Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Sanctuary Makes Hamtramck Its New Home

Last fall, Detroit lost one of the best DIY venues that its music scene has ever had. The Sanctuary closed its doors on Outer Drive in Detroit after a series of break ins and bad luck. This venue was one of the few BYOB venues in the area and hosted a ton of great shows over the years. After it closed its doors, there was definitely a void in the community. But now that void is about to be filled!

This Friday night The Sanctuary officially makes its triumphant return and this time it's for good! The venue will take over the space in Hamtramck previously known as Paychecks where Maxwell and his team have been hard at work revamping the venue. (You can check out the progress on Instagram.) For its comeback show, The Sanctuary will welcome Break Anchor to the stage along with
Booze & Glory, AntagonizersOC45Walk the PlankAggro or Die, and Come Out Fighting. Cover for the show is only $13 and all ages are welcome. Since the venue has a bar now, you can no longer BYOB, but it's Hamtramck so we doubt the drinks will be too pricey. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. and The Sanctuary is located at 2932 Caniff in Hamtramck. See you there!


~C

Win Tickets to See Frenship w/ YOKE LORE at The Pike Room

Monday night, Frenship will be making their way to the stage at The Pike Room in Pontiac. The LA based duo is currently out on their "Good Morning, Goodbye" tour in support of their new single by the same name. This single is the follow up to the band's debut EP Truce that was released at the end of 2016. Give the song "Good Morning, Goodbye" a listen below and if you like what you hear, make sure you also check out Truce here.


Joining Frenship at The Pike Room on Monday night is YOKE LORE. Tickets for the show are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. You can purchase your tickets in advance here. Thanks to our friends at AEG and The Crofoot, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to the show. To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #frenship in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Monday morning and they will get into the show that night with a friend for free.

Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. for this one and all ages are welcome.


~C

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Win Tickets to the Trash Brats "Out of the Closet" Vinyl Release Show

The Trash Brats have been a part of the Detroit music scene since the late '80s. It's been about 30 years that they've been rocking out and during that time they have released several albums, singles, and EPs. But, of all of them, one of the most popular still today is their 1996 release Out of the Closet. Although it has been over 20 years since the album was released, it was never released on vinyl, until now.

Jett Plastic Recordings has released a ton of great music for Detroit bands and national acts alike. This Friday night it releases the first ever vinyl pressing of the Trash Brats' Out of the Closet. In celebration of this release, the band will be performing live at Small's along with David Bierman Overdrive and Dirty Copper. This will be an amazing night of music that you don't want to miss! Tickets to this show are only $13 and can be purchased in advance here. If you're feeling lucky, you can also enter to win a pair of tickets from us! Just send your name over to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #trash in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Friday morning and they will get in the door that night with a friend for free.

Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. for this one. For more info, click here.


~C

Ben Keeler Releases "Movo Daring" this Friday at The Loving Touch

This Friday night Ben Keeler will be releasing his new album Movo Daring. The album was recorded with Alex Kaye at Rustbelt Studios and Assemble Sound and captures Ben's sound, which he refers to as Metaphysical Indie Rock. Keeler worked on these new songs with friend, drummer, and long-time collaborator David Dionise, and the recordings feature several musicians from the area. Give the new tunes a listen for yourself below.


Keeler will be celebrating this release at The Loving Touch this Friday night, where he will also be sharing the music video for the song "Meditation" off the new album. Joining Ben for the release show are Ancient Language and Mango Lane. Cover to see this lineup is only $8, but lucky for you, we are also getting some people into this show for free. To enter to win a pair of tickets to the show, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #daring in the subject line. We will draw two lucky winners on Friday morning and they will each get in the door with a friend for free that night.

Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. on Friday and all ages are welcome. For more info on this show, click here.



~C

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hip in Detroit X Camera Jesus

Every few years we get the honor of spend the day being captured by the lens of truly talented Camera Jesus. Here are some shots from our last day out exploring with one of the city's most talented photographers.







24 Hour Ticket Giveaway: Win Tickets to See Five Pound Snap, Hala and More!

Some people can wait until the weekend to see some live music, but others can't wait that long to get their fix. Lots of great lineups happen all over Metro Detroit throughout the week, this includes lots of great touring bands that make a stop to see us while they are in town. This Wednesday, April 18th Triathlon (New York) will be doing just that and they have lined up a seriously solid local lineup to make sure that all of us come out to the show. Hala, Five Pound Snap and L. Martin to play alongside them at Baker Streetcar in Hamtramck.

