Jake Cinninger

With five sets and two encores over the course of two nights, Umphrey’s McGee concluded 2022 and kicked off the new year in Atlanta at the Coca-Cola Roxy.

Night one on Dec. 30 featured two sets and an encore totaling 15 songs.

In today’s fluid world of cancellations, postponed events, and uncertainty, we’re all learning to expect the unexpected and to pivot when life hands you lemons.

Veteran midwestern rockers, Umphrey’s McGee returned to Eugene (Ore.) for the first time in five years and unleashed a torrent of heavy, metallic, guitar-driven jams on a packed, Friday night crowd at the McDonald Theater. Combining a taste for crunching, head-banging riffs with mind-melting prog-rock fusion, Umphrey’s are an intriguing musical complexity.

Of all the great artists making the rounds this year, none have been more ambitious than Umphrey's McGee.  They released the follow-up album to Safety in Numbers called The Bottom Half; a risky two-disc endeavor of leftover studio gems and insightful audio fragments.  The band has also since embarked on a national tour that will take them all across the nation, including stops at such top festivals as

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