Hundreds of young, sweaty, die-hard Umphrey's fans packed The Capitol Theatre on Wednesday night for an explosive performance by the popular experimental rock group with a soulful and funky sound.
The crowd danced, cheered and threw their arms in the air the entire three hour show. One man seated in the right balcony excitedly ripped his shirt off during the climax of a song in the beginning of the second set. The band acknowledged him at the end of the show.
Umphrey's latest album, 'Death By Stereo' (ATO), which was lauded as "genre-defying" (Relix) and "an eclectic mix of solidly-crafted songs" (All Music Guide). The album features current single "Booth Love," which the LA Times praised as a "mélange of thick bass, ghostly synth and succinct soul vocals recalls a bit of disco-era Marvin Gaye" and "a hint of Radiohead."
See the set list they played at The Cap here.
The show featured adrenaline packed solos by each of the band members: Brendan Bayliss on Guitar, vocals; Jake Cinninger, Guitar, vocals; Joel Cummins, Keyboard, piano, vocals; Andy Farag, Percussion; Kris Myers, Drums, vocals; Ryan Stasik - Bass, no vocals.
Also during the show, Umphrey's announced plans to perform at New York City's Beacon Theatre on Jan. 18, 2013.
Listen to Umphrey's rock here.