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Blind Pig

208 S. First St. [map]

This local music club features live music 4 (Wed.-Sat.) or more nights a week, with a varied assortment of local and out-of-town rock 'n' roll, blues, reggae, and dance bands, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted). Also, occasional early shows, usually 7-10 p.m. Karaoke on Mon.; closed most Sun. & Tues. If there's an opening act, the headliner usually goes on stage between 11:30 p.m. and midnight. Cover, dancing. If advance tickets are sold, they are available at the 8 Ball Saloon (below the club) and at


March 1: Scary Women

Lansing rock 'n' roll quartet. Opening acts are the local teen hard- rock trio Dark Serenity, the Detroit postgrunge rock quartet Space Trash, and the Detroit rock 'n' roll quintet The Lucid Furs.

March 2: Dirty Deville

Local jam-oriented psychedelic prog-rock quartet that tonight celebrates the release of its new CD, Migrate. Opening acts are the Ypsilanti math rock trio Parker Projection, the Ypsilanti pop-folk trio Truman, and the Kalamazoo indie rock trio Cardboard Highway.

March 3: Vast Aire

Veteran NYC underground hip-hop MC best known as a member of the hip-hop duo Cannibal Ox. Opening acts are NYC hip-hop MC Double A.B., the popular local soul-inflected hip-hop singer and rapper Nickie P., and the San Francisco hip-hop ensemble BPos.

March 3: Ces Cru

All age admitted. Kansas City hip-hop duo. Opening acts are G-Mo Skee, a Bay Area hop-hop MC, and Knowledge Da MC, a Lansing hip-hop MC. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

March 8: Kaj Althaus & Hotel Arch

Local alternative rock quintet. Opening acts are 3 other U-M student bands, the blues-rock band Kanem X & the May Moons, the funk-soul sextet Soul Pizza, and the jam band Dove Punch.

March 9: Jacob Sigman

Toledo folk-rock singer-songwriter. Opening acts are The Kelseys, a local rock quartet, and Johanna Baumann, a U-M student electronic musician.

March 10: Justin Nozuka and Good Old War

All ages admitted. Double bill. Nozuka is a Canadian American acoustic singer-songwriter whose music blends rock, folk, and soul, and Good Old War is a Philadephia trio that plays catchy, musically refined folk-rock with flawless vocal harmonies that, according to, "manages to sound like the Flaming Lips fronted by Paul Simon." Opening act is River Matthews, an English folk-rock singer-songwriter. Advance tickets: $20. 8 p.m.-midnight.

March 13: Rhyta Musik Rhyta Musik

Balkan dance party with this local 8-piece Balkan brass band whose music is sprinkled with New Orleans funk flavors. Preceded at 8 p.m. by dance lessons. 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

March 14: Intrepid Travelers

Buffalo psychedelic funk-rock quartet. Opening act is Liquid Thickness, a local funk-rock septet. Advance tickets: $7 ($10 at the door).

March 15: "Empty Mug Showcase."

With 4 U-M student bands on this student-run record label, the synthpop singer-songwriter Clam, the indie rock quartet The Doozers, the indie dreampop brother duo SLPS, and Puppet Shark.

March 17: Theo Katzman

Ann Arbor-bred, NYC-based soul-oriented funk-folk singer- songwriter best known as the former guitarist in My Dear Disco and as a founding member of the nationally known funk ensemble Vulfpeck. Opening act is Bridget Kearney, an Iowa-bred, Boston-based R&B-inflected pop-rock singer-songwriter. Advance tickets: $20.

March 21: Fools for Thought

Opening act is The Fallen Sauce.

March 22: Ryan Caraveo

All ages admitted. Seattle hip-hop rapper-songwriter. Advance tickets: $10 ($12 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight.

March 23: Electric Six

Energetic, irreverent guitar-based rock by this widely acclaimed Detroit quintet whose music has been described as a "bizarre genetic splicing of punk, new wave, disco, and arena rock." Opening act is Northern Faces, a New York State pop-rock trio that recently released its debut CD. Advance tickets: $15.

March 24: Jamie Register & the Damn Thang

Self-styled "Neckbreakinhipsoufunk" by this ensemble led by NYC- based, Ann Arbor-bred bassist Register.

March 25: Parkway & Columbia

Atmospheric, melodic indie rock by this Brighton quintet. Opening acts are the Cleveland rock quartet Runaway Brother, the Akron postpunk indie rock quartet Curtail, and Rella, the stage name of folk-rock singer-songwriter Clare Frachey. 8 p.m.-midnight.

March 27: The Cold Hard Cash Show

Veteran nationally prominent Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Three tribute trio. $10.

March 28: "Made in Michigan Music Fest."

With Lexj, Kyndall Mitchell, Emily Courcy, Vonte Harris, Tracyfatz, Cap, White Noize, Homeboi, Ashtray, Meeks, Pinnable, Major, Caleb J., Virg, C. Note, and other bands TBA. $10 ($15 at the door).

March 30: Stone Clover

Hazel Park quintet that plays a mix of traditional Irish, punk rock, metal, and folk music it calls "Paddy slag." $10.

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