Friday, December 6, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: December 6-8

We already told you about The Detroit Urban Craft Fair, Dancing at Planet Ant, and movies at The Redford. Well, here are some other fun things happening this weekend!

Friday, December 6th - Carmel Liburdi's CD Release @ Trumbullplex: Carmel Liburdi is celebrating the release of her new CD Friday night and she invited a bunch of her friends to join in on the fun. Maray Fuego, Emily Rose, and Jack Oats  will be joining her. Plus, Carmel's performance will feature many of her friends too! It all starts at 8 p.m., cover is $7, and all ages are welcome.

Saturday, December 7th - JOKR @ Bagley Central: If you haven't been to Bagley Central yet, you are seriously missing out on one of the best bars in Detroit. This Saturday night, you have a new excuse to head to Bagley, whether you've been there before or not. JOKR is a new comedy night at the bar, and it takes place in the back room, where you may have seen art galleries on display in the past. Cover is only $5 and the fun starts at 9 p.m.

Saturday, December 7th - No Rest Fest @ Trumbullplex: Apparently Trumbullplex is the place to be this weekend! The Armed takes over the venue for No Rest Fest 6 this Saturday. This year's fest features Reverend, Shock Narcotic, Strange Magic, Inhalants, SNAFU, Tart, Shit Life, Livid, Slob, Solemn Judgement, and Old Gods. Great lineup, and we're super excited to see a couple of our favorite female fronted Detroit bands on the bill this year! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and there will be karaoke until the bands start at 8:30 p.m. Cover is only $5 and all ages are welcome.

Sunday, December 8th - Tesco Vee's Motor City Punk Rock Swap Meat @ The Loving Touch: This just might be the swap of all swap meets! Tesco Vee will be bringing together some great vendors this Sunday afternoon, selling everything from records to toys to vintage clothing. The Swap Meat takes place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cover is free, and since it's a Sunday, parking is also free. Reverend DJ Tire Iron will be playing punk and metal tunes throughout the day and the bar will be open for all of your beverage needs.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Get in the Holiday Spirit at The Redford Theatre

The historic Redford Theatre is always a great place to see your favorite movie on the big screen, but during the holidays, it is an even more magical place. The theatre originally opened in 1928 and was "billed as America’s Most Unique Suburban Playhouse". Since films were mainly silent at the time, an organ was installed to accompany the films, and the organ still remains today! Nowadays when you go to the Redford, instead of playing during the film, the organist will play before the movie and again during intermission. Paired with the amazing decor and three levels of seating, going to the movies at the Redford is a movie going experience like none other.

If you want to experience the Redford Theatre for yourself this holiday season, they have some great classic holiday films lined up throughout the month of December. This Saturday, December 7th, The Muppet Christmas Carol will play at 2 p.m. As an added bonus, you can get your picture taken with Santa during this show. On Friday and Saturday night, December 6th and 7th, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation will play at 8 p.m. Then, on Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th, White Christmas will be showing. Showtimes for that are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, as well as a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Last, but not least, It's A Wonderful Life will be playing on December 20th and 21st, with 8 p.m. showings on both nights and a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.

Tickets for all of these movies at the Redford Theatre are only $5 per showing and tickets can be purchased in advance on their website here. Showings do sell out, so if you really want to see one of these movies, make sure you secure your tickets in advance. Doors to the Redford Theatre typically open one hour before show time and the organist begins to play a half hour prior to showtime. Don't forget, the Redford Theatre shows movies all year round too, not just during the holidays. To see what else they have coming up, visit them online at and follow them on Facebook here.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Kaitlyn Valor Bourque Takes on a Directing Role for Her Last Act at Planet Ant

Planet Ant is a hub of art and creativity. On any given night you can see people rehearsing for a play in the theatre, catch a class learning a new technique in the hall, watch a live band in the bar, and catch a comedy show in the backroom. Because of this, they have attracted a unique group of artists that put all of their time and passion into creating one of a kind shows that you cannot find anywhere else. One of those artists is actor and director Kaitlyn Valor Bourque. Kaitlyn has starred in many pieces throughout her time at Planet Ant, but she is taking it to the next level for her closing act with the Ant. She is directing a new play called Dancing before she takes her talent in a new direction. So, we asked her to answer a few questions about acting, directing, and what she has planned for the future. Check out what she has to say and then click here to find out more about the show.
HID- Why did you want to direct instead of act?
Kaitlyn- "This story benefits from actors portraying its characters as authentically representative to the ages written as possible — their journey takes them through age 17 to 23. One of the actors in this production is 17 and the other is 22, so they perfectly represent the entire spectrum the script outlines. Aside from being a solid decade past this age bracket (insert wink-emoji here), I felt personally connected to this script in a way that was comprehensive and vivid and made me feel more compelled to lead a team into giving it life."

