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
Concert Crave and Spacebar Recording brought an Artist Spotlight Showcase to House of Independents. There was 32 acts doing seven minutes each competing for some cool prizes including opening up for a headlining act.
I decided to check it out since I’m always looking for new and interesting music to cover. It was more crowded then I anticipated with the snow and brutal cold hitting the area. Each act had a hometown crowd of friends and family to root them on which was cool to see.
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Here is the complete photo gallery from the event:
High in the Mid 80’s came to perform at Roxy and Dukes in Dunellen New Jersey. This show was a fundraiser hosted by the Jerzey Derby Brigade roller derby team.
High in the Mid 80’s is an 80’s dance band that performs all the greatest hits of one of the best era’s of music and fashion. With a costume contest in place the fans came dressed to impress.
It was a great night and a lot of fun, everyone was dancing the night away.
Up until Saturday night I had only heard about Mackenzie Brown but was very interested in hearing and seeing her perform. MACK as she is called in the music world had her EP release show at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ. Her EP Balance is a collection of a few songs that really shows her rage as a young artist. She resides in New Jersey and works as a music instructor at the Lakehouse Music Academy which is home and work to many bands and musicians from the area. Mackenzie’s voice is extremely refreshing and has a cool stage performance as well as she was backed up with some seasoned local musicians. Her EP Balance is available on iTunes and spotify I totally recommend giving her tunes a listen.
All images taken by Jeff Crespi and Delaney Bouton