Brendan Bayliss with moe., Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL, 2/3/06- photo by Nick Ten Eyck
Last night moe. and Umphrey’s McGee performed a co-bill at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania, OH. Each group delivered one extended set. Then when moe. returned for an encore, all of the Umphrey’s took the stage and joined in for a version of the Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime.” This is the second time that some members of both bands collaborated on the song, as back on 5/30/06 at Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines, IA, this tune was part of a “Split Squad” performance where moe.‘s Rob Derhak, Al Schnier and Jim Loughlin were joined by UM’s Brendan Bayliss and Kris Myers. Last evening, by contrast, all members of both groups were on stage for the cover.