Tickets to attend this event are only $7 a person and 18 and older are welcome to come out. We also have one pair of tickets to giveaway to the show courtesy of Five Pound Snap. If you would like to enter to win, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #humpday. We will draw one lucky person in the morning and they will get to spend their midweek taking in some solid tunes at one of ham towns cutest little dive bars.

~S 

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Hello Kitty Traveling Cafe is Making a Stop in Metro Detroit this Weekend!

Hello Kitty is one of the most recognizable characters in the world. She has stores, coffee houses, restaurants and planes that bare her face as well as thousands of novelty items from pencil cases to makeup lines that bare her name. There is even a toaster oven that you can purchase that burns her face into your slice of bread. But, you may not know her backstory as well as you think you do. For example, did you know that Hello Kitty is not a cat, she is actually a third grade girl? Hello Kitty is also from England, even though she was created in Japan, and she even has a twin sister! The mini mogul recently celebrated her 40th birthday by taking the show on the road.
The Hello Kitty Cafe travels around the globe throughout the year bringing a little bit of magic to every parking lot that it lands in. The van sets up shop and sells sweet treats and limited edition novelty items to fans for one day only before taking off to the next town, and if you have ever seen the stuff that they sell, you already know that you cannot miss the van when it stops at Great Lakes Crossing this Saturday, April 21st. They have a full menu of sweets that includes macaroons and mini cakes as well as a tons of new merchandise that you cannot get anywhere else.
The traveling Cafe will be parked at Great Lakes Crossing from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. or until they run out of stuff to sell! To follow the cafe and see where it is going next, click here.



~S

24 Hour Giveaway: Win Tickets to See Rainbow Kitten Surprise at The Majestic

Rainbow Kitten Surprise is currently on tour in support of their third studio album How to: Friend, Love, Freefall which was released less than two weeks ago. Last Friday they hit the stage at Late Night with Steven Colbert and tomorrow night they will be hitting the stage at The Majestic Theatre in Detroit. They have invited CAAMP to open the show and they will be heading across the US on their mostly SOLD OUT tour throughout the next few months.

Tickets to attend the show are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Detroit is one of the only stops on this ride that still has a few tickets left, so you might want to scoop yours up before they are gone. Or, you can take your chances and enter to win a pair of tickets from us courtesy of AEG Presents. To enter to win a pair of tickets to the show, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #rainbowkitten. We will draw one lucky person in the morning and they will get to attend Tuesday night's show at The Majestic with a friend for free.


~S

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Pretender Makes Its Film Festival Debut at the Freep Film Fest

Many of us grow up idolizing celebrities or even our favorite on screen characters. We might dress up as them for Halloween, copy their fashion and style, or even sing in front of the mirror pretending to be them. However, in Mike Kunda's case, he took his admiration for a character to another level.

Kunda grew up wanting to be Rocky. He has a striking resemblance to the character and eventually decided to leave "his comfortable middle-class life behind to follow his dream of becoming a full-time impersonator and “Rocky” tour guide". The Pretender tells Kunda's story, as the film follows him over a 5 year period. It was directed and created by Jim Toscano along with Danny Gianino and first was shown to audiences this past November at The Main Art Theatre. In case you missed that showing, you have a chance to see the film at the Freep Film Festival this Saturday night at The Redford Theatre. And, as if seeing this film isn't cool enough, it will be followed up by a Q&A session and Rocky III. Give the trailer for The Pretender a look below.


Tickets to see this awesome double feature at The Redford are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. You can pick your tickets up online hereCherie Baby Cafe will be on site with Philly Cheesesteaks on rolls straight from Amoroso's Baking Company in Philadelphia, rounding out the experience. The film is set to start early, at 4 p.m. For more details on this screening and The Pretender, head over to the film's Facebook page here.


~C

24 Hour Giveaway: Win Tickets to See Handgrenades Open for Moon Taxi

Indie rockers Moon Taxi are currently on tour in support of their latest album Let the Record Play, the band's first album for RCA Records. They will be making a stop in Detroit this Saturday, April 14th to share their new sounds and they have picked the perfect opening band to compliment their sound. Detroit's own Handgrenades will be opening the show. Together these two bands will remind you that rock is far from dead. When the Hgs hit those three pieces harmonies, your ears with melt with excitement.
Tickets to attend the show are $20 in advance and $25 at the door the day of the show. We also have one pair of tickets to give away to the show. If you would like to enter to win, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject #HG. We will draw one lucky winner tomorrow morning and they will get to attend the show with a friend for free.

