Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Have I ever told you guys about this place in Asheville called The Salvage Station? I feel like I have and, I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but man do those guys know how to throw a party.
I mean unless hanging out down by the French Broad River with a beer in your hand and the best music touring the country isn’t really your thing. In that case perhaps I could interest you in a board game or something.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, not only are they full of funk and spunk, but they are also one of the fastest growing Jam Bands today. Promoting their new album “Pizazz”, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong kicked off their rather large tour at the Boulder Theater last night, October 6th. All of their fans, or as they like to call, their “Flock”, migrated into the theater for what they didn’t know was going to be one epic dance party.
Carrying the torch of the great funk bands such as Tower of Power, Sly and the Family Stone, and James Brown into the 21st century, comes Deep Banana Blackout. With full horn section, and soulful groove imbedded in the roots of funk, Deep Banana is the leader of today's emerging funk rock scene. The band's sound captures commercial accessibility augmented with tight musical arrangements and limited improvisation. But make no mistake- THIS BAND ROCKS! Their incessant touring and high-energy performances demonstrate the deep love, respect, and enthusiasm the members have for what they do.
Rising psychedelic funk act Pigeons Playing Ping Pong released their first official live album, The Great Outdoors Jam. The seven-track LP features a compilation of the band’s scorching jams from their two-night stand at The Great Outdoors Jam in Mount Dora, FL in July 2016. The live album includes all original songs except their rousing rendition of Ray Parker Jr.’s “Ghostbusters” theme song.
Electro-funk act Pigeons Playing Ping Pong just released a single off their upcoming live album, “The Great Outdoors Jam.” Our first taste of the rising band’s first official live release is “Poseidon,” an uplifting oceanic odyssey featuring a smooth saxophone sit-in by Chris Sgammato of Displace.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have announced their complete Winter/Spring Tour Dates including an additional 17 tour dates covering the eastern half of the country. The second leg of Pigeons' 2017 touring plans will kick off with a 2-night headlining run at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY with support from Haley Jane and The Primates and Organ Freeman. The following weekend the band will head to Washington DC's 9:30 Club with support from ELM and Norfolk, VA with support from BIG Something.
Baltimore, MD-based quartet Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have been tearing the East Coast music scene up with their electrified brand of psychedelic funk since 2009, bringing some serious heat to the masses every time they take the stage. Their undeniable energy and ability to stretch songs out into uncharted territories on a nightly basis, has made them one of the hottest acts to see in the jam scene today. Pigeons live performance is simply something that has to be witnessed in order to fully comprehend.