Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Win Tickets to See Terror at The Shelter

This Sunday, November 29th Black Iris Booking is bringing hardcore veterans Terror to Detroit. The band will be hitting the stage at The Shelter for the second date on their 25th Hour Tour. The band just released their new album, 25th Hour, back in August and now they're heading across the US in support of that album. Throughout the tour they will be joined by different bands for a few nights at a time, for the Detroit date, that band is King Nine. Also on the tour are Code Orange, Take Offense and Malfunction. This is a show you won't want to miss and The Shelter is the perfect place for it!

If you would like to pick up tickets to this show, you can buy them in advance for $15 here. The day of the show tickets will go up to $17. All ages are welcome to attend and doors are set to open early, at 6 p.m.

Thanks to Ramona & Sarah over at Black Iris Booking, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to this show! If you would like a chance to attend the show for free and blow off some of that holiday steam, just send your name over to with Terror in the subject line. We will draw our lucky winner the morning of the show and will send them details on how to claim their prize.


A Benefit for The Sanctuary

A few weeks ago one of our favorite venues in Detroit was the victim of a horrible crime. The DIY venue The Sanctuary was robbed. The intruder took money, important documents, and almost made the venue close its doors. Luckily, due to support from the community and crowd funding efforts, the money was replaced. It was actually replaced plus some. So not only can the venue stay open, but now they are determined to make The Sanctuary better than ever.

Since everyone loves this place so much, the community still wants to help out even more! So this Sunday, November 29th there is a benefit show for The Sanctuary at The Sanctuary. The lineup includes DetainBreaking WheelSons of Southern DarknessThreadingOutside and Souls Denied. The organizers of the event are asking for a donation of $5 at the door, but you can always give more!

Doors are set to open at 6 p.m. The Sanctuary is located at 1501 E. Outer Drive in Detroit.

If you haven't bee to The Sanctuary yet, this is a great reason to head out to check it out! If you can't make it out this Sunday, we urge you to go to a show there very soon!


The Holiday Sunday Street Market at Eastern Market

If you're looking for some unique holiday gifts this year, look no further than the Eastern Market. Starting this weekend, the market will be kicking off their Holiday Sunday Street Market. The Holiday Market will run for three consecutive weekends, Sunday, November 29th, December 6th and December 13th. Throughout the sheds you'll be able to find great pieces for gift giving as well as holiday food and decor for your home.

The Holiday Market is open from 10 a.m. 'til 4 p.m. During these hours sheds 3, 4, and 5 will be open, as well as some of the shops in the surrounding area. As always, admission is free.

For a list and map of the vendors you can find at the Holiday Market, click here. To stay in the loop on the happenings at the Holiday Market, RSVP to the Facebook event here and follow the hashtag #HolidayMkt on the webs.


Hip In Detroit's Guide to Small Business Saturday

This Saturday, November 28th is Small Business Saturday, the anti Black Friday. Instead of getting trampled at Walmart on Friday save your money for Saturday. A lot of business are running their own specials for the "holiday". Here is a list of places we love and specials that you can take advantage of.

Saffron- By far my favorite local boutique. Great clothing, bags, and jewelry!

UHF Records- There is nothing better than going to the record store to buy a record!

Rouge Hair and Nails- Stop in and pick up the perfect gift for the women who has everything! The best manicures/ pedicures and facials that money can buy!

Posey- They have a special gift with purchase for the first 100 people to spend over $50 on Saturday! They will also have giveaways throughout the day!

Division Street Boutique-  They will be running a Small Business Saturday special according to their Facebook, but they haven't announced it yet. Make sure to follow them here to find out more!

Scout- Find something unique for your home here.

Noir Leather- Feed your fetish.

Lost and Found Vintage- Recently recognized as one of the 13 best vintage shops in the US for a reason!

Rail and Anchor- Unique gifts you won't find anywhere else!

Mother Fletchers- They recently announced they will be closing their doors this coming Spring, so they are running all sorts of sales!

Nest- Unique gifts and home decor.

