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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Presented by Terrapin Crossroads at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael CA

Jul 03 2019
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Infectious funk grooves, psychedelic jams, and experimental electronics

In the Grate Room

PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG IS:

Greg Ormont – Vocals, Guitar
Jeremy Schon – Guitar, Vocals
Ben Carrey – Bass, Vocals
Alex Petropulos – Drumagic, Electro-Swag

“We pour every ounce of ourselves into every note when we perform live,” says Pigeons Playing Ping Pong singer/guitarist Greg Ormont. “When we’re recording in the studio, we try to maintain that euphoria while finding a way to pack it into a tight, focused vessel. Each song becomes like a spring-loaded can of worms: there’s all this energy boxed up in a neat little package, and then when you come see us live, the cap comes off and the contents fly out in every direction like fireworks.”

It’s a whimsically apt metaphor for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, a band whose very existence is rooted in the unyielding quest for joy and positive energy. Blending infectious funk grooves, psychedelic jams, and experimental electronics, the Baltimore four-piece’s new album, ‘Pizazz,’ is a buoyant, blissful reminder of just how much fun music can be.

Eschewing the traditional funk band lineup that typically includes keyboards, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong constructs effervescent soundscapes with just two guitars, bass, and drums, crafting their music with a sophisticated ear for both open space and dense layering.

Each Pigeon is a virtuosic musician and improviser in his own right, and the band’s songs are frequently born out of impromptu grooves and riffs.

ADMISSION INFO

$30, Ages 16+

Contact: (415) 524-2773

Email: tickets@terrapincrossroads.net

    Official Website

Additional time info:

Doors 8:00 pm / Show 9:00 pm

LOCATION

Terrapin Crossroads

100 Yacht Club Dr., San Rafael, CA 94901

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