Umphrey's McGee

STS9: New Tour and CD

Sound Tribe Sector 9 hits the road this summer in support of a soon to be released studio album "Peaceblaster".

Echo Project 2007 Photo Gallery

Recently unearthed pics of Umphrey's McGee, Spearhead, The Flaming Lips, and more from The ECHO Project last October...better late than never!






Initial Lineup For Bonnaroo Announced

Metallica, Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Phil Lesh and Friends, My Morning Jacket, and Willie Nelson lead a wild collection of acts into the Tennessee hills.

Umphrey's McGee

Chicago's own Umphrey's McGee is becoming one of the nation's fastest growing live acts.
UM has made the move into larger venues, filling venues across the country with their unique multi-genre jams. Originals that span everything from classical to bluegrass, gangsta-rap to rock, jazz improv to down right dirty evil funk, UM pleases all types of music lovers. With a tightly constructed light show and the addition of a few fun, danceable cover songs with a unique UM twist, the live show is a spectacle to be embraced. "These guys could be playing 1000+ venues all over the country if only more people knew about them. They have 'Big Time Jam Band' written all over their sound." -Charlie Dirksen, reviewing Dean Budnick's 'Jambands' "Holy Time Changes, Batman!!!!!" -Dave Rioux, "Superlative Millennial Dance Music..." -Judge #5, Liquid Magazine Battle of the Bands "Theirs is the sound of full contentment." -Cincinnati City Beat

HGMN's Best of 2007

We are pleased to present the 7th Annual HGMN Year-End Awards! Winners include Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Lotus, Future Rock, and more.

The Echo Project, October 12-14, 2007

The Echo Project kicks off its annual eco-responsible music and arts festival in Atlanta, Georgia this October 12 – 14, 2007. The three-day, multi-stage camping festival will be held on 350-acres of scenic Chattahoochee river front property on a privately owned 1250-acre farm just south of metropolitan Atlanta.

Mountain Jam - June 1-3, 2007 - Hunter Mountain, NY

What do you get when you cross a stellar line-up, sneaky security and police presence, and ominous weather? The answer is the third annual Mountain Jam. Oh, and I forgot to mention red clay mud. Most of us arrived dry and intact and looking forward to a weekend of great music. I set up shop in the middle of a tent city with good friends on all sides and proceeded with the weekend.

The first act that really struck me was, of course, Burlington, VT's own, RAQ. They've really come into their own by heavily touring and playing together on stage all the time. Some of their songs cause you to pump your fist and chant anthem-like lyrics while others just make you groove. You can really hear that they mesh well and have a lot of fun bringing the funk as was most apparent in their afternoon set of music.


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