Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Win Tickets to Imminent Sonic Destruction's Album Release Party

Detroit prog metal rockers Imminent Sonic Destruction are celebrating the release of their concept album TRIUMPHIA by playing it from start to finish. Their new album tells the story of a man and a woman overcoming all obstacles to find each other and create a new life. They recently released a new music video for the single called "Fog", check it out to get a taste of the new album.


Head up to The Loving Touch this Thursday to celebrate the release and pick up your copy of the band's latest music. They will be performing alongside Dead in 5, Entransient and The Eighth Passenger. Tickets for the show are $10 in advance and they can be purchased here. Or, you can enter to win a pair of tickets to the show by emailing your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #ISD. We will draw one lucky winner this Thursday and will let them know how to claim their prize.


~S

Win Tickets to the Sheefy McFly Album Release Party

Many of us know Sheefy McFly as a visual artist and hip hop battle host, but after his album release this Friday, September 2nd he will also be known as a hip hop artist and beat maker. He has invited some of his friends to help him release his new album at Marble Bar. This includes Shigeto, Clyde Moop, Black Bass and Eastside Jon.

Tickets to get in to the show are $3 before Midnight and $10 after. Ladies are free until 10 p.m. We also have 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 with a friend please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #mcfly. We will draw one lucky winner one Friday and will make sure that they have a great time on Friday night! 


~S

Win Tickets to See Andy Stott at El Club

This Friday night, Andy Stott will be making his way to El Club in Detroit. The Manchester based producer is getting ready to release his fifth full length this November. The album, entitled Faith in Strangers, will be released by Modern Love, the label that Stott has stuck with since the beginning. Check out the song "Violence" off that new album below.



Andy Stott will be joined in Detroit by fellow Modern Love artists Demdike Stare, as well as Nate Young Regression and The Grim Rider. Tickets for the show are $20 in advance and can be purchased here. Thanks to Party Store Productions, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to this show. If you would like to enter to win, just send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with Stott in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner Friday morning and they will get to attend the show with a friend for free. 

Doors are set to open at 5 p.m. on Friday, with the show starting at 9. Make sure you head out early to check out this amazing venue and grab some great pizza before the show! All ages are welcome to attend and enter the ticket giveaway. For more info on this show, click here


~C

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

24 Hour Ticket Giveaway: Win Tickets to See Mac Sabbath at The Magic Stick

This Wednesday, August 31st you can head to DTE to see Black Sabbath or you can make your way to The Magic Stick to see the real metal gods in Mac Sabbath! Fronted by Ronald Osbourne and backed by Slayer MacCheeze on guitar, Grimalice on bass and the Catburglar on drums, this band sings songs that sound oddly similar to those by the great Black Sabbath. The only difference is the in the lyrics. Instead of singing about Iron Man they sing about a Frying Pan, Quarter Pounders, and more, making them the kings of "Drive Thru Metal". Check them out for yourself below.


Mac Sabbath's show will be one of the first return shows for The Magic Stick, after it's short lived transformation to Populux. Joining them on stage is Clownvis Presley, whose name explains it all, and ellyeahdehd. Tickets for the show are only $15 and can be purchased in advance here. If you happen to be going to see Black Sabbath out at DTE, you can swing by this show afterwards, show your ticket stub and get in the door for free.

You can also get in for free if you win a pair of tickets from us! Thanks to Black Iris Booking we are giving away one pair of tickets to this awesome show. If you would like to enter to win tickets, please send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with Hamburger in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner the morning of the show and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

All ages are welcome to attend this show and doors are set to open at 8 p.m.


~C

Win Tickets to See Sleigh Bells and Tunde Olaniran at El Club

New York based duo Sleigh Bells is gearing up to release a new album called Jessica Rabbit on November 11th. They have recently released two singles off the album and are currently touring the country in anticipation of the album's release. They will be making a stop in Detroit this Thursday, September 1st at El Club and one of my all time favorite artists, Mr. Tunde Olaniran himself will be opening the show.
Years ago, catching Tunde playing around Metro Detroit was easy, but these days he is also on tour crossing the US. So, when he comes home you have to head out and see the show. This back to back lineup is epic and the kind of thing that only Party Store Productions could bring to Detroit. 

