Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Win Tickets to See Adult. at El Club

This Saturday night Adult. will be performing at El Club. Adult. always puts on an amazing show and we're sure this weekend will be no different! They will be joined by Aaron Dilloway and Hide, making for an awesome lineup.

Cover for this show is only $15 and tickets can be purchased in advance here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to the show by emailing your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #adult in the subject line. We will draw one winner on Saturday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize. 


Win Tickets to See Curtis Roach at El Club

Just a couple of weeks ago, Mo Pop announced its lineup for 2018. One of the most anticipated events in Detroit every year, this festival has brought out huge names like Modest Mouse, Chromeo, Foster the People and Run the Jewels, performing alongside some of Detroit's biggest up and coming acts. Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Tunde Olaniran and Stef Chura are just a few of the local acts that have graced the stage at Mo Pop. Well, this year's lineup has been announced and Bon Iver, Portugal. The Man and St. Vincent are just some of the big names on the bill. As far as local acts go, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will be performing along with Empty Houses and Curtis Roach.

For those that aren't familiar with Curtis Roach, he is a hip-hop artist from right here in Detroit. His latest release Highly Caffeinated was named on the list of Best Hip Hop on Bandcamp. He sites 70's jazz, soul music and late 90's and early 2000's hip-hop as some of his influences. Give him a listen below.

Before you check out Curtis Roach at one of the biggest festivals of the year , you have a chance to see him perform live at El Club this Thursday night. Cover to see him at one of the best venues in Detroit is only $10 and tickets can be purchased in advance here. You can also win a pair of tickets to the show by sending your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #roach in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Thursday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

Things are set to kick off at 9:30 on Thursday and all ages are welcome.


Monday, March 19, 2018

Hip in Detroit Talks All Things Film with M-1 Studios this Sunday!

The Hip in Detroit podcast has officially been "on the air" for 18 episodes, none of which would have been possible without our sponsors M-1 Studios. So this month, we are going to take it back to the basics and talk to the guys who helped us bring all things hip to the podcast waves. M-1 Studios co-owners Mike and Peach will be visiting us in studio to chat about all things film.

M-1 Studios built their company by creating quality content and helping to document big local events like Arts, Beats & Eats and Winterblast, but they also know a lot about the Detroit underground film culture. They have participated in events like the 48 hour film project and regularly attend Sundance.  Basically, they have a lot of stories about movies and films in and around the City of Detroit and we want to get their perspective on their under talked about aspect of the city's arts and culture. Plus, we want to chat with them about the up and coming Detroit Shetown Film Festival that we have been hearing rumors about.

You can tune in live to hear us chat with the men who helped us start it all this Sunday at 6 p.m. live on PodcastDetroit.com. The show will stream live on the air and then will be posted to listen to list to whenever you would like. We never know what studio we will be in until we get there, but we also post it on our Instagram story as soon as we find out. So make sure that you are following us so you know where to fin us on Sunday! If you would like to check out some of our past interviews, you can click here. We have talked to all sorts of hip people, including Jax Anderson from Flint Eastwood, some of Detroit's best booking agents like Virginia Benson, Ramona Roa and Nate Dorough. We even chatted with Camera Jesus and Chad from Wilson on the same episode!


24 Hour Giveaway: Win Tickets to See George Clanton at El Club this Tuesday

Just over a week ago George Clanton released a new single called "Make it Forever" and tomorrow he will kick off his next tour right here in Detroit. Clanton is taking his music past vaporware and into a whole new realm. He wants to share a intimate night with you and show you what he thinks is the feature of music. He has invited his friend Negative Gemini to open the show and all ages are welcome to come out to hear the future.

Tickets to attend the show are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. We also have one pair of tickets to give away to the show courtesy of Party Store Productions. If you would like to enter to win them please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #newnew. We will draw one lucky person tomorrow morning and email them details on how to claim the prize.


Friday, March 16, 2018

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Legendary Bookie's

At Hip in Detroit, we're always talking about how there are so many shows every night in Detroit that sometimes it's hard to decide which to go to. There are a ton of great venues and bars throughout the city, hosting local and national acts every night of the week. Well, back in the late 1970's, that wasn't the case. In the late '70s, there was Bookie's (a.k.a. Bookie's Club 870), and that was pretty much it as far as rock clubs went. The bar opened up in 1978, when the band The Sillies first started booking shows at Frank Gagen’s at 870 McNichols. The shows they booked did so well that it eventually took over Frank's, and the bar transformed into a punk club. Bands like The Misfits, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Police, and The Cramps all played Bookie's, with Detroit bands like The Romantics, The Mutants and The Sillies playing there on a regular basis. Even many celebrities made stops at Bookie's while they were in Detroit, just to check out this club that everyone was talking about. The venue only lasted a few years, changing owners and format in 1982, but in those few years it became legendary and Bookie's is a name that most Detroiters know. 

