Monday we told you about the “I Won’t Be Home For The WinTOUR” tour that is coming to The Pike Room on Tuesday, January 15th at 6 p.m. This tour features Alive, In Standby, Trees Above Mandalay, Mandolyn Mae, Squid The Whale, Undesirable People, Rival Summers and Yours Truly. What I didn’t tell you Monday is that we are giving you a chance to have your name added to the guest list with a +1. That’s right kids, you and a friend could be attending this show filled with some of the best bands that the midwest has to offer.
Squid The Whale, Rival Summers, Alive in Standby, Your Truly, and Undesirable People are all Michigan born talent that have been representing our state well. They have joined up with solo artist Mandoyln Mae and New Jersey natives/headliner Alive, In Standby to close out this tour here in Michigan. The show is $12 at the door or $10 in advance. Your best bet is to buy tickets in advance from UHF in Royal Oak to avoid surcharges. You can also purchase tickets through Ticketweb here.
I am excited about all of the bands playing on Tuesday, but most excited for Squid The Whale, my new obsession for 2013. I suggest picking up their EP here. Then, after you decide you love it, you can pre-order their newest album here along with bonus extras like a Stheart shirt, stickers and a note from the band. I haven’t gotten hooked to a band this fast and this intense in a long time. The vocals are killer and the music is well written and has “weird” rhythms that make me want to either dance or have sex, both enjoyable activities.
So how do you win tickets? Tweet us on twitter @hipindetroit or tag us on instagram with the hashtag #IWantToSeeSquidTheWhale. We will announce the winner on the morning of the 15th before the show. Good luck! We hope to see you at the show either way; all three ladies from Hip In Detoit will be there for this one!