Umphrey’s McGee Welcomes Oz Noy At Night 1 Of 3 At The Beacon Theatre


While the Allman Brothers Band had March and Tedeschi Trucks Band has October, Umphrey’s McGee has settled on January to call The Beacon Theatre home for a run of shows. On Friday night, the Chicago-based band kicked off their first ever three-night stand at the historic Upper West Side venue, a tradition that started with a single show back in 2014 and expanded to two nights from 2014 – 2016. Last night the prog-jam rockers began their first ever three-night run at 2,800-plus seat theater, which featured sit-in from guitarist Oz Noy.

UM got their first of six sets at the Beacon underway with the one-two punch of “There’s No Crying In Mexico” > “Remind Me.” Next, they looked to setlist staple “Anchor Drops” as they launched into a lengthy jam-heavy run full of heavy-hitters from their repertoire as they segued from “Day Nurse” to “White Man’s Moccasins” to “Speak Up” to “Mulche’s Odyssey.” The sextet closed out their opening frame by inviting out guitar virtuoso Oz Noy for a cover of “Making Flippy Floppy,” dusting off the Talking Heads cover from their 1983 release Speaking in Tongues for the first time since August of last year.

Umphrey’s McGee again looked to a pair of their most well-known songs to begin their second set, kicking things off with the improvisational springboards “JaJunk” > “Push The Pig.” That latter saw guitarist Jake Cinninger on keyboards and included a jam on Enimen’s “Lose Yourself.” The band worked takes on “Looks” and “The Silent Type” from their recently released studio it’s not us bringing the set to a close the way they got it started with “JaJunk.” The sextet brought their evening to a close the day appropriate choice “Bad Friday.”

Umphrey’s McGee continue their winter residency at the Beacon Theatre tonight. Watch a portion of Oz Noy’s sit-in and check out the full setlist below:

Setlist (via All Things Umphreys)

Set 1: There’s No Crying In Mexico > Remind Me, Anchor Drops > Day Nurse > White Man’s Moccasins > Speak Up > Mulche’s Odyssey, Making Flippy Floppy[1]

Set 2: JaJunk > Push the Pig[2], Looks, Hurt Bird Bath, 2nd Self, Conduit, The Silent Type > JaJunk

Encore: Bad Friday

[1] with Oz Noy on guitar and Brendan on percussion and keys, [2] with Jake on keys and Lose Yourself (Eminem) jam