The Scene: Fete - 1/19/13
Billed as “An Evening With Umphrey's McGee” the few hundred fans standing in the cold to get inside the club were all abuzz. The Indiana band, who are currently in their fifteenth year, seem to be getting larger as the venues seem to be the same size. This will change.
Largely known in the jam band scene, it's a pigeonhole label that no longer fits the band well. Sure they jam, and no two set lists are the same but they seem to mix prog rock with elements of heavy metal. Excluding one member the band has been the same since inception. The six member group filled the Fete stage with their gear, leaving little room for them to move about. All of them are such skilled players they don't need to make up for it with wild stage antics.