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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Chris Bathgate

The infectious indie rocker fleshes out his simple melodies and charming chord progressions with instrumental embellishments ranging from horns to strings. The strong backbone he gives his songs makes them as raw as they are nuanced. He has carried his Ann Arbor pride with him throughout his 18-year musical journey, often referencing his hometown in his lyrics.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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Old Town Tavern
Upbeat watering hole featuring local beer on tap & a menu of hearty sandwiches & Southwestern fare.
122 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
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Eightball Saloon
Nirvana once played this dim 30-year-old watering hole that's still a live music destination.
208 S 1st St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
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People’s Food Co-Op & Cafe Verde
The People's Food Co-op is Ann Arbor's first natural-foods grocery store.
216 N 4th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
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Frank’s Restaurant
Veteran diner serving signature French toast & pancakes, plus sandwiches & soups in old-school digs.
334 Maynard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
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The Blind Pig

Established as a home for blues musicians, the historical venue has famously hosted acts like Joan Baez, Sonic Youth, Pearl Jam and Nirvana.

208 S 1st St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
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The Ark
The Ark, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a nationally known acoustic and folk music venue. It has been in existence in various locations since 1965. It currently seats about 400 and features more than 300 live performances each year.
316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
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