HID- Which role do you prefer and why?
K- "Impossible! I adore and am mystified by both of these characters as written, in equal measure. Their individual and collective journeys ring true for me in ways that are unnervingly specific to my own lived experiences. It’s the classic queer attraction paradox — am I into this person because I want to be them or bang them? These are roles I want to see on stage because they are people I somehow both already know and have always been dreaming about."

HID- How long do you have to rehearse a piece like this before it goes to the stage?
K- "When the show opens we will have had just under four weeks of rehearsals. Our schedule has been tight, but thorough and well-managed; and these lovely young actors have had their game faces on from the very start."

HID- What do you hope people take away from this show?
K- "My hope is that audiences see firsthand how a universal, tale-as-old-as-time can be elevated and made new again with new representation – and how that single shift can change the way these stories unravel. I hope they remember someone, or sometime, that made them feel the way “J” and “S” make each other feel."

HID- What are you looking forward to in 2020?
K- "After being an active part of this creative colony for over two years, Dancing will be my last project with Planet Ant for the foreseeable future. The transition is certainly bittersweet, but very exciting in its possibility and promise. Ultimately, I am looking forward to turning my focus inward, getting back onstage, traveling more in 2020 — and most of all, my beautiful baby sister getting married at the end of the year!"

HID- Is there anything else you think we should know?
K- "This world premiere is written, produced, and performed exclusively by local artists; all of which is possible because of Planet Ant’s commitment to supporting and spotlighting the creative pursuits of hundreds of individuals throughout our communities. There are so many ways to support this non-profit’s efforts beyond just attending this show, so follow their social media platforms and come to all the things!"

If you want to know more about Planet Ant, follow them on social media here


Monday, December 2, 2019

10 Reasons You Want to Check Out the Detroit Urban Craft Fair this Weekend

The Detroit Urban Craft Fair is returning to the city on December 6th, 7th, and 8th. The fair, which is ever-changing, has added lots of new things to make this year's event better than ever. Here are the 10 best reasons to go:

1- The Detroit Urban Craft Fair is a highly curated show.
Thousands of makers apply to be a part of the Detroit Urban Craft Fair. but only a little over a hundred makers are selected to be part of the show. A jury of veteran makers/curators gather together to go through every application to put together the perfect show.  This means they have a great selection of different handmade items to browse through and a little something for everyone.

2- This year the Detroit Urban Craft Fair will have food, snacks, and coffee!
The DUCF will feature food from Delectabowl and snacks and coffee from Gooseneck Coffe Co. on Saturday and Sunday.

3- They have great DJs playing music all weekend long.
DJ Eugene Machine will be kicking off the music on Friday night and DJ Dave Lawson will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday and Sunday. The fun music always adds to the fun atmosphere of the show.

4- Friday night has some extra fun features.
Friday night costs $10, but you get a lot more for your money! Subtle Design will be teaching letterpress, POST Detroit will host a make and take a class, Cool Critters kids will be setting up their "Weepul People" station, and Paper Honey Bee will have a craft. Imperfect Foods and Gelato Bean will be handing out samples and there will be raffles and giveaways. Plus, a portion of the proceeds from the door will be donated to Art Road.

5- It's only $1 to get in Saturday and Sunday. 
Some people say you can't do anything fun for a dollar, we beg to differ. The Detroit Urban Craft Fair is only $1 all day Saturday and Sunday.

6- Part of the proceeds from the DUCF go to Art Road.
Part of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Art Road, a nonprofit that is trying to ensure that every child has the chance to experience music and art at their schools. 

7- Children under 12 are FREE all weekend!
Free is good, kids are welcome, but leave the strollers at the door because it gets tight in there!

8- All of the makers are at the show.
If you see something and you want to ask the maker about it, you can. ALL OF THE MAKERS that participate in this show will be on-site all weekend. You can talk with the makers and ask them bout their craft! No strong sales pitches here, just a chance to connect with some great makers.

