Umph/Gongzilla NAMM Jam


Jake Cinninger
Members of Umphrey's McGee, moe., Gongzilla and more will be performing at NAMM in support of their sponsors.

On Thursday, January 17 Jake Cinninger will perform at 3:00 p.m. at the Fuchs Audio booth and Marshall/Vox/Korg booth at 4:30 p.m. Then on Friday, January 18, Gongzilla (the first ever "NAMM Jam"), will perform at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood. In addition to Umphrey's McGee band members Jake Cinninger, Kris Myers, and Joel Cummins, Gongzilla will feature Don Preston (Zappa, Mothers Of Invention), Jim Loughlin (moe.), Jeff Pevar (Phil Lesh, Crosby Stills & Nash), Jonas Hellborg (John McLaughlin, Shawn Lane), Jen Zielenbach (Antigone Rising), Andre Cholmondeley (Project Object, Delicious), Charlie Hitchcock, Ben Combe (ex-Particle), and Rob Covacevich & Heath Bennett (Delta Nove).

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[Published on: 1/16/08]

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Shmo-Kaine starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/16/2008 10:39AM
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Hell yes. I can only imagine how kickass that will be!!! Can't go wrong with a line-up like that. Long live UMPHREY's!!!!!!!!!

ScIFreak Wed 1/16/2008 11:02AM
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Nice.... WE LIKE!!!

gmoo Wed 1/16/2008 11:11AM
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Looks saweet! Nice to see Charlie Hitchcock in the mix as well. I watched the JITD DVD from '05 and I remembered why I was so fond of Particle when he was playing.

gmoo Wed 1/16/2008 11:12AM
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*Yesterday I

iamkickinit Wed 1/16/2008 11:39AM
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interesting that two ex-particle members are in the mix. sounds sick

nfenne Wed 1/16/2008 12:46PM
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How the hell did Jen Zielenbach (Antigone Rising) get in there? I saw that bands 3 years ago and they SUCKED! They definately aren't anything close to jam music. I suspect that one of the members of the band is the daughter of someone in the music biz. Otherwise I have no clue how the hell they are still recording and touring.

I find it funny that Jake is sponsored by Fuchs AND Marshall/Vox. Sounds like a conflict of interest. More power to him! I would gladly take free gear from either of those companies.

cam0083 starstarstar Wed 1/16/2008 02:55PM
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I remember when i loved Particle back when Charlie played. Maybe their sound just got old after seeing them a few times...or maybe they weren't as good without him. Either way, good to see him back, he's a great guitarist. I'm sure people will argue that...

FreeHawk Wed 1/16/2008 03:41PM
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nice and interesting mix of artists in Gongzilla. Charlie Hitchcock can rip nasty and was sorta out of place in particle. Definitely a good picker surprised a band hasn't asked for his goods by now, doesnt particle need a guitarist? haha

johnnygoff starstarstarstar Wed 1/16/2008 04:25PM
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saw both gongzilla and umph outside binghamton a couple months ago. many UM peeps showed up late and missed a sick Gongzilla set.

great musicians!

the night ended with a "People's Court" and a "Making Flippy Floppy" from Umph. btw.

go see this if possible!

luvly life starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/16/2008 06:46PM
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Amazing. Also read Delta Nove will be opening with a straight up drum set. if you have not seen these guys and there drum set, get there. skipping moe. for this show...ill catch up with those boys the next night.

totalot Wed 1/16/2008 06:57PM
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i am not going to miss this. thanks for the heads up trix. I will be there early to check out the DN drum set. A friend from asheville saw DN open a SCI set drumming with jason and travis and said it was one of the highlights of the night.

QuantumTuba Wed 1/16/2008 07:18PM
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If I were anywhere in the vicinity, I would go. This is an unbelievable lineup. To see Jake Cinninger and Jonas Hellborg in one show will be unbelievable.

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/17/2008 03:45AM
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AZ~*Droo* starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/18/2008 02:30PM
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^^^dude ur a dumass. dno is way sick. its awesome that rob and heath are joining the jam! go see DELTA NOVE!!! great guys!

quentin2 starstarstarstarstar Sun 1/20/2008 12:16AM
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I heard that Tim Palmieri of The Breakfast was in on the jam as well.

totalot Sun 1/20/2008 11:15AM
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dno drum set was great. wish the jam was more of a jam then gongzilla set but it was a cool night of music.

derickw starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/21/2008 09:05AM
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quentin2: he was, had a great time from what i understand.

there should be some tapes floating around from this soon

zilla2 Thu 1/24/2008 08:14AM
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wow nfenne! you sound like such a bitter angry musician! jen is a great bass player and deserved to be there ----despite the fact that she is female ----maybe you should put that negative energy into making your band and songs better