All ages are welcome to attend the show and enter the giveaway. Doors for this one open tomorrow night at The Majestic Theatre in Detroit at 7 p.m.!

~S

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Blake's Hard Cider Boldly Supports The LGBT Community with Their Newest Brew

Blake's Apple Orchard was founded in 1946. The family-owned farm was the first place in the U.S. to offer patrons the chance to pick their own apples in the fall. The small Armada farm has always been ahead of its time, so it was no surprise when they began bottling their own apples before the hard cider craze took off a few years ago. They went from a small local brand with a tasting room on their property to a huge company with signature brews like the Beard Bender and Flannel Mouth. In fact, you can find Blake's Hard Cider at most local bars and in the beer section of a lot of markets and grocery stores.

Their latest brew, the Rainbow Seeker, is another step forward for the innovative family. Their latest creation has a semi-sweet blend of Michigan-grown apples infused with real pineapple and a hint of sage. But more importantly, it is the first release in the brand's Kinder series, a line that will "bring awareness to social and environmental issues that directly impact Blake’s small farm community". This brew was created in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign to support equality, love, inclusion, and support for the LGBT community. A portion of the proceeds from everyone can they sell will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign to support LGBT rights. This is the first of many flavors that the brand will be creating to support causes that are near and dear to their hearts. You can keep up on all of their Kinder Care brews and find out where to find them here. You can also follow any of the recipes below to use their new flavor to create a cocktail that tastes good and supports the LGBT community.


A FAB COSMO
◆ Blake’s Rainbow Seeker - 5oz
◆ Cranberry Juice - 2oz
◆ Vodka - 1oz
◆ Dash of fresh lime juice
◆ Chopped Ripe Pineapple Garnish

SEEKER SIDECAR
◆ Blake’s Rainbow Seeker - 6oz
◆ Cognac - 2oz
◆ Cointreau - .5oz
◆ Fresh Squeezed Lemon - .5oz
◆ Garnish with Lemon and Grapefruit Slice
*Shake with ice and strain

JALA-PINA SEEKER
◆ Blake's Rainbow Seeker - 6oz
◆ Silver Tequila - 1oz
◆ Ripe Pineapple Chunks -2-3
◆ Fresh Lime Juice 1 tsp
◆ Dash of Sugar
◆ Small Jalapeño (seeded & finely chopped) - 1/4
◆ Ice


To learn more about Blake's Hard Cider and Blake's Apple Orchard visit their website here.


~S

IPO Brings Pop Music to PJ's Lager House this Weekend


The International Pop Overthrow festival takes over PJ's Lager House this Thursday thru Saturday. Now in its 11th year in Detroit, the goal of this event is to "give every worthy band who’d like to play their music in a festival atmosphere the chance to do so, and the other is to bring pop music the attention it so richly deserves." IPO has held shows around the world, from its home base in LA to Chicago, New York, and even Liverpool and Stockholm.

For this year's Detroit edition, IPO will bring out 22 act from the area to perform at 4 different shows, Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. Some of the highlights on the bill include Nina & The Buffalo Riders , The Bruised Reed and Ronny Tibbs. You can check out the full lineup and set times below. Cover for this event $10 per show, with at least 5 acts on each show. 21+ are welcome to all of the evening shows and 18+ are welcome during the day. For more details and to stay in the loop throughout the weekend, head over to the Facebook event page here.



Thursday, April 12
8:00 Gregory Curvey from The Luck of Eden Hall 
8:45 John Holk & The Sequins 
9:30 Elsie Binx 
10:15 The Pounders 
11:00 Drew Neely & The Heroes

Friday, April 13
8:00 Mella 
8:45 Ronny Tibbs 
9:30 The Detroit Dives 
10:15 The Bruised Reed 
11:00 The Romeo Flynns 
11:45 Dave Rave 

Saturday afternoon, April 14
2:00 Gordy Garris 
2:45 The Stick Arounds
3:30 The Jeremy Band 
4:15 Leisure McCorkle 
5:00 The Starfire Band 

Saturday evening, April 14
8:00 Anthony Kaczynski (of Fireking) 
8:45 Nick Piunti 
9:30 Matt Fig & The Disappointments
10:15 The Sugar Clouds 
11:00 The Hangabouts
11:45 Nina & The Buffalo Riders


~C

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Win Tickets To See The Darkness LIVE on Stage at The Majestic Theatre

The Darkness prides themselves on being one of the most epic rock bands of all times. Well, in their mind, they are the most epic rock band in the entire world. They first hit the scene back in the early 2000's with their hit song "I Believe in a Thing Called Love". Since then, they have broke up, reunited, and released a handful of albums. Their most recent release was Pinewood Smile, which came out last fall. This band knows how to rock and puts on a hell of a show, that you can see for yourself this weekend.