9- You can find a holiday gift for everyone on your list.
There is a wide variety at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair. You can find gifts for kids, comic lovers, beauty junkies, and unique decor collectors. The selection process for the show ensures that this fair always has the perfect mixture of goods to make shopping local extra easy.

10-The first 50 people through the door on Saturday get a gift bag.
The first fifty people to enter the fair on Saturday morning will get a #DUCF gift bag to take home.  Make sure you show up early because the doors open at 10 a.m. and the bags go fast! 

The Detroit Urban Craft Fair will take place at The Masonic Temple this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 6,7, and|8. The show will run from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Sunday. Friday night's preview event is $10, the rest of the weekend is $1. More information about the show can be found on their Instagram, follow them here.


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend - Thanksgiving Week(end) Edition: November 27 - December 1

Wednesday, November 27th - Bars of Gold @ Outer Limits Lounge: It's the biggest bar night of the year and what better way to spend it than at a great show. Bars of Gold will be playing at Outer Limits in Hamtramck along with Oscillating Fan Club and Milk Bath. Doors open at 9 p.m., music starts at 10, and it's $10 to get in.

Wednesday, November 27th - Bruiser Thanksgiving @ The Majestic: Every Thanksgiving Eve, Danny Brown throws an awesome party and this year is no different. He will be taking over The Majestic Theatre Wednesday night for the 6th Annual Bruiser Thanksgiving. Joining him on stage are Sada BabyZelooperzFAT RAY, Shitty Boyz and Portage Garage Sounds. Tickets are $35, all ages are welcome, doors open at 7 p.m. and the party starts at 8.

Wednesday, November 27th - John Kay & Who's To Say @ The Pike Room: John Kay & Who's To Say will be throwing a Thanksgiving Eve party of their own up Woodward at The Pike Room in Pontiac. They will be joined by their friends in Mannhattan from Grand Rapids, Funksmanship and
Wølfdarling. Cover is $15 at the door and all ages are welcome.

Friday, November 29th - Bump-N-Uglies @ The Sanctuary: After spending Thanksgiving with your family and Black Friday at the mall, there's no better way to spend your Friday night than with the triumphant return of the Bump-N-Uglies. They will be taking over The Sanctuary Friday night, and you better believe that there will be some tables broken, chairs smashed on people's backs, and it will be one hell of a party! Disco Assault and U.D.I. are also joining in on the fun. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 7, and tickets are $10.

Friday, November 29th - Motor City Funk Night @ Marble Bar: Get your dancing shoes on and make your way to Marble Bar for Motor City Funk Night! This month's edition will feature Jeremy Ellis and John Arnold alongside Frank Raines and Eastside Jon. Cover is only $5 and the party goes from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m.

Saturday, November 30th - Happy Endings 10 Year Anniversary @ New Way Bar: If you're looking to dance, but you want to stay in the Ferndale area, Happy Endings will be celebrating their 10th anniversary at New Way Bar. Dance to Classic Alt / Shoegaze / Brit Pop / Post-Punk / Synth Pop and more. The party starts at 9:30 p.m., 21+ are welcome, and cover is free!

Sunday, December 1st - BAVE @ Donovan's Pub: End your weekend with a great show at Donovan's Pub Sunday night. BAVE will be playing with Just Plurals, Bad Liver Piss, and Shake the Baby Til the Love Comes out from NYC. (Those are some intense band names!) Cover is $5, 21+ are welcome, and things kick off at 9 p.m.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Guide to Shopping Local this Holiday Season

Photo Credit: Joe Gall aka Camera Jesus
The holidays are right around the corner, which means the shopping frenzy has already begun. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars at big-box retailers, we want to encourage you to keep it local this holiday season. So, we put together a list of stores where we know you can find something great. Don't forget, most bars and restaurants also have gift cards! You can even buy a gift card to buy tickets for a live show! If you have to shop online, check Etsy first! 

