"...once you’ve slaved over the Floyd and poured it masterfully from a stage, it's in your blood — and your repertoire — forever...it’s no stretch whatsoever to imagine that this lineup... would feel right at home in the Pink Floyd catalog, with an emphasis on the group’s monumental ’70s output..." - Corvallis GazetteTimes
Portland, Oregon based Pink Floyd tribute Pigs on the Wing brings an intense, high energy experience to the table that is both true to the original and unapologetic in its interpretation, something which the band members believe has set it apart from the other tributes from the very beginning. Forsaking a traditional approach to the tribute band concept, you'll find no look-alike gimmickry or attempts at creating a faux audience experience. Instead, with Pigs on the Wing you'll experience a group of seasoned veteran musicians steeped in the NW rock scene who share a common love of the music of Pink Floyd.
Arguably Pink Floyd’s best known and most controversial work, The Wall shows an entirely different side of the band than earlier,more space rock - psychedelic pieces. The Wall is a beautiful, yet angry, emotionally, socially and politically charged piece showcasing the pinnacle of Roger Waters' work as a composer and lyricist with Pink Floyd. A concept album through and through, The Wall follows the madness, isolation, violence and slide into fascism of the fictional character Pink in an intense first person narrative portrayal.
Famously contentious in its making and mind-blowing in the scale of its live production, The Wall is a piece Pigs on the Wing have circled around for years but only now feel the timing right to produce in its entirety. Pigs on the Wing believe the music and lyrical themes speak for themselves and bear no political commentary from them in their relevance to our modern day - but do feel the album makes a timely statement. In some ways, The Wall represents the very side of Pink Floyd that they, as a tribute band, are not: huge scale of production, elaborate stage craft, and layered instrumentation – while Pigs on the Wing fancy themselves representing more of the visceral rock side of Floyd. In the end, the band thinks that this juxtaposition is perfect and offers a take on The Wall that everyone will enjoy, from die-hard to causal fans.
Pigs on the Wing: ( from L): Bryan Fairfield ( drums); Eric Welder ( bass, vocals); Jason Baker ( guitar, vocals); Pete Galluzzo ( Sax); Keeley St. Clair ( vocals); Matt Jones ( keys, vocals); David Lindenabum ( guitar, vocals)
|Where?||Astoria Event Center (255 9th St. Astoria)|
|When?||Friday, August 11th - Doors open at 8:30/ Show @ 9|
|Tickets?||Get your tickets here for $15|
2 sets, all ages welcome, bar with ID. Tickets $15 ADV, through brown paper tickets exclusively.