four-quartered performance. Held from May 6-7, the 7th annual UMBowl will feature three familiar themes, and one rookie to the traditional UM celebration. They’ll also welcome Trey Anastasio Band horn players Natalie Cressman and Jennifer Hartswick into the mix, only adding to the excitement.The band has revealed that the four quarters will be: Raw Stewage, All Request, All Improv, and Choose Your Own Adventure. Of the four, “All Improv” makes it UMBowl debut, after being tested on a Madison, WI crowd for a performance earlier this year. Listen to that show here, which included Joshua Redman on saxophone.Umphrey’s has kindly broken down each of the quarters to give newcomers a better sense of what to expect. Read on below:Q1: Raw StewageRaw Stewage is a set of your favorite pieces of improv stitched together to create a long-form piece of new music. Ticket holders vote on their favorite previous “Jimmy Stewarts” and the band assembles a new game plan accordingly.Q2: All RequestTicket holders receive a ballot to select the songs you’d most like to hear, including rarities, new material and Hail Marys. Look for a twist on this year’s ballot as new teams form to result in some unlikely play calling.Q3: All ImprovAs advertised. All Improv, all the time. Here’s to a turnover free quarter.Q4: Choose Your Own AdventureThose in attendance will be calling the plays in real time, quarterbacking the music to unfold at your will. Multiple choices will be presented on projection screens and you’ll decide the setlist by voting via text message. You’re in charge, don’t blow it.Sounds like fun to us! If you’re still on the fence, be sure to enter the L4LM contest for UMBowl, which includes a behind-the-scenes tour, a signed bowling ball from the UM crew, and, of course, tickets to the show. More info can be found here, and the contest can be entered below:Check out the artwork for the quarter themes below:last_img

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