Friday, October 31, 2014

Hip In Detroit Has You Covered with Last Minute Costume Ideas!

Halloween is officially here and chances are you either don't have a costume yet or you already ruined your awesome costume at all of the parties last weekend. Well, fear not. We have perused the interwebs for some of the best and easiest costume ideas out there!

Rosie the Riveter- Red bandanna and a blue button down shirt and you're good to go! Empower women and look cute too. (Who said feminists can't be cute?) Here's a video that gives you some tips on how to do your hair and makeup!

Facebook- It didn't go over so well for Jim, but if your fellow party goers are a little more hip to the times than the characters on The Office, you should get a laugh or two. Add in The Office reference and it's a double win.

Kid/Baby- Everyone did this a time or two when they were a teenager. Throw on some PJs, put your hair in pigtails, draw a few freckles on, and grab your favorite stuff animal. You'll be comfier than everyone else all night and you don't have to change into pajamas at the end of the night!

Ghost- Go old school. Be a ghost. If you have a white sheet, you are in business.

Nickleback- This one is pretty corny, but pretty fun too. Have a bunch of nickles? Attach them to the back of your shirt and voila, you are Nickle Back! Get it???

 If you have a sheet, but you don't want to be a ghost you can always take the more offensive route! We've seen a lot of renditions on this costume, but basically all you need is a white sheet or white clothes, a rope, and some red dye or food coloring. You get the idea.

Dead Person/Zombie/Something Dead- Got some makeup? Or even dirt and red jelly? Be a dead version of yourself, the dead version of whatever your were last year, a zombie, etc. Just look pale, rub some dirt on yourself and your clothes, and look bloody. (We're not sure if the jelly thing will work, but if you don't have fake blood, it's worth a try!)

Nerd- If you have glasses, this one will be pretty easy to do. Mismatch your clothes, hike your pants up a bit, stick a few pencils in your pocket or carry around some books. Easy peasy!

Hippie/'80s/'90/'50s/Any Other Decade- We're sure you have some retro clothes in your closet. Pick the decade you have the most gear from and go with it!

Mr. Rogers- Grab a cardigan and some house shoes and you're good to go!

Quale Man- This one takes a little more effort, but you probably have the stuff hanging in your closet. Khaki shorts? Belt that will fit around your head? Green Shirt? Tighty Whiteys? Check, check, check and check!

Anything with a box- Have a box laying around the house? Get creative! Rubix Cube, Robot, Oven... the possibilities are endless!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

End Halloween Night at Motor City Funk Night!

What used to be a monthly event is now a rare occurrence. That's all the more reason to head down to the Majestic Theatre Friday night for the Halloween edition of Motor City Funk Night.

Funk Night is a giant dance party with live music by Will Sessions and DJs Brad Hales and Frank Raines. They play and spin music that you can't help but to move your feet too. Add some costumes into the mix and you are in for an awesome night! There will even be a costume contest were you can win some cold hard cash!

The party goes from 10 p.m. 'til 4 a.m., so there is plenty of time to hit up other Halloween parties and then end your night at Funk Night. Cover is only $5 for those 21+ and $10 for 18+. For more details on Halloween Funk Night, head over to the Facebook event page here.

The Majestic Theatre is located at 4120 Woodward Ave. in Detroit.

Don't miss out on this chance to dance the night away! Who knows when Motor City Funk Night will happen again!


Win Tickets to see The 1975 at The Fillmore

This Tuesday, November 4th The 1975 will be playing The Fillmore in Detroit. They are on tour in support of their first full length album The 1975 which was released last September. They have invited CRUISR and Young Rising Sons to join them on stage. People rant and rave about how great the band's stage show is. Here is a video that was recently posted to their Vevo that gives you a sample of what you will see live.

Tickets for the show are $45 to $65 a piece and can be purchased here. You can also win wickets to the show courtesy of Live Nation Detroit. To enter to win the tickets, please email your full name to We will draw two winners a couple of days before the show and email them details on how to claim their prize. 


Win tickets to see Primus at The Fillmore

The bass heavy sounds of Primus are returning to The Fillmore this Monday, November 3rd. The band is on tour in support of their 8th full length release, Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble

This tour is appropriately called Primus and The Chocolate Factory. Tickets for the show range from $35 to $75 in advance and can be purchased here. Doors for the show are at 7 p.m. and as far as we can tell, there are no openers, just a solid night of a great band playing over 30 years of music that they have created.

We also have two pairs of tickets to giveaway to the show courtesy of Live Nation Detroit. To enter to win these tickets, please email your full name to We will draw 2 winners a few days before the show and email them details on how to claim their prize.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Industrial Is Not Dead and Thirst Wave Combine to Throw One Hell of a Halloween Party

This Halloween Small's is combining two of its most successful events into one for a night of dancing and debauchery. Industrial Is Not Dead and Thirst Wave will be morphing into a super party for one night only. The event will feature resident DJs Pleasure Kitten, DJ Elektrosonik, DJ Aaron Hingst and DJ Void6  from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. with special guest DJ DAVO spinning all video sets! They will also be welcoming Los Angeles electronic-industrial outfit 3TEETH to town for the night. This is their first time playing Detroit! They will also be hosting a costume contest for best costume (Male), best costume (Female), best couple's costume and best Thirst Wave inspired costume. 

Small's will also be running drink specials all night, they may even have some pumpkin vodka left for all you pumpkin whores out there. If you enjoy industrial, new wave, dancing, electronic music, good booze, and fun, this is the place to be this Halloween! Small's is located at 10339 Conant in Hamtramck and it's only going to be $6 for 21 and up and $10 for those 18-21.


