Friday, March 29, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: March 29-31

Friday, March 29 - Demetri Martin @ Royal Oak Music Theatre: You may remember Demetri Martin and his giant sketch pad from his show on Comedy Central. Well, flash forward about 10 years, and he is still just as funny as he was then. Last year he released a Netflix special called Demetri Martin: The Overthinker and now he is out on a stand up tour. The Wandering Mind Tour will be making a stop at Royal Oak Music Theatre this Friday night, and we highly suggest you check it out! We've seen Martin live a few times and he has one of the funniest stand up shows around! Tickets are $39.50 and can be purchased in advance here.

Saturday, March 30 - Strength: A Benefit for Justin Walker @ Ant Hall and Ghost Light: Recently, Justin Walker of J. Walker & The Crossguards suffered a stroke that affected the right side of his body. Thankfully, Justin is stable, but he has a long road of recovery ahead of him. Some of Detroit's best musicians are coming together this Saturday to help out their friend Justin. A benefit show is being held at Ant Hall & Ghost Light in Hamtramck, with sets by DuendeThe High StrungOBLISKKommanderZZvava, Dawg Love (Demolition Dollrods), Carjack., Dark Red, EnD, and Isles of ESP. They're asking for a $10 minimum donation at the door. If you can't make it to the show, but want to help Justin out, visit his Go Fund Me here.

Saturday, March 30 - The Music of David Bowie performed by the DSO: David Bowie was a legend. There's no other way to put it. This Saturday night, you get to hear the songs of this amazing musician performed like you've never heard them before. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be joined by a full rock band to play all of your favorites from Bowie. Tickets start at $32 and can be purchased here.

Saturday, March 30 - Jimmy Edgar @ City Club: Detroit native Jimmy Edgar has been creating electronic music since the early 2000s. Now, he is known around the world and his appearances in Detroit are pretty rare. That's why you don't want to miss his live set this Saturday night at City Club. 18+ are welcome to attend the show and cover is $15. To see the full list of artists for the night and their set times, click here. Jimmy Edgar's project J-E-T-S (with Machinedrum) has a new LP coming out this May. You can give the first single "Zoopla" a listen here.

Sunday, March 31 - Brunch @ Small's w/ The Orbitsuns: Small's is already known as one of the best bars and venues around, but did you know that they host amazing pop-ups as well? This Sunday, Small's will be serving up brunch, with Bloody Mary and Mimosa Specials and some of the best brunch food around. This edition of Sunday Brunch will be extra special too, because DJ Pleasure Kitten will be spinning tunes in the bar and then The Orbitsuns will be hitting the stage at 3 p.m. You won't find another brunch like this anywhere in town! Keep an eye on the Facebook event page to see what will be on the menu!

Sunday, March 31 - Thou @ The Sanctuary w/ Emma Ruth Rundle, Cloud Rat, and Sweat: Baton Rouge based Thou will be hitting the stage at The Sanctuary in Hamtramck along with their tour mate Emma Ruth Rundle. The two acts will be joined by Detroit's own Cloud Rat and Sweat, making for a pretty bad ass Sunday night. Cover for this show is $13 and tickets can be purchased in advance here. All ages are welcome to attend this one and doors open at 7 p.m.

All the Fun Things we Found at Frida this Week

The weather is finally taking a turn for the better and the sun has been out for most of this week. The smell of Spring is in the air and we are ready to shed a few layers, so we started Spring clothing shopping this week. One of our favorite places to visit this time of year is Frida, an independent clothing store that focuses on high-quality well-made pieces in a variety of sizes (including plus size options).

Frida caters to people who like casual bohemian style clothing, but they always have a few key dark pieces for ladies like me who won't stray from our all black everything wardrobe. They carry a variety of accessories from local makers and really great wardrobe staples. There is always something new and they always have great seasonal pieces. I snapped a few photos so you could see some of the cool things that are currently on the racks. I ended up leaving with a slip dress and an organic black dress that is sure to be a new staple of my Spring and Summer wardrobe.  If you need a new dress, a cool shawl, some great shorts, or a cool tank, this is the place to stop.