The Darkness are set to take the stage at The Majestic Theatre this Friday night along with Diarrhea Planet. Tickets to see these two acts live on stage are $25 and can be purchased in advance here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to the show from yours truly. Just send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #darkness 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

24 Hour Ticket Giveaway: Cradle of Filth @ St. Andrew's Hall

Metal legends Cradle of Filth will be performing live at St. Andrew's Hall this Thursday night. The band just released their latest album Cryptoriana last fall. This is the 12th studio release from the band and they are still as epic as ever. Give the music video for "Heartbreak & Seance" off the new album a watch below.


Tickets to see Cradle of Filth live on stage are $35 and can be purchased in advance here. Joining them for the night is Uncured. Doors are set to open at 6:30 p.m. and all ages are welcome. Thanks to our friends at St. Andrew's Hall, we are hooking up one lucky winner with a pair of tickets to this show! To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #filth in the subject line. We will draw our winner on Thursday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize. 


~C

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

24 Hour Ticket Giveaway: The Lawrence Arms at The Magic Stick

This Wednesday night Black Iris Booking brings another stellar lineup to town! The Lawrence Arms will be playing at The Magic Stick along with Red City Radio and Sincere Engineer.

The Lawrence Arms have been rocking the Punk scene for about 20 years now. Over two decades, a band can release a lot of music, that's why they decided to release a best of album in honor of this milestone. Just a couple of weeks ago, they released We Are The Champions of The World on Fat Wreck Chords. The album features 29 songs spanning over their career. They also shared 5 previously unreleased tracks. The album is available now and will they will have limited edition bronze vinyl available at their shows.


Tickets to see The Lawrence Arms at The Magic Stick this Wednesday are $20 in advance or $22 the day of the show. You can purchase your tickets in advance here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to the show by emailing your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #champions in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Wednesday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize. Good luck! 


~C

Don't Miss DET X DET VIII this Saturday


DET X DET is an annual event where Detroit artists come together to pay tribute to Detroit artists while raising money for a great cause. The annual event is celebrating its 8th year by bringing together an eclectic lineup of acts to help raise funds for a School of Rock scholarship to help fund the next generation of performers.The set up for the show includes two stages so that the music never stops. Each band plays three songs and before you know it, they are introducing the next band. This years show will also be extra special because it will be hosted by Zander Michigan for the first time ever.

Tickets to attend the show are only $10 and all ages are welcome to come and hang out. Thanks to We are also getting one lucky person into this show with a friend for free. To enter to win a pair of tickets, just send your name over to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #DETXDET in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner the morning of the show.

Check out this year's lineup and stop into The Loving Touch on Saturday to see some great cover bands and raise money for a great cause! You can also listen to a playlist created by Oh Snap to get you ready for the show!

(Headlining Main Stage) The Social Bandits as Stevie Wonder
(Side Stage) The Fruits as The White Stripes
(Main Stage) Mac Saturn as Grand Funk Railroad
(Side Stage) TROUT as Ted Nugent
(Main Stage) Scarlet Lies as Diana Ross & The Supremes
(Side Stage) Jake Webb & The Commitments as Jack White
(Main Stage) Citizen Smile as Handgrenades
(Side Stage) Black Tie Circus as Glenn Frey
(Main Stage) [1/2 of] Wolf And The Crane as MC5
(Side Stage) Holiday Flower [members of Ancient Language] as James Linck
(Main Stage) Matt Dmits as Marshall Crenshaw
(Side Stage) Yorg Stormrunner as Bob Seger
(Main Stage) The ILL Itches as The Go
(Side Stage) Jack Oats as The Rationals
(Opening Main Stage) School of Rock Rochester as Alice Cooper


Don't forget to use the hashtag #DETxDET at the event to be included in the Oh Snap roundup!


~S

Monday, April 9, 2018

Support Female Art at The Tangent this Saturday

This weekend the Tangent Gallery will be hosting Venus Rising, an all female art show that will feature women with a variety of talents including painting, sculpting, jewelry making, photography and more. There will be an assortment of live performers throughout the night including burlesque dancers and live painting.

