Blind Pig

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Ann Arbor, Detroit MI, United States

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http://www.blindpigmusic.com/

Ann Arbor has always been a cultural oasis of sorts - a plateau that protrudes through the lackluster blandness of small-town midwestern life, that provides a unique stepping stone between the industrial sprawl of Detroit and the thriving bustle of Chicago.
While this is due largely to the magnitude and diversity of our beloved “U,” the quality of Ann Arbor’s “scene” owes a lion’s share to the reciprocal dialog between the artistic movements - specifically musical ones - that have taken place over the years in those two midwestern giants.

As a result of its location, Ann Arbor has been enriched by such legendary hotbeds of hipness as the Chicago blues scene, Motown R’n’B, early-’70s Detroit punk and early-’90s Detroit techno.

Jimi Hendrix once played here, as did John Lennon. Punk prognosticators Iggy Pop and The MC5 played some of their earliest gigs right inside our own Student Union. George Clinton lives right down the road in Jackson, as does that notorious king of ’70s cheese metal Ted Nugent.

Throughout the years The Blind Pig, a popular local nightclub and concert venue, has played an instrumental role in the ushering in and showcasing of this musical activity. Since its incarnation almost 30 years ago, The Blind Pig has gone through several phases, each of which has been equally notable in the annals of Ann Arbor’s cultural diary.

Two University seniors, Tom Isaia and Jerry Delgiudice, started the club in 1971.

Contact Information

Address
208 S. First St.
Ann Arbor, Detroit MI 48104
United States
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Phone
+1 (734) 996-8555
Web
blindpigmusic.com/

Past Events

Saturday 14 November 2015
Turquoise JeepConcert Blind Pig
Ann Arbor, Detroit MI, United States
42.280411 -83.751118

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Monday 19 October 2015
Boys LifeConcert Blind Pig
Ann Arbor, Detroit MI, United States
42.280411 -83.751118

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Monday 12 October 2015
WidowspeakConcert Blind Pig
Ann Arbor, Detroit MI, United States
42.280411 -83.751118
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Friday 9 October 2015
Russian CirclesConcert Blind Pig
Ann Arbor, Detroit MI, United States
42.280411 -83.751118

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Monday 5 October 2015
Gene WeenConcert Blind Pig
Ann Arbor, Detroit MI, United States
42.280411 -83.751118

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Thursday 1 October 2015
The GrowlersConcert Blind Pig
Ann Arbor, Detroit MI, United States
42.280411 -83.751118

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  • incetardis

    hey somebody took pictures here for some detroit scene website or something and i can't remember and would like to see my pictures, just wondering if anyone knows?

    October 2010
  • si0uxsie

    LoveYouSomeEric is a sucky baby.

    April 2008
  • Room215

    Haha. The pig rocks. Sorry the staff wouldn't serve you an appletini. Yeah the place smells rank, it's a smoky bar with poor ventilation. There is usually a pretty strong crowd especially if the group is any good. The staff are friendly if you are nice to them. Some of my favorite shows have been there.

    December 2007
  • LoveYouSomeEric

    Hands down the worst venue in Michigan. No joke. The crowd is consistently full of shitty people and the staff is far, FAR worse. The setup is horrible; you can't really see the stage from anywhere but right up front. The downstairs where the bathrooms are (the 8-Ball) smells like stale beer and urine. Fuck the Pig. It would take a lot for me to ever return. Why good artists play there baffles me.

    October 2007
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