Frida is located inside The Park Shelton building nextdoor to another great shop, The Peacock Room.  Make sure that you check out both shops when you visit! For more information about Frida follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

My dresses:


Win Tickets to See Avey Tare at Deluxx Fluxx

Avey Tare aka David Michael Portner just released a new solo album called Cows on Hourglass Pond. The 12 song LP was recorded during the early months of 2018 on a 48 half-inch reel-to-reel tape machine. The first single off the album is called "Taken Boy" and you can see the full video for the song below.  

Avey Tare is also heading out on tour in support of the album.  He will be coming to Detroit to play Deluxx Fluxx on Friday, April 5thLipsticism will be opening the show and tickets are $12 in advance or $15 day of the show. We also have one pair of tickets to give away to the show courtesy of Party Store Productions. If you would like to enter to win a pair of passes to the show, please email your full name to with the subject line #tare. We will draw one lucky winner the day before the show and they will get to attend the live set with a friend for free.


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Win Tickets to the "And That's Why We Drink" Podcast LIVE

Over the last couple of years, podcasts have ruled the airwaves. Sure, they've been around for much longer than that, but recently, podcasts have really grown in popularity. It seems that there are podcasts on every subject imaginable. Hell, we even have a podcast! With this growing trend and the enormous popularity, some of your favorite podcasters are taking your favorite show that you listen to on your headphones and bringing it to life right in front of you on stage.

This Saturday, March 30th, the hugely popular "And That's Why We Drink" podcast will be in town. Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz, along with their boxed wine, will bring their discussion of true crime and the paranormal to the stage at Royal Oak Music Theatre. Tickets for the show are $30 and can be purchased in advance here. Thanks to our friends at AEG, we also have one pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. To enter to win, send your name to with #podcast in the subject line. We will our winner on Saturday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

All ages are welcome to attend Saturday's show at doors will open at 8 p.m.


Monday, March 25, 2019

Castalia at Sfumato

Taste and smell are far more intertwined then most people realize. The sensation of flavor is actually a combination of taste and smell. In fact, without that interplay of taste and smell, you wouldn't be able to grasp complex flavors. If you don't believe us, hold your nose and start chewing a jelly bean, your taste will be very limited, but as soon as stop holding your nose you will immediately be able to recognize the flavor. When you are chewing, you are forcing air through your nasal passages and this air carries the smell of food and helps you identify and enjoy what you are tasting. Local Detroit perfumer Castalia knows how intertwined taste and smell are, so they decided to create an experience that would ignite both at the same time.

Castalia has created a one of a kind cocktail experience that pairs their unique scents created from trees, flowers, herbs, and spices with spirits that they have created to compliment each of their smells. That means that their drinks are meant to tickle your sense of smell, taste, and sight. For my first visit, I decided to try the Requiem for a Chupacabra, a cocktail that features reposado tequila, gentian liqueur, sweet vermouth, and absinthe. This drink was paired with the scent Survival Instinct, a scent which features Anise, Atlas Cedar, Basil, Carrot, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lime, Palo Santo, Rosemary, Spikenard, Tangerine, Vetiver. I loved the cocktail and the smell and immediately understood why someone would enjoy this type of experience. It was less like drinking at a bar and more like indulging in a treat. My only regret was that the drink was so strong that I couldn't enjoy another one.

The bar is small and only fits a few tables worth of guests at a time and the service is outstanding. There are books and small items for sale, including all of Sfumato's signature scents. If you like what you have with your drink, you can purchase it before you leave the bar. There is something magical about being inside a bar that smells so delightful, so it's worth stopping in just to be inside a space that smells so sensational while you have a drink. Castalia is open 6 p.m. until midnight Wednesday through Saturday and Sfumato is open Wednesday-Sunday from noon - 6 p.m. if you're just interested in finding a new fragrance. We highly recommend stopping in here the next time you want to try something different or impress a date. It's not just a bar, it's a sensory experience.


