Review + Photos: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong sell out the Independent, again

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (photo: Joshua Huver) Roughly half an hour before the funky foursome from Baltimore took to the stage and one day before the official release date of October 20, Billboard premiered PIZAZZ, the fourth studio effort from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Thursday, October 19 marked the second appearance at the Independent and in the Bay Area for the fledgling flock of musicians, who have been performing together since they were living in dorm rooms at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. They've even consistently thrown a successful music festival every year since 2009, called Domefest. At first glance, there is [...]

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong flock to The Independent for sold-out SF debut

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (photo: Joshua Huver) The four-piece bucket of funk from Baltimore known as Pigeons Playing Ping Pong sold out their San Francisco debut on Friday night February 17 at The Independent and commemorated the evening as an official album release party. The band’s first live album, The Great Outdoors Jam, is curated from their live appearance at the festival of the same name in Florida. Although they only have two LPs and an EP (all self-released and funded through the dedicated group of fans known as The Flock), the live show has been the cornerstone of the [...]

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong bring the funk party to SF next month

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, the alliterative funk phenomenon from Baltimore, will be making their Bay Area debut Friday, February 17 at The Independent. The four-piece flock consists of drummer Alex Petropulos, bassist Ben Carrey, lead guitarist Jeremy Schon, and the eye-popping energies of Greg Ormont on lead vox and guitar, and they each carry an apocalyptic abandon in their on stage animation. The band has garnered a massive following on the East Coast for their penchant for playing upwards of 200 shows a year, and they have been hosting their own music festival, Domefest, since 2009. Last year they self-released [...]

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