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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at The Stone Pony


Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, commonly known as “pigeons” is a funk rock group based out of Baltimore, Maryland. The band consists of members: ‘Scrambled’ Greg Ormont – Vocals, Guitar, Jeremy Schon – Guitar, Vocals, Ben Carrey – Bass, Vocals, and Alex Petropulos – Drums. The band was first founded in 2009 when the four band members were rooming together at the University of Maryland, recording music and EP’s together. The band draws likes from artists such as The Beatles, inspiring their funkadelic sound, and shares similarities to current bands such as The Dirty Heads, and the Arctic Monkeys. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has recorded 5 albums since their genesis, including a live recording of their album The Great Outdoors Jam, which released in 2017.

The group is most widely known for performing a high amount of tours and concerts since their genesis. Most recently, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has played tours in the Northeast, however they travel back to Michigan and the Great Lakes this coming week to promote their album, Pizazz.

written by Gianmarco Castronovo

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Yellowcard Plays One Last Time at Starland Ballroom


I have been a fan of Yellowcard for about 10 years now and have seen them live a few times over the years. They have always played to my expectations as well as everyone else’s I have ever spoken to about them. I was definitely excited to be providing coverage for them at Starland Ballroom this one last time. They put on a great show and always perform at a high level giving their fans everything they can hope for.




Their stage production is without question nothing short of amazing from their lighting displays to their cool movements on stage.





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Panic State Records 7th Anniversary Show

Panic State Records held their 7th Anniversary show at  Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ with a killer lineup headlined by Catch 22. This stacked lineup included a reunion show with The Youth Ahead along with Lost in Society, With the Punches, Sammy Kay, Rebuilder, Teenage Halloween and World/Inferno Friendship Society.

Catch 22 is a really cool ska, punk, reggae band who hails from dirty Jersey. Some of them have younger kids who travel with them and hang out on stage while they perform. It’s awesome to watch the band have so much fun while their kids are dancing along with them.

Every single band brought excitement and energy to their fans especially With The Punches. The bodies just kept coming and coming over the rail fighting and singing their way into the security guards arms.

The Youth Ahead came out to play a reunion show, I remember being at their last show played years ago at Starland Ballroom. They performed just as good as they did back then.

I first saw World/Inferno Friendship Society a couple of months back opening up for The Bouncing Souls during their Home For The Holidays shows. I just love bands that have fun on stage and include the crowd into what they are doing.

Lost in Society is one of my local favorites, they always play around town and jump on all the fun shows. With a new Lp coming out I’m sure we will be seeing them a lot over the next few months.

Sammy Kay and Rebuilder played some cool acoustic sets as well, both home town favorites.

The youngest band of the night was Teenage Halloween who impressed me beyond my imagination. Frontman Luke Hendericks was on point with his song and play.