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Blind Pig

208 S. First St. [map]

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

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September 1: Tequila Deer

Ypsilanti metal-inflected pop-punk quartet. Openers: the Pinckney shoegazer and Sunbleached, the local indie rock band Silver Age, and the Detroit pop-rock quintet You Rest, You Joy Life.

September 5: Ricochet the Kid

Alternative pop-rock quartet from somewhere in Michigan. Openers: the Allen Park alt-rock trio Labour Day Weekend, the St. Joseph (MI) emo-based pop-punk trio The Garbage Guys, and the local indie rock band Seaholm. $5-$8.

September 6: Scissor Now!

Local sax-driven postpunk drum 'n' bass trio. Openers: Damien Done the stage name of postpunk noir-pop singer-songwriter Damien Moyal, former frontman of the 90s hardcore band As Friends Rust, and Vapourbile, experimental drone band. $5.

September 7: Stormy Chromer

Local progressive jam-rock quartet. $10-$13.

September 8: The Macpodz

Immensely popular veteran local jam band that plays an invigorating mix of R&B, soul, rock, and hard jazz it calls "disco bebop." With guest DJ Cataclysmic. $10.

September 12: Sapona

Detroit posthardcore quartet. Openers: DartMouth, a Dearborn Heights punk quartet, and Pull Back, a Detroit- area rock band. $5-$8.

September 14: Naughty Professor

Horn-driven jazz-funk with a decidedly contemporary edge by this New Orleans sextet that's known for its explosive live performances. $12 ($14 at the door).

September 15: 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, saxophonists Dan Bennett, Tim Haldeman, and Molly Jones fronting a rhythm section of bassist Brennan Andes and drummer Rob Avsharian. Opener: On the Sun, a Brooklyn rock 'n' soul quartet whose music also includes elements of funk, Americana, jazz, and psychedelia. $10.

September 17: Lawrence

Acclaimed pop-soul ensemble fronted by the sibling duo of Clyde and Gracie Lawrence, whose music is steeped in 60s soul and R&B idioms from Motown to Muscle Shoals. $12 ($15 at the door).

September 19: White Denim

Austin jam-oriented rock 'n' roll quartet known for its stylistic versatility and unusual song structures. Uncut calls it an "extraordinary foursome" whose music "flips through a crateful of classic rock tropes, yet sounds spankingly 'now.'" Opener: Rotem Sivan, a NYC jazz-rock fusion trio. $15.

September 21: Michigander

All ages admitted. The stage name of Kalamazoo-bred indie rock singer-songwriter Jason Singer. Openers: the Detroit folk-rock quartet Brother Elsey, the Detroit indie rock singer- songwriter Jake LeMond, and the Midland alt-rock quartet Leland Blue. $12 ($14 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight.

September 23: We Were Promised Jetpacks

Scottish quartet whose oversized guitar-propelled pop-rock has provoked comparisons to U2 and Big Country. $15 ($18 at the door).

September 27: Jeremy Zucker

New Jersey-bred alt-pop singer-songwriter. Opener: Carlie Hanson, a western Wisconsin hip-hop-inflected pop singer- songwriter. $12 ($15 at the door).

September 28: Moon Hooch

This Brooklyn trio plays a saxophone-based brand of nu jazz it dubs "cave music," explaining "it's like house but more wild, more jagged, more free, more natural to live in." $15 ($17 at the door).

September 30: "Wizard Fest: A Harry Potter Party."

Dance party with DJs. Harry Potter costume contest, with cash prizes & goodie bags. $15 ($20 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight.

October 3: The Patient Zeros

Bluesy folk and rock 'n' roll trio from Denver. Openers: the Detroit postpunk psychedelic pop-rock quintet Honeybabe, the Livonia postgrunge garage rock band Bear Bones, and the Detroit indie rock band Painted Shapes. $5-$8.

October 4: Chelsea Cutler

All ages admitted. Young electronic dance music singer- songwriter from Connecticut. Opener: Christian French, an Indiana University electronic-pop singer-songwriter. $10 ($12 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight.

October 5: The Anders Orange

Local progressive rock duo of twin brothers Chris and Nick Brandon. Openers: Michigan Left, an alternative rock band, and Goldblum, an indie rock quartet. $10 ($13 at the door). 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

October 6: Emancipator Ensemble

Electronica ensemble led by Portland (OR) DJ-composer Douglas Appling. $20. 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

October 10: 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.

October 11: Medasin

Stage name of Grant Nelson, an acclaimed electronic music DJ- composer from Dallas. $15.

October 12: Mustard Plug

High-energy, theatrical postpunk ska by this popular Grand Rapids ensemble that's been a Blind Pig favorite for more than 25 years. Openers: Elvis Hitler, a veteran Detroit psychobilly band fronted by singer-songwriter Jim Leedy, and The Abruptors, a Buffalo ska-soul septet. $12 ($14 at the door).

October 13: Tigers Jaw

Scranton (PA) pop-rock band. Openers: The Sidekicks, a northeastern Ohio rock band, and Cherry, a Philadelphia rock band. $15 ($17 at the door).

October 17: Day Sleeper

East Lansing psychedelic rock quartet. Openers: the Flint-area indie rock band Sweet Pea Band, the Michigan rock band Social Queues, and the Detroit rock quartet Samaritan. $5-$8. .

October 18: Joey Dosik

L.A.-based pop-soul singer-songwriter whose music blends elements of soul, afrobeat, and jazz. He got his start as a keyboardist in the popular local nu-jazz jam band My Dear Disco $20 ($22 at the door).

October 20: Captain Ivory Captain Ivory

Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quintet-now based in Nashville-whose influences range from Muddy Waters to Led Zeppelin to Radiohead and Jack White. Opener: Black Irish, a Detroit blues-rock quartet. $10-$13.

October 24: Max Frost

All ages admitted. Austin alternative pop-rock singer- songwriter. Opener: Mikey Mike, an eccentric alt-pop singer- songwriter whose influences range from Stevie Nicks to Kurt Cobain to Kanye West. $15 ($17 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight.

October 25: Fred Thomas

Nationally known veteran local indie rock singer-songwriter whose brand-new CD, Aftering, loosely modeled on Neil Young's On the Beach, is a 9-song collection featuring his signature blend of soaring melodies with experimental pop that moves from jumpy two minute blasts into a suite of 4 protracted moody pieces. Openers: Anna Burch, a Detroit pop-rock singer-songwriter who cites Elliott Smith and the Canadian dream pop band Alvvays as influences, and Common Holly, the stage name of Montreal noir folk-rock singer-songwriter Brigitte Naggar. $15.

October 27: The Bang!

Valentine's Day edition of the popular dance party with this local DJ collective that plays garage and 70s rock.

October 28: Mirah

All ages admitted. The stage name of Brooklyn chanteuse Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn, a veteran chamber pop singer-songwriter known for her striking voice, "a versatile coo," in the words of a Pitchfork reviewer, "that can flit from low, sultry tones to high, airy falsetto in one breath." Opener: Sarah Beth Tomberlin, a young Louisville pop-folk singer-songwriter. $12 ($14 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight.

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