Last night, Daze Between (an online festival celebrating Jerry Garcia’s life and legacy) showed some never before seen archival footage from Pigeons. It was a great sequence, check it out! The video should start at the intro.
Intro*, Franklin’s Tower^, Help>Slip>Schwanthem#
* Jay Blakesberg talks about meeting Pigeons backstage this past Feb in CA.
^ From 10/30/2015 – 930 Club (Washington, DC)
# From 12/30/2019 – The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC)
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
Pigeons has just announced (via Facebook) that to celebrate the 10th anniversary or their debut album Funk E.P., they will be playing the album in its entirety as one of their five sets this weekend during Homefest!
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).
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).
The band has just announced Homefest: A Virtual Flock Party. Scheduled for June 11-13 2020, this will be “a uniquely curated digital music festival featuring FIVE SETS OF PPPP and more artists TBA, plus a full schedule of community-focused virtual events, workshops and exclusive content!!”.
Pigeons just announced that they will be joining the Live From Out There digital concert series! This will be a series of concerts, both live and archival, that will be shown over the next 6 weeks. Proceeds will benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which aims to assist music industry professionals through this difficult time.
This weekend, Pigeons will be streaming live, as well as premiering the “Stop Making Cake” Halloween set from the House of Blues this past October, with a total of 5 live-streamed sets planned.
You can order the streams at nugs.tv. There are several options available, including individual sets for $4.99, a weekend pass for $14.99, or $49.99 to see all of the sets over the 6 weeks.