Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Lights Up Louisville With DIZGO [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images On Wednesday night, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong continued their 2019 fall tour with a stop at Louisville, KY’s Headliner’s Music Hall. Bloomington, IN-bred electronic funk trio DIZGO handled the evening’s opening duties.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong opened up their first set with “Pop Off”, which was followed up by a seamless segue of “Somethin’ For Ya” into “Havana” into “Julia”. Following “Water”, the band moved into a celebratory “Penguins”, which featured a “Happy Birthday” sing-a-long in honor of a young fan named Jonah’s birthday, completing an adorable saga which the members of The Flock have been following for days in the band’s Facebook fan group. As Jonah commented after his first PPPP show (via a post by his mother in The Flock), “If everyone in the world was as nice as these people, our world would be a lot better.”[Photo: ontheDL Photo via Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Instagram]Following “Penguins”, “Funkijam” coasted into “Totally, highlighted by some ferocious interplay between guitarists Jeremy Schon and Greg Ormont. The quartet brought their first frame to a close with a pairing of Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ “Give It Away” into a set-closing take on “Moonwalk”.Following a brief setbreak, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong returned and opened up their second set with “Landing”, which continued into an improvisational “Jam” before finally landing into “Time To Ride”. Following “Sail On”, PPPP sandwiched The Rolling Stones‘ “Paint It Black” inside a funky “Skipjack”. The four-piece continued on with a pairing of fan-favorites “Horizon” into “Fade Fast” before closing out the set with “Ocean Flows”. The band finally returned to deliver a “Live It Up” encore.Enjoy a gallery of photos from Wednesday night’s show below courtesy of photographer Kendall McCargo.Tonight, Thursday, November 7th, Pigeons tour continues with a performance at The Vogue Theatre in Indianapolis, IN. Head to Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s website for a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information.Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Headliner’s Music Hall | Louisville, KY | 11/6/2019Set One: Pop Off, Somethin’ For Ya > Havana > Julia, Water, Penguins* > Funkijam > Totally, Give it Away > MoonwalkSet Two: Landing > Jam > Time To Ride, Sail On, Skipjack > Paint It Black > Skipjack, Horizon > Fade Fast, Ocean FlowsEncore: Live It UpNotes:* Happy Birthday Jonah!Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Headliner’s Music Hall | Louisville, KY | 11/6/2019 | Photos: Kendall McCargo DIZGO | Headliner’s Music Hall | Louisville, KY | 11/6/2019 | Photos: Kendall McCargocenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Happy to be back – Sunshine Girl Williams looks forward to Quad Series after trials dispute

first_imgNational senior netballer Khadijah Williams says she is delighted to be back in the Sunshine Girls set-up and is looking forward to their upcoming Quad Series, which will be hosted by England in January.Williams, along with nine other members of the Sunshine Girls squad who represented the country at this year’s Netball World Cup (NWC) in Liverpool, England, were recently reinstated in the training squad by Netball Jamaica after a dispute resulting from their failure to show up for mandated trials in September. NJ BOYCOTT With the exception of goalshooter Romelda Aiken, who is now injured, and defender Vangelee Williams, who is taking a one-year break from the sport, the other members were excluded from the training squad after they boycotted NJ’s trials stipulation.The 24-year-old Williams, who plays wing attack and centre, said her omission from the squad affected her mentally but shared that she was now over the incident and is looking forward to representing the country in January.“It’s a good feeling to be back because it is always humbling to represent my country, and so I am glad to be back in the programme,” said Williams.“It did affect me negatively because it is not like I didn’t want to be a part of the programme. We were just taken out of programme, and so it was mentally challenging, but we are back now and so we just have to look how, best we can work going forward,” she added.The Quad Series, which will also involve World champions New Zealand and South Africa, will be the Sunshine Girls’ first international assignment since their disappointing fifth-place finish at the NWC in July.The outspoken Williams pointed out that they are hoping to put on a much better showing for the country during the series.The girls’ reinstatement did not go down well with everybody at Netball Jamaica, with former Sunshine Girl and NJ director Janet Johnson-Haughton announcing recently that she was stepping down from her role as selector, citing a lack of discipline with indications that she had expressed strong opposition to the girls’ reinstatement.last_img read more

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Deery Series, IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour at West Liberty for June 14 twinbill

first_imgWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (June 10) – The Deery Brothers Summer Series and the Hawkeye Dirt Tour pack another 1-2 Tuesday night punch, this time on June 14 at West Liberty Raceway.While the IMCA Late Model tour has made 13 previous visits to West Liberty, most recently when the 30th annual series opened on April 9, next Tuesday’s event marks the first-ever visit there by the tour for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds.The Deery feature pays $2,000 to win and minimum $300 to start while the Dirt Tour pays $1,000 to win and a minimum of $150 to take the main event green. The Modified feature is also a quali­fier for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.Denny Eckrich of Tiffin was the Deery winner on opening night at West Liberty. While Curt Martin of Independence, Scott Fitzpatrick of Wheatland, Joel Callahan of Dubuque and Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., have followed him to victory lane in the four series events held since, it’s seven-time tour champion Jeff Aikey currently leading the way in the points race.Grundy Center’s Joel Rust won the first two Hawkeye Dirt Tour events and paces the standings for that series. Brian Irvine of Oelwein took the checkers at the most recent HDT event, Thursday at Kossuth County Speedway.More information about next Tuesday’s race program is available by calling 563 744-3620 and at the www.simmonspromotionsinc.com website.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 224; 2. John Emerson, Waterloo, 214; 3. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 212; 4. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 211; 5. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 205; 6. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 198; 7. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 190; 8. Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland, 188; 9. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 184; 10. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 183; 11. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 180; 12. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 176; 13. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 164; 14. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 162; 15. Jason Rauen, Farley, 141; 16. Curt Schroeder, Newton, and Gary Webb, Blue Grass, both 134; 18. Rob Toland, Davenport, 133; 19. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 129; 20. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 122.Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, 107; 2. Chris Abel­son, Sioux City, 104; 3. Brian Irvine, Oelwein, and Corey Dripps, Reinbeck, both 100; 5. Kyle Brown, State Center, 91; 6. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 81; 7. Tom Berry Jr., Boone, and Kelly Shryock, Fertile, both 74; 9. Mark Elliott, Webster City, 72; 10. Tim Ward, Harcourt, 69; 11. David Brown, Kellogg, 67; 12. Ryan Maitland, Waterloo, 61; 13. Mike Van Genderen, Newton, 60; 14. Joe Docekal, Dysart, Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, and Nick Roberts, LaCrosse, Wis., each 58; 17. Shane DeMey, Denison, 51; 18. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, 48; 19. Brandon Maitland, Waterloo, 40; 20. Todd Shute, Des Moines, 39.last_img read more

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