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Blind Pig

208 S. First St. [map]
996-8555
blindpigmusic.com

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/calendar.

 
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May 1: London Beck

Local R&B singer-songwriter. Openers: Karissa Bone, a Detroit-area R&B and rock 'n' soul singer-songwriter, and Lily Talmers, a pop-folk singer-songwriter. $5-$8.

May 2: The Slackers

Ska and rocksteady by this popular New York City band that fleshes out its sound with everything from the traditional horns to pedal steel guitar and violin. "The Slackers are perhaps the best and the brightest of American ska to date; they reinvent their sound with each album, keeping the music fresh, alive, and relevant," says AllMusic.com reviewer Margaret Crandall. Opener: Green Room Rockers, an Indiana ska band. $14 ($18 at the door).

May 3: Lushh

WMU student electronic hip-hop-oriented jazz-soul fusion quintet. Openers: the Grand Rapids progressive soul quintet Earth Radio, the local funk-rock septet Liquid Thickness, and the southeast Michigan avant-jazz quintet Beartrap. $10.

May 6: Deer Tick

All ages admitted. Veteran Providence (RI) alt-rock Americana band. $25 ($28 at the door). 8-11 p.m.

May 8: Political Lizard

Grand Rapids-area pop-rock quartet. Openers: the Saline post-emo math rock quartet Bad Television, the Howell depressive emo-rock quartet Impartial Hearts, and Bombastic Dream Pussy, the stage name of Ferndale dream-pop singer-songwriter Hayley McNichol. $5-$8.

May 9: Overdrive Orchestra

Detroit stoner rock quintet. Opener: Gasoline Gypsies, a Detroit rock 'n' roll quartet. $8-$11.

May 11: Disaster Relief

Local all-star ensemble led by guitarist-keyboardist Darrin James whose music mixes elements of funk, jazz, Afrobeat, rock, and blues. With trumpeter Ross Huff and saxophonists Dan Bennett, Tim Haldeman, and Molly Jones fronting a rhythm section of bassist Brennan Andes and drummer Rob Avsharian. Opener: Liquid Monk, a Detroit funk-rock jam quintet. $10.

May 16: Luke Winslow-King

Cadillac-bred Americana singer-songwriter and guitarist who currently lives in New Orleans, Winslow-King specializes in a style of prewar pop music steeped in blues and jazz, along with originals in the same vein. $10 ($12 at the door).

May 18: "Maydaze."

With Jackson singer-songwriter Man & Moon, the Sterling Heights pop band Weeknight Motion, the area blues-rock duo Red Brick Road, the Saline rock band Idiobliss, the pop band Anomaly, local pop-soul singer-songwriter Denae, and local singer-songwriter J Donahey. $10 ($12 at the door).

May 22: Conrad Shock + The Noise

Grand Rapids blues-rock garage band. Openers: Ma Baker, a local funk-rock quartet, and Liquid Thickness, a local funk- rock septet . $7-$10.

May 22: Conrad Shock + The Noise

Grand Rapids blues-rock garage band. Openers: Ma Baker, a local funk-rock quartet, and Liquid Thickness, a local funk- rock septet . $7-$10.

May 25: Tim Meadows

A Highland Park native who's best known from his 10-year run as a cast member of SNL, Meadows is an actor-comic whose stand-up act blends personal and pop culture musings with a lot of bantering with his audience. $20 ($25 at the door).

May 30: Jay Electronica

Veteran New Orleans rapper. Openers: the local hip-hop collective 7 Chakraz, the Ypsilanti hip-hop ensemble Approachable Minorities, and local hip-hop MC Tru Klassik. $28.

June 1: Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers

Lansing pop-funk and soul quartet led by singer-songwriter Hertler. Opener: Jacob Sigman, a Toledo folk-rock singer- songwriter. $10 ($15 at the door).

June 5: Light Scene Factory

Detroit electronic dance music duo. Openers: Alluvial Fans, a Detroit postpunk rock trio, and Torus Eyes, a Detroit electronic music duo. $5-$8.

June 6: Normal Park

Ypsilanti punk quartet. Openers: the Atlanta experimental rock band Harvey Waters, the local indie rock band In a Daydream, and Ship & Sail, the stage name of Ypsilanti Americana singer-songwriter Colin Haggerty. $8.

June 7: Prince's Birthday Party

DJ dance party with DJ Psycho, DJ Scotty D, and Dante LaSalle. $5 (before 10 p.m., free).

June 8: The Insiders

Kalamazoo-based Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers tribute sextet. $15 ($20 at the door).

June 12: Pretoria

Grand Rapids alt-rock quartet. Openers: the Mount Pleasant emo- punk quartet Car Crash Rhetoric,the local pop-rock sextet The Roundabouts, and the Grand Rapids rock band Anonymous Phone Call. $8 ($10 at the door).

June 13: Eerie Point

Toledo indie rock quintet. Openers: Naked Shark, a local psychedelic funk blues rock jam band, and Horace the Van, an Ypsilanti space-grunge trio, $7-$10.

June 14: Lochaven

Clarkston rock trio. Openers: the Detroit indie rock quartet Read the Sun, the Detroit-area alt-rock band King Entropy, the Frankenmuth indie rock trio Loud Thoughts, and the Saginaw electronic-pop dance band Badlnd. $7-$10.

June 15: Ma Baker

Local funk-rock quartet. Openers: Pajamas, a local pop-rock jam trio, and Biomassive, a Traverse City electronic jam band that plays originals and Grateful Dead covers. $10.

June 19: Atomic Omelet

Local funkified ska-punk quartet. Openers: the Detroit punk-rock band Turnt, the Detroit surf-punk band Any Island, and the local rock band Stop Watch. $7-$10.

June 20: "Fuzz Fest VI."

June 20-22. With 30-minute sets by 11 different area heavy rock bands each night, $10 ($12 at the door) cover per night, $20 for a 3-day pass. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Tonight: Headliner is the veteran Ferndale postpunk art- rock band Child Bite. Openers Wizard Union, Cruthu, Super Thing, Zzvava, Las Drogas, Trout, You Look Poor, Cosmic Light Shapes, Strange Flavors, and Towner.

June 21: "Fuzz Fest VI."

June 20-22. With 30-minute sets by 11 different area heavy rock bands each night, $10 ($12 at the door) cover per night, $20 for a 3-day pass. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Tonight: Headliner is the Detroit thrash band S.N.A.F.U. Openers: Bubak, Temple of the Fuzz Witch, King under the Mountain, Midas, Electric Huldra, Whaler, The Jackpine Snag, Slumlord Radio, The Liars Circle, and Orc.

June 22: "Fuzz Fest VI."

June 20-22. With 30-minute sets by 11 different area heavy rock bands each night, $10 ($12 at the door) cover per night, $20 for a 3-day pass. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Tonight: Headliner is the Detroit punk-surf garage band The Amino Acids. Openers: Human Skull, Scissor Now!, Toe Cutter, Krillin, Cyrano Jones, Kommander, Loose Koozies, Vapourbile, The Real Cool Fuzz Band, and Doctor Peter Larson.




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