As eminent Baltimore funk quartet Pigeons Playing Ping Pong approach fifteen years as a touring act, the band presents Perspective, a twelve-track studio album. PPPP’s storied career has carried the artists across the country, a consistently ascending migration defined by the continuous achievement of milestones, building a success story made possible by an unyielding commitment to craft and a penchant for fun. Perspective is a summative assessment of the journey from a bird’s eye view.
PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG PREMIERE “MOVE LIKE THAT” SINGLE FEATURING JASON HANN OF STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
Today, the boisterous Baltimore-based psychedelic funk quartet Pigeons Playing Ping Pong released their latest single, “Move Like That.” The tune is the band’s third release from their sixth studio album, ‘Perspective,’ available April 8th, 2022. A reimagined take on PPPP’s classic, funked-up sound, “Move Like That” beckons listeners to the dance floor, blending bright and melodic guitar riffs with a thumping rhythm section.
Come dance, hug and celebrate with your Grateful Dead community in the jungle paradise of Tulum. Dive into the music with intimate live jam sessions by your favorite artists. Explore wellness practices like meditation and yoga in the company of like-minded people. Learn from renowned healers, groove with talented musicians and hang at the beach at sunset with new friends. Enjoy catered gourmet meals and beautiful scenery as we celebrate the "Ripple" of wellness, music and kindness in our lives over a peaceful week in a joyful community!
With just one month to go, North Beach Music Festival has shared yet another special collaboration. Today, the North Beach Music Festival is pleased to announce that Jennifer Hartswick, Shira Elias & String Cheese Incident's Jason Hann will join The Motet for a special collaborative set. Tickets are on sale now.
With an artfully curated lineup, attendees will be treated to sets by Wookiefoot, Desert Dwellers, David Starfire, Dub Kirtan All-Stars, FreQ Nasty, Random Rab, and Dixon’s Violin to name a few, as well as a Thursday pre-party featuring Prophet Massive (Jason Hann of String Cheese Incident and EOTO) and Chase Makai (of Medicine for the People).
The String Cheese Incident are celebrating 25 years as a band all year long.
Last Friday night, Matt Butler brought his Everyone Orchestra to Terrapin Crossroads. The band, whose exact makeup typically changes (with the exception of Butler) from location to location, consisted of Michael Kang (String Cheese Incident), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Ross James (Terrapin Family Band), Robin Sylvester (RatDog), Sunshine Garcia Becker (Furthur), Zach Nugent (Melvin Seals & JGB), and Andrea Whitt (Zucchero Fornaciari). They also had played the night before with Dan Lebowitz (ALO) in Ross James’ spot. Most of the members had played in Everyone Orchestra at some point before, the exceptions being Nugent and Whitt.
The temperature was perfect, and there was an early start to the night with the leader in British funk, The New Mastersounds. The Wales Ambassador, Eddie Roberts and his boys took the stage and wasted no time at all. Their flavor of funk is a unique, intricate, classy guitar-heavy instrumental sorcery. On this night, they even added a horn section to join them. As a side note, once at an ARISE Music Festival press conference that I was leading, I unexpectedly asked Roberts why he thinks that the tiny area of Great Britain produces so much brilliance in music, art, literature, etc. It was an idea that always baffled my mind how an area the size of Kansas can make so much beautiful art. His answer was brilliant. He responded after a pause with, “Misery.” Everyone in the room got a laugh, and one of my life long-burning questions was revealed. When their set came to an end after only 45 minutes, Roberts thanked the crowd and said that it seemed short, but that was because they are so used to often playing for 3 hours plus.
The 6th annual Spread The Word Festival, showcased some of Colorado’s most diverse and eclectic talent, spanning from ferociously fast picking and heavy-hitting bass decibels, to smooth funky jams and everything in between. Spread across five stages, Denver’s Fox Street Compound morphed into a psychedelic playground for fans to enjoy artists, food trucks and tunes galore.