Friday, March 22, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: March 22-24

Friday, March 22nd: BBQT and The Cheetahs @ Outer Limits Lounge: This is the first time that these "wild, boot stompin' glam rockers from Austin" are playing in Detroit and they will be joined by Detroit's own rockers, The Cheetahs! Also joining in on the party are Tin Foil and DJ Jam Jam. Cover is only $7 and doors open at 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 23rd: Lucifer @ Small's w/ Spell and Midas: Saturday night, Small's will welcome multinational heavy rock band Lucifer to their stage along with their tour mates Spell. Although that is already a great reason to head to this show, this show will also feature the debut of Midas, featuring members of Bison Machine and Wild Savages. Doors open at 8 p.m. Get there early and stay late. Cover is $15 at the door and 18+ are welcome.

Saturday, March 23rd: GLOW w/ Bevlove & Friends @ Deluxx Fluxx: Let loose and get down with Bevlove, X Million, Lansuh + Actually Mae, Sky Jetta and Eddie Leww Saturday night at Deluxx Fluxx. According to Bevlove, every time GLOW happens "it's a movie". This is a party that you don't want to miss! Doors open at 9 p.m. and cover is $5 after 10. The party goes all night until 2 a.m.!

Sunday, March 24th: Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie Record Show #3 @ The Sanctuary - This is by far one of the best record shows around. The show is hosted by the creators of the Facebook group by the same name. Believe us when we say there will  be some awesome vinyl up for grabs at this one! There will also be plenty of booths with movies, shirts, tapes, memorabilia, and even comics. Admission is free, but bring cash for records, drinks, and $2 slices from the bar. The show runs from 11 a.m. 'til 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 24th: 10th Annual Marche du Nain Rouge: It's time to run that little red devil out of town again! In 1702, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the French founder of Detroit, claimed he was having dreams of a little red devil. He went to see a fortune teller and was told that devil that he dreamt of was the Nain Rouge, also known as the harbinger of doom. The fortune teller told Antoine that if he choose to settle in the straits between Michigan and Ontario he might turn a profit, but it would be a long uphill battle fraught with setbacks. Eventually, Cadillac saw the little red devil in person and instead of running or cowering in fear he chose to confront him. He chased the Nain Rouge away with a stick. His fatal mistake was to let the Nain see his face. The Nain continued to taunt him nonstop after he settled in those plains; he eventually had to return to France penniless.

Now, people have learned from his mistakes and wear masks and gather to run that devil out of town! The March kicks off at Second and Canfield, by Traffic Jam & Snug. Then the group will parade down to The Masonic Temple at 1 p.m. After, there are parties all over the city, with the best of them all at The Old Miami with Nothing Elegant. Get all of the details on Marche du Nain Rouge and the after parties here.


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Win Tickets to Detroit Anarchy 2 Punk Rock Festival

Hip hop and Pop music might rule the airwaves, but that doesn't mean that punk is dead. Punk is alive and well in the bars and clubs that created the genre and it is there for everyone who wants to find it. A new generation of punks is carrying the torch and celebrating the fuck you attitude that created bands like The Ramones, Black Flag, and The Stooges. This Saturday, March 23rd the Lager House will welcome the Detroit Anarchy Festival to Detroit for the second year in a row. This year's festival will include performances by The 3-D Invisibles. The Zotz, The Seatbelts, SCREW, The Strains, Suburban Bloodshed and Bathroom of the Future. It will also feature clothing and goods from Rock N Rummage (Memorabilia) and Cuddly Creaturez (Collectible Dolls). Artist Whitney Nickel will have her work on display and Lolly Paige will be reading tarot cards.

Tickets to attend the punk fest will be $8 in advance and $10 at the door. We also have one pair of passes to giveaway to one lucky reader. This is an all ages show so all ages are allowed to enter to win. We would love to see some young punks get to go to the show! If you would like to enter, please email your full name to with the subject line #punkrock. We will draw one lucky winner on Saturday morning and they will get to attend Saturday night's show with a friend for free.


