Your Top 5 UM Shows

08.15.14 - Fabulous Fox - St. Louis, MO
10.18.18 - Canopy Club - Urbana, IL
02.19.12 - Canopy Club - Urbana, IL
03.10.16 - The Hive - Sandpoint, ID
01.30.15 - Taft Theater - Cincinnati, OH

Honorable Mentions:
01.28.16 - Orpheum Theater - Madison, WI
11.07.14 - Orpheum Theater - Madison, WI

(43) Total Shows

Just looking through my shows off hand, this is as close as I can get to a top 5 (in no particular order). If I try to go to a top 10, I similarly end up with about 12-13 shows in the mix.


Edit for context: 6/30/07 was my first show, and I’m now at 114. 6/2/17, the latest on my list, was #99.

7/1/11 - Des Moines
3/23/07 - Minneapolis
11/9/05 - Des Moines
3/10/10 - Iowa City
2/27/08 - Des Moines

Des Moines shows are always fire

Edit for stats. 78 shows, first show was 6/11/05.


The most annoying part about UM is that you know exactly where they throw down and where they phone it in. Like why can’t they just have the Des Moines approach to every show?

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It would be cool to have a little context with these lists like first show and show count. Humble flexing…

For a few years in a row, Des Moines was always before Red Rocks so they were playing stuff they weren’t going to play at Red Rocks. In other years, it was before a multi night run at First Ave.

2/10/06- The Rave, Milwaukee
7/1/11-Simon Estes, Des Moines
2/14/09-the Barrymore, Madison
7/2/16- Morrison, Red rocks
11/5/11-the eagles ballroom, Milwaukee

Quick off the top of my head list, need to look at my library when I’m home

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I was a student at Univ of Iowa for that 2010 show. Hell of a first set. We were able to charge tickets on our university tuition bill. I think I took 10 newbs who had no idea what they were in for.


That’s awesome. I was a student at ISU at the time and crashed at a buddy’s place in Iowa City. Had to book it back to Ames in the morning. I rolled into my 8:30 Civil War history class hung over and reeking of dope, cigs and coffee.

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Ordered by date. Edit to add I’m a major noob and have only seen 54 shows:

2/10/06 - Rave, Milwaukee
11/4/06 - Eagles, Milwaukee
7/5/07 - Summerfest, Milwaukee
9/1/08 - Fox, Boulder
9/14/12 - Red Rocks, Morrison

2.27.08 would be on my Top 20 and my Top 5 list for sure!

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This show fux


Woulda been my first show but I ended up sick that day

Pretty sure it was @sabretooth 's first show

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That first set is just such perfect UM

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Oh shit I guess that makes us college enemies.

Ah, I don’t give a shit about that rivalry. Win or lose, we still booze. Iowa City is great. I have a bunch of relatives who to went to Iowa. My dad and grandfather went to Iowa Law. Grandpa lived across from the Hamburg Inn and ate there almost exclusively.

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These are the cream of the crop of my 95 shows

6/7/2007 - Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
7/5/2007 - Summerfest
2/7/2008 - Richard’s on Richards, Vancouver
5/23/2008 - Summercamp
5/27/2011 - Summercamp
9/14/2012 - RR
3/12/2014 - Ashland Armory, Ashland, OR
3/10/2016 - the Hive, Sandpoint, ID
8/3/2019 - Kettlehouse Amphitheater, Bonner, MT

Honorable Mention:
2/9/2008 - Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
12/31/2008 - Auditorium Theater, Chicago
3/6/2014 - the Neptune, Seattle
3/4/2017 - the Wilma, Missoula

This is one hell of a list for 95 shows. Congratulations

I’m at 87 shows, too hard to limit to just 5, I think these 7 stand out above the rest:

#1 - 3/22/2007 - Madison, WI
#2 - 10/30/2013 - Kalamazoo, MI
#3 - 8/9/2015 - Grand Rapids, MI
#4 - 3/29/2019 - Nashville, TN
#5 - 7/2/2016 - Red Rocks
#6 - 2/28/2008 - Davenport, IA
#7 - 10/18/2018 - Urbana, IL

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Thanks, that year from mid 07 to summercamp 08 was a good run

I love this weekend of shows. I wasn’t fully on board with UM yet so I spent this weekend traveling to see Ekoostic Hookah in Michigan. Whoops

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