Paesano Productions is extremely excited to announce part one of the Official Umphrey's McGee SF After Parties, Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco from 10pm to 4am. What started as a dream has become a reality. For one special night, some of the best touring musicians in the U.S. will join forces with one objective, blow your minds! The first half of the evening, SF's famed Big Light will take the reins, setting the bar high. Then, Space Disco takes the stage to close things out and get extra nasty. Both sets will feature Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee, so you can expect some very special collaborations and a few friends to stop by so make sure you don't miss a minute of the action. 21 & over please, doors open at 9:00pm and the music runs 10:00pm – 4:00am. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show and available at www.PaesanoProductions.com
For this extra special, West Coast edition of Space Disco, Wyllys brings in his old friend and accomplished keyboard player Joel Cummins of Umphrey's McGee to the fray. With Joel's seemingly endless array of sounds on the Moog and his proven chops on the stage piano, Space Disco has the potential to break new ground and really push the boundaries of the dance floor. Expect a West Coast feel to all the grooves, and a very psychedelic tinge to every mix. Also be on the lookout for special guests. You never know who is going to walk up and contribute to the madness.
Inspired by contemporary bands like My Morning Jacket, The Slip, Dr. Dog and Wilco, more than specific stylistic similarities, it’s a mindset that Big Light shares with these acts. “We’re always looking to keep things as sonically interesting as possible” says bandleader Torphy. “But it all needs to come back to serve the song.” In other words, Big Light is catchy enough to land on the radio but adventurous enough to engage those who refuse to listen to it. And when it comes to the live show, anything goes; so don’t be surprised to see kids singing-along one moment and freaking out to a ten-minute jam the next.