Blumz by JRDesigns- This place is decked out for the holidays! Check out their gorgeous window displays for inspiration and get 50% off all permanent holiday wreaths, garland, and Holiday decor this Saturday!

Rust Belt Market- The market will be featuring 65 vendors throughout the holiday season, more vendors, more things to buy!

The Rocket Ferndale- The definition of a novelty store aka stocking stuffers galore!

City Bird- Unique gifts and home Decor

People's Records- Go record digging in the city.

Brightly Twisted- I can't get enough of their scarfs. If you don't own one you must!

The Detroit Mercantile Company- Lots of cool home goods and unique Detroit gifts. You never know what you will find, but there is always something new and interesting to see!

Make sure you stop by one of three Pure Detroit locations to pick up this year's Small Busniess Passport. Passports are available for pick up at Pure Detroit’s trio of locations in the Renaissance Center, Guardian Building and Fisher Building starting Tuesday, November 24 and participating businesses starting Small Business Saturday (Nov. 28). This year's passport features coupons and deals for an array of local stores including: Pure Detroit, Vera Jane, Stella Good Coffee, Workshop, RUNdetroit, Cass Corridog, Nest, City Bird, Detroit Hardware, Source Booksellers, the Fashion Place, Detroit Athletic Co., Hugh, Nora, Detroit Gallery of Contemporary Crafts, the Rowland Cafe, People’s Records, the Peacock Room, Frida, Wheelhouse Detroit, Detroit Institute of Bagels, Sacred Space Yoga Center, Genesis Therapeutic Massage Services, GO! Live Well, Detroit Seafood Market, Cutter’s Bar & Grill, Epitome Lounge, Thrift On The Ave, Offin River’s Accessories, Detroit Fiber Works, Vertical Detroit, Central Bar + Kitchen, Detroit Is The New Black, Stef-N-Ty, Good Bakes & Cakes, Heritage Optical, Turkey Grill, the Black Dress, DCreated Boutique, Detroit Vegan Soul & Busted Bra Shop.

The Under $20 Craft Fair at The Trumbullplex- The punks have gathered 15 + local vendors that sell all their wares for under $20 to join together to create a reasonable shopping experience this Saturday!

End the night at The Tangent Gallery's Tipsy Tinsel: An Artistic Extravaganza. This event will feature a variety of local vendors selling their wares alongside Fire and Aerial Performances. It's $5 to get in and they will be serving food and drinks throughout the night. Think of it as a night out with a little D.I Y. shopping.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Eve High Vibrations

If you're looking to have some fun before family time this week, head to New Dodge Lounge this Wednesday night! This Wednesday and the last Wednesday of every month, Ancient Language hosts an event at the New Dodge called High Vibrations. It's a night of awesome music and dancing and it's always FREE!

High Vibrations features some of the best electronic music around. This month's event will feature Market, Lt. Bad, Sweet Action, and of course, Ancient Language. The super awesome Andrea Bonaventura will be behind the bar serving up strong drinks all night long. And you and your friends will be on the other side of the bar drinking those drinks and dancing the night away! Fuck bar hopping, fuck crowded sports bars full of a ton of people from high school that you never wanted to see again. This is the place to be Wednesday night!

Doors open at 9 p.m and 21+ are welcome. For more info on this event, head over to the Facebook event page here. To stay in the loop on this and every High Vibrations, make sure you follow the Facebook page here.

New Dodge Lounge is located at 8850 Joseph Campau in Hamtramck.


Star Wars Takes Over UFO Factory

The world is pretty excited that there's a new Star Wars movie coming out this year! Every store has Star Wars merchandise up for grabs and every clip and trailer that's released takes over the internet for the day. Well UFO is getting in on the hype. This Friday they will be unveiling an all new Star Wars themed art that will be up at the venue all month long.