This Saturday night you have a chance to relive the awesomeness that was Bookie's by celebrating the bar and venues 40th anniversary! Bookie's is having an anniversary and reunion show at New Way Bar in Ferndale, featuring music from the band that started it all, The Sillies. Coldcock, R.U.R., and other surprise guests will also perform throughout the evening. Plus, there will be flyers and photos on display too, so you can either reminisce or experience Bookie's for the first time. Things are set to kick off at 9 p.m. and cover is free for this event. For more info, click here.


Michigander Releases his first EP "Midland" Today!

Some people think that Michigander is the word to describe a person that was born in Michigan and history buffs will tell you that its actually an insult word created by Abraham Lincoln during the election of 1860 to insult his Michigan born opponent by comparing him to a goose (shout out to Travis Wright for teaching us that one on our podcast). But, if your hip to up and coming music here in Detroit, you know that Michigander is a talented young up and coming Detroit artist.

The multi talented artist has already has recorded sessions with Audiotree, Daytrotter, and Sofar and is celebrating the release of his EP Midland today. You can check it out and listen to it in full here. It is the first EP that he has ever released and he will be celebrating with a formal release party at the Magic Stick in a few weeks. But before the big party, we reached out to ask him a little bit about his new EP and what he plans to do this summer. Take a second and get hip to Michigander and then mark your calenders for the EP release party on March 24th, also featuring another great up and coming act called Brother Son!

HID- Why did you choose the Magic Stick for your album release party?
Michigander- "I’ve wanted to play the stick ever since I was about 13 years old. My friends and I used to watch this old VHS tape of the White Stripes playing there. It was one of my early exposures to rock and roll in general."

HID- Is there a special meaning behind the EP title "Midland"? If so can you share?
Michigander- "Yeah, Midland is the name of the town I grew up in and currently live in. It’s about two hours north of Detroit, up 75. It’s a very typical small Midwestern town. Lots of chain restaurants. But, I think recently I realized it’s not about where you are, but who you’re with and I'm with a lot of great people up there."

HID- Sometimes your voice makes me tear up, have you ever looked out and seen someone tearing up at one of your shows?
Michigander- "I’ve never seen anyone crying. I have heard sniffles once or twice. I have seen people making out during the songs. Not sure if that counts for anything."

HID- Why did you decide to put out a physical copy of the EP?
Michigander- "I really wanted to make this a special first release. I’ve never had any physical copies of my music before so I thought this would be the time. I’m really happy with how well they turned out. Adam Podboy did the design and I’m hoping he wins some sort of award for it. Adam is my best friend, he does almost all of my design work and photos and I think we work really well together.:

HID- What song off your current set list are you the most excited to perform in front of everyone on the 24th?
Michigander- "I’ve been working out the set list for the show and trying to figure out the best order of things. I think playing East Chicago, which is the last track will be my favorite. It’s my most favorite song that I’ve ever written and I can’t wait for people to hear it."

HID- What do you have planned for this summer?
Michigander- "We are playing a few fests around the Midwest and working out some other things. It’ll be hard to top last summer."

HID- What's been inspiring you lately?
Michigander- "There is a band called Lo Moon from LA. I have not stopped listening to their record. I hope everyone checks them out."

HID- Will there be any surprises on the 24th?
Michigander- "There will be a lot of friends joining me on stage. Especially the last chunk of the set. I wanted to do confetti. But I don’t think that's gonna happen. All in all it will be a very special evening."

HID- Is there anything else that you would like our readers to know?
Michigander- "Mi Pueblo has the best tacos in Detroit. *drops mic*"

Michigander will be performing live at The Magic Stick on March 24th. You can get advanced tickets to attend the show here.  We are looking forward to this one!


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Get Slimy at The Slime Ball Pt. 2 This Weekend

This Saturday night a ton of great bands will come together for The Slime Ball Part 2. That doesn't mean they are coming together to help out some creepy dude, a.k.a. a slime ball. They're coming together for an awesome one day fest called The Slime Ball. The event is taking place at Ant Hall and Ghost Light and will feature 10 bands on 2 stages for just $5. Plus, proceeds from this event will help put on another awesome show, Whatever Fest, taking place in May at the Tangent Gallery.

The lineup for The Slime Ball is pretty stellar and includes
SpacecadetThe Honey PotLagerheadsCaveman & Bam Bam DetroitReverendLNSPVisionsBLAKDOGThe Idiot Kids and Blue Black Hours. Doors to the bar open at 7 and LNSP will kick things off on the Ant Hall stage at 9 p.m. Make sure you get there early to catch them, we guarantee you will like what you hear! To see a full list of set times and which band is playing on which stage, click here.

