Umphrey’s McGee at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 6-7-13 (photos, review)

Prog-rock jammers Umphrey’s McGee returned to Colorado on Friday for an explosive headlining show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Balancing the weekend with an intimate Saturday show at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder, the 15-year veterans of the jam scene opted to bring a metal-heavy spectacle to the rocks—pyrotechnics and AC/DC covers included.

Umphrey’s McGee closes four-night Fillmore stand

Well, Umphrey’s McGee sure gave Colorado something to cheer about this New Year’s weekend. The band played the Fillmore Auditorium four consecutive nights and gave fans a taste of just about everything: a hit-filled opening performance Wednesday night, a three-set marathon on New Year’s Eve, an intimate VIP Reel to Reel show with never before seen footage of the band on the 1st, and even a surprise sit in with friends in The String Cheese Incident at the 1st Bank Center on Friday.