The Bowery Presents
Umphrey's McGee

Umphrey's McGee

Space Bacon

Sat, October 21, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Capitol Theatre

Port Chester, NY

$35 // $50 (ADVANCE) $40 // $55 (DAY OF SHOW)

This event is 18 and over

This event will have a general admission standing room only floor and a reserved seated Loge and Balcony.  Reserved Loge and Balcony tickets will NOT have access to the general admission floor.

 

18 & Over unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Umphrey's McGee
Umphrey's McGee
After 19-plus years of performing more than 100 concerts annually, releasing nine studio albums and selling more than 4.2+ 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 continues to push the envelope and test the limits. Their latest 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.

As a follow up to The London Session, the envelope pushing continues with the November 11th release of ZONKEY. Umphrey’s McGee has been arranging and performing original mashups live for over eight years. It was only a matter of when, not if, some of those innovative concoctions would find their way into a studio. An album of 12 unique mashups, conceived and arranged by the band, ZONKEY is as seamless as it bizarre, playful as it is razor sharp. Bits and pieces of classic songs are culled from 40-plus years of popular music from 70s Reggae to 80s Pop to 90s Metal and everywhere in between. From Radiohead mashed with Beck, The Weeknd with Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads with Bob Marley, Metallica with Gorillaz . . . nothing is off limits.

The original Umphrey’s McGee played a mix of originals and cover songs, waiting just eight months to release their debut album, the cheekily titled Greatest Hits Volume III. Their initial “proper” recording, Local Band Does OK, came out in 2002, followed shortly afterward by an appearance at the first-ever Bonnaroo in Tennessee, selling more albums than any other band on the bill. The 2007 double album, Live at the Murat, earned a four-star review in Rolling Stone and a Jammy for Best Live Album.
Space Bacon
The origin of Space Bacon traces back to the depths of Fordham University basement parties on the gritty streets of the Bronx. Since then, Space Bacon has grown from frat fests to the main stage, quickly conquering the title as one of the hottest up-and-coming jam bands in the North East. In 2016, Space Bacon has made breakthrough performances at Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre, Bowery Ballroom, The Hall at MP, Rock n Roll Resort, Underground Arts, Mercury Lounge, and Luna Light Music Festival, among others.

Drawing from an array of inspirations including jam music, electronic production, film scores, and a bit of metal, Space Bacon seeks to challenge conventions and pave the way in the modern era of improvisational music. Sound aside, the group follows in the footsteps of its jam band predecessors, cultivating a rabid cult-like fanbase of Baconators who can be seen following the band at every show. Also in true jam band fashion, nearly all of the band’s live shows are documented and soundboards are released through their Bandcamp page.

Space Bacon dropped their studio debut Nodes EP in August of 2016, available on Spotify, iTunes and wherever music is sold online. Be sure to keep an eye out for Space Bacon; this is only their beginning.

Check out Nodes EP and Space Beach available for stream and download via Bandcamp; and see below for what the press has to say.

"On the rise Brooklyn-based jammers Space Bacon continue to break boundaries with their funky electronica fusion... Get ready for a cosmic journey of epic proportions with Space Bacon and their new EP." - Live For Live Music

"These guys are on a 'meteoric' rise, plain and simple. With performances at Disc Jam, The Hall at MP, and a big one coming up at Mazzstock, Space Bacon will come up in conversation if you know anything about music." - Sound Fix

"New York City has always been a breeding place for music. One generation to the next; from rock n' roll to hip hop, and jazz to electronic - NYC is a platform for musical evolution, some artists fail and others succeed. Space Bacon is a band that will most definitely succeed." - The Passion Collective
Venue Information:
The Capitol Theatre
149 Westchester Avenue
Port Chester, NY, 10573
http://thecapitoltheatre.com/