Doors 7 | Adv $8 | DOS $10

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Win Tickets to See Kind of Animal @ Trixie's

This Saturday night, Kind of Animal will be celebrating the release of their new EP Doin It on Purpose at Trixie's in Hamtramck. The duo "guides samplers and synthesizers through songs about dysphoria, societal collapse, and gettin' paid". They combine art with music for a one of a kind sound and a live show that is unlike any that you've seen before. Get a feel for Kind of Animal by checking out their new music video for the track "Sleeping All The Time", then head over to their bandcamp to give some of their other singles a listen.

Kind of Animal will be joined by Jams with Dave and Terrestrial for Saturday's show. Cover for this show is only $5, but we are also getting a couple of people in the door for free. If you would like a chance at getting into Saturday's show for free, send your name to with #animal 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. 

Trixie's is located at 2656 Carpenter in Hamtramck. Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. For more info on this show, click here


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Detroit X Detroit is Back!

Nine years ago, when the first Detroit X Detroit took place at The Magic Stick, the organizers didn't know what they had gotten themselves into. What started as a inside joke between friends has become an annual tradition that brings some of Detroit's best talent into the same room for one night to raise money for the greatest cause of all, funding the next generation of musicians and creators.

The 9th annual DETXDET party will take place at The Loving Touch on April 13th. This year's event will feature 15 Detroit bands covering the music of 15 other Detroit bands. This will include The Fruits as Madonna, Vazum as Sponge, Mark Whalen & the Buttermilk Boys as Stevie Wonder, and Radio Arie Empire as Jr. Jr. The bands perform on two different stages so that the music never stops. You can see the full list of act and what stages they are on below.

(Headlining Main Stage) The Fruits as Madonna
(Side Stage) Scarlet Lies as The Stooges
(Main Stage) The Reefermen as The Romantics
(Side Stage) VAZUM as Sponge
(Main Stage) Electric Honey as The White Stripes
(Side Stage) Jake Webb & The Commitments as The Temptations
(Main Stage) Dead in 5 as MC5
(Side Stage) Mark Whalen & The Buttermilk Boys as Stevie Wonder
(Main Stage) The Lows as Dirty Americans
(Side Stage) Bermuda-Mohawk as Grayling
(Main Stage) Act Casual as Parliament Funkadelic
(Side Stage) Mike Galbraith & Courtney Hurley as Smokey Robinson
(Main Stage) Jemmi Hazeman & The Honey Riders as Eminem
(Side Stage) Radio Wire Empire as JR JR
(Opening Main Stage) School of Rock Rochester as Grand Funk Railroad

Hip in Detroit will also be returning to host the night to make sure that everything runs smoothly. So, if you want to hang out with us and see some of the best up and coming artist of Detroit play some of your favorite hits, mark your calenders for April 13th and purchase your advance tickets for the show by clicking here. All proceeds for the night are given to the School of Rock and The WAB will give you $5 off your bill the night of the show if you buy your tickets in advance, so it's a win win for everyone. We hope to see a lot of you at the show!


Monday, March 18, 2019

Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium is OPEN!

Did you know that ice cream is the number one selling sweet treat in the United States? Cookies are a close second, but we love our frozen pints so much that on average we are all consuming around 48 pints of ice cream a year. Vanilla is the most popular flavor and chocolate syrup is the number one topping, but ice cream has come a long way since it was first brought to America in the late 1800's. Ice cream artisans like Michigan based Treat Dreams have been innovating the industry for the last ten years by exploring different flavors and making the frozen treats accessible to people who can't handle or do not want to eat dairy. They have created tons of one of a kind flavors that are unique to their shop, this includes flavors like Macaroni and Cheese, Hot Jalapeno, and Chocolate covered Potato Chip. But, creating around 1,000 new flavors since their inception wasn't enough for them. They decided that they wanted to team up with a few more local companies to bring people what they really want, a one stop dessert shop with tons of options, including cookies, cakes, chocolates, popcorn, brownies and more!

