Shpongle is returning to the PGH again on March 29 for an all-ages affair that will have your head spinning and your mind floating off into distant space. If you recall, we experienced Shpongle on the very first night of our 30 Days / 30 Nights excursion last year, and were not disappointed. You can check our full recap of the show and photos here.
The two core members of the group started this project after watching a solar eclipse in India and tried to recreate the experience by recording a 20-minute song titled, â€œâ€¦And the Day Turned to Night.â€ If that doesn’t sound like a drug experience, then I don’t know what would! Not recognized by the dictionary, Shpongle is an umbrella term for feeling positive and euphoric emotions. Shpongle is a new world of traditional sounds, acoustic guitars, Moroccan drums, Turkish operatic singing, cello, double bass, backing vocals and silver flute blended together with computer wizardry. SOUNDS DOPE!
This year, the pair will be joined by Phutureprimitive, who places significant emphasis on melody, bass lines, and percussion in their productions, and their works often demonstrate an influence from Downtempo and Dubstep. The duo is comprised of the downtempo-leaning Psychill and DJ/producer, Rain. Their second release, Kinetik takes a much more dancier and upbeat than previous works, so expect a high energy performance to warm you up for Shpongle!
We were lucky enough to snab a pair of tickets to give away, thanks to our pals over at Opus One Productions. They’re constantly bringing in great shows to the PGH, so be sure to check out their other offerings. We’re going to do this one Party Pooper style, so here’s a refresher. Simply leave a comment below and guess what PGH establishment this piece of bathroom graffiti belongs to. We will select a winner at random from the pool of correct entries and announce it on Thursday the 29th, the day of the show. Good luck and happy party poopin’! Don’t forget to Shpongle.
Hint: The color of this bathroom’s stalls are the same as the color closely identified with the holiday we just celebrated on Saturday.