Members Of STS9 Sit In With Umphrey's McGee In Philadelphia

The STS9 / Umphrey's McGee tour continued last night in Philadelpia, where two members of Sound Tribe sat in with UM at Mann Music Center's Skyline Stage.

STS9 went on around 7:30 p.m. after Up Until Now kicked off the festivities. The jamtronica stalwarts opened with a "Metameme," "Vapors" "What Is Love?" sequence as the sun started to fade. The instrumental act rolled through songs from throughout their career including the beloved "Breathe In" and even offered their remix of The Bloody Beetroots' "Awesome" during a marathon 16-song set.

STS9 Set: Metameme, Vapors, What Is Love?, Really What? > 4 Year Puma, Scheme, Vibyl, .F Word, Golden Gate, 20-12, Move My Peeps, MOD, Awesome feat. Cool Kids (STS9 Remix) > Unquestionable Supremacy of Nature, Breathe In, Wika Chikana

[via @STS9]

UM took headlining honors on Friday night in Philly, hitting the stage just before 10 p.m. The Chicago-based band worked "Day Nurse" in the middle of "Ocean Billy" early in the set before delivering fan-favorite  "All In Time." A cover of Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Diamond" gave way to a "Wappy Sprayberry" that saw STS9 bassist David "Murph" Murphy and percussionist Jeffree Lerner added to the mix. "JaJunk" closed out the long main set. When the sextet returned for the encore, they did so without drummer Kris Myers who lent his seat to STS9's Zach Velmer for a cover of "Waiting Room" by Fugazi. Myers came back for a "Pay The Snucka," complete with "Bulls On Parade" jam, that brought the evening to a close.

Photo gallery by Jeremy Smith:

UM Set: Gurgle > Slacker > Ocean Billy > Day Nurse > Ocean Billy, All In Time, Shine On You Crazy Diamond > Wappy Sprayberry[1], JaJunk One Set: Waiting Room[2], Pay the Snucka[3]

[1] with David Murphy on bass and Jeffree Lerner on percussion
[2] with Zach Velmer replacing Kris on drums
[3] with Bulls On Parade (Rage Against the Machine) jam

[via @JeffersonWaful]

Watch fan-shot footage of UM and Zach Velmer covering "Waiting Room":

[Published on: 8/31/13]

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