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Umphrey’s McGhee


After 17-plus years of performing more than 100 concerts annually, releasing eight studio albums and selling more than 3.5 million tracks online, Umphrey’s McGee might be forgiven if they chose to rest on their laurels. But then that wouldn’t be consistent with the work ethic demonstrated by the band, which consistently attempts to raise the bar, setting and achieving new goals since forming on the Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Indiana, in 1997. After releasing their eighth studio album, Similar Skin, the first for their own indie label, Nothing Too Fancy (N2F) Music (distributed by RED), the group continue to push the envelope and test the limits. Their brand-new studio album, The London Session, was a dream come true for the members having been recorded at the legendary Studio Two at historic Abbey Road. The stealth recording session yielded 10 tracks in a single day, proving once again, the prolific UM waits for no one.

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The Cheesebrokers


The Cheesebrokers are the inventors of the all 80’s, hair metal, one hit wonder, cover bands! You won’t hear any better CHEESY 80’s, sing-along songs anywhere around! GUARANTEED! The Cheesebrokers started in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at the University of Alabama around 1990. Between then and now The Cheesebrokers have taken on many forms. Colonel Kegg (The Keggenator) is the only remaining original member. Hambone joined the force around 1995. He has been around long enough to have been a smoker when he joined, quit for many years and start back again. Sugah Valentino has always been a Cheesebroker in spirit. It was just matter of time before paths crossed. The untimely demise of Johnny Nitro was a hard blow, but occasionally you’ll see his twin “Biscuit” show up. Mr. Brownstone has been a embryonic Cheesebroker with a gestation period of about 15 years. He is unpredictable and can explode at any moment!

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