Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Double D
3801 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 18 and over
Dopapod exists at the crossroads of full throttle intensity, deep pocket groove, intricate technicality, and limitless experimentation. With no regard towards towards stylistic boundaries, the sound that emerges from the quartet both live and in the studio is as varied and diverse as the many influences that they adapt from. Their approach and commitment to complementing a distinct genre bending sound to top-notch musicianship has set them apart from many of their contemporaries and keeps music lovers eagerly returning to shows.
In the past two years, Dopapod has firmly planted seeds in music fan’s ears all up and down the East Coast and into the Midwest with their incessant touring schedule. Covering all this ground has seen the young, yet seasoned group make appearances at numerous festivals including Camp Bisco, Mountain Jam, Bonnaroo, Burning Man, Bear Creek, The Big Up, Rootwire, Strangecreek, and more. Their electric live showcase has been cultivating a fast growing, loyal fan base, and seen them share bills with artists such as Lotus, EOTO, John Medeski & Billy Martin, Papadosio, Zach Deputy, Brothers Past, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Spam Allstars, Sam Kininger (Lettuce, Soulive), and Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake, & Palmer).
Dopapod’s latest release, I Saw Live Dopapod, Evil Was I, is a candid representation of choice cuts from the first half of 2011. Recorded and mixed from multi track recordings, the album showcases the band at their very finest. From explosive disco jazz funk tracks like ‘Indian Grits’ and ‘Off the Cuff’ to wompy progstep rockers such as ‘French Bowling’ and ‘Freight Train’, the quartet’s compositional and improvisational splendor has been captured and put on display to offer a peak into the brainwork of their entrancing live experience. The crown jewel of the collection might be “Dazed and Confused” – an arrangement that shows the group’s simultaneous mastery at both synth-bass womp drops and guitar scorched classic rock wailing. Each track was carefully select, mixed, and mastered to showcase the full Dopapod gamut: new and old, premeditated and spontaneous, light and dark.
While the distant future reads plots for world domination, the near future will see Dopapod continuing to develop their craft both on the road and in the studio. With a heavy touring regimen in place to continue scouring the country, Drawn Onward, the second studio release, will be dropping at the blink of an eye, offering fresh takes on live favorites. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the sonic whirlwind that will be coming to venues and stereos near you!
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Greg Ormont – Vocals, Guitar
Jeremy Schon – Guitar, Vocals
Ben Carrey – Bass, Vocals
Dan Schwartz – Drums, Vocals
With a high-energy mix of funk, rock, electronica, and jazz, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has made their mark as a band that will always bring a good time. Through a continually evolving selection of original and cover songs merged together by seamless improvisational jams, the Pigeons continue to reinvent their electro-funk style at every show. Playing more and more festivals and major concerts in the regional circuit, they’ve built a uniquely loyal following, aptly called ‘The Flock,’ who they refuse to disappoint. With no end in sight, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is here to bring the party with their danceable grooves and infectious ability to bring positive energy to any environment.
Pigeons have had the honor to share the stage with many notable artists including Ludacris, Papadosio, The Bridge, The Heavy Pets, That 1 Guy, The Pimps of Joytime, Telepath, Ballyhoo!, Strange Design, Basshound, Damn Right, The Werks, Lionize, The Former Champions, and YOU.
With 150+ plus shows under their belt, Pigeons continue to expand people’s minds (musically…), playing a unique, energy-packed set at every show. Whether it be at a major venue like Byrd Stadium or in your basement, Pigeons knows how to show you a good time.
After playing bass in several Jam Bands, Philly's own Jedd Buller decided it was time for a new path. This new path lead to a psychedelic orchestration of synthesizer looping. Now undergoing the moniker Double D, his Live PA set has created a psychedelic, electronic outlet to expand his musical freedom.
Since the conception of Double D in 2009, he has opened for acts such as Papadosio, Sonic Spank, Boombox, Wobble Sauce, Altered Ego Collective, Speakerbot, Swift Technique, Bam!, Hamburger Hunt, Stushido, Lo Life, and Damn Right! Double D has also been known to perform with The Synth Sircus, and had sit-ins with members of various bands on the scene.