Photo via Umphrey’s McGee on Instagram
Playing their final of three shows at New York’s Brooklyn Steel, Umphrey’s McGee offered two jam-heavy, tease-heavy sets on Saturday night, including a sit in by vocalist Kanika Moore.
The show kicked off with “40s Theme,” and the first jam segment of the night came with a three-part “Preamble”> “Mantis”> “Cemetery Walk.” Later, after UM improvised through “Deeper”> “Kabump” and reprised “Mantis,” they welcomed Moore to the stage for a rocking, set-closing cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.” (Moore is the vocalist for UM bassist Ryan Stasik’s synthy side project Doom Flamingo, who played the show’s official after-party at the Brooklyn Bowl later that evening.)
UM’s second half began with a jam on Local Band Does OK track “Hurt Bird Bath,” which segued in and out of a brief, unfinished “Tomorrow Never Knows.” Things got heady later in the second set as fan favorite “Puppet String” dabbled in teases of “The Chicken” by Pee Wee Ellis and “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats, and contained a version of “The Triple Wide” with guitarist Jake Cinninger jumping on keys.
Umphrey’s McGee closed their final Brooklyn Steel show with “Remind Me,” off their 2018 LP it’s not us.
Check out the show’s full setlist below and click here to listen to a taped version of the performance via Archive.org.
Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY
Set I: 40’s Theme, Preamble > Mantis > Cemetery Walk, Cemetery Walk II, Deeper > Kabump, Mantis, Kashmir*
Set II: Hurt Bird Bath > Tomorrow Never Knows^ > Hurt Bird Bath, Half Delayed, Attachments > The Floor, Puppet String^^ > The Triple Wide^^^ > Puppet String
Enc: Remind Me
*with Kanika Moore on vocals
^^with The Chicken (Pee Wee Ellis) and The Safety Dance (Men Without Hats) teases
^^^with Jake on keys