Flyer by: Sean Farquhar
This Saturday Hip in Detroit will be taking over Small's in Hamtramck to celebrate our 3rd Birthday. We have a killer lineup that includes Snakewing, Zander Michigan, James Linck, Chris Jarvis, Her Dark Host, Radio Burns, and MPV (formerly My Pal Val). It's only $8 to get in and admission includes one raffle ticket. This raffle ticket will enter you to win one of 30 prize packs that we have put together for this year's bash. These prize packs are made up of items that were donated by some of Metro Detroit's coolest restaurants, companies, and of course, bands.
We have to admit that we are jealous that we can't win some of these things for ourselves. We wanted to dedicate a special post to all of the companies who supported us this year. We also wanted to take a second to tell you a little about all of the things that you can win if you come out and party with us. The earlier you get there, the more chances you will have to win. We also let you choose which bag you want, so we give them out on a first win first pick basis!
Black Iris Booking
We have been working with Black Iris Booking since we started the website. They are kind enough to let us give out tickets to most of their shows. They also help us get some really interesting interviews with some of the better bands that pass through Michigan. Sarah and Ramona are two of the most amazing people in the Detroit music scene. This year they donated two gift cards that will be good for two passes to any of their shows between now and the end of July 2015. To keep up with Black Iris' shows, follow them on Facebook here.
The W.A.B is located in downtown Ferndale. They are known for their brick oven pizzas and their house brewed beers. They were kind enough to donate a $50 gift card, the perfect amount for dinner and drinks with a friend!
Ironclad Tattoo is one of our favorite tattoo and piercing companies in Metro Detroit! Sadie got her first tattoo there and we love the variety of body jewelry that they carry They have sponsored all three of our anniversary parties and are really fun to party with! We look forward to throwing back a beer with our old friends! They donated three gift cards worth $60 a piece!
Green Dot Stables
Green Dot Stables is one of the best restaurants in Detroit. We love stopping in for a few sliders and a Moscow Mule. We also enjoy ordering the mystery meat, it's fun to try something new! GDS was kind enough to donate a gift card to be raffled off!
Johnny Noodle King
We were so happy when this restaurant opened! Detroit needed a good ramen house and this place delivered. There is always something new and interesting to try. Johnny also donated a gift card to the prize packs this year.
Brightly Twisted makes some of the most beautiful scarves and clothing that we have ever seen. We had the privilege of visiting their dye house this past year and fell in love with the owners and the merchandise. We have 6 prize packs that feature a one of a kind Brightly Twisted scarf this year. We cannot tell you how much we love our scarves, but we know if you're lucky enough to win one, that you will be smiling every time that you wear it.
Every city needs a good reggae/rocksteady act, and here in Detroit that is 1592. They were kind enough to donate a few records and some merchandise for the prize packs. You can hear their music here.
Handmade Detroit is Carey Gustafson, Amy Cronkite and Bethany Nixon. They are the force behind the Detroit Urban Craft Fair and all around amazing people. They donated a really cool hoodie and a few handmade items to our giveaway. Carey is also the owner of Glass Action!, the company behind my glass Michigan necklace that we featured in our last photos with Camera Jesus. They are some of the most talented D.I.Y ladies in Detroit.
The Emory serves up great food all week long, but lately everyone has been raving about their Sunday brunches. The Emory is located in the heart of downtown Ferndale. This year they donated a $50 gift card. Someone will be enjoying a very nice meal on the house!
Rock & Roll Prep School
Every single bag has a pass for a FREE lesson at Rock and Roll Prep School. No excuses, it's time to learn something new!
Live Nation Detroit
The ladies over at Live Nation are the best! They help use set up so many amazing giveaways and put great tickets directly into our readers hands every week. They donated a pair of tickets to see Taking Back Sunday when they come to The Fillmore on Wednesday, March 11th.
Jerry Spehar at AE Heating & Cooling
Jerry is a really cool guy who happens to work in heating and cooling. He donated two gift cards, one for Hopcat and one for Buddy's Pizza! If you happen to have any heating or cooling needs, call this guy! He's on our team!
This is not the first time that InkAddict has sponsored one of our shows, but this time they gave us more than ever! We have hats, t-shirts, stickers, socks, temporary tattoos, coasters and lots of other InkAddict swag in the bags this year. This lifestyle clothing brand is housed right here in Ferndale, Michigan. They sponsor a lot of the bands in town and are very supportive of all things hip. Check out their latest duds here.
Lee is by far one of the most supportive people of Detroit's music scene and also of Hip In Detroit. He works with a ton of great bands and was awesome enough to get music and merch from quite a few of them to us so we can pass it along to you!
David Bierman Overdrive
David gave us a bunch of copies of his new album to put into the gift bags, You can hear the album here.
Every August Dirt Fest takes over The Birch Run Expo Center and we head up to spend the day listening to music and getting a tan. One lucky person will get a pair of tickets to attend the 2015 show! The lineup hasn't been announced yet, but we can promise you that no matter who plays, you will have a good time!
The ILL Itches
The ILL Itches are one of our favorites! They even played our 2nd Anniversary Party last year. They donated quite a few copies of their latest 7". You can hear their tunes here.
Rouge MakeUp & Nail Studio
Rouge stole our hearts a few years ago when I got a gift certificate to get a pedicure. I fell in love with the beautiful space, the amazing treatment, and the great products. I even started using their skincare line Eve Organics to keep my face looking great. The ladies donated a $65 gift card for us to give away this year. We suggest that the winner book an appointment with Michelle for a deluxe pedicure. Trust me, you will not regret it!
