Doom Flamingo was the late-night party of choice for Umphrey’s McGee fans in New York City last night, as one of 2019’s hottest new bands was in town at Sony Hall to host the official afterparty following UM’s first of two shows at the nearby Beacon Theatre on Friday.
Fans braved chilly weather and late-night fatigue to catch the exciting new band, which features Umphrey’s bassist Ryan Stasik. The midtown venue was impressively crowded for Doom Flamingo, who filled the mid-sized Manhattan club with electrifying notes from the band’s growing catalog of synthwave retro rock. Singer Kanika Moore was on point throughout the show as she led the group with the confidence and showmanship needed to help fans power into the late hours of the night.
Moore wasn’t the only member who put their talent on full display throughout the performance. Guitarist Tom Kenney also showcased his own shredding abilities with masterful guitar work, often in sync with keyboardist/keytarist Ross Bogan. Saxophonist Mike Quinn had multiple show-stealing moments of his own, especially during the thrilling solo during the band’s cover of Tina Turner‘s “Simply The Best”.
Watch a portion of the Tina Turner cover from Friday’s show below.
.@doom_flamingo crushed a cover of #TinaTurner’s “Simply The Best” at @SonyHall last night ⚡️💗 pic.twitter.com/QTDCOA5Vj7
— Tom Kaiyote-Shackleford (@PranksterPhotos) January 18, 2020
Doom Flamingo sent fans into the dark, chilly night following a deep and exciting rendition of their newest single, a climactic cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”.
Doom Flamingo’s next scheduled performance is that of another Umphrey’s after-party at Salvage Station in Asheville, NC on February 15th. Head to the band’s website for tickets and performance info.
Scroll down for a full gallery from Friday’s afterparty, courtesy of photographer Chris Capaci. Furthermore, head to Live For Live Music’s Instagram page to watch our Doom Flamingo takeover stories.
After Saturday night’s Umphrey’s McGee show, don’t miss SuperNatural Beings‘ official after party featuring Umphrey’s McGee’s Joel Cummins and Jake Cinninger as well as Marcus Rezak, Ashish Vyas, and drummer Aaron Johnston. A portion of the proceeds will benefit medical bills for Johnston, who is suffering from Fabry Disease and is in need of a kidney transplant.
Tickets to the Supernatural Beings late-night at Sony Hall on Saturday, January 18th in support of Johnston’s medical bills are available here. For additional information and event updates, check out the Facebook Event page.
For full event info, including poster art by Kellin Townsend, see below.
Date: Saturday, January 18th, 2020
Show: Live For Live Music Presents: An Official Umphrey’s McGee After-Party with Supernatural Beings ft. Joel Cummins, Ashish Vyas, Aaron Johnston, Marcus Rezak & Special Guest Jake Cinninger
Venue: Sony Hall – 235 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
Tickets: $22 advance / $30 day of show / $40 VIP
Time: Doors – 11:30 PM / Show – 12:30 AM