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FUNK | Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

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The enthusiastic musicians of Baltimore-based quartet Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are colorful and funk-focused, bringing, as guitarist Greg Ormont explains it, raw, visceral energy and "a sweaty basement party turned into a legitimate theater approach." The fanbase, known as the "flock," reflects the band's fun antics, with loud sing-alongs and silly costumes. A lot like other funk-jam bands, you won't get the full experience until you see the musicians live. You can usually expect a stimulating light show and an ever-evolving, improvisational set of original compositions.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong performs with Broccoli Samurai on Thursday, February 8, at Anthology, 336 East Avenue. 8 p.m. $16.50-$18. pigeonsplayingpingpong.com; anthologylive.com.

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