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The Walkmen, Wilco to play Ann Arbor

1. August 2004 • Brandon
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The implosion of this summer’s Lollapalooza festival has resulted in some real gains for local music fans. Instead of traipsing all the way to Clarkston to see some of today’s best bands at a bland outdoor ampitheater, then dodging $8-beer-vendors for the duration, we’ll now be able to see a few of these acts in more intimate venues right here in Ann Arbor.

This Wednesday, hot New York indie-rockers The Walkmen land at the Blind Pig for a mere $12 (doors 9:30). Do you really have anything more important to do? Be there.

Then, on October 10, widely-beloved Chicagoans Wilco return to town for the first time in nearly two years. A sign of their mushrooming popularity, this time they’ll be playing the 4,100-seat Hill Auditorium instead of the Michigan Theater (cap. 1,700). Ticket info is still forthcoming.



  1. Actually, I think the Michigan Theater capacity is more like 2500.
       —Scott Trudeau    Aug. 1 '04 - 04:52PM    #
  2. Well, not according to their website, anyway.
       —Brandon    Aug. 1 '04 - 05:11PM    #
  3. http://michtheater.org/about.php
       —Brandon    Aug. 1 '04 - 05:11PM    #
  4. Hrm. It’s possible I mis-remembered that… will double-check with my sources. =)
       —Scott Trudeau    Aug. 1 '04 - 08:58PM    #