Similar Skin mixes road tested material such as “Bridgeless,” “The Linear,” “No Diablo” and “Puppet String,” with a batch of tunes that have yet to be performed in the live setting. The 11-track effort is the first on the band’s new label, Nothing Too Fancy Music.
UM bassist Ryan Stasik told Billboard that the album’s rock vibe came together organically, “We got together in the studio in Michigan and wrote some new songs together, and everything people were bringing to the table had the same vibe. We were all in the same headspace of rock ‘n’ roll. It was a little progressive, a little heavy, a little pop, a little everything –but still rock ‘n’ roll. Our last record was a little all over the place, but this seems very focused and where our roots are.” Guitarist Brendan Bayliss added that the goal was, “Let’s make an old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll record. Everyone says rock ‘n’ roll is dead; let’s prove them wrong.”
Next up for Umphrey’s McGee are appearances at Mountain Jam and Wakarusa.
Watch Bob Weir perform four songs with Green Leaf Rustlers last night at the Sweet Water Music Hall.
The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner has confirmed Tom Petty died due to an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
Last night’s The Avett Brothers concert began with the band covering The Cranberries in tribute to Dolores O’Riordan, who passed away this week at the age of 46.
Organizers of the Levitate Music & Arts Festival have revealed the lineup for this July’s event.
Chris Robinson, Barry Sless, Pete Sears, John Molo and Greg Loiacono played the first show of the inaugural Green Leaf Rustlers tour last night in California.
Organizers of the annual Mountain Jam music festival have announced the lineup for the 2018 installment.