Fête & The Bowery Presents
Saturday, April 22nd
Tickets: ADV $15.50 • DOS $18.50
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG IS...
Greg Ormont - Vocals, Guitar
Jeremy Schon - Guitar, Vocals
Ben Carrey - Bass, Vocals
Alex Petropulos - Drumagic, Electro-Swag
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong brings end-of-the-world enthusiasm to their high-energy psychedelic funk. Their infectious electro-funk grooves, undeniable live energy and contagious smiles have their rabid fanbase "the Flock" growing exponentially. Based out of Baltimore, MD, this animated quartet has been scorching up the country with their explosive performances and danceable peaks... and they're loving every minute of it!
"These guys may be a little nuts, but they are extremely passionate about what they do."
-Evan Marks, GratfeulWeb.com
"When you attend a Pigeons show, be prepared to get sucked in; whether it’s due to Jeremy Schon’s fluid guitar skills, Ben Carrey’s steady bass, Dan Schwartz’s playful personality on the drums, or lead vocalist and pedal-devil Greg Ormont’s seductively strong vocals—the group’s magnetic presence ensures you won’t look away—not even if you want to."
-Becca Boo Cranwell, Appalachian Jamwich
"Sometimes a festival is judged successful because a lesser-known band steals the show and becomes your highlight. Unfortunately, there are actually people naive enough to skip on catching this exemplary jam act because they don't initially like the name. What some may see as gimmicks are actually creative expressions of superior showmanship.
"The grooves and heavy guitar riffs are reminiscent of early Spin Doctors, but with clever lyrics, tightly constructed and complicated melodic structures and relentlessly addictive noodling from Schon."
-Chadbyrne Dickens, Jambase
"No matter what genre of feel-good music they’re playing, the passion and the energy is noticed and is always transferred to the audience, who can also drop their worries and get lost in the music."
-Lacey Palmer, The Daily Athenaeum
"Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have developed a unique live formula that seamlessly balances the band’s patented electro-funk style, without losing a refreshingly loose, “let's party” attitude."
-Dan Vizzard, The Vibe Online
"When it comes to putting on a show, the Pigeons get it.
"They have the tightness of a band that plays together a lot, and the flexibility of a band that is constantly trying to push themselves to new levels."
-Scott Paddock, Mobtown Music Guide
Tearing out of Buffalo NY, rock/groove powerhouse Aqueous has built a name for themselves nationally, following years of touring and high profile sets at festivals like Summer Camp, Peach Festival, Moe.Down, Catskill Chill, The Frendly Gathering, and countless others. Aqueous has built a reputation for bringing high energy and tireless effort to their craft, and fans rave about the uniqueness and power behind every performance. Featured as one of Relix Magazine's "On The Verge" artists and having shared the stage with the likes of Umphrey's McGee, Lotus, Papadosio & more, there seems no limit to the quartet's journey to the top.
With three studio albums under their belts, and their critically acclaimed live collection "Live Nugs", Aqueous is as strong in composing as they are at communicating and improvising during their shows. Their onstage persona is infectious and undeniable; their lifelong friendship stands as a testament to the tightness of the music. While the band is relatively young, they are polished - check them out as soon as you can, and discover firsthand what the buzz is all about.