If you played The Dark Side of the Moon or The Wall on repeat, or if you can’t get enough of Syd Barrett, this show is going to knock your socks off and send you back in time. An extra-long, extra-awesome experience, Pinky and the Floyd are making their way to the Music on Main stage for a stellar night featuring tribute music from the 1970s psychedelic rock legends, Pink Floyd. Catch them this Thursday, August 1. But make note, Music on Main lovers. Thursday’s fantastic band is playing a longer show than the average set. So, the opening act is kicking off at 5:30pm. Get there early to see local favorites The Balsamroots take the stage.
Pinky and the Floyd has recently been called the Northwest’s Hottest Pink Floyd Tribute Band. Since its inception in 2008, Pinky has exploded in popularity, selling out nearly every show in the past four years. Their performances strike the perfect balance between intimacy and intensity, and the energy and stage presence are unprecedented. “Veterans of Pink Floyd concerts were almost in awe with the sold-out performance. Pinky and the Floyd produces a wall of sound with all the bricks intact,” says Montana’s Bozone writer Pat Hill. Pinky members are professional working musicians, assembled from genres across the board, culling their expertise to produce what has clearly proven to be a successful musical venture. All told, the members of Pinky and the Floyd are part of more than twenty bands, spanning genres from Americana and vintage swing to hip-hop, jazz, country, salsa, funk, rock, blues, and on and on. Their varied backgrounds allow for a strengthened musicianship showcased in the sounds of Pink Floyd’s breadth of music.
The band consists of Luke Flansburg (guitar, vocals), Dustin Tucker (guitar, vocals), John Sanders (bass), Joe Kirchner (keys), Drew Fleming (drums), Tyler Schultz (keys), Jake Fleming (sax, acoustic guitar), Jeni Fleming (vocals), Krista Barnett (vocals), and Chuck Goodwin (sound engineer). Expect a big sound and an experience you won’t soon forget, featuring songs from the entirety of Pink Floyd’s album collection and something for every type of fan, from Syd Barrett to Division Bell and everything in between.
For the opener, starting at 5:30pm, the all-female six-piece harmonies of the Balsamroots brings a variety of genres from bluegrass and old-time to folk and Americana featuring Mary Neil (vocals, guitar), Molly Grove (vocals, mandolin), Sage Hibberd (vocals, banjo), Mollie Houkom (bass), Rose Hendricks (vocals, fiddle), and Becky Hendricks (vocals, fiddle). After, get ready for the throw-back experience of the summer!
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