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The Best of Ann Arbor 2011

BY DAILY ARTS STAFF

Published April 10, 2011


Live Music: The Blind Pig

Dark. Grimy. Sticky. These are the words that come to mind when thinking of the home of Ann Arbor’s underground music scene, the Blind Pig. But most people would agree, that’s part of its charm.

Though its shows can be as hit-or-miss as the dart players downstairs, ranging from the obscurely talented to the downright bizarre, one thing the music venue is always good for is parties. With throwback beats and outrageous costumes, the joint’s monthly Soul Club rarely disappoints. Similarly impressive are its more sporadic parties known as Bang!s, each one thematically adapted for whichever holiday it appears on (Halloween, New Year's, Valentine’s, etc.) — though these fêtes are a tad more exclusive (only for the 21 and up).

So if you’re looking for a break from the usual parties and bars or want a music experience a little less PG than the Ark, be sure to check out everyone’s favorite visually challenged farm animal.

—WILL DEFEBAUGH

Jake Fromm/Daily

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