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A Memory of Music: December 2010

Welcome to another installment of A Memory of Music. Each month, we show you a different side of the scene, so join us for a trip down memory lane for December 2010 and remember to click on the photos for full resolution images. For the month of December it ‘twas the season of Santa Clauses and holiday parties. From Brooklyn to San Francisco, and a few places in between, the bands dressed in their finest to spread the cheer.

[Ryan Stasik, photo by Tim Hara]

December in Chicago is all about Umphrey’s McGee.  Several weeks before their 3-day New Years Eve run, guitarists Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger treated their fans to an intimate acoustic show with lots of guest sit-ins playing both UM songs and a wide range of covers. This year marked the 8th Annual Holiday Show, which benefits the USTORM Foundation. Those who came early were treated to an Umphrey’s Garage Sale where fans could buy vintage merchandise at a discount and a few lucky girls and boys could enjoy a picture with Santa Ryan Stasik.

[Robert Fripp, photo by Jeremy Gordon]

In the spirit of giving, legendary King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp played four free shows on Dec 3rd and 4th in the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan. The shows were billed as Soundscapes. For those fortunate enough to attend, Robert suggested they may be the last of the “Frippertronics” pieces and possibly his final public performancesREAD ON for more incredible images from December…

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