Youngbloods- Barber Shop & Menswear Shop (You can book a cut online here.)
24918 John R Rd Hazel Park, Michigan

City Bird/ Nest- Locally-themed goods and work by more than 200 different makers
460 W. Canfield St. in Detroit

Saffron- Women's clothing and accessories.
308 W 4th St Royal Oak, Michigan

ZMC Pharmacy- Great gifts and health and beauty
1041 S Main St Fl 1 Royal Oak, Michigan

The Rust Belt Market- 60 + local makers in one space
22801 Woodward Ave. Ferndale MI 48220

Scout- Modern and vintage home decor, luxe fragrances, and candles
508 S Washington Ave Royal Oak, Michigan

Lip Bar- Makeup For People With Shit To Do. Vegan and Cruelty-free
1435 Farmer St. Detroit, MI

Coup D'état- Contemporary apparel, accessories + lifestyle items for the rebellious woman
3044 W Grand Blvd Suite L-460, Detroit, MI 48202

Third Man Records- Records and more
441 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201
Armageddon Beach Party-

Peacock Room-Women's apparel and accessories
Park Sheldon and the Fisher Building

Eldorado General Store- One of a kind trinkets & treasures and locally made goods
Corktown 1700 Michigan Avenue Detroit, MI 48216

Detroit is the New Black-Retail Store and gallery
1430 Woodward Avenue Détroit, MI

Armageddon Beach Party- Psychedelic Pop Art Paintings, Art Prints, Apparel, Accessories, Vintage Tiki/Tribal Retroness
1517 Putnam St, Detroit, MI 48208

Brightly Twisted- Hand dyed one of a kind apparel and goods + variety of local brands
1416 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Nora Detroit- Thoughtful decor, housewares, books + gifts
4240 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Bird Bee- Women's lifestyle boutique.
1228 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226

Hugh- Housewares, bar accessories, home decor, personal items, furniture, lighting and gifts
4240 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Mama Coo's Boutique-

Found Sound- New/used phonograph records, CDs, cassette tapes, and plenty of music paraphernalia
234 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Vault of Midnight- Comic shop
1226 Library St Detroit, MI 48226

Bon Bon Bon- Chocolate and everything else
Multiple Locations

Busted Bra Shop- Specialty bra boutique
14401 E Jefferson Ave Detroit, MI 48215

Good Neighbor- A curated collection of stylish apparel for men and women
1435 Farmer St Suite 115, Detroit, MI 48226

Green Daffodil- Handmade vegan bath & body products
624 Livernois St, Ferndale, MI 48220

The Hi Hat- Boutique hat and accessory store
195 W Nine Mile Rd b-1, Ferndale, MI 48220

Blumz by JRDesigns- Fresh flowers, gifts, and decor
Multiple locations

The Rocket- Gifts and candy
200 W Nine Mile Rd Suite A, Ferndale, MI 48220

Boston Tea Room- Book store, tea room, gift shop
1220 Woodward Heights Blvd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Rail and Anchor- Home goods, fun gifts, and eclectic accessories
502 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Mitten Crate- All things Michigan made shipped to your door

Lost and Found Vintage- All things vintage
510 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

UHF Records- New & used records
512 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Kitty Deluxe- Gift shop
22202 Harper Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48080

George Gregory- Men's clothing and accessories
1422 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Henry The Hatter- Hats and more
2472 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207

Hello Records- Records and more
1459 Bagley St, Detroit, MI 48216

Yama- Women's clothing and accessories
3011 W Grand Blvd #110, Detroit, MI 48202

Frida-  Women's clothing and accessories
15 E Kirby St, Detroit, MI 48202

Metropolis Cycles- All things bike
2117 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Leon & Lulu- Gifts, home decor, and women's clothing & accessories
96 W. 14 Mile, Clawson, MI 48017

Third Wave Music- Music equipment and gear
4625 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Rouge Makeup & Nail Studio- Plant based makeup and beauty products (Or get pampered!)
23337 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

Well Done Goods- T-shirts, accessories, gifts, home goods and more
1440 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

Mama Coo's Boutique- Vintage and resale boutique with handmade goods and home furnishings
1701 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Post- Handcrafted gifts, locally made furniture and housewares
14500 Kercheval Ave, Detroit, MI 48215

Urbanum- Refined provisions for city homes
6545 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

The Velvet Tower- Vintage clothing
1435 Farmer St Suite 117, Detroit, MI 48226

Savvy Chic- Women's clothing
2712 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207

Flo Boutique- Eclectic women's clothing
404 W Willis St, Detroit, MI 48201

Village Vinyl- A record collector's dream (P.S. They'll have Black Friday deals!)
5972 Chicago Rd, Warren, MI 48092

Monday, November 25, 2019

Win Tickets to Horton's Holiday Hayride

Revered Horton Heat is celebrating the holidays in Detroit this week! The band is currently out on tour for Horton's Holiday Hayride and their making a stop at The Majestic Theatre this Saturday, November 30th. Joining the Reverend on tour are the New Bomb Turks, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and special guest Dave Alvin. Needless to say, this is going to be an awesome show from start to finish!

