Ume Photo Credit: Sandy Carson
With the recent flood of folk and electronic bands pouring into San Diego and popular music, it is always refreshing when a band melts your face off. Ume is going to be bringing the loud this Sunday night at the Belly Up Tavern. The three-piece outfit are quickly setting the standard, alongside the Joy Formidable, for what the next generation of alternative bands need to do to return to the heavier roots. Anthony Bourdain liked them enough to interview the band on an episode of "No Reservations" which can be viewed here. Ume is opening for the old guards of alternative rock that night, The Toadies and Helmet, two bands that have had an incredible influence on the genre. So make sure you get to the show early to hear why these two and other great bands like Jane’s Addiction and Smashing Pumpkins have asked Ume to open for them with songs like “The Conductor” and “Captive”, the latter can be listened to below.