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Kris Allen showcases underrated talent at The Blind Pig - The Michigan Daily

So yes, I’m biased. But I was determined to look at Allen’s show at The Blind Pig from an objective standpoint. What is it about so many Idol winners that make them one-hit wonders? I wanted to know how it was possible that Allen — one of the most talented male vocalists I had ever seen live in concert — could now be without the backing of a major label backing his artistry and playing an Ann Arbor show that didn’t even come close to selling out.

It’s been a tough year for Allen, no doubt. After being dropped by RCA Records shortly after releasing his sophomore album, Thank You Camellia , Allen took on the role of an entrepreneur. Horizons was released through Allen’s independently managed DogBear Records in mid-August and, much like the rest of his work, it was another example of his consistent trademark sound.

Yet, it was different. A head-on car accident last year left him with a broken wrist and several months of rehabilitation, forcing him to relearn how to play guitar in a style more heavily focused on finger plucking. Horizons paints a more nuanced picture, with songs that are softer and a little less focused on the powerful chords that drove many of Allen’s earlier works.

While the focus of Allen’s show did seem to be more on his newly released album, it was clear that he couldn’t hold up the audience with those songs alone. The tracks are sweet, soft and meaningful in their lyrics, but aren’t melodically memorable enough to stick with an audience only two weeks after their release. On top of that, none of the songs have the keen-edged refrains that excite the average millennial audience.

Of course, Allen couldn’t go without substituting some of his slower Horizon tracks with some fan favorites. As he belted out “Live Like We’re Dying” — Allen’s first release on the onset of winning “Idol” — very few of his fans restrained themselves from singing along. More upbeat tracks like...


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  • Kris Allen showcases underrated talent at The Blind Pig

    09/02/14 ,via The Michigan Daily

    But I was determined to look at Allen's show at The Blind Pig from an objective standpoint. What is it about so many Idol winners that make them one-hit wonders? I wanted to know how it was possible that Allen — one of the most talented male vocalists

  • The Blind Pig's Building a New Trough

    It's only been a year or so, but the young owner of Rancho Santa Margarita's the Blind Pig has already secured his second location, which undoubtedly puts him on the path to a full-on empire. Tony Monaco was just 25 when he opened the lakeside

  • High school friends join forces for Jaded Incorporated

    09/10/14 ,via The Detroit News

    Jaded Incorporated's homecoming show Saturday night at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor has been a long time in the making. The show marks the first local performance for the duo, comprising soul singer Mayer Hawthorne and hip-hop producer 14KT. Both Ann 

  • ASU fraternity life: An endangered tradition

    09/11/14 ,via The State Press

    Like many incoming freshmen, I came to college expecting my weekends to be full of house parties with supermodels, kegs and the occasional pig running through the house. Instead, I found that fraternity row had been knocked down. Former Interfraternity

  • 5 of the Most Exciting Cities in Illinois

    09/10/14 ,via Huffington Post

    Despite the Movoto real estate blog calling some places in Illinois boring for their nonexistent nightlife and sparse food offerings (plus corn fields and flat expanses won't hold many people's attention for long), the blog also named some of the most

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  • Kina Grannis gives a thoughtful, passionate show at the Blind Pig

    10/20/14 ,via Michigan Daily

    It was packed on Sunday night when singer-songwriter Kina Grannis brought her all to the Blind Pig, whisking audiences away with an entrancing, storytelling performance. Alternating between tracks in her latest release, Elements, and her 2010 album ...

  • L.A.-based singer/songwriter Kina Grannis to play at the Blind Pig on Sunday

    10/18/14 ,via MLive

    A singer/songwriter who got her start by winning the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest in 2008, Kina Grannis, will play a show on Sunday, October 19 at 7 p.m. at the Blind Pig, 208 S. 1st. St. in Ann Arbor. Tickets cost $20, available in advance at www ...

  • James’ Brand New Blog

    10/27/14 ,via Canoe

    Stephens & Willow Walker & the Vees are at the Shire on Thursday . . . . undated photograph courtesy of Having just enjoyed ace Hamilton duo The Vaudevillian at the VibraFusionLab’s Blind Pig on Saturday as part of the ...

  • Detroit Tigers 2014 Player Grades: Alex Avila continues to fall

    10/22/14 ,via Motor City Bengals

    Have you ever heard the expression “the blind pig finds the acorn every once in a while”? That expression sums up Alex Avila’s 2014 season. It’s sad to see a played decay like Avila is; it seems like it was yesterday he was the AL’s starting ...

  • Triangulatin': How the Knicks build a strong-side pick-and-roll

    10/21/14 ,via Posting and Toasting

    Last week, we looked at how the weak side of the Triangle offense can create easy baskets off backdoor "blind pig" cuts to the rim. Let's look at something else the Knicks tried (with limited success) Monday night against the Bucks. If you go back and ...


  • The Sty of the Blind Pig

    Dramatists Play Service, Inc.. 1972. ISBN: 0822210916,9780822210917. 72 pages.

    A cleverly constructed trio of interrelated plays by a master of comedy, which offers three antic, yet compassionate, views of a usually serious subject. The plays, all utilizing the same basic set, and with identical casting requirements, may be presente

  • The Blind Pig

    Grove Press. 2000. ISBN: 0802137067,9780802137067. 228 pages.

    When a police officer shoots an armed intruder, who turns out to be a mob hitman, and two other contract killers attack a jukebox, Detective Sergeant Mulheisen finds himself caught in the middle of a gun-running scheme. Reprint.

  • The Sty of the Blind Pig and Other Plays

    1973. 157 pages.


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