A closer look at acts coming to Cabinet’s Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival

Pennsylvania Bluegrass outfit, Cabinet, in conjunction with Live Nation, will host its third annual music festival, The Susquehanna Breakdown, on May 9, at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain. The family friendly gathering will feature a variety of musical acts (local, regional and national), craft and food vending and much more. Here is a closer look at one of the many performing acts playing at #TheBreakdown.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Band members: Greg Ormont, Jeremy Schon, Ben Carrey, Alex Petropulos
Genre: Funk/Jam
Year started: 2008
Releases: Psychology (2014), Funk EP (2010)
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Website: pigeonsplayingpingpong.com
Influences: Talking Heads, Phish, Lotus, Red Hot Chili Peppers

For folks who aren’t familiar with your music, how would you describe your sound?
High energy psychedelic funk.

What can audiences expect to see at a live show?
A unique set packed with powerful vocals, soaring guitars, bouncing bass lines and driving rhythms, all coming together into a sea of funk-fueled jams and psychedelic bliss.

What are you looking forward to most about your Susquehanna Breakdown performance?
We are super excited to get to play at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain, such an amazing venue.

Any special plans for your set?
You’ll have to wait and see…

What are your plans for the rest of 2015 (new album, tour, hot dog eating contest)?
Lots and lots of touring! Summer will be packed with festivals including our own festival, Domefest, taking place May 28 to 30 in Terra Alta, West Virginia. Following festival season, a fall tour will bring us back to all the clubs and theaters throughout the country. We might even have a new album coming.

If you had the opportunity to work with any artist, alive or dead, who would it be?
A collaboration with us, David Byrne and Trey Anastasio. That would be wild.

For fans of: Talking Heads, Phish, Lotus, Disco Biscuits, moe.

Video link: youtube.com/pigeonsplaying

Audio Stream: pigeonsplayingpingpong.bandcamp.com

The Susquehanna Breakdown Festival takes place Saturday, May 9, at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain. Guests can arrive Friday, May 8, at 5 p.m. to camp on Montage Mountain and attend a performance by Cabinet and others that evening. Advance tickets are $25 for general admission, $60 for VIP and $15 for camping (plus applicable fees). Tickets are available at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain box office, Ticketmaster outlets, over the phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com and susquehannabreakdown.com.