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
July 5: Cosmic Knot
West Michigan indie rock band. Openers: Funkwagon, a Burlington (VT) funk-rock band, and Jeremiah Mack & Shark Attack, an Ypsilanti acoustic rock trio. $5-$8.
July 6: Chirp
Local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet. Openers: Funk Worthy, a Columbus neo-soul funk sextet, and Liquid Thickness, a local funk-rock septet. $10.
July 10: London Beck
Young local singer-songwriter whose music interweaves strands of hip-hop, pop, soul, and jazz. Openers: Lotus Hotel, the stage name of local singer-songwriter Tim Everett, and MYNA, a local teen alternative hip-hop singer-songwriter. $7.
July 11: Sadat X & El Da Sensei
Duo of renowned veteran NYC alternative hip-hop rappers. Openers: the hip-hop MCs Aztek the Barfly, Leaf Erikson, Mr. Furious, and Nickie P, and DJ Kaos. $15.
July 12: "Summer Breakout"
With Car Crash Jake, Table for One, Avalanche, NEURO, Stereogram, and Module B. $10 ($12 at the door).
July 13: Vest & Tyler
All ages admitted. Live Electronic and video game-inspired dance music. Openers: Bowler Bear, Sandose, and Allium. $10. 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
July 16: Juice
Boston septet whose music is a distinctive electric violin-charged blend of rock, R&B, and hip-hop featuring rich vocal harmonies and anthemic choruses. Openers: Finkel, the L.A.-based pop- soul duo, formerly known as Less Is More, of Michigan-bred husband-and-wife Jan & Brian Spencer, and Naked Shark, an Ypsilanti trio whose music blends psychedelic rock, blues, R&B, funk, and electronic music. $15 ($17 at the door).
July 25: Annie Bacon & Her Oshen / Hoodang
Double bill CD release party. A recent transplant from San Francisco, Bacon is a veteran Americana folk-rock singer- songwriter who is joined by an ad hoc ensemble to showcase material from her new album Nothing Stays the Same. Hoodang, is a local ensemble led by singer-songwriter and guitarist David Rossiter that plays wry, pungent alt-country whose musical roots range from English murder ballads and roadhouse blues to various modes of hardcore country and on its new CD Blue Yodel, a generous helping of insinuating country-rock. Opener: Ed Dupas, a local country-folk Americana singer- songwriter whose influences range from Springsteen to Steve Earle. $10 ($15 at the door). 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
July 26: Fallow Land
Local pop-rock quartet. Openers: the Detroit lo-fi indie rock band Ness Lake and Parkway & Columbia, a Brighton quintet that plays atmospheric, melodic indie rock $10-$13..
July 27: Jamie Kennedy
Veteran actor-comedian best known from his role as Randy Meeks in the first 3 Scream movies. 8-11 p.m. $20-$25.
July 30: Michigan Rattlers
All ages admitted. Countrified rock 'n' roll by this critically acclaimed Petoskey trio, currently based in L.A., that cites AC/DC, Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, and Creedence Clearwater Revival as influences. Openers: Brother Elsey, a Detroit folk-rock quartet, and Adventures with Vultures, the stage name of Plymouth folk-blues singer-songwriter Matt Sauter. $15 ($17 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight.
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