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Blind Pig

208 S. First St. [map]

This local club, renovated during its long COVID-enforced hiatus, resumes its live music programming late this month with shows most Wed.-Sat. and occasional other nights, 9 p.m.-1 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

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September 1: Alex Bamford

Young hip-hop singer-songwriter and electronic musician from West Chester County (NY). $25-$70.

September 2: Demon Breath

Willis heavy metal band. Openers: Heavy Hush, a southern Michigan blues-rock garage band, and Unknown Crowe, a southern Michigan trio that plays noisy, frenetic postgrunge garage rock. $10.

September 3: Magic City Hippies

All ages admitted. Miami-based psych-pop funk band. Opener: Cool Company, a self-styled "future R&B" duo. $20.

September 4: Funkwagon and Sabbatical Bob

Double bill. Funkwagon is a Burlington (VT) funk-rock band, and Sabbatical Bob is a versatile local horn-fired funk sextet. Opener: Midnight Mercedes, a local funk quartet fronted by vocalist Dominique Byrd. $10.

September 9: Parti! and Avalanche.

Double bill. $10. 8 p.m.-midnight.

September 10: Die Laughing

Primal metal music by this southeast Michigan quartet. "If you thrive for the meaty intensity of Helmet with the fire of early Mastodon, then you need Die Laughing in your life," says Loud Hailer critic Chuck Marshall. Openers: Michigan metal bands M-102 and Die-Sect. $10.

September 11: "Whip Jams Live in Concert."

Showcase of up-and-coming southeast Michigan musical acts hosted by local pop-oriented hip-hop singer-songwriter Nadim Azzam. With Ann Arbor-based singer-producer Kyler Wilkins (aka Ki5), the synth-pop duo Mirror Monster, Ann Arbor-based neo-soul singer Dani Darling, Flint-based rapper D. Vaughn the Illest, and Detroit hip-hop artist Pariis Noel. $10. 8 p.m.-midnight.

September 16: Deer Tick

All ages admitted. Veteran Providence (RI) alt-rock Americana band. Opener: Cedric Burnside, an acclaimed blues singer- songwriter & electric guitarist who got his start as the drummer in the band of his grandfather, Mississippi hill country blues icon R.L. Burnside. $25-$30. 8 p.m.-midnight.

September 17: Jacob Sigman

Toledo folk-rock singer-songwriter. Toledo folk-rock singer- songwriter. Openers: Gravy Train, a local funk band, and Anytime, a local jam band. $10.

September 18: Biomassive

Traverse City electronic jam band that plays originals and covers of the Grateful Dead. $10 ($12 at the door).

September 22: Tank & the Bangas

All ages admitted. Widely acclaimed New Orleans fronted by vocalist Tamona "Tank" Ball whose music absorbs hip-hop, soul, rock, and spoken word idioms. $10-$25. 8 p.m.-midnight.

September 24: Black Note Graffiti

Local progressive metal and alt-rock quintet that tonight is celebrating the release of a vinyl LP. Openers: ZZava, an Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quartet, and Electric Huldra, a local stoner rock trio. $10.

September 25: Disaster Relief

CD release party for Back Into It by this all-star ensemble led by guitarist-organist Darrin James whose music mixes elements of funk, jazz, afrobeat, rock, and blues. "Delicious soul-funk, innovative and brisk…played with fervent passion and oodles of sonic heat," says writer Randall Radik. With trumpeter Ross Huff, saxophonists Dan Bennett & Tim Haldeman, keyboardist Josef Deas, and percussionist Randall Moore fronting a rhythm section of bassist Brennan Andes and drummer Rob Avsharian. Openers: Scotty Karate, one-man postpunk honky-tonk rock 'n' roll band from Chelsea who also has a new CD (Always Honey), and Disaster Relief frontman Darrin James. $10.

September 29: Men I Trust

All ages admitted. Montreal dreampop quintet fronted by vocalist Emmanuelle Proulx. Opener: Michael Seyer, a young L.A.-bred dream pop singer-songwriter. $18-$22. 8:30 p.m.- midnight.

September 30: Cas Haley

All ages admitted.. Reggae-inflected folk-rock by this Texas singer-songwriter who recently won Lincoln Motor Company's "Chart Your Course" competition. Opener: Dacota Muckey & the Trip, an Indianapolis psychedelic blues-rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. $18. 8 p.m.-midnight.

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