Monthly Wrap-up: How We Got Our Concert Fix In April

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If you missed some of the top Live Fix posts in April, don’t worry.  I understand because April was a busy month here at Live Fix, too.  If you can believe it, I even forgot to read some of my own best posts.

So here’s a quick wrap-up revisiting all the hot April action: enhanced concert reviews of PHISH 3D, K’NAAN, Beach House and the Umphrey’s McGee interactive UMBowl; and mobile app guides to summer music festivals. We also got to know Chicago’s St. Bagu, unveiled an ongoing live music fiction series and offered up more tips for improving the connections between music bloggers and PR.  Basically, there’s lots of good stuff waiting for you.
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Umphrey’s McGee Jams Interactive At UMBowl In Chicago

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On April 24th at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, improvisational prog-rock jamming sextet Umphrey’s McGee hosted the first ever UMBowl, a four-quarter interactive concert experiment where the fans determined the song selection via real-time texted set lists and pre-show balloting.
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Concert Preview: Umphrey’s McGee UMbowl at Lincoln Hall

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Like they did with their “S2” events last fall, Chicago-based jam-band Umphrey’s McGee is putting on the first ever UMbowl tonight. It’s a four-quarter interactive concert experiment that’s once again pushing the limits of  fan-to-band live music interaction. Continue reading

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