Friday, June 23, 2017

Faile Opens at The Library Street Collective this Saturday!

This Saturday, June 24th the Library Street Collective will host the first gallery in Detroit from Faile a collaboration between two Brooklyn based artists named Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. The gallery is called The Size of the Fight, it was inspired by "the resilience, passion, and energy they see the Detroit community bringing to the city's infrastructure and art scene".  The artists will also be displaying 6 large silk screened works on large wooden panels at The Belt located near The Collective. The artist opening runs from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m, The Belt opening and after party runs from  6 p.m. till 11 p.m. To learn more about the collective click here.


~S

The Battle Starts at 8 pm at The Red Bull House of Art TONIGHT

Red Bull House of Art is hosting a Secret Walls exhibition in Detroit tonight. These street art fight club style battles bring 6 artists together, split them into two teams and gives them 90 minutes and a bunch of black markers or acrylic paint to go to town and create a wall together. Attendees will be able to watch the art be created live and in person over 90 minutes while enjoying a little Red Bull and conversation.

The event is free to attend the crowds will vote on who "wins" the battle.  Doors for the gallery open at at 7 p.m. and close at 11 p.m. The live painting will take place at 8 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend, 21+ to drink alcohol. To learn more about the Red Bull House of Art and their amazing live in residency program click here.

~S

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Win Tickets to See 311 at The Fillmore

This Sunday night the one and only 311 will be performing at The Fillmore in Detroit. The band rose to fame in the '90s with their popular hits "Down" and "All Mixed Up". They've released 12 studio albums total, plus a number of compilations and live albums. This Friday the band is releasing their latest album Mosaic. Give their song "Too Late" off that new album a listen below.


Joining 311 on Sunday are New Politics and The Skints. Tickets for the show start at $24.75 and can be purchased online here. Thanks to our friends over at Live Nation Detroit we are also giving away a pair of tickets to this show. To enter to win, send your name to hipndetroit@gmail.com with #311 in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Saturday and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

Doors are set to open at 6 p.m. on Sunday and all ages are welcome.


~C

24 Hour Ticket Giveaway: Blackout BBQ


This Friday night Black Iris Booking will be taking over The Magic Stick for one of the biggest parties of the summer, Blackout BBQ. If you've ever been to Black Christmas at The Majestic, you know that BIB knows how to throw one hell of a party. The BBQ is just a slightly scaled down version of that event, plus there's free BBQ!

This year's lineup for Blackout BBQ hosts a bunch of great bands from near and far. The bill includes The CreepshowThe BrainsGallows BoundClownvis PresleyBruiser Queen,
Fishgutzzz and Cash O'Riley. Ben Rose will also be DJing throughout the night and some great companies like Vile and Suck it Suicide will be on site.

Tickets for Friday's party are only $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show. You can pick yours up online here. All ages are welcome and doors are set to open at 7 p.m.


Thanks to Black Iris Booking we are also giving away a pair of tickets to the party! If you would like to enter to win those tickets, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #BBQ in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Friday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize!


~C

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Win Tickets to Party with The Well, Bison Machine and more at Corktown Tavern

This Monday night, after the fireworks light up the sky in Detroit, head to Corktown Tavern for one of the most rockin' shows of the summer! The Well will be making their way to Detroit from Austin Texas to hit the stage along with Detroit's own Bison Machine, The Cheetahs and Red Stone Souls. To keep the party going all night long, Heavy & Beyond will be DJing downstairs throughout the night. And if you want to see what the rest of the summer has in store for you, GeminEye will be on site doing Tarot Readings.



Cover for this show is only $8 at the door and doors are set to open at 8 o'clock on Monday. If you're checking out the Eagles of Death Metal show down at El Club on Monday night, head to Corktown after and get in the door for just $5. You can also enter to win free entry to this one! We are getting one lucky person into this show with a friend for free. If you would like to enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #well in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Monday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.


~C 

Detroit River Days Returns to The River Walk This Weekend

Detroit River Days will return to the River Walk this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The festival was started to celebrate the rebirth of the river walk and has continued on year by year to celebrate all the progress that the city has made.

