FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, and Cycles
Live in Denver, CO at Cervantes’ Otherside – Saturday, April 2, 2016
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is certainly making a name for themselves on the jam and festival music circuit, exploding out of the Baltimore area in a relatively short amount of time. This Friday the band will release a new album titled Pleasure and they’ll be bringing the party to Denver the following night at Cervantes’ Other Side. They’ll be joined by the progressive rock rhythms of Aqueous and the funky stylings of local favorites, Cycles.
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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong brings end-of-the-world enthusiasm to their high-energy psychedelic funk. Their infectious electro-funk grooves, undeniable live energy and contagious smiles have their rabid fanbase “the Flock” growing exponentially. Based out of Baltimore, MD, this animated quartet has been scorching up the country with their explosive performances and danceable peaks… and they’re loving every minute of it.
Tearing out of Buffalo NY, rock/groove powerhouse Aqueous has built a name for themselves nationally, following years of touring and high profile sets at festivals like Summer Camp, Peach Festival, Moe.Down, Catskill Chill, The Frendly Gathering, and countless others. Aqueous has built a reputation for bringing high energy and tireless effort to their craft, and fans rave about the uniqueness and power behind every performance. Featured as one of Relix Magazine’s “On The Verge” artists and having shared the stage with the likes of Umphrey’s McGee, Lotus, Papadosio & more, there seems no limit to the quartet’s journey to the top.
With three studio albums under their belts, and their critically acclaimed live collection “Live Nugs”, Aqueous is as strong in composing as they are at communicating and improvising during their shows. Their onstage persona is infectious and undeniable; their lifelong friendship stands as a testament to the tightness of the music. While the band is relatively young, they are polished – check them out as soon as you can, and discover firsthand what the buzz is all about.
Cycles is an exciting and relatively new trio based out of Denver. The group features Michael Wood on drums, Patrick Harvey on guitar, and Tucker McClung on Bass and lead vocals. Drawing influence from artists such as Phish, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Primus, J Dilla, Grant Greene, Pink Floyd, and Herbie Hancock; Cycles tastefully blends a variety styles ranging from rock to jazz to hip hop to funk, soul, blues, and many more. With an emphasis on improvisation, chops, and risk-taking with a touch of humor, the group creates an electric, irresistible groove that brings a top-notch live performance.
Cycles’ debut performance took place only on May 16th of 2015 at The Colorado Room in Fort Collins. After drawing a sizeable crowd to the bar and putting on a fun show for staff and patrons alike, the venue quickly jumped to the chance to book the group for a two night run in October.
Since then, Cycles have steadily been filling rooms such as Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins, Owsley’s Golden Road in Boulder, and the Armoury in Denver. Across the Front Range, the group has a large network of friends and supports from high school, college, and the live music scene in Colorado. Cycles has seen a steady increase in show attendance and buzz across a variety of outlets since their conception earlier this year.
While Cycles is a relatively new project, each member has a strong resumé of musical experience. Tucker, hailing from Austin, has played in many different groups in the vibrant city’s scene. Most notably, he performed with Funkatron, who won the Waka Winter Classic three years in a row sending them to Wakarusa Music Festival three years straight. Tucker has also toured with his band the Hairfarmers, which he fronted and provided most of the original material for.
Out of Chicago, Pat has built a strong reputation playing with Low Spark, a jazz-fusion band with years of gigging experience in Chicago and across the nation. Pat was also a fixture at many weekly open jams around notable venues in Chicago.
Michael Wood has played in various groups across the Front Range. His sophomore year in college, he toured nationally with the Young Russians who played shows in California, including the famed Whiskey A-Go-Go. The Young Russian’s EP was featuring on the Radio, LA, New York, London, and locally in Fort Collins. Michael has also toured with other notable groups such as Cold River City out of Boulder and Rocky Mountain Funk out of Denver.