Tickets to Horton's Holiday Hayride are only $28 and can be purchased in advance here. Thanks to our friends at AEG, the holidays are coming a little early for a couple of our readers because we are giving away two pairs of tickets to this show! To enter to win, send your name to with #horton in the subject line. We will draw our winners on Saturday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. for this one. For more info on this show, click here.


Friday, November 22, 2019

The Downtown Detroit Markets are Back!

Downtown Detroit has been transformed by Big Daddy Dan's QuickenBedFinancialRock for the holiday season. There is a tree where the beach used to be, wreaths on every camera lined light post, and a cool market across from Campus Martius with a #mustsee boozy lounge that's worth a stop.  We aren't the biggest fan of fighting for parking, but last Sunday we worked our way into the middle of the Downtown district to check out the markets at Cadillac Square.

It is really fun to see all the local makers that have set up shop for the season. This year's lineup includes Lush Yummies Pie Co., SMPLFD, Mongers’ Provisions, and The Vintage Wick. The shops are all worth checking out and the lounge at the end of the lane is the must-see attraction. It has a gorgeous ski lodge layout and wood-burning hand warming stations. You can hang out and play one of the many games that they have laying around while you enjoy a hot cider or a boozy drink. 
The market is open 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday.

PS- There are no shops at Capitol Park this year, they have moved it all into the same area right in the center of Downtown.


Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: November 22-24

Friday, November 22nd - Detroit Tree Lighting: The big tree at Campus Martius has arrived and Friday night is the official tree lighting. This year's event will feature Mayer Hawthorne, Detroit Youth Choir, and more. The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. and goes until midnight. 

Friday, November 22nd - Bastardous @ Stache International: Bastardous will be taking over Stache International along with West Grand, Suburban Delinquents, and The Black List. Cover for this show is only $6 and 21+ are welcome. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Friday, November 22nd - ERODERS Record Release Show @ Outer Limits: ERODERS are releasing their debut full length record and they're celebrating the release at Outer Limits. Joining them for the night are The Sueves and Career Club. Cover is only $7 and things kick off at 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 23rd - The Dewtons @ Kelly's: City Mouse will be in town Saturday night to play with Detroit's own The Dewtons and Randy Bastards. It's happening at Kelly's in Hamtramck. Cover is $7, 21+ are welcome, and the show starts at 9 p.m.

Saturday, November 23rd - Timmy's Organism @ UFO Factory: The always outrageous Timmy's Organism will be playing UFO Factory Saturday night along with Detroit 442, The Stools, and Hawkbaby from Cleveland. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the music starts at 9:30!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Here's the Scoop On the Multi Weekend Street Beet Pop-up at 3rd Street

Everyone that tries Street Beet loves Street Beet.  They have perfected the art of making plant-based, gluten-free versions of everyone's favorite fast food items and have become the hottest pop-up in Detroit. The only "problem" with their pop-ups is that they are well attended, which means it can be hard to get a table without a wait and they occasionally sell out of an item or two before closing. Both of these issues are common roadblocks for anyone who is cooking food in someone else's kitchen but instead of accepting it as "the way it is" they have come up with a few different ways for you to ensure that you can get your fix.

The first way you can get some Street Beet is to stop by 3rd Street Detroit during one of their Detroit Fake Chicken pop-ups this holiday season. Last week they took over the kitchen at 3rd Street from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and after checking out the opening weekend we are pleased to say they have perfected the entire experience for this pop-up. They have streamlined their process by having everyone order at the counter. Once you have made your picks, you pick where you want to sit and can relax until they bring you your food. There is a ton of seating, a wood-burning fireplace, a full bar, and a few bar games to enjoy while you wait.  This setup means there are little to no waits and they have enough room, space, and stock to pretty much guarantee that they won't be running out of anything. We suggest the fake chicken sandwich and the fake chicken caesar salad but can assure you that you can't go wrong with anything you get. So if you have been dreaming about trying Street Beet, or your craving a little fake KFC, you can check out the 3rd Street pop-ups.
The second way that you can make sure that you can get Street Beet anytime you want it is to contribute to the Indiegogo campaign that they are running to get the money to open up their own permanent space. You can watch Street Beet's pitch here and you can donate to the campaign here. Imagine what it will feel like to be able to stop by Street beet anytime you want! We cannot wait until we can get our plant-based fast food fix anytime we want!
If you want to learn more about Street Beet and how they got their start you can listen to our recent chat with them on the podcast here.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Win Tickets to See Chon with BTBAM

