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“Pin Makers” Episode of Frogtown USA tomorrow

Do you watch the Frogtown USA video podcast hosted by G. Dad and Brody? If not, tomorrow’s a great day to start! They’re doing a “Pin Makers” episode, and they’ll be joined live via video chat by none other than myself, along with a couple other pin makers I’m sure you’re familiar with. We’re going to talk about the pin-making process, how Covid-19 has impacted the pin market, and of course pin databases, among other things. If you’re into pins, it’s an episode you don’t want to miss.

Tune in at 10AM EDT, Saturday June 27, hope to see you there!

Additions at flockers.net

I’m very happy to announce that Will F. has joined the flockers.net team! He probably easily has the most comprehensive collection of Pigeons merch out there, so who better to help me keep up with it all? In a few short days, he’s added easily over 100 pins and is driving the addition of some new lists here! The Buttons section was just added and will be filled in soon, and we anticipate adding some more sections such as bracelets and slaps.

Big thanks to Will for the work he’s done so far, and I’m really looking forward to everything he’s going to bring to the team!

List of venues streaming Homefest

Homefest is awesome, but if you’re itching to get out and do some socializing, the following venues will be streaming Homefest this weekend for your enjoyment (in accordance with local safety guidelines, check with the venue directly if you have questions).

Here’s the list, hope everyone has a safe and fun Homefest weekend!

Harrisburg, PA: The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company
Wilkes-Barre, PA: River Street Jazz Cafe
Columbus, OH: Woodlands Tavern
Rochester, NY: Flour City Station
Burlington, VT: Nectar’s
Raleigh, NC: Raleigh Pour House
Boca Raton, FL: The Funky Biscuit
Covington, KY: Madison Live
St. Louis, MO: The Bootleg
Peoria, IL: Kenny’s Westside Pub
Champaign-Urbana, IL: Blackbird
Steamboat Springs, CO: Old Town Pub
Winter Park, CO: Ullr’s Tavern

Flock Talk Episode 65

After taking a bit of a hiatus, the Flock Talk crew is back with a brand new episode! The main feature this episode is, yep you guessed it, Homefest! Brad and Thomas break down the schedule, and get in to some discussions about their predictions for the weekend, and what they’d like to see.

Make sure to also give them a follow on Twitter for live setlist updates (follow us too while you’re at it!)

Subscribe on iTunes, listen on Soundcloud, or use the player below:

Homefest Schedule!

The long-awaited schedule for Homefest has finally appeared, and it looks packed!

Things get started Thursday night, with a Homefest Kickoff featuring a personal favorite, Funk You. Pigeons will then play a set, and Angus Leslie (of Sex on Toast) will close things out.

Friday we get started with some workshops (including Manny’s, which is always a favorite), and then Chalk Dinosaur gets us started with the music. Kendall Street Company and Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers are up after that. Pigeons will be playing two sets (including the “Funk EP” set) starting at 8, with a “Domie Retrospective” during set break. Dizgo and Cycles round out the night.

Saturday starts off a little earlier with a bunch of fun workshops, classes, and a Flock dance party. The music portion of the evening begins with some solo/side-project stuff (Ben Plays Piano, Puremotion, and Schwa), followed by YAM YAM, LITZ, and Kitchen Dwellers. Then before Pigeons get started at 8, there will be the premiere of the “Yo Soy Fiesta” music video! After Pigeons second set,  Eggy and Mungion close out the fest.

All in all, it looks to be a fun weekend with great music! I’m looking forward to a bunch of the workshops, and hopefully getting to virtually hang out with the flock!

Single day passes are now available as well as full weekend passes, at homefest.us

Homefest Lineup

Pigeons just released the full lineup for their online festival, Homefest. It includes some great names, and looks like it’s going to be a blast!

Passes and merch are available at homefest.us

Here’s the full list:

  • Pigeons (5 sets)
  • Kitchen Dwellers
  • LITZ
  • Mungion
  • Funk  You
  • Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
  • Cycles
  • Sex on Toast
  • Kendall Street Company
  • Dizgo
  • Yam Yam
  • Eggy
  • Chalk Dinosaur
  • Schwa
  • Puremotion

Free streams this weekend!

Right about now, we should all be setting up our campsites on Marvin’s Mountaintop and getting ready for a magical weekend of music. Unfortunately, that’s obviously not happening. But maybe some special free streams would help a little?
This weekend, Pigeons will be presenting two special free streams… on Friday 5/15 at 8PM ET they will be showing the famous Funk E 63 Set from 4/15/18 in Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME (known as such because Funk E Zekiel was the only song played for the entire 63-minute set). Saturday (also at 8PM ET) they will be showing their New Years StEve show from 12/31/18 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA  (featuring Casey Russell from Magic Beans and the West End Blend Horns).

You can watch along live on the Pigeons Facebook page.

Live From Out There – Season 2

The “Live From Out There” series that we enjoyed over the last few weeks has just rolled out their lineup for the next 4 weeks. There’s lots of new names on here, and tons of shows worth checking out. Of course, Pigeons will be involved. From the looks of the announcement graphic, they’ll be showing a new set the weekend of May 22, and archival sets the following two weekends. It’s also worth noting that the streams are moving to a new platform at Livexlive.com (formerly Slacker Radio).

You can buy a subscription here.