This local club features live music most Wed.-Sat. and occasional other nights, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted). Also, occasional early shows, usually 7-10 p.m. Cover, dancing. Advance tickets sold at the 8 Ball Saloon (below the club) and at blindpigmusic.com
March 5: The Essentials
Reggaefied postpunk surf music by this Toledo quartet. Openers: the Sandusky (OH) hip-hop-inflected reggae-rock sextet Ancient Elephant, the local ska & rocksteady band The Solid Eights, and the Ypsilanti ska-punk band Dirty Notion. $10-$12.
March 7: The Anders Orange / Jake Kershaw
All ages admitted. Double bill. The Anders Orange is the local progressive rock duo of twin brothers Chris and Nick Brandon, and Kershaw is a Marshall (MI) teen blues-rock guitarist. Opener: Brian Fair, a Detroit-area singer-songwriter. $15. 8 p.m.- midnight.
March 11: Social Meteor
Ypsilanti groove-oriented psychedelic rock band Openers: the local funkified ska-punk quartet Atomic Omelet, the pop duo Painted Friends, and Dream About Me. $5.
March 12: Diplomacy
All ages admitted. L.A.-based pop-rock dance duo of Ann Arbor-bred musicians Jack Falahee & Tim Wu. $15 ($20 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight.
March 13: Wakefire
Detroit band whose music blends baroque pop with Celtic rock. Opener: Pictus, a Midwestern drums & bagpipes Celtic-rock dance trio. $15.
March 14: Tiny Moving Parts
All ages admitted. Benson (MN) rock trio. Openers: the Chicago rock quintet Belmont, the Orlando-based progressive pop-punk quintet Capstan, and Jetty Bones, the stage name of Ohio-based alt-pop singer-songwriter Kelc Galluzzo. $20-$23. 8 p.m.-midnight.
March 18: Kat & the Hurricane
Genre- & gender-bending Madison (WI) trio that plays a brand of synth-based pop-rock it calls "sad lesbian music." Openers: Ship & Sail, the stage name of Ypsilanti Americana singer-songwriter Colin Haggerty, and singer-songwriter Luke Powell. $10.
March 19: Deals Gone Slack
Ensemble featuring members of the popular NYC ska and rocksteady band the Slackers. Opener: Solid Eights, a local ska & rocksteady trio. $10.
March 21: "2020 Summer Camp: On the Road Tour"
A series of local acts TBA audition for a spot at #SCamp20, a Memorial Day weekend festival held in Chillicothe (IL). $10.
March 22: Riff Raff
All ages admitted. Self-styled "hip-pop" by this underground rapper from Houston who first gained attention through YouTube that showcased his slapstick and performance art as well as verbal talents. $20-$23.
March 25: "Silent Screams II"
Three local bands perform their original scores live from behind a screen as the audiences watches silent films. Program: Timesnake scores Fritz Lang's 1924 Die Nibelungen, B-Knox scores John S. Robertson's 1920 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and You Look Poor! scores Benjamin Christensen's 1922 Häxan.
March 26: Kayla Drange
Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter. Openers: the Detroit-area alt-rock quartet Maudlin, the Detroit-area postpunk rock trio Fly Parade, the Detroit rock 'n' roll quartet Ixsontra, and the Detroit progressive rock quintet Territorial Chant. $10.
March 28: The Olllam
This virtuosic transatlantic trio of Belfast-born uilleann piper John McSherry, a founding member of the legendary traditional Irish band Lúnasa, and 2 members of the former local Irish-worldbeat fusion band Millish--multi-instrumentalist Tyler Duncan and percussionist Michael Shimmin- is known for lush, trance-like instrumentals it calls "neo-acoustic Celtic post-rock … somewhere between Radiohead and Planxty." $25. 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
March 29: Jack Harlow
All ages admitted. Young Louisville hip-hop rapper. Opener: Guapdad4000, the stage name of hip-hop rapper James Delgado. $22-$80. 8 p.m.-midnight.
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