This Friday night, Chon will perform live at The Fillmore in Detroit! The band is currently on tour with Between The Buried And Me and Intervals. Chon released their latest album earlier this year on Sumerian Records. The self-titled release is the third album for the band, give it a listen below.

Tickets to see Chon with BTBAM and Intervals start at $25 and can be purchased online here.  Thanks to our friends at The Fillmore and Live Nation Detroit, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader. To enter to win, send your name to with #chon in the subject line. We will draw our winner on Friday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize. 


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Jax Anderson is Having an Art Show and Releasing a New EP

It's been a while since Assemble Sound has opened its doors to the public. In fact, no one has been there since they ripped out the ceiling to expose the original design. This Saturday will be the first opportunity to get a look at the OG 1800's layout and to listen to some new music from Jax Anderson, formerly know as Flint Eastwood.

Jax will be releasing her first EP under her birth name and she wants to celebrate it. She has recruited a small group of artists to create a piece that was inspired by her new EP Heal. But, this work will only be on display for one day. So, if you want to see what Assemble has been up to, hear some new music from Jax, and find out what her music inspired Detroit artists like Bre'Ann White, GOOD—PALS, Lansuh, Bakpak Durden, Papier, and Tabloid to create, you should come by Assemble Sound this Saturday, November 23rd from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

You can find out more and keep up with the event here.


Monday, November 18, 2019

Hip Chats with Tony Muggs

Winter has got us feeling the blues so we decided that we needed to talk to the most upbeat rock and roll maker that we know to change the tone of the season. Hip in Detroit sat down with Tony Muggs at The WAB to discuss his bands, his upcoming albums, that memoir he's writing, and how he stays so fucking positive despite having to work a little harder than some of his peers.  If you want a healthy dose of inspiration this is the podcast for you!

Learn more about The Muggs here.

Learn more about Dude here.

Get tickets to The Muggs album release party here.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: November 15-17

There's a lot going on this weekend! In addition to everything we already told you about, here are a few more fun events!

Friday, November 15th - Daniel Johnston Tribute @ The Magic Stick: Some of Detroit's best musicians are coming together to pay tribute to the late songwriter Daniel Johnston. The lineup for the evening includes artists like Stef Chura, Greater Alexander, Craig Brown, Anna Burch, and more. Cover is $10, doors open at 7 p.m. and the show kicks off at 8.

Friday, November 15th - DJ Shawn Addison @ Bagley Central: We've been telling you for months that Bagley Central is the best bar in Detroit. This Friday night, DJ Shawn Addison will be playing Funk & Lo Fi tunes while Kung Fu movies play on the big screens. Cover is free and the craft cocktails are amazing and cheap!

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 15th-17th - Street Beet Holiday Hours @ 3rd Street: Starting this weekend, you can get Street Beet's delicious vegan food every weekend until December 22nd at 3rd Street Detroit. The team will be serving up selections from their Detroit Fake Chicken menu, other than Thanksgiving weekend when they will have a Fakesgiving menu. The kitchen opens at 3 p.m. each day. P.S. Street Beet is trying to open a brick & mortar of their own! Donate to help make that a reality here.

Saturday, November 16th - Motor City Soul Club November Soul Stomp @ Marble Bar: Dance the night away with all original vinyl, all soul and funk, all night across two stages. This dance party is free to attend, doors open at 9 p.m. and the party starts at 10.

Sunday, November 17th - Family Matters: An Installation by Tony Rave: The amazing Tony Rave will be opening his latest art installation this Sunday night at Shylo Arts.  Family Matters is "a one day installation that addresses nostalgia, propaganda and innocence". The gallery opens at 6 p.m. and closes at 9 p.m. Shylo Arts is located at 15700 Muirland St. in Detroit.