Tickets to attend the show are $10 and the Tangent Gallery is located at 715 Milwaukee Ave.  in Detroit. The gallery will be open from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. and 25% of the proceeds from the night will go to Alternatives for Girls, a local non-profit that helps at risk youth. They will also be collecting feminine hygiene products for For the LOVE of HUMANITY at the event, this includes tampons, deodorant, pads, toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving creme and more. Anyone that brings a donation will receive a free raffle ticket, which means that they might walk away with a prize.



~S 

Tunde Gets Vulnerable and Announces New Album

Photo Credit: Landon Speers
Tunde Olaniran released a new track called "Vulnerable" and announced that he would be soon be releasing a new album called Stranger that he wrote and recorded while on tour with Sleigh Bells. The Detroit/ Flint artist has stated that his new album will have his usual, "fun and unexpected production, but with songs that I could also sing with just me and a piano or guitar". The first track "Vulnerable" shows a softer side of Tunde as he reflects on the double life he was living as an artist and a full time employee. He talks about that moment that many of us dread, the moment before we walk in to start the day. And he reflects on what it would be like to live a life that is more authentic to who he is and what he wants to do. A life that in many ways he is currently living. The multi talented  artists, dancer, rapper, and activist spent more of 2017 on tour and will no doubt head back out in celebration of his new music. But, for now, take a moment to listen to his latest track "Vulnerable".



~S

Friday, April 6, 2018

TONIGHT! Red Bull House of Art Show Opening In Eastern Market!

Tonight the Red Bull House of Art will open its doors to premiere its latest gallery. This exhibition will feature three female Dominican-American artists Lucia Herro, Joiri Minaya and Gina Goico, who have all been living in Detroit since the begging of January. All three of these women were living in New York City before they made the journey to the Motor City and they have been  living together in the Red Bull Loft while they created this work together. This gallery will center around "immigrant experiences, fantasies of the perfect tourist paradise juxtaposed with crime of the Dominican Republic".
Tonight's opening will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. It is free for anyone to attend and 21 and over are usually welcomed to enjoy a drink or two on the house while they enjoy the art. The RBHOA is located at 1551 Winder Street and the space is open on Saturdays if you miss the opening night! 

~S

24 Hour Giveaway: Tart Single Relese Party at Ghost Light

This week, Detroit's power trio Tart released a new track that's sure to get you dancin'! The song is called "Like Lovers Do" and this Saturday night they want to play it for you at the Ghost Light in Hamtramck. They are throwing a Single Release Party with their friends in Dead Broke, VOLK and LNSP. Cover to see this great lineup is only $8, which is quite the steal. You can also try your luck at getting in the door for free by entering to win tickets from us! Just send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #tart in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Saturday morning and they will get in the door with a friend for free that night. Until then, crank up your speakers, hit play, and get ready to boogie!


~C


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Ray & Laura's Crew of Comedians Raise Money for Suck It Suicide at Small's

This Friday night Ray & Laura's Comedy Showcase returns to Small's for their annual Suck It Suicide Benefit Show! Now in it's fifth year, the event will feature 7 comedians that will not only perform some hilarious stand up, but will also perform a song of their choosing with a live band. The event is always hilarious and super fun, so we're sure this year will be no different. This time around, Ray & Laura are bringing out fellow comedians Brett Mercer, Seth Addison, Gad Holland, Mat Richards and D'Anne Witkowski. In addition to the comedy, there will also be awesome giveaways throughout the night, with prizes ranging from gift cards and concert tickets to a chainsaw.

As suggested by the name of this event, proceeds will go to Suck It Suicide, an amazing non-profit that's mission is "to prevent suicide through education, advocacy, and support; with a special interest in suicide survivors support and fundraising for families suffering from the loss of a loved one from suicide." They have helped a ton of people in our community and are some of the best folks around. So help them out by heading out to Small's Friday night!

Cover for the benefit is only $10 and doors are set to open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 9. For more info on the event, click here.


~C

Hip in Detroit's Next Podcast will Feature Plus Size Blogger, Model, and Activist Leah V. from Beauty and the Muse

Flyer made by Monster Free Design
Photo for flyer taken by @MoonReflectionsPhotography

I have always been a plus sized person. I wore women's sized clothing by the time that I was in middle school and wasn't able to shop at any of the cool stores at the mall that my friends frequented. There was no such things as plus sized fashion, plus sized models, or representation of anyone that was not white and cisgendered in the media. It was nearly impossible to find anyone in the spotlight that looked anything like myself. Thankfully, women like Detroit plus sized fashion blogger, model, speaker, and writer Leah V. are working hard to finally change that. 