Treat Dreams closed down their Ferndale location for a few months to completely remodel the space. They also moved in D'vine Cookies (previously located inside The Rust Belt Market) to serve up fresh cookies and edible cookie dough. They brought in Guilt Chocolates to give patrons their truffle and bon bon fix, and invited chef Nikita Sanches from Rock City Eatery to feature a few of his famous pies inside their space at all times. They even have 16 layer cake slices that are ready to eat whenever you need a fix. They also have options for those living the dairy free life. This includes a variety of vegan cookies, vegan cookie dough, chocolates, and ice creams. There isn't one thing for your dairy free friend to fall in love with, there are ten, so no one has to feel left out of the fun.
The new "dessert emporium" as they are calling it will be open from noon until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and noon until 9 on Sundays. To learn more about the brand and to see their weekly flavor list, follow them on Instagram here


Friday, March 15, 2019

Win Tickets to See Metric at The Fillmore

2018 was a big year for Indie rockers Metric. They released their 6th LP Called Art of Doubt while they toured the world opening for The Smashing Pumpkins in anticipation of their own headlining tour, a show that will be hitting Detroit on Monday, March 25th. Metric is known for their live shows which usually include as much synth as acoustic guitars. Their mastery of music is on full display when you see them live and in person.

Metric will be playing The Fillmore in Detroit. Tickets to attend the show are still available starting at $30 a piece. they can be purchased here. You can also win a pair of tickets to the show courtesy of Live Nation Detroit. If you would like to enter, please email your full name with the subject line #metric to We will draw one lucky winner the day before the show and they will get to attend the show for free with a friend. 


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Win Tickets to See Supersuckers at Small's

If you're looking to party this St. Patrick's Day, but aren't really into drinking green beer and pretending that you're Irish, then Small's is the place for you! This Sunday, March 17th they will welcome Supersuckers to their stage. "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World" is currently out on their 30th Anniversary Tour "celebrating three decades of liquor, women, drugs and killing". For their show at Small's, Supersuckers will be playing two sets, one rock and one country. They will be playing plenty of fan favorites along with "Smoke of Hell" and "La Mano Corunda" in their entirety. It will be a hell of a show and one that you definitely do not want to miss!

Joining Supersuckers on Sunday are Detroit's own The Beggars. Tickets to see these two bands live are $15 in advance and can be purchased here. Thanks to Black Iris Booking, we are giving away a pair of tickets to this show to one lucky reader. To enter to win, send your name to with #supersuckers in the subject line. We will draw our winner on Sunday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. on Sunday and 18+ are welcome. Although there won't be green beer flowing, Small's will be getting in the St. Patrick's Day spirit by serving up Reuben Sandwiches and Reuben Pierogi, so come hungry!


Everything that is Old is New Again at Fleatroit this Saturday!

There is an old saying that goes "one person's trash is another person's treasure". The idea is that just because you are "over" something doesn't mean that it doesn't have any worth, it just means that it might be time to let someone else own it. Second-hand shopping is a fun way to get new items at a heavy discount and is great for the environment. We have become a throwaway culture and fast fashion is literally ruining the planet, which means it's time for us to embrace reducing our new purchases while finding ways to reuse the things that we already own. Pop-up flea markets are one of our favorite ways to buy fun new things second hand. The sellers usually work very hard to curate a "store" with items that everyone will want to see. I no longer want to browse a thrift store to find that perfect item, but I love to peruse other people's collections to see what kind of treasures I can find.

UFO Factory is hosting an event this Saturday called Fleatroit Junk City. This one day only vintage pop-up will feature curated collections from 7 different collectors that you can shop through while you listen to music from DJ Dave-Jah-Vu. You can even enjoy a drink and a hot dog if you are so inclined. The pop-up event will feature vintage men’s and women’s attire, housewares, bric-a-brac, records, tapes, VHS, books, art, handmade items, and more. The event will run from noon until 6 p.m. this Saturday, March 16th. UFO Factory is located at 2110 Trumbull in Detroit. You can keep up with updates on the event here.


Monday, March 11, 2019

The Brooklyn Street Local has Become our Go To Lunch Spot

Detroit's restaurant scene has seen a huge boom over the last five years. There are tons of new places to get a unique dinner with friends. But, all of these new spaces tend to serve up experimental food, are hard to get into, and most of them are pretty pricey even if it's "worth it". There aren't a lot of new places to go grab a good meal midday, especially if you're vegan like myself. Thankfully, there is one place in the city where you can have a great lunch that's affordable, socially responsible, and tasty, even if you are vegan like me.  

