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The Blind Pig

Oxford Blues Festival reloads this weekend

OXFORD TOWN – The 2012 version of the Oxford Blues Festival reloads this weekend all around Oxford and the Oxford Square. The event kicks off at the University Museum on Friday at 4 and ends at Foxfire Ranch in Marshall County on Sunday featuring some of the hottest blues acts and musicians in the country. Effie Burt (pictured here) returns as part of this year’s festival. Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 988 has full details of this weekend’s blues activities. (July 19, 2012, Page 7)

EDUganda benefit set for The Blind Pig this Friday

OXFORD TOWN – EDUganda (formerly Hope for Africa established in 2007) is an organization touting a mission of providing basic opportunities to the people of Uganda — more specifically, ensuring that Ugandan children are given access to quality education. On Friday night (Feb 24), The Blind Pig will play host to a concert benefitting the humanitarian group. Local bands Aerial Attack and The Da Vincis will provide the jam. Turn to Page 12 in Oxford Town No. 967 for more information about this important event. (February 23, 2012, Page 12)

MouseRocket and others to rock the Pig this Saturday

OXFORD TOWN – The Memphis-based band, MouseRocket, shares a triple-bill this Saturday night ( Oct. 8 ) at The Blind Pig with Overnight Lows and headliner E Meters. Page 16 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has music beat writer Kate Anthony’s focus on the concert and an in-depth look at the fiery band from Memphis that’s been rocking our area for over 10 years. Pictured here is MouseRocket guitarist/singer/songwriter Alicja Trout. (October 6, 2011, Page 16)

John Paul Keith returns to Oxford via The Blind Pig

OXFORD TOWN – Memphis rocker and Knoxville native John Paul Keith will roll into Oxford and The Blind Pig on Friday, Sept. 9. Oxford Town music beat writer Kate Anthony gives you a heads up about the show, Keith and his band on Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (September 8, 2011, Page 8)

Vacant Fever, Elemovements to rock The Blind Pig this Saturday

OXFORD TOWN – The Oregon duo, Vacant Fever, will perform at the Blind Pig this Saturday (May 28). Also on the bill will be Oxford’s own funk masters, Elemovements. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has more information about Vacant Fever and its inaugural performance in Oxford. (May 26, 2011, Page 5)

To Light A Fire to light up The Blind Pig

OXFORD TOWN – The indie/alternative band, To Light A Fire, is headed to Oxford and The Blind Pig for its debut show. Members of the band include Tyler Cody (guitar), Shane Cardinal (bass), Alison Smolin (pictured-drums), Ben Smolin (keyboards/vocals) and Andrew Flickinger (guitar). Catch the rising Birmingham band tomorrow night (Friday, May 20) for an improvised show at The Blind Pig and be sure to check out a feature on the band on Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (May 19, 2011, Page 9)

Blind Pig preps for Double Decker weekend

The Blind Pig joins the celebration by planning tons of entertainment (including Aaron Hall – pictured), food and drink specials for this very special Double Decker weekend in Oxford. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Beth Ziegenhorn’s coverage of one of the coolest bars and restaurants in town and its plans for the ensuing DD invasion. (April 28, 2011, Page 8)

The Blind Pig to host Thacker Mountain Radio benefit

OXFORD TOWN – Tyler Keith (pictured) is among an all-star cast of Oxford musicians that will perform Thursday night (April 21) at The Blind Pig to help raise money for Thacker Mountain Radio. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details of how a host of local musicians are collaborating to help the popular local radio show. (April 21, 2011, Page 5)

Tate Moore and The Cosmic Door to play Blind Pig

OXFORD TOWN – “A Kudzu Kings reunion of sorts” hits the Square as Tate Moore and The Cosmic Door — including Dave Woolworth, Robert Chaffe and Forest Parker — join forces this Saturday (July 24) for a concert at Blind Pig. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Kate Anthony’s coverage of what should prove to be a classic, hometown show featuring pizza guru and one of Oxford’s favorite musicians, Tate Moore. (July 22, 2010, Page 8)

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