Tickets to get into the show will likely sell out in advance. For now, tickets are available for $25 if you click here. We also have one pair of tickets to give away to the show courtesy of PSP. If you would like to enter to win a pair of tickets to see this back to back bad ass lineup on one of the best sound systems in the city, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with Sleigh Bells in the subject. We will draw one lucky winner the morning of the show and will email that person details on how to claim their prize. 


~S

Monday, August 29, 2016

Let Go and Just Enjoy With DUO Detroit

One of the hardest parts about going out for dinner is choosing where to go. Which is followed up by the difficult task of choosing what you want to eat once you get there. I have always had a hard time deciding what I want to eat at a restaurant, so I try to get my dining mates to team up and order with me so we can all try a few things off the menu. I like variety, which is why I have recently fallen in love with places like Katoi and The Peteroboro, where it's easy to order a few things off the menu and share them between the group. I also recently tried a new type of dining called Omakase, where all the deciding is done for you and I absolutely loved it.

Last month I was lucky enough to attend a DUO Detroit dinner. This pop up one night only event featured a 10+ course meal was served over four hours. The chef created a one of a kind experience that required nothing but an open mind. Instead of worrying about where to go and what I was going to eat, I sat back and enjoyed the ride.

Each month the location of the dinner changes. For this meal we gathered inside The Holding House, a new event space and art gallery in Detroit. DUO took the raw space of the gallery and converted it into a fine dining establishment for the night. Then, over the next four hours we were taken on a journey. The courses were labeled as follows: snacks, slice, south, summer, surprising, cruciferous, 2014, herbaceous, central, floral, citrus, sweet and rich. Each course was served alone on a plate and explained to us in detail before we tried it.

I ate caviar for the first time, found out that I love grapefruit when you pair it with a good cheese, and tried hibiscus sorbet! It was a roller coaster ride for my taste buds and I loved each and every dish more than the next. I found myself enjoying good conversation and a few bites of a new food every 10 minutes, which meant that I left full, but not overstuffed. The experience of letting go and going on a ride with the chef was wonderful.
Throughout the night, we talked, we ate, we laughed and we truly enjoyed ourselves. I highly suggest taking a date and trying this for yourself if you are lucky enough to get seat at the next one, or even the one after that. Duo only lets 50 people into each meal and these dinners sell out really fast. You need to follow them on Facebook and make sure to buy tickets the second they are released. All you need to do after you buy the tickets is show up and enjoy! 
The next DUO dinner will be served on September 17th. This one will be extra special because it will feature four chefs instead of one. The team that will be cooking this meal will also be going to the culinary Olympics together. Tickets are normally around $50 a person, but for this dinner they will be $100 as it is a fundraiser for the Olympics. Plus, four different chefs will be cooking which means there will be more courses and more variety throughout the meal. If you miss that one, don't miss the next one in November! 

~S 

Win a Pair of Tickets to See Elvis Depressedly at El Club

This Wednesday, August 31st Party Store Productions will be bringing Elvis Depressedly, Teen Suicide, and Nicole Dollanganger to the stage at El Club. Elvis Depressedly recently released their fourth album Holo Pleasures, you can check that out here. Tickets to get into the show are only $12 at the door and they can be purchased here.

We also have one pair of tickets to give away to the show courtesy of PSP. If you would like to enter to win a pair to attend the show for FREE with a friend, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #elvis. We will draw one lucky winner this Wednesday and will email them details on how to claim their prize. Don't forget, El Club is ALL AGES ALL THE TIME.




~S 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Help Crown the Burger Brawl Champion!

This Saturday, some of the best restaurants in Detroit and the surrounding area will battle it out to see who makes the best burger. About 20 restaurants will gather at Fairway Packing to participate in the Detroit Burger Brawl. The list of restaurants participating includes TOWNHOUSE DetroitFirebird TavernBrome Burgers & ShakesRed CrownRock City EateryAle Mary's Beer Hall Royal OakFirehouse Pub and GrillFireKeepers CasinoRusted Crow DetroitThe Clawson Steakhouse, Fresh Planet and Big Boy. Attendees of the event will stroll around and sample the burgers and then cast their vote on whose burger is the best. The top 4 vote getters will then serve their burger up to a panel of celebrity judges who will then choose the winner. Chef Kate Williams from Chow Down Detroit, Serena Daniels from Detroit Metro Times, Sue Sulasky from Detroit Free Press & Bryan Barnhill from the Mayor's Office will be judging the burgers and the event will be hosted by Ken Daniels, the voice of Detroit Red Wing hockey.

