Last week I was giving Comet Ping Pong a hard time for only having a crappy, uninformative MySpace page. I assumed they'd be like the Velvet Lounge and wait four years before finishing their new site. I was wrong! They've got themselves a real live site.
The concept behind Comet Ping Pong is genius. It incorporates many of my favorite things: pizza (I'm not called Jumbo Slice for nothing), music, beer (they even have Dale's Pale Ale), and ping pong. All they need to do is hire a bunch of midgets and I'll move back to DC and call the place home.
Once upon a time, I was a killer ping pong player. I won tournaments and everything (I have the trophies to prove it). Growing up I had two huge older brothers that towered over me. One sport that nullified that advantage: ping pong. If horse racing is the sport of kings, ping pong is the sport of weaklings (which I was in high school). What happens when those weaklings grow up? That's right, they often become indie music loving hipsters. That's where Comet Ping Pong comes in.
In just a short time they've featured some good bands: Revival, The Apes, Double Dagger, Ringo Deathstarr, and on Sunday they'll have Tussle. Not too shabby. Of course, they don't have any other shows lined up after this weekend but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt this time and assume more good bands are on the way.