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Saturday, March 15 • 12:10am - 12:40am
Pidgeon

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From the depths of San Francisco’s Sunset district lurks a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a five-piece wrecking crew of pop and noise called Pidgeon. Micah Foley (guitar, singing, screaming), and Troy Enrile (drums), formerly of Bay Area hardcore legend Used Naked Bloody, joined with Valerie (singing, guitar), Alexi Alexaieff (bass), and Nick Garrett (guitar), to form Pidgeon, the dirty dove of rock music. Impossible to pigeonhole (ouch), the band’s three-guitar assault boosts and buries pop hooks with swirling noise and power riffs. They blend Val and Micah’s off-kilter pop vocals (a la Blonde Redhead) with Micah’s intense and ferocious screaming (a la Rudimentary Peni or certain black metal bands). The Cardigans vs. Motorhead? A modern Pixies? A Heavier Vegetable? You could play band math all day, but Pidgeon is Pidgeon, a delicate and frightening rock band. The band sent Absolutely Kosher their demo in late 2002 on a 3” CDr which the label could only listen to on their dinky clock radio. In spite of the tinny, muffled sound of the equipment, it was crystal clear that the band’s instincts were solid and their sound potent and original. Several sessions, a couple of personnel changes, and a year and a half later, Absolutely Kosher is pleased to offer Pidgeon’s exciting debut album From Gutter With Love. Virtually unknown until recently, the band’s fan-base has grown like a rabbit population and audience response has bordered on the chemical. After seeing them open for the Wren’s at 2004’s Noise Pop festival, Live 105 (KITS, San Francisco, the largest commercial alternative station in the region) music director Aaron Axelson declared them one of his top five favorite bands at Noise Pop and proceeded to play unmastered demo versions of “Strelnikov” and “The Second One” on his show. In November 2004, “Down” was featured in an episode of WB’s The Gilmore Girls. For publicity inquiries, please contact Jon Polk at Team Clermont: jon@teamclermont.com 706.543.9455 For label inquiries, please contact Cory Brown at Absolutely Kosher: macher@absolutelykosher.com 510.525.7791
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Saturday March 15, 2008 12:10am - 12:40am
Maggie Mae's Gibson Room 512 Trinity St

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