City Slang: Maria Rose & the Swiss Kicks to headline the Blind Pig

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Ann Arbor’s Maria Rose & the Swiss Kicks, fronted by pole fitness instructor Maria Rose, will play the Blind Pig in their home town on August 2 with Charlie Slick and Tunde Olanrian. Doors are at 10 and cover is $5.

The band describes its music as having a “healthy heaping of sensuality spiced with sprinkles of naughtiness.”

Rose says, “to me music is mind, heart, body, and soul. My goal every time I share my music is to let it completely take me over, make me whole again and to inspire the audience to join me. That’s what I’m looking for when I go to see live music, and that’s what I try to give people.” Their songs talk openly and honestly of both the trials and triumphs of life. They sing stories of lust, love, depression, and even of the big bad wolf in Little Red Riding Hood. Rose thinks that the wolf was, “wrongly accused and never really got to tell his side of the story so I finally gave him the chance.”

Back in August of last year, we reviewed the band and said, “Gloriously difficult to categorize, there’s some Beth Orton in there, maybe a splash of Tori Amos, some Latin music, and shit-loads more. Most importantly, it’s a genuine, honest and adorable album, full of heart, soul and great songs.

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