The Brooklyn Street Local is a great local restaurant that serves up breakfast lunch and brunch Tuesday through Sunday every week. They use fresh locally sourced ingredients and are dedicated to composting, recycling, waste reduction, and decreasing their environmental footprint. They also source their ingredients from over 20 local businesses, 13 of which are right in the City of Detroit.  

Their menu offers up a variety of options from breakfast fares like tofu and eggs to great lunch items like burgers, sandwiches, salads and a variety of Poutine choices.  They have tons of vegan choices, including a vegan Reuben and mini carrot cupcakes. We generally like to order the tofu scramble plus spinach. There is nowhere else in town to get a meal like this unless it's the weekend so I love being able to get my fix midweek when I need it.  

The service is always impeccable, the coffee is good, and they have a full bar if you are in the mood to drink something with a little more of a kick. They also have a variety of daily specials that are always worth asking about when you visit. 

Brooklyn Street Local is located at 1266 Michigan Ave. in Detroit. They are open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturdays, and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sundays. This is a great place for vegans and non-vegans to meet up and both enjoy something good.


Friday, March 8, 2019

All the Cool Ways You Can Celebrate International Women's Day in Detroit

Today is International Women's Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It's a day to reflect on how far we have come in the fight for equality while recognizing that we still have a long way to go. Here are some of the fun ways that you can celebrate women in and around the city today!

The's w/ Amy Gore & Shadow Show 5/23 at Deluxx Fluxx- The Queen of cool always puts on a great show. If you need a good dose of women who rock shes got it for you.

Body/Head at MOCAD- Kim Gordon is a rock god, celebrating her is a great way to celebrate strong women!

International Women's Day Talk and Happy Hour at She Hive- Networking, empowerment and a photo booth, what more could you want!

International Women's Day Specials at Blakes- Ladies enjoy 1/2 OFF pints & glasses of wine all day! And they will have live music at 7 pm!

1X Run International Women's Day Print Suite- The Gallery will be releasing 20 new prints from collection features new print editions by Ana Bagayan, Ann Lewis, Carly Chaikin, Caroline Caldwell, Dee Dee, Fafi, Kelly Golden, Kristen Liu-Wong, Kristin Farr, Lauren Napolitano, Mab Graves, Mary Iverson, Mimi Yoon, Miss Van, Niagara, Sarah Joncas, Stephanie Buer, Sydney James + MORE! Opening today!

Dames Detroit is Celebrating Women at Willis Show Bar- Willis Show bar will be celebrating women by inviting you to enjoy a night of music and drinking that celebrates women.  Attendees will get a gift bag and hear a motivational speech from's founder and CEO Anna.

Eat a Julie Childs Inspired Meal and Help Raise Money for Haven at Public House- Public House Chef Jasmine Hughes is offering up a special menu inspired by Julia Child. The drink menu will include specials created by three pioneers of the drink industry including libations from Audrey Saunders, Joy Perrine, and Julie Reiner. Plus, Public House will donate 10% of sales on March 8 to HAVEN Oakland County.

Hamtramck Music Festival- The Hamtown throwdown is taking place all weekend and there are a ton of great female-driven acts that you can check out. You can see the full list and find out everything you need to know here.


New Music Video from High Totals

High Totals are a band that are new on our radar, but by no means new to the Detroit music scene. Comprised of Dave Melkonian, Pete Koneda, Bryan Caspers and Mike OReilly, this band plays what they classify as noisy punk with equal parts fuzz and fury. They have shared the stage with bands like The Goddamn Gallows and Speedball, and in a couple of weeks they will be playing Small's with Murphy's Law. Today, High Totals are premiering their new music video for the song "Bleach My Bones In The Sun" from the EP of the same name that was released last year. The video was shot by Christopher Dinnan on a rooftop in Pontiac. See it for yourself below.

