Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Celebrate 2 Years of Cellarmen's this Tuesday Night

This Tuesday night head to Hazel Park to celebrate 2 years of Cellarmen's! It's hard to believe it has been two years since we had a chance to get a sneak peak of the new brewery that was going to help make Hazel Park the new hip town in Metro Detroit. Since then, this place has become hugely popular. They host some amazing shows, have their very own comedy night, and continue to make great beer, cider and mead.

For the brewery's big anniversary they are doing what they do best and releasing some special new brews. One of those is the new Watermelon Saffron Mead, their special "Gold" Bottle Release. They will also have Imperial's new food truck on site, so you can pick up some delicious tacos to go with your beverages.

The anniversary party runs from 5 p.m. until midnight, this Tuesday, October 17th. Cellarmen's is located in Hazel Park at 24310 John R. To see a full list of upcoming events at Cellarmen's, head over to Cellarmens.com or give them a like on Facebook here.

We'd like to congratulate the guys at Cellarmen's on 2 years! We wish you continued success! Cheers!


Win Tickets to See Ghostface Killah

Everyone knows that Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothing to fuck with, so don't fuck around. Go see Ghostface Killah when he comes to town to play El Club this Thursday. The New York-born hip-hop artist rose to fame with Wu-Tang's album 36 Chambers and went on to record 12 solo albums. When people talk about the greatest MCs of all time, his name is definitely mentioned. Which means that when you get the chance to see him spit it live, you take it.

Ghostface Killah will perform live at El Club this Thursday alongside King Visionary and DJ Sicari. Tickets to attend the show are $30 and they can be purchased here. You can also win a pair of tickets to the show courtesy of Party Store Productions. To enter, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #killah. We will draw one lucky winner on Thursday and they will get to attend the show with a friend for free!


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Win Tickets to Rock Out with The God of Party Mr. Andrew W.K.

2017 hasn't been the easiest year. It started off with the inauguration of Donald J. Trump and has consisted of lots of big natural disasters, heart wrenching injustices, mass shootings, and the loss of some really big musical talents. It's been hard to turn away from all of the bad news and just kick back, sometimes you need to let loose and party. There is no better way to do that then to rock the fuck out with the king of the party, Andrew W.K!

The Party Never Dies Tour is taking over Detroit this Wednesday, October 18th. Mr. W.K. will be playing with his full band and Downtown Brown will be opening the show. Tickets to attend the event range from $10 to $26. You can purchase advance tickets here. You can also win a pair of tickets to party till you puke by emailing your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #cantstopwontstop. We will draw one lucky person this Wednesday morning and they will get to bring a friend to the party on Wednesday night for free! 


Friday, October 13, 2017

Win Tickets to See Elder with King Buffalo and Bison Machine

This Sunday night, Party Store Productions brings Elder to the stage at El Club! The Massachusetts based band just released their latest album over the summer. Reflections of a Floating World is the fourth full length from Elder. You can give it a listen below.

After releasing the new album, Elder headed out on a European tour with King Buffalo. Now the two just kicked off a North American tour earlier this week. So far the first few shows have sold out, so we're sure the Detroit date will follow that trend. Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased in advance here. Thanks to Party Store Productions, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to this show. If you're feeling lucky and would like to enter to win those tickets, send your name over to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #elder in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Sunday morning and they will get into the show that night with a friend for free. 

Detroit's own Bison Machine is joining Elder and King Buffalo for this one. Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. and all ages are welcome. 


Spend Your Friday The 13th with Jason Voorhees

It doesn't get much spookier than Friday the 13th in October and this Friday is just that! Watch out for black cats crossing your path, don't step on those cracks on the sidewalk, and watch out for guys named Jason, especially if they're wearing a hockey mask. Or if you don't believe in all of that superstition, you can get extra spooky and find Jason on the big screen at the Main Art.

This Friday, the 13th and Saturday, the 14th the Main Art will be showing the original Friday The 13th for their Midnight Madness series. The original film was released back in 1980 and still sends chills down people's spines today. Since it's release, there have been numerous sequels released in the series and Jason and his hockey mask have become iconic figures, giving people nightmares to this day! Here's your chance to watch the original on the big screen again and remember how it all started.

Tickets to see Friday The 13th at Midnight Madness are only $7. You can purchase yours in advance here. The Main Art Theatre is located at 118 N. Main Street in Royal Oak. The theatre has a long list of spooky titles lined up this Halloween season. To see the full schedule for Midnight Madness, click here.

Stay safe out there kiddos! 


