Watch the demo here.
Umphrey’s McGee has been working with former Harmonix Music Systems employee – and now Rock Band freelancer – Andrew Buch. An alumnus of Berklee College of Music, Buch has authored several Umphrey’s McGee songs for the new program, including “1348” and “Miss Tinkles Overture.” These songs and others will be made available within the next few months – when the first wave of the Rock Band network releases are scheduled to hit upon the release of the new Xbox 360 system.
Buch, whose video/music claims-to-fame include the underground release of his mind-numbingly difficult “Trippolette” in the original Guitar Hero, has worked on several games in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises, making him a likely choice to prepare the music of Umphrey’s McGee for the game.
Additional work by Buch can be found at his website, including video footage of both Umphrey’s McGee’s music and the Rock Band network re-release of “Trippolette.”
Umphrey’s McGee’s participation in the Rock Band network is one of many ways this band continues to prove they truly are a band of the 21st century. The band’s innovative, interactive Stew Art Series (S2) has been hailed as a ground-breaking fan experience. Hosted as individual events before that evening’s already scheduled show, UM’s Stew Art Series is a crowd-sourced improvisation experiment, in which all the music performed by the group on stage are entirely directed by S2 audience members. Check out this S2 video from the inaugural S2 event in Milwaukee.
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.