LeVoyage donated QUITE a few CDs to this year's gift packs. Great band, great dudes. You can check out their tunes here.
Zander will be performing on Saturday night. He also contributed some CDs, t-shirts, and some cool bracelets to our prize packs. You can hear Zander's music here.
Metro 37 Recording Studios
37 Studios is located in Rochester Michigan. They have a great reputation and have recorded some great bands, including Chidos, Fordirelifesake, and The Swellers. They donated at $100 gift card towards studio time.
"MI Imagery is the combination of several different artistic passions. Photography, metal sculpture, laser cut art, and Michigan themed apparel." They donated two beautiful Michigan heart sculptures that would add character to any home. We wanted to keep one of these so bad, whoever wins them is going to be very happy!
Jett Plastic Recordings
This may be the newer record label around town, but they are making quite a name for themselves! They have already released albums from The ILL Itches, Kenny Tudrick, Necros, Bootsey X, After Dark Amusement Park, The Audionics, and many more. Plus, this Record Store Day they are releasing the debut album from Macaulay Culkin's band The Pizza Underground. Jett Plastic was awesome enough to throw some of their releases our way to put into the prize packs.
MPV is not only plying Saturday night, but they also donated four copies of their new 7" record and four copies of their new EP, In Lust We Trust, which isn't going to be released until March 3rd. You can get an early copy, but don't put that shit on the internet! We will find you and punch you if you do!
Incognito gave us two bags of sunglasses to include in our prize packs. We have always been fans of their shades, we even own quite a few pairs ourselves. To check out their latest designs and order yourself a pair, visit their website here.
Lost Highway is an up and coming Michigan brand that makes one of a kind leather goods. I recently bought one of their purses from Saffron in Royal Oak that was handmade out of vintage leather. It is beautiful to say the very least. They donated a handmade red leather unisex wallet to the prize packs. The wallet was made out of the leather from the interior of an old Viper. It is gorgeous, this was another gift that it was hard to part with. We are jealous of whoever gets to take this one home on Saturday! You can follow LH on Instagram here.
Bill Grogan’s Goat
Bill Grogan's Goat is an awesome Celtic band that we're sure you have probably seen around town a time or two before. They always play on Parade Day, where they usually take over PJ's Lager House. This band dropped off a ton of merch, including CDs, shirts, hats, stickers, and even solo CDs from Gerard Smith. Head over and check out some of their tunes here.
Saffron is one of the coolest clothing stores in Metro Detroit. I want to buy every item in the store every time I visit. I especially love all of the over-sized sweaters that they have been carrying this winter. They donated a $25 gift card to the prize packs. We highly recommend checking this place out if you haven't yet.
Save Your Generation Records
SYGR is a Michigan born record label that puts out some really great music, including Hawk and Son, The Most Dangerous Animal, Braidedveins, The Hand in the Ocean, and The Standouts. They donated all sorts of records and some really cool swag, including shot glasses, beer coozies, sunglasses and a t-shirt.
We love drinking Tequila Cabresto. This tequila is good tequila. It's easy to see how we became fast friends with the owners of this Detroit tequila brand. They donated some awesome baskets including bottles of Tequila (of course). Someone is going to be very happy when they win this one!
Prty Crew Collective
PRTY Crew collective is a new lifestyle clothing brand that was created right here in Michigan. It is owned by Mike Moore from Ironclad Tattoo, Ryan Fender, and Matt Puhy of Wilson. The brand is all about having a good time. They have some really cool designs and are just starting out. Check out their merchandise here. They were kind enough to donate a three $50 gift cards to the gift bags.
We are so happy to help get some amazing Detroit music into your hands. This is another great band that was awesome enough to send over a ton of CDs. Head over and listen to some of their music here.
Black the Salon
We had a great time visiting Black the Salon and doing a feature with Natasha Vranic. We also had a chance to interview the salon's owner Jeph Wright. The salon not only does a great job with hair, they also have their own hair product line which we love. They donated a $20 gift cards to each of the prize packs! They also informed us that they will be opening up a second location in Corktown in May! Every single person that wins on Saturday will get a gift card to check Black the Salon out!
After Dark Amusement Park
ADAP is an awesome band! They donated a couple of albums and a shirt to our prize packs this year. You can hear their sweet sounds here.
Snakewing was cool enough to agree to play and to donate to the gift packs. They donated a $50 gift card to Ronin Sushi, a Snakewing candle, shirt, poster, CD, album, patch and sticker. The poster is one of the coolest things we have ever seen, kudos to whoever designed and printed that one!
Jess Haze at Todd's Room
Jess Haze is one of the most beautiful girls we have ever met and she is awesome on top of it. Not only does she always look amazing, but she makes others look amazing over at Todd's Room in Birmingham. We had a blast getting make up tips and tricks from her last year! She was awesome enough to donate two gift certificates, each good for three eyebrow shapings! Make sure you head over and check out some of her work here.
All of these great items mentioned above have been combined into 30 great gift bags that you will have a chance to win throughout the entire night! Doors for the show are at 8 p.m. this Saturday. It's 8 bucks to get in and Small's is located at 10339 Conant in Hamtrmack. Don't forget to head over and RSVP to the Facebook event here to see pictures of prizes and to stay in the loop about the bash!