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Heavy & Beyond - Keeping Detroit Metal

If you've noticed two dudes with long hair playing heavy metal records at a show recently, chances are it was probably Anthony Franchina and Alan Hoover, a.k.a. Heavy and Beyond. Most recently, you may have seen them DJing Timmy Organism's record release and European tour kick off show at Ant Hall. They have actually been doing their thing for over a year, and now the Heavy and Beyond guys are branching out. In addition to their domination as Detroit's best metal DJs, they will now be booking shows too!

Their first one is coming up on October 19th when they're bringing Manilla Road to Corktown Tavern along with Sauron and White Magician. Tickets for the show are only $14 in advance or $15 at the door. In addition to saving yourself a buck by buying tickets in advance, you will also get entered into a sweet giveaway. Check out all of the details below.

The next time that you can check out a Heavy and Beyond DJ set is this Friday night at Small's when Zeke heads to town. Detroit's own Against the Grain is currently on tour with Zeke and Golden Torso is also on the bill for Friday night. Heavy and Beyond will also be DJing the Wiccans record release show on November 4th at Outer Limits. And last but not least, they will be hosting their own "Vinyl Up Your Ass" DJ night at Small's on November 9th. This new monthly event just kicked off a couple of weeks ago and it sounds like it was a blast! Kick ass tunes, great drink specials, and there were even free nachos! What more could you ask for?

To stay up to date on everything that Heavy and Beyond has coming up, make sure you head over and give them a like on Facebook and follow them on Instagram. To purchase tickets to their upcoming shows, head over to heavyandbeyondbooking.bigcartel.com.


24 Hour Giveaway: Pears @ Small's

New Orleans punk rockers Pears are currently out on tour across the US. This Friday night they will be making their way to town to hit the stage at Small's in Hamtramck. Pears has a new split coming out on Fat Wreck Chords with Direct Hit. The new record, Human Movement, will feature new tunes from each of the bands as well as a cover of each other's songs. It's set to be released on November 3rd. You can pre-order your copy here and when you do, you will get an instant download of a couple of tracks. Check out one of Pears' new songs off the split below.

Joining Pears on the bill Friday night are their tour mates Big Ups and Russian Girlfriends, as well as Detroit's own S.U.B.. Tickets for the show are $13 in advance or $15 at the door. Thanks to Black Iris Booking we are also giving away a pair of tickets to this show! To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #pears in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Friday morning and they will get into the show that night with a friend for free. 

Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. on Friday and S.U.B. will kick things off shortly after that. All ages are welcome to attend this one. For more info, click here


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hip in Detroit Talks all Things Theatre Bizarre with Creator John Dunivant

Theatre Bizzare is the Halloween party to end all Halloween parties. It has transformed from a dark carnival that took place near the old State Fair grounds to a grand event that takes place at one of the city's most decadent buildings, the Masonic Temple. It attracts thousands of people from all over and it is a one of a kind experience that you can't get anywhere else. The event, which was created by John Dunivant, has become a Detroit staple. So we asked him to come into the studio to talk all things Halloween and Theatre Bizarre with us! We will be going live on PodcastDetroit.com this Sunday at 5 p.m. You can listen to the show by clicking here. You can also listen to all of our past podcasts by clicking here. If you love Detroit, history, and Halloween, you're going to love this podcast!


Take a Tour of The Fisher or The Guardian with Pure Detroit

The Fisher Building and The Guardian Building are two of Detroit's most famous landmarks  Each has a rich history that is really fun to learn about. The Fisher building was built in 1928 and it was designed by the legendary Albert Kahn. Construction on The Guardian began in 1928 and completed in 1929. Both buildings are draped in marble and limestone and are designed in the art deco style of that era. Walking through them is amazing and each is a sight to be seen.

Which is why it's really cool that Pure Detroit is doing free tours of both buildings with a guide that will tell you all about the history and design of the historical landmark while you walk through it. They have multiple tours that take place on Saturdays and Sundays. They are free to attend and you do not need to pre-register to be apart of them. Kids are also welcome. To learn more about their tour please click here. This is a cool fun and free way to experience the history of this city!


Monday, October 9, 2017

Win Tickets to See The Toadies and Local H at St. Andrew's

In 1994 The Toadies burst onto the music scene with their hit song "Possum Kingdom" off their debut album Rubberneck. The ode to murder was one of the biggest hits of the time. It was often played on alternative rock stations with hits from other bands like Local H, who made it big with their 1996 hit "Bound to the Floor". Both bands were able to get enough radio play from their freshman albums that they were able to cultivate long-term careers. They have both continued to write music and tour throughout the last twenty years.

The two bands have teamed up to play St. Andrew's together this Friday, Ocotber 13th and we have one pair of tickets to take you back to the 90's. If you would like to enter to win a pair of tickets to attend Friday night's show please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #grungeforlife. We will draw one lucky person and they will get to attend the show with a friend and hear some of the best music that the '90s had to offer live and in person! Tickets for this one start at $15 in advance.