If you like what you see and hear, make sure you check out High Totals this Saturday night. They will be playing The Sanctuary as part of Hamtramck Music Fest, along with Jackson & The Poolsharks, Splitters, and BAVE. To see them play with Murphy's Law, head to Small's on March 21st. Tickets for that show can be purchased in advance here. To hear more from High Totals, head over and give them a listen on bandcamp here.  


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Mitten Crate Makes Eastern Market its Home

After a successful holiday season at Bedrock's pop-up shops at Capitol Park, it's clear that Detroit loves Mitten Crate. So much so, that the owners decided to make Detroit Mitten Crate's home. The Mitten based company is opening up shop in the Eastern Market District, in what is to us, the perfect location for this business. They will be located at 2478 Riopelle, in a store front formerly occupied by Beau Bien Fine Foods. The store front is located next to the famous Henry the Hatter, which moved to Eastern Market in 2017, and just blocks from Shed 2 of Eastern Market, Eastern Market Brewing Company and Red Bull Arts.

Mitten Crate's new store front will feature a variety of Michigan made products in a beautiful vintage inspired setting. Shoppers can find everything from Michigan made candies like Dave's Sweet Tooth and Guilt Chocolates to Michigan made pickles and chips. You also will be able to find great Michigan inspired items like Michigan Mittens, retro Michigan drinking glasses, coffee mugs, hats, and more. The store is the perfect place to pick up a great Michigan themed gift, and to stock up on those treats that you loved from the last Mitten Crate that you received in the mail.
In addition to Mitten Crate's new store front, the company will still be curating and shipping out monthly crates to subscribers, putting great Michigan made food items in the hands of customers. Although the new store front is a great opportunity to check pick up items on the spot, we strongly encourage you to give Mitten Crate's monthly subscription a try. Every month, you will receive a variety of delicious items that you probably have never heard of, that are made right here in our state. It's the perfect subscription box for every foodie, plus you're helping out small Michigan based businesses! On top of that, Mitten Crate also works with Gleaner's Food Bank and gives back to the community for every crate that is purchased. If you're not sure about signing up for a subscription just yet, one time crates are available too!

Mitten Crate's new Eastern Market store front will be holding its grand opening this Saturday, March 9th from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The shop's regular store hours will be Thursdays and Fridays from noon until 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. For more info on Mitten Crate and all of the great products that they offer, visit


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Win Passes to the Second Annual Frisky Whisky at St. Andrew's Hall

The Second annual Frisky Whisky is taking over all three floors of the historic St. Andrew's Hall this Friday. The new"ish" event features a large scale whiskey tasting alongside live burlesque dancing and a pop up retail shopping experience.

Attendees will be given 10 tastings tickets to sample drinks from a variety of distilleries including Heaven Hill Distillery, Southern Wine and Spirits, Three Chord Bourbon, Copper & Kings American Brandy Company, Brown-Forman Corporation, Bushmills Irish Whiskey, Jameson Irish Whiskey, J.P. Wiser's Whisky, Old Forester, POWERS Irish Whiskey, Smooth Ambler Spirits, The Glenlivet, Aberlour Single Malt Coppercraft Distillery and more. Craft beer service and handle takeovers will include Blake's Hard Cider Co., Deschutes Brewery, B. Nektar, and Griffin Claw Brewing Company (GCBC). While you're sipping your libation of choice you can watch live entertainment from Holly Hock Productions including Miss Holly Hock, Ada Vice, Leena Mynx Allure, and Vivacious Miss Audacious. You can also shop locally at pop-ups from The Peacock Room, The Busted Bra Shop, and Hi-Hat Detroit, who will also be giving haircuts at the event. Live DJs will be spinning music throughout the night and records will be on sale inside the pop-up record shop.

There will be a lot to see and a lot to do during the event! Tickets to attend are $45 to $65 a piece and they can be purchased here. We also have a few pairs of tickets to give away to attend the event courtesy of Live Nation Detroit. If you would like to enter to win a pair of tickets to attend this event, please email your full name to with the subject #letsgetfrisky. We will draw 6 lucky winners the morning of the event and they will get to go get frisky with a friend for free.

To learn more about this annual event click here.