On Sunday, Umphrey’s McGee played their second of six nights this summer with Buffalo-based groove-rockers Aqueous opening the show at Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ. The Stone Pony performance came on the heels of a memorable evening in New York City on Friday, during which Aqueous opened for Umphrey’s at Central Park SummerStage before heading downtown to the Highline Ballroom for their own headlining late-night play featuring help from UM guitarist Jake Cinninger and keyboardist Joel Cummins.

Aqueous began their opening set in New Jersey with a fake-out intro of “Warren In The Window” before opening in earnest with “Gordon’s Mule.” “Complex Pt. II” came next and saw the band stretch out for some skilled improv. Instead of returning to the song’s composed structure after the “Complex” jam, the band flowed right into the “Warren” that they bait-and-switched to start the show for an emphatic finish.

Umphrey’s took the stage for their two-set headlining performance with “Bathing Digits” > “Hurt Bird Bath,” followed by “Resolution” > “Uncle Wally.” Next up, the band broke out a cover of Ween‘s “Transdermal Celebration” for just their fourth time ever (and second time this year). The Ween tune set off a fantastic “Little Gift” > “Blue Echo” > “Mulche’s Odyssey” segment. Set two kicked off with a bust-out of their fan-favorite cover of Steely Dan‘s “Hey Nineteen” for the first time in two years. “Hey Nineteen” was followed by “Out Of Order” and “Padgett’s Profile” before a hard-rocking “Hajimemashite” > “Night Nurse” > “In The Kitchen” section and the first “Non-Compliance” of 2017 into “Bad Friday” to close out the set. The band returned for a “Syncopated Strangers” encore, which featured a callback jam to the second set-opening “Hey Nineteen” before returning to the “Syncopated Strangers” theme.

You can watch fan-shot footage of Umphrey’s McGee’s 7/9/17 show at the Stone Pony below. You can also check out a full gallery of photos via photographer Stephen Olker.

“Little Gift” (Zak Radick)

“Mulche’s Odyssey” (Zak Radick)

“Padgett’s Profile” (Zak Radick)

“Hajimemashite” > “Night Nurse” (Zak Radick)

“Resolution” (via rdeal1999)

“Night Nurse” (via rdeal1999)

“Bad Friday” (Zak Radick)

“Syncopated Strangers” > “Hey Nineteen” > “Syncopated Strangers” (via rdeal1999)

Umphrey’s and Aqueous link up again on August 11th at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh. Head here for a full list of upcoming Umphrey’s dates and here for a rundown of Aqueous’ upcoming shows.

SETLIST: Aqueous | Stone Pony Summer Stage | Asbury Park, NJ | 7/9/17

Warren In the Window fakeout> Gordon’s Mule, Complex Pt. II*> Warren In the Window


SETLIST: Umphrey’s McGee | Stone Pony Summer Stage | Asbury Park, NJ | 7/9/17

Set 1: Bathing Digits > Hurt Bird Bath, Resolution > Uncle Wally, Transdermal Celebration > Little Gift > Blue Echo > Mulche’s Odyssey

Set 2: Hey Nineteen > Until We Meet Again > Out Of Order, Padgett’s Profile, Hajimemashite > Night Nurse > In The Kitchen, Non-Compliance > Bad Friday

Encore: Syncopated Strangers > Hey Nineteen > Syncopated Strangers