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12.31.2010 The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA

Set 1: Nothing Too Fancy > In The Kitchen, Rocker Part 2, Nemo, Bright Lights, Big City[1], Deeper[2] > Nothing Too Fancy[3]

Set 2: Wellwishers[4], The Payback[5] > Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine[5], Andy's Last Beer[6], All In Time, Ringo, Demolition Man[7] > 1348[4]

Set 3: Hajimemashite, Mixed Bizness[8] > Auld Lang Syne[4], Partyin' Peeps[9], Miss Tinkle's Overture[10], Higgins, Slacker[11], Booth Love[4] > The National Anthem[12]

Encore: Sir Duke[13], Glory > 40's Theme

[1] with Jeff Coffin on saxophone
[2] debut, original
[3] with Carol of the Bells (Leontovych) teases
[4] with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns
[5] debut, James Brown; Kris on vocals, Jake on drums, with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns and backup singers
[6] with Jam On It (Newcleus) rap by Jake; with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns
[7] debut, The Police; with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns
[8] debut, Beck; with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns
[9] with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns; with Auld Lang Syne tease
[10] with Can't You Hear Me Knocking (The Rolling Stones) jam
[11] with Cody Dickinson on washboard, and Brendan on percussion
[12] debut, Radiohead; with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns
[13] debut, Stevie Wonder; with Jake on drums, with Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns

Mad Dog and his Filthy Little Secret horns were: Michael "Mad Dog" Mavridoglou on trumpet, Jeff Coffin on saxophone, Chris Neal on saxophone, and Brent Sanders on trombone

Purchase via UMLive: 12.31.2010, The Riviera, Chicago, IL
Reviews: 2 review(s)

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Review by umphalex, posted 04 February 2013 11:54 am EST

I would have to completely disagree with the final comment on the first review of this show about the other covers slowing down the show.

I can say that this was my 5th NYE show with UM and my 35th show of UM all together and thought ALL of the cover choices were spot on.

The Demolition Man cover was excellent, UM has covered a ton of Police over the years and this one was a real treat off of "ghost in the machine" album.

And then the Beck cover of Mixed Bizness to bring in the new year was some great funk with fun lyrics!

Definitely highlights of this show are the whole first set being a free flowing complete piece of music that was quite beatiful. Also Kris Myers putting on his soul shoes and doing James Brown right in set 2 was a real treat!

The All in time of this show will be forever in my mind of how far UM can take it, in all different facets and forms of music. And dont forget about how badass it gets wheen cody dickinson does washboard on the slacker. Jake and Cody get dark and heavy and wonderful.

Great show!

Review by Scopeless, posted 22 October 2012 12:12 pm EDT

My second show after a huge gap from not going since '06. I got deeper into UM after my friend gave me a huge stash of free '09 UM tracks. I then bought Mantis, I then bought Anchor Drops, I then was hooked for life and went to my second show...THIS show.

The most memorable part of this show involves a story.
Since me and my wife were UM newbs. We didn't understand there was a VIP section. We got to the show early and sat in the balcony. As the rows filled-up, a security person stood in the aisle next to where you come into our row.

The show starts and a waitress comes and asks if we want a drink. I'm thinking, "Wow, this is some service at a concert." We order drinks and get them. Midway through the first set, a guy in a Homer Simpson shirt comes to sit next to us. He asks if he can, and we say yes. He says cool and smokes us up. He then gives me something else...a nugget of something green. I say, "Oh, sorry man. I have anything on me to smoke that with." He says, "No that's for your ride home for letting me sit here." We are stunned and he leaves the seat after the song is over.

At the beginning of set two, someone in front of us gets kicked out. I notice it's because they don't have a ticket or something. I ask the people near us what happened and they say that the people didn't have VIP passes. I turn white and realize that me and my wife ALSO don't have these passes. We did it on accident since we got there before security showed-up. We laid-low for the rest of the show and had a blast. But now it all made sense, the waitress, meeting Joel's parents, people with bottles of champagne, the guy giving us a free nug to just stand there. WE WERE ACCIDENTALLY IN THE VIP SECTION THE WHOLE SHOW!

3.5-4 of five. The opener was great. I love when the opening of a show kills. It really sets-up the show to be a great one throughout. The debut of Deeper -> N2F started that track off in a memorable way. The Bright Lights sax jam was very underrated. The National Anthem debut was out of the park. As well as the James Brown tracks. Nice job, Kris!

The other cover choices really slowed the pace of the show. If you take them away, you're left with a great UM show. Which just shows that sometimes UM doesn't need their covers to make a complete show.

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