On October 3rd, Baltimore-bred bird band Pigeons Playing Ping Pong took part in Democracy Comes Alive, a one-day, nonpartisan virtual music festival aimed at channeling the power of music to make a critical impact on civic engagement in this November’s elections and beyond.
The four-piece jam act united in the flesh at Showtime Sound in Frederick, MD with full stage production for the performance, where they took flight with guitarist Jeremy Schon‘s echo-laden opening notes to “Porcupine”. The energetic run through the Pizazz track was engaging as always for the festival favorites, who guided the tune through its rhythmic breakdown en route to an explosive peak.
With about four minutes to go in the band’s 15-minute performance, and after properly tuning up, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong loaded up the feel-good romp “Feelin’ Fine”. Originally debut during the band’s virtual Homefest celebration back in June, the recent composition didn’t offer much in the way of jams, but was a quick-hit tune that displayed plenty of the upbeat lyricism that makes Pigeons such an enjoyable band to watch. As the clock wound down on the band’s set, Schon was able to fit in one fiery solo before it was time to fly.
Relive Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s performance at Democracy Comes Alive below. If you enjoyed the performance and have the means, consider making a donation to HeadCount and the Democracy Comes Alive artists via DemocracyComesAlive.com.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – “Porcupine”, “Feelin’ Fine” – Democracy Comes Alive
Fans can catch Pigeons Playing Ping Pong live in person at various drive-in and socially-distanced performances. For a full list of upcoming PPPP shows, head here.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong joined 50+ performers and 10+ other speakers as part of Democracy Comes Alive, presented by Live For Live Music in partnership with voter registration nonprofit HeadCount. The 10-hour streaming event, powered by Nugs.TV and Plus 1, generated $40,000 and counting in funds for HeadCount as well as the participating artists, who remain out of work as the pandemic continues. In addition to the funds generated, Democracy Comes Alive led thousands of people to HeadCount’s tools to check your voter registration status and register to vote. For more information, head here.
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