Mike Gantzer & Casey Russell Join Pigeons Playing Ping Pong In Philadelphia


Pigeons Playing Ping Pong rolled through The Fillmore in Philadelphia on Saturday night. The funk four-piece welcomed Magic Beans keyboardist Casey Russell in the first set and guitarist Mike Gantzer from opening act Aqueous in the second set.

PPPP got things going with “Pop Off,” ahead of “Fortress,” “Porcupine,” “Paperboy” and “Skipjack.” “Whoopie,” with Russell on keys, kicked off a continuous block that included “Spacejam,” “The Hop” and “F.U.” to close out the first set.

Pigeons got the second set underway with a jam followed by “Upfunk” and “Ghostbusters.” PPPP then welcomed Gantzer on “Lightning” ahead of the second set closer “Horizon.” The band retook the stage for an encore that included a jam followed by “Yo Soy Fiesta” and “Fun In Funk.”

Watch the entire set below:

Setlist via Phantasy Tour

Set One: Pop Off, Fortress, Porcupine, Paperboy, Skipjack, Whoopie[1]> Spacejam> The Hop> F.U.

Set Two: Jam, Upfunk, Ghostbusters, Lightning[2], Horizon

Encore: Jam, Yo Soy Fiesta, Fun in Funk


[1] w/Casey Russell On keys

[2] w/ Mike Gantzer on guitar