The three day event features food, rides, live music and lots of cool activities for the whole family.  It ranges from $3- $5 a day to attend the fest and all day bracelets to ride all the rides are $20 a day. The weekend will feature multiple stages of music, this includes bigger acts like 112 and Ann Wilson of Heart alongside great local acts like Harlow, The Messenger Birds, Zander Michigan and more! For the full list of musical acts and a schedule of when everyone is playing cluck here.  No outside food or drinks are permitted inside the festivals. so make sure that you don't plan to being your own snacks inside the festival. Refillable water bottles are allowed and there are places to refill them.  For a full list of activities that you can attend throughout the weekend click here. If you need help finding a place to park click here and if you need to know the hours click here. Don't forget! Friday is free before 5 p.m.!


~S 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Get Haute to Death at H2D Swim Club 2017

Haute to Death throws some of the best parties in town! Whenever they book an event we make sure to stop by and dance to a song or two because they are ALWAYS fun. During the summer they take it to the next level by throwing one of our all time favorite events, the Haute to Death Swim Club.

Last year we had the chance to attend a few of the pool parties and we can't say enough about how fun they were, in fact it was one of the best things we have ever experienced. Being in a bikini dancing, drinking, and celebrating life with some of Detroit's coolest and most creative people is one of the best ways we can think of to spend the day. But, there is a catch.

These things have super limited space, the pool is only so big after all. So, they usually sell out, sometimes in advance. If you want to attend this Saturday's Pool party, or any of the future pool parties that are coming up this summer, you might want to get your tickets now. You can purchase tickets to any of this years parties for $15 a piece or you can get a summer pass for $50. This Saturday's party will take place from noon till 8 p.m. To find out more about it click here.


~S

The Fisher Theatre to Screen its First Movie in 30 Years

The Fisher Theatre was constructed in 1928. it was designed by Albert Kahn and it is one of the oldest buildings in Detroit. It has been the host of all sorts of different events throughout the years, but these days it is mostly office spaces rented out by a variety of companies.

This Wednesday June 21st it will return to its roots and play host to the movie premiere of The United Stated of Detroit a film by Tylor Norwood. This film focuses on the people of Detroit. How do they keep going through the good times and the bad? Why do they love Detroit, why do they choose to live here?  This film looks that what it is going to take to bring Detroit back as well as how far we have already come.  

The premiere will take place at The Fisher Theatre this Wednesday, June 21st. from 5:30 till 8:30 p.m. This is the first time the theatre will host a screening in over 30 years. Tickets to attend the show are $10 and they can be purchased here. You can learn more about the film here.

Trailer - The United States of Detroit from Tylor Norwood on Vimeo.


~S 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Make Music Detroit

Music has the power to move millions. It unites people of all different ages, backgrounds, and nationalities and inspires people to move mountains and overcome obstacles in their lives. Personally, I have never loved anything more than watching someone play music live and in person. Detroit is a mecca for music lovers because there are great bands playing all around town every night of the week. But, this weekend Detroit will be teaming up with 700 other cities all around the world to celebrate our favorite form of self expression, music. 

Make Music Detroit is a city wide free event that features hundreds of musical acts in a variety of different venues. There are over 50 bands playing at over 30 venues across the city this Wednesday. None of the bands are charging money to perform and no one is paying to come out and listen. This event is meant to celebrate the magic that music brings to our city by showcasing it across Metro Detroit this Wednesday.

This year's lineup includes Adventures with Vultures, Audra Kubat, Greater Alexander,
and The Old Adage, For a full list of bands click here. Thereare also a ton of venues participating in this year's event, this includes Cass Cafe, DIME, PJ's Lager House and more. For a full list of venues click here. This is an all inclusive musical event that welcomes anyone who wants to attend. To learn more about the free event click here


~S

24 Hour Ticket Giveaway: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Get this week off to a great start by heading to El Club on Tuesday night! Black Iris Booking is bringing another great lineup to the stage, for the second night in a row. New York Based The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are headed to town along with fellow New Yorker Frankie Rose and Ablebody from L.A. They will also be joined by Detroit's own Palaces.

Tickets to see this great lineup are only $16 and can be purchased in advance here. The night of the show cover will be $18 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 #pure in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Tuesday morning and they will get into the show that night with a friend for free.



~C