The show is being called The Power of The Force and it features artwork by Matt Busch, Jason Gibner, Lin Zy, Jeremy Wheeler, Matt DeLight, Dion Fischer, Brad Taormina and Corryn Jackson. In addition to seeing the great art on opening night, there will also be a lot of other fun to be had at UFO. They will be showing rare Star Wars Clips, Commercials and Oddities on their big screen all night long. Plus there will be Star Wars tunes on the speakers and a late night dance party DJ-ed by Scott Z. This party is going to be out of this world!

If you want to get in on the Star Wars fun, head to UFO this Friday night. The party starts at 7 p.m. and goes 'til the wee hours of the morning. For more info on this event and to see some art in advance, head over to the Facebook event page here.


Win Tickets to See Together Pangea with White Reaper

Together Pangea and White Reaper have been out on tour for about a month now, making their way across the U.S. They will be making their way to Detroit this Friday, November 27th and hitting the stage at Marble Bar. Both bands have new music out now, Together Pangea has a new EP entitled The Phage and White Reaper has a LP, White Reaper Does It Again. Check out a new music video from White Reaper and a video about Together Pangea below.

Tickets for Friday's show are only $10 and you can pick yours up in advance here. Thanks to Virginia over at Party Store Productions, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to this show! If you want to spend Black Friday at an awesome store instead of waiting in line at a department store, just send your name over to with Friday @ Marble Bar in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner Friday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize. 

Doors are set to open at 9 p.m. on Friday. Marble Bar is located at 1501 Holden in Detroit. 


Monday, November 23, 2015

Win a pair of Tickets to See Frontier Ruckus at Marble Bar

Wednesday Night is the biggest bar night of the year, you can go drink yourself silly with a bunch of college kids or you can check out a solid lineup of great bands and have a few drinks before you have to endure a full day of family. I don't know about you, but live music at Marble Bar sounds a whole lot better.

Frontier Ruckus will be playing alongside El Dee and Bonny Doon. Tickets for the show are $12 in advance and they can be purchased here. We also have one pair of tickets to give away to the show courtesy of our friends over at Party Store Productions. If you would like to win a pair of tickets to have a nice night out for FREE, please email your full name to with the subject line #preturkeydayparty. We will draw one lucky winner on Wednesday morning and email them details on how to claim their prize.

The show starts at 9 p.m. Wednesday and the Marble Bar is located at 1501 Holden in Detroit.


Win a Pair of Tickets to the Punch Bowl Social One Year Anniversary

Punch Bowl Social is celebrating its one year anniversary in Detroit this week. They are celebrating their paper anniversary with a party and 100% of the profits are going to charity. For $10 guest are invited to come inside and play unlimited games, have two drinks, and sample a variety of items from their menu. There will also be live performances by Dan Tillery and the Bomb Squad’s DJ David Boji. Proceeds from the party will benefit Camp Casey, an organization that helps children with cancer spend time with horses as a form of therapy.

The benefit will take place from 5-8 p.m. this Wednesday. We have one pair of tickets to give away to the party courtesy of the staff over at Punch Bowl. If you would like to enter to win a pair of tickets to the event, please email your full name to We will draw one lucky winner on Wednesday morning and email them details on how to claim their prize, a.k.a. have some free drinks and fun after work to kick off their holiday celebration!


24 Hour Giveaway: Win Tickets to See The So So Glos wsg Dirtwolf at Marble Bar

New York punk rockers The So So Glos are coming to play The Marble Bar this Tuesday, November 24th. Detroit will be the last stop of their tour and they will be performing with Detroit's own Dirtwolf. If you are not familiar with The So So Glos, peep this music video for the song "Lost Weekend".

The Glos are known for their DIY approach to music and touring. There are not a lot of great punk rock bands in New York City anymore, but they are keeping the scene alive by working hard to support smaller venues across the country.

The music will start at 9 p.m. tomorrow night and The Marble Bar is located at 1501 Holden Street, Detroit, 48208. 

Hip In Detroit has one pair of tickets to give away to the show courtesy of Party Store Productions. If you would like to attend the show for FREE please email your full name to with the subject line #Glos. We will draw one winner tomorrow morning and email them details on how to claim their prize!