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.


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. 


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! 


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

This Wednesday, August 31st Party Store Productions will be bringing Elvis Depressingly, Teen Suicide, and Nicole Dollanganger to the stage at El Club. Elvis Depressingly 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.


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.


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.


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:

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

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.


Win Tickets to Blackout BBQ Unplugged

For the past two summers Black Iris Booking has been bringing some of the best names in the scene together for a day of music and BBQ at the Majestic Complex. Well this year Blackout BBQ is headed to a different venue and changing things up a bit. We all know that Zeke's Rock & Roll BBQ has some of the best barbecue in town. So why not bring the party to them? That's exactly what BIB plans to do.

This Sunday, August 28th Black Iris Booking will be holding their annual Blackout BBQ at Zeke's. Since the venue is a bit smaller than the Majestic Complex, so is he bill. The bookers decided to have an "unplugged" BBQ this year and will be bringing Kevin Seconds, Steve Soto and John Speck to the stage. You probably know Kevin Seconds from the hardcore punk band 7Seconds and Steve Soto from Agent Orange and The Adolescents. And if you don't know John Speck's name by now, you should. He's been in bands like The Fags, Hifi Handgrenades, and he's been playing solo for quite a while. These three guys are going to calm things down a bit, grab their acoustic guitars, and play some of their tunes in a slightly more mellow way than you're used to. They will also be sharing stories from throughout their careers and lives. It should be an amazing night and an intimate experience that you won't want to miss!

Tickets for Blackout BBQ Unplugged are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the show. You can pick your tickets up online here. Thanks to the lovely ladies at Black Iris Booking, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to this awesome show. If you would like to enter to win these tickets, please send your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with BBQ in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner the morning of the show and they will get in with a friend for free.

Good luck!


Win Tickets to See Thank You Scientist at The Pike Room

New Jersey based Thank You Scientist are currently out on tour in support of their latest album Stranger Heads Prevail. The album was released back in July on Evil Ink Records and is the second full length studio album from the band. You can hear some songs from the new record here. For more info on the album, check out this informative video from the band.

While on tour, TYS is not only hitting stages and wowing fans across the country, but they are also giving music lessons. This is something we've definitely never heard of another band doing before, but is an awesome opportunity for their fans. If you love Thank You Scientist so much that you want to jam with them and learn their skills, all you have to do is head over to their Big Cartel here and sign up for a lesson in your town. Lessons are $50 for everything except vocal lessons, which are $25. If you don't have time to set up a lesson while the band is in town, you can also arrange for a Skype lesson. 

If you're a big fan of the band, but you'd rather just see them play music and not have them teach you how to play music, then you will want to head to The Pike Room in Pontiac this weekend! On Sunday, August 28th TYS will be hitting the stage along with Narco Debut and Young Pioneer. Tickets for the show are only $10 and can be purchased in advance fee free through Fusion Shows here.

Thanks to the fine folks at Fusion Shows, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to this show. If you would like to enter to win tickets, just send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with Scientist in the subject line.

All ages are welcome to attend this show and doors are set to open at 7 p.m.


Calling All Freaks!

Do you have affinity towards all things dark and twisted? Do you live for the fall and enjoy celebrating Halloween more than Christmas? If you find yourself attracted to all things evil and are looking for something fun and interesting to do for work this fall, you should consider auditioning for Erebus Haunted House in Pontiac! 

The famous Erebus is well known throughout the country as being the premiere place to get spooked. I personally wouldn't set my foot in the door if you paid me because I am a huge wuss, but I have heard that it is scarier than I can imagine.

If you would like to pull back the curtain and become part of the spookiest team on earth, head up to Pontiac this Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to audition to be part of the team. Erebus is located at 18 South Perry Street. You must be 18 or older and have reliable transportation to apply. Costumes and makeup aren't required to try out, but are encouraged!

To learn more about Erebus visit their website here. The first haunting will take place on September 23rd this year!