If you would like to attend The Slime Ball for free and save that $5 to buy a corsage for your date, you can enter to win a pair of tickets to the show by emailing your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #slimy in the subject line. We will draw two lucky winners on Saturday morning and they will each get into the ball with a friend for free.

This is guaranteed to be a fun time, so don't miss out! For more info on The Slime Ball Pt. 2 and to hear music from some of the bands, click here.


Win Tickets to See Talisco LIVE at El Club

Monday night, Party Store Productions will bring Talisco to the stage at El Club in Detroit. Talisco is a French solo artist that is currently out on a North American Tour, making stops at LA, SXSW, and Detroit, among other cities. His sound is described as electro-folk, and although he is French, he sings in English. Give Talisco's song "A Kiss From LA" off his latest release Capitol Vision below.

Tickets to see Talisco perform live at El Club are only $8 in advance or $10 at the door. You can purchase your tickets in advance online here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to the show by emailing your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #talisco in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Monday morning and they will get into the show that night with a friend for free. 

All ages are welcome to attend this show and doors are set to open at 8 p.m. For more info, click here


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Win Passes to Get a Sound Bath at The Schvitz

Have you ever heard of The Schvitz. I had the honor of attending quite a few bath house parties over the years, but was more than delighted when I found out that someone has purchased the space and was planning to clean it up and reopen it. The historical space, which originally opened in 1930, was in desperate need of a face lift and a little creepy to be honest. I enjoyed myself every time that I went, but I couldn't help but think about how dirty it was and how much swinging sex there was on the weekends. It's no secret that for the least few decades the space openly welcomed swingers, which doesn't exactly scream sterile.

Since the revamp, The Schvitz has branded itself with a whole new identity. The now clean and sleek space splits its time in between being a male only, female only and mixed group space throughout the week. They also offer the room out to rent for events on the weekends. The days of sexcapades are gone, but a new era of super hip events are popping up every week. This includes hosting Haute to Death's New Year's Eve Party a few months ago and hosting a hip new event series called the Sound Bath, the first of which takes place this Friday, March 16th.

The Sound Bath series is the reason of Joey Linden, so we reached out to him to find out more about the event. Check out what he has to say and then read below to find out everything you need to know about securing your tickets for all four parties!

HID- Why did you decide to host this event at The Schvitz?
Joey Linden- "I wanted to provide a social gathering that is not a typical bar. The shared regeneration/relaxation of a bath house is what drew us in."

HID- How did you choose the artist for each event?
Joey Linden- "I wanted to do a mix of eclectic and diverse contemporary electronic artists and give, in my opinion, underrepresented local artists the platform to play these events as well."

HID- What does someone need to bring to have a good time?
Joey Linden- "Flip flops, a robe, and a positive mental outlook."

HID- Bathing suits required?
Joey Linden- "Yes-Yes"

HID- What kind of vibe are you hoping to create during these sound baths?
Joey Linden- "Hazy, relaxing, & effervescent."

HID- What is a two day steam pass?
Joey Linden- "You will get admission to the Schvitz on the following day."

HID- Do you need to bring your own towel?
Joey Linden- "You can if you want, but towels are also provided!"

HID- No pictures? Is that true?
Joey Linden- "Please no photos, people are in their bathing suits, always ask for permission. I personally wouldn't recommend bringing a camera downstairs as it gets pretty wet down in the banya."

HID- Is there anything else that you would like our readers to know?
Joey Linden- "YES.... you will be able to listen to music in the actual steam room....... come experience the magic ;)"

Tickets to be a part of the experience are $25 in advance. You can also purchase a two day pass to comeback the next day for $50 or a season pass for one for $100. Finally, you can enter to win a pair of tickets to the first event by emailing your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #steamme. We will draw lucky person early on Friday and they will get to kick off their weekend with a hot steam and even hotter tunes. To learn more about advance tickets and pricing follow The Sound Bath at The Schvitz series here.


Electric Honey Releases "Primetime Garbage"

This Pi Day, Detroit's own Electric Honey is releasing a new album. Primetime Garbage is the second full length from the band and it's being pressed on vinyl right at Third Man Records in Detroit. For those that aren't familiar with Electric Honey, they are a five piece indie rock band featuring front man Patrick Minjeur on guitar, mandolin and vocals, Evan Gatny on guitar, keys and vocals, John Labut on bass, ukulele and vocals, Matt Doppel on drums, trumpet and vocals, and Chris Righi on the violin. They are an extremely talented band with an awesome, unique sound. Check out  a few songs from Primetime Garbage below and to hear more from the band, head over to Electric Honey's bandcamp here.

