Monday, February 16, 2015

Celebrate Hip in Detroit's 3rd Anniversary This Saturday!

Photo Credit: Joe Gall aka Camera Jesus
It's hard to believe that is turning three years old this week. When Christie Laabs and I started this blog, we didn't really know what we were getting into. All we knew is that we were sick of all the negative press that the city of Detroit was receiving and we wanted to change it. Over the last three years we have been able to get the word out about all of the great people, bands, restaurants, salons, businesses, and events around the Metro Detroit area. We have met so many people and have been turned on to so many new bands and places over the last three years. We are blown away by the loyalty of our fans, we really couldn't ask for more and we cannot thank you enough. We look forward to covering this city and all of the amazing people in it for another year, but first, it's time for all of us to get together this Saturday, February 21st to celebrate the past three years.  
This year's anniversary party will feature 7 bands for $8 dollars at 8 p.m. The lineup was meant to blow your mind. A lot of people book shows with bands that fit together, these bands don't quite fit together. The only thing that they have in common is that they play great music and have been an influential part of the local scene over this last year. They are bands that we have covered a lot and bands that we think all of you will fall in love with when you see them play live this week. This year's lineup features Snakewing, MPV (formally My Pal Val), James Linck, Radio BurnsHer Dark Host, Zander Michigan, and DJ Christopher Jarvis. To fit all of these acts into Small's we are going to have two stages, the regular one and one in the bar area. This will keep the night moving and allow us to give you more for your money.

We will also be giving away a lot of prizes throughout the night. This is how the giveaways will work, upon paying get into Small's you will be handed a ticket. You will take the ticket, write your name on the back, and put it into a bucket that will be located by our merch table. In between each band we will draw a few winners. Those winners will be asked to visit our booth to choose from one of about 30 bags that we have put together for you. This means that the earlier you come out to the show, the more chances you have to win. The earlier in the night that you win, the more prizes you will have to choose from. This year's prizes were donated from some of the coolest places in town, including: Black Iris Booking, The WAB, Ironclad Tattoo Co., Green Dot Stables, Johnny Noodle King, Brightly Twisted, 1592, Handmade Detroit, The Emory, Rock & Roll Prep School, Live Nation Detroit, Vile Company, The Fillmore, St. Andrew’s Hall, Jerry Spehar at AE Heating & Cooling, InkAddict, Lee Majors, David Bierman Overdrive, Dirt Fest, The ILL Itches, Rouge MakeUp & Nail Studio, LeVoyage, Zander Michigan, Metro 37 Recording Studios, MI Imagery, Jett Plastic RecordingsMPV, Incognito Eyewear, Lost Highway, Bill Grogan’s Goat, Saffron, Save Your Generation Records, Jess Haze at Todd's Room, Black The Salon, Snakewing, Ronin SushiTequila Cabresto and PRTY Crew Collective.

We also teamed up with Uber to get you a free ride to or home from the party. All new users that use the code HipInDet3 will get $20 towards their first ride. We want you to come out and drink without worrying about how you will get home, and Uber is the perfect way to do that!
To stay in the loop on all of the details for this party, make sure you head over and RSVP to the Facebook event here. The party starts promptly at 8 p.m., the first prize winners will be called shortly after that. We cannot wait to see all of you there! Thanks for sticking with us over the last three years!

~S &C

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