She is self described as "fat, Black, and unapologetic" and she is inspiring as hell. The blogger, model, traveling speaker, and panel member is changing the way that the world views black Muslim women while reclaiming the word fat. She is also living her life out in the open and sharing all of her victories and struggles with her followers. Leah is boldly making some people face some of their biggest misconceptions by simply living her best, most honest life out loud with no apologies. There is no topic too taboo for Leah to embrace on her blog, Beauty and the Muse, where she features stunning photos of herself that redefines what it means to be stylish and beautiful, alongside in depth thoughts about her personal experiences. 

This month, she will be sitting down with hipindetroit.com to discuss how she became the strong, beautiful, hardworking feminist that she is today. You can tune in live to hear us discuss what inspired Leah to choose to embrace her body and become a body positive activist. The show will broadcast live from PodcastDetroit.com at 6 p.m. on April 15th. We never know what studio we will be broadcasting form until we get there, so make sure that you are following us on Instagram so  you can see what studio to tune into that day. If you have any questions that you would like us to ask Leah, make sure you send them to hipindetroit@gmail.com before the 14th! Don't forget, you can re-listen to all of our past podcasts by clicking the link here.


~S 


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Party with Heavy & Beyond at Outer Limits this Weekend


This Saturday night Heavy & Beyond has another heavy metal party lined up for you! This time around they are taking over Outer Limits Lounge with Bison Machine, Wild Savages and Calliope from Wisconsin. This show will be a bigger bash than usual because they will be celebrating the birthdays of Heavy & Beyond's own Anthony Franchina and Joe from Wild Savages. It's sure to be a crazy night that you won't want to miss!

Cover to get in the door is only $7. We are also getting a couple of people in for free though! Just send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #birthdayboys in the subject line and you will be entered in a drawing for free admission to the show. We will draw one lucky winner on Saturday morning and they will get into the show with a friend for free.

Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. for this one and Heavy & Beyond will get the party started right away. For more info on this show, click here. Happy Birthday, boys!



~C

The Messenger Birds Release "Self Destruct" and They Want You to Be a Part of the Music Video

This Thursday night The Messenger Birds are recording a music video and they want you to be a part of it! They are playing at The Pike Room in Pontiac along with The True Blue, Narco Debut, The Nuclears and Mac Saturn. The music video will be for their new song "Self Destruct" that dropped yesterday. Give it a listen below and then put it on repeat so you learn all of the words and can sing along in the video!


Cover for Thursday's show is only $10 and tickets can be purchased in advance here. The night of the show, it will cost $12 at the door. After Thursday's show, The Messenger Birds are taking the show on the road, with dates lined up in Chicago and NYC. So let's make sure we pack the house for this show! Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. and all ages are welcome for this one. For more info, click here


~C

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Win Tickets to See Phillip Phillips at The Majestic Theatre

This year, the hit show American Idol started its 16th season on television. That means that for 16 seasons thousands of people have given it their best to see if they could be the next American Idol. For 16 seasons America has watched dozens of people perform in front of judges and chosen their favorite person to root for along the way. And 15 times now, the show has crowned someone an American Idol. During one of those seasons, the champion of American Idol was a singer-songwriter from Georgia named Phillip Phillips. Since his time on American Idol, Phillips has released three albums, with his most recent Collateral released earlier this year. The album is getting great reviews, but the song that made him famous was "Home".


If you would like to see Phillip Phillips perform this song and his others live, make your way to The Majestic Theatre this Saturday, April 7th. Joining him for the evening is The Ballroom Thieves. Tickets for this show are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the show. You can purchase your tickets in advance here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to the show by emailing your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #phillip in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Saturday morning and will email them details on how to claim their prize. Good luck!

~C

24 Hour Giveaway: Nap Eyes and She-Devils at Outer Limits

This Wednesday night, Indie Rockers Nap Eyes are headed to town. This four piece is based out of Nova Scotia and features vocalist Nigel Chapman, guitarist Brad Loughead, bassist Josh Salter and drummer Seamus Dalton. They got their start back in 2011 and have released three albums in that time. Their most recent release I'm Bad Now was just released last month. Give it a listen below.



Nap Eyes will be performing at Outer Limits Lounge while they're in town, along with fellow Canadians She-Devils. Cover to see these 2 bands perform live is only $10 and tickets can be purchased in advance here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to the show by emailing your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #nap in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner the morning of the show and they will get in the door that night with a friend for free courtesy of Party Store Productions.

Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 18+ are welcome.


~C