Live on Stage: This Weekend at the Blind Pig


Friday, Aug. 10
Gypsy with …
Hanz Play, Kent Clark, Mewtrix, Furshur, Knifehouse, and LEGND
Doors: 9 p.m.

We welcome you to join us for a special showcase of the best of what the
Midwest has to offer, both in Music and Culture. We are a group of individuals pushing ideals and music boundaries, along with creating genre-bending mixes of pure sound. The Music comes from what we love & how our continental region manifests it!

Secret after party with mystery djs, some of your favorite djs, and loads of fun!!

Saturday, Aug. 11
with Sound & Shape
and Human Skull
Doors: 8 p.m.

When At the Drive-In announced a hiatus in March 2001, co-founder Jim Ward (vocals/guitar) immediately started working with bandmates Paul Hinojos (guitar) and Tony Hajjar (drums) under the Sparta moniker. El Paso native and Belknap bassist Matt Miller joined the band several months later. Within a year, the punk-inspired four-piece had a deal with Dreamworks, and in March 2002, released the Austere EP. Five months later, Sparta issued the full-length, Wiretap Scars. The band returned two years later with the ambitious Porcelain, and North American tours followed into 2005. In May of that year, the band announced the departure of founding member Paul Hinojos, and before year’s end, ex-Engine Down/Denali guitarist Keeley Davis was added to the lineup. A deal with Hollywood followed in early 2006, resulting in the album Threes that same year. Ward has also recorded with El Paso poet Bobby Byrd for the 2006 collaboration How Will We Know When We’re Dead. ~ MacKenzie Wilson

Sunday, Aug. 12
No cover / Doors: 8 p.m.
In Japan, it has long been common to provide musical entertainment at a dinner or a party. In 1971, Daisoki Inoue, a Japanese drummer musician, made a tape recorder-like machine that played songs for a 100-yen coin each – and leased them out so that the stores did not have to buy new songs on their own. Soon, new businesses called karaoke boxes, with compartmented rooms, became popular.

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