You can order your copy of Primetime Garbage or download a digital version here. You can also plan to pick up a copy at the official release show on May 5th at Cadieux Cafe. Joining Electric Honey for the big vinyl release show are Wreckless Jane and Ryan Dillaha & The Miracle Men. Cover for the show is only $5 and 21+ are welcome. It's bound to be a festive night and a ton of fun, so mark it in your calendar now! 


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Win Tickets to See Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone at El Club

This Saturday night, El Club is hosting a show that will be unlike anything you've experienced before. They are bringing Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone to their stage for the evening along with special guest Jamaal May, performing spoken word. "Sélébéyone takes the conversation between jazz and hip-hop to “feverish new heights” (The WIRE), drawing from Senegalese rap, modern jazz, live electronics, and underground hip-hop to create a unique form of urban experimentalism." The group is headed by saxophonist Steve Lehman, based out of New York. Give the project a listen below.

Tickets to see this group perform live are $25 and can be purchased in advance here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to this show by emailing your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #sax in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner the morning of the show and will email them details on how to claim their prize.

Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. on Saturday and all ages are welcome. For more info, click here.


The Live Playlist Comes to Detroit to Bring Back the Old Kanye (+ Ticket Giveaway)

Do you miss the old Kanye? The man who told everyone to throw their diamonds in the sky and rapped through the wire? Do you long for the days when all you had to do was kick back and listen to the horns whole you touched the sky? If you miss the days of the "College Dropout", it's time to get together with like minded music lovers to dance it out at Ant Hall this Friday.

The Live Playlist is known for throwing good parties. The company which was started by a former Detroit resident is making its first pilgrimage home to throw his first official party in his home city with some of his childhood friends, friends who happen to be some of the brightest and best that Detroit has to offer. This includes DJ Stacye J, Sheefy McFly, Kid McFly, DjTwoee, Supercoolwicked, VIB|SNDS, Jaye PRIME, Suai Kee, Keely Ferguson, MotorKam Det, Lex the Radical and NËITHER.

Tickets to attend the show are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. We also have one pair of tickets to give away to the show. This means that you can win a chance to attend the show with a friend for free. To enter, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com. We will draw one lucky winner this Friday and they will get to attend the show with a friend. To learn more about the party, keep reading and find out the details from the creator himself!

HID- What makes your events special?
Lamont Leak- "Our events differ because we create an oasis for attendees that breathes; art, creativity and out of box talent. The best part about our events, is that most people come to our events not knowing what to expect but leave on cloud 100. How do we do it? By only showcasing the best artist's, best DJ's in the best venues. Everything detailed is thought about from the DJ's set, to the visual artist displayed."

HID- What can we expect?
Lamont Leak- "Expect to have a good time. Expect to leave with at least 5 new favorite artists. Expect to take a melodic journey through some of your favorite Kanye Tunes. Expect to not have a voice the next day after singing and rapping your favorite Kanye lyrics, along with some 90 and early 2000's favorite hip hop & R&B tunes."

HID- What is the attire?
Lamont Leak- "Look good but dress comfortable. We like to make you sweat."


Monday, March 12, 2018

Photo Gallery: Hot Snakes @ El Club

This past Saturday night, Hot Snakes played to a packed house at El Club! Our friend CJ Benninger was there to capture the night. Check out his photos from the show! 

Rouge Wants To Teach You Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Makeup and Skin Care!

Rouge MakeUp & Nails is one of the best places to have a treat yourself moment. They offer manicures, pedicures, facials, and a full line of makeup and skin care. They also have a luxury sauna that takes relaxation to a while new level. They also have a in house makeup artist named Cheryl who is an expert in vegan makeup and skin care. She teaches women how to enhance their beauty by taking care of their skin and using good quality products.  She is also  a teacher and an educator that loves to help other women who aren't as well versed in makeup application and skin care. She can help you learn more about how to match your foundation to your skin, what each makeup brush is meant for, and some simple looks that anyone can recreate at home. Her two part classes give attendees the chance to get up close and personal with Rouge's high quality products while learning more about how to enhance your best features. The idea is that you attend the first class and learn some new tips and tricks, then take those tips and tricks home, try them and come back a few weeks later to review what you learned, ask some questions and then take your skills to the next level. 

Tickets to attend the class are $100 a person. This fee includes two, two hour sessions with Cheryl, and they will provide skincare and makeup products to use throughout the class. You must either being your own brushes or purchase a set from Rouge at a reduced cost. To learn more about Rouge's upcoming class and to purchase tickets to attend the event click here