Win Tickets to St. Paul &The Broken Bones with Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

St. Paul and the Broken Bones are coming to Detroit and hometown heroes Jessica Hernadez & The Deltas are opening up the show this Saturday, November 1st at the historic St. Andrews Hall in Detroit.

Broken Bones are a 7 piece southern soul band from Alabama. They are currently on tour in support of their first full length Half the City which was released earlier this year. St. Paul and The Broken Bones' debut album reached #3 on iTunes Top Albums charts and #56 on Billboard 200 charts. They are definitely a band that is starting to get some real attention.

The same can be said about Jess and the Deltas. They recently released their debut album Secret Evil a few months ago and have spent the summer/fall out on tour in support of it. Both bands are currently on the rise to say the least.

Tickets for the event are $35 in advance and can be purchased here. We also have two pairs of tickets to giveaway courtesy of Live Nation Detroit. To enter to win those tickets, please email your full name to We will choose our winners a day or two before the show and send them details on how to claim their prize.

These are two bands that I can see blowing up and playing much bigger venues in the near future.  This is your chance to see them in one of my all time favorite venues before that happens!


It's Time to Apply for Detroit by Detroit Five!!!

DET X DET IV - Photo Credit: Erick Buchholz
We have told you before about a great event called Detroit by Detroit. It is no secret that we are huge fans of this night of Detroit music, we have even had the pleasure of hosting the event in the past. Well, the time has come to get things rolling for the DET X DET V!

It's hard to believe that it has been five years since Oh Snap! PR's own Melissa Rowe started this event. Well, she is at it again and we're sure this year's DET X DET will be bigger than ever. The show is set to take place on Saturday, February 28th at the Magic Stick. Just to give you a little background on the event, in case you don't already know what it's all about, Detroit by Detroit is just what it sounds. It is a night of Detroit music played by Detroit bands, however there is a bit of a twist. Some of your favorite Detroit acts will be playing 3 songs from their favorite Detroit act. The covers are from musicians new and old, such as Bob Seger, The White Stripes, The Amino Acids, The Supremes, Detroit Cobras, Eminem, and a ton more. Both stages in The Stick are used, so the music never stops.

So if this event isn't 'til February, why are we talking about it now? Because now is the time to get your name on the list if you are interested in playing! If you think you have a great idea for this year's Detroit by Detroit, just fill out the application here. The absolute last day to apply is December 1st (just over a month away)! The lineup will fill up quickly though, so don't wait around! Get your application in right away! We're looking forward to seeing what you come up with this time around, Detroit!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Imperial's Third Annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Imperial in Ferndale is gearing up to celebrate their Third Annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration a.k.a The Day of the Dead. Every year the staff paints their faces sugar skull style and artists from around the area create one of a kind paper mache skulls that are auctioned off for charity. They also have food and drink specials during the event. This year's party will take place November 1st and 2nd with a special artists' reception on October 30th.

The artist lineup this time around includes: SLAW, Chris Gorski, Kill Taupe, Audrey Pongracz, Ron Zakrin, Mark Heggie, Jaclyn Schanes, Jerry Vile, Emi Slade, Bethany Shorb, Shaina Kasztelan, Kip Ewing, Jeff Shea, Paolo Perdini, and Peter Coe. The skulls will be raffled off on EBAY after the event and a portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to Roosevelt Primary School in Ferndale and The Eagles Pledge Scholarship Program for college-bound graduating Ferndale High School students.

Imperial is encouraging everyone to come out wearing their best sugar skull costume on Saturday, November 1st. The attendee with the best costume will win a $150 gift card for their efforts. This is a cool and fun event that also raises money for the community, you cannot go wrong. 

Imperial is located at 22828 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, Michigan. For more information on the event follow Imperial on Facebook here.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sadie's Bringing the '90s back this Halloween at The Loving Touch

Last month we announced that Sadie from Hip In Detroit would be taking the stage as Courtney Love from Hole with a new lineup of musicians this Halloween. The party is happening this Friday and we wanted to remind all of you to pull out your best '90s gear and head out to The Loving TouchBroadzilla with Erin Elvis will be performing as L7, Bahamut with Megan Frye from Ciccerelli will be performing as White Zombie, Sadie and Friends will be performing as Hole, and Woodpeckers from Mars will be performing as Faith No More

Doors for the show are at 9 p.m., music will start around 9:30, and it is only $5 to get in. If you're having a hard time figuring out what you are going to wear, we wanted to give you some suggestions. Here are some great examples of the super fresh styles that we rocked in the '90s.

Get your costumes together and will see you on Friday!


Win Tickets to ICP's Hallowicked this Friday at The Fillmore

This Halloween the Juggalos and Juggalettes will take over The Fillmore in Detroit to celebrate 20 years of Hallowicked. That's right, ICP's annual Halloween bash has officially been held every Halloween for 20 years this October.

Hallowicked has changed a lot throughout the years. It went from a weird Halloween party at the now abandoned Four Bears Water Park in Shelby, Michigan to a huge event at one of the best venues in the city. The one thing that hasn't changed is the huge crowd of die hard fans that want to spend the evilest night of the year with their favorite murdering clowns.

This year the Insane Clown Posse welcomes Mushroomhead, Da Mafia 6ix, Jellyroll, and Madchild to join them on stage. They are inviting all of their fans to paint their faces insane clown style and load up on the Faygo for a night of straight clowning. Tickets for the event range from $35 to $60 and can be purchased here. We also have two sets of tickets to giveaway to the event courtesy of Live Nation Detroit. To win those tickets you must email your full name to We will draw our winners a few days before the festivities and send them details on how to claim their prize.