If you would like to try some of the best burgers in Detroit and help crown the winner, you can purchase your tickets here. Advance tickets are $25, which will get you into the event and will also get you all of the burgers you can eat! In addition to the burgers, there will also be family friendly activities taking place throughout the day.

This is all happening on the street outside Fairway Packing, which is located at 1313 Erskine St. in Detroit's Eastern Market. Erskine will be closed down between Russell and Rivard, allowing attendees to stroll through the street freely. The event is set to kick off at 9:30 a.m., voting will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Then, things will be turned over to the judges and it will all wrap up at 6 p.m. For more information on this deliciously fun event and to purchase your tickets, head over to DetroitBurgerBrawl.com.

~C

Food, Drinks and The Infatuations at Detroit Summer Fest

Summer as we know it may be winding down, but there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy these hot summer nights! This weekend at Capitol Park you can do just that! Throughout the summer Capitol Park has been hosting themed events like Tacos & Tequila and Bourbon, Brews & BBQ. This time around it's Summer Fest.

Detroit Summer Fest will take place this Saturday, August 27th at Capitol Park. The event will feature live music from Detroit's own The Infatuations, great food, and tasty beverages. Tickets to the event are only $15, which will not only get you in the gate, but also entitles you to 3 drink samples and food samples from a bunch of great Detroit area restaurants. Some of the restaurants participating in this event are Atwater, Grand Trunk Pub, Bookies and Lockhart's BBQ. If you want to purchase more adult beverages while you're at the event, 4 more samples will only cost you $5. There will be craft beers, cocktails and even hard ciders available on site.

If you would like to purchase tickets to Summer Fest, you can pick them up online here. If you wait to pay at the park, admission will be $20 cash or $20.60 on your card. 100% if the proceeds from this event go to the Detroit 300 Conservancy, which helps upkeep parks in Detroit. The party is set to kick off at 7 p.m. and 21+ are welcome to attend. For more info on this event and for a full list of vendors that are participating, click here.


~C

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Art, Music, Beer and More at the 5th Annual Hazel Park Fine Art Fair

This weekend the 5th Annual Hazel Park Fine Art Fair will take place in Green Acres Park. The event will feature over 80 artists, live music, food and drinks. This is a non-profit fair that is free to the public, offers free or low cost booths for the artists, and pays their musicians. This is all accomplished through sponsorship and donations. The goal of the fair is not only to put on a great event, but to also help enrich the community.

The Art Fair will take place this Saturday and Sunday, August 27th and 28th. The event will take place from 10 a.m. 'til 9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday. The live music will kick off at at 10 a.m. each day and the schedule is as follows:

Saturday:
10 am - Emily Infinity
11 am - Michigan Basement
12 pm - Matt Dmits 
1 pm - Audra Kubat
2 pm - Damon Terrell 
3 pm - Telephon9 
4 pm - Penniless Punk
5 pm - Wayobaba
6 pm - Luckouts
7 pm - Go Tiger Go 
8 pm - Spaceband

Sunday:
10 am - Tai Chi
11 pm - Grosse Pointe Lake Shore Chorus
12 pm - Mike Galbraith
1 pm - Random Facts
2 pm - Julie Haven
3 pm - Madigan's Attic
4 pm - Landmarks
5 pm - Lucy's Brown Seville
6 pm - Blackmail

Food and drinks will be available on site and there will even be a beer tent. In addition to all of this there will be games, a children's art tent, and even a big wheel you can spin to win great prizes. This will be a fun day for all whether you come for the art or for the entertainment! To see some of the art that will be available at this year's fair, make sure you head over and give the Hazel Park Fine Art Fair a like on Facebook here.

Green Acres Park is located at 620 W. Woodward Heights in Hazel Park. For directions and more information, click here.
 

~C