Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend - Thanksgiving Week(end) Edition: November 27 - December 1

Wednesday, November 27th - Bars of Gold @ Outer Limits Lounge: It's the biggest bar night of the year and what better way to spend it than at a great show. Bars of Gold will be playing at Outer Limits in Hamtramck along with Oscillating Fan Club and Milk Bath. Doors open at 9 p.m., music starts at 10, and it's $10 to get in.

Wednesday, November 27th - Bruiser Thanksgiving @ The Majestic: Every Thanksgiving Eve, Danny Brown throws an awesome party and this year is no different. He will be taking over The Majestic Theatre Wednesday night for the 6th Annual Bruiser Thanksgiving. Joining him on stage are Sada BabyZelooperzFAT RAY, Shitty Boyz and Portage Garage Sounds. Tickets are $35, all ages are welcome, doors open at 7 p.m. and the party starts at 8.

Wednesday, November 27th - John Kay & Who's To Say @ The Pike Room: John Kay & Who's To Say will be throwing a Thanksgiving Eve party of their own up Woodward at The Pike Room in Pontiac. They will be joined by their friends in Mannhattan from Grand Rapids, Funksmanship and
Wølfdarling. Cover is $15 at the door and all ages are welcome.

Friday, November 29th - Bump-N-Uglies @ The Sanctuary: After spending Thanksgiving with your family and Black Friday at the mall, there's no better way to spend your Friday night than with the triumphant return of the Bump-N-Uglies. They will be taking over The Sanctuary Friday night, and you better believe that there will be some tables broken, chairs smashed on people's backs, and it will be one hell of a party! Disco Assault and U.D.I. are also joining in on the fun. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 7, and tickets are $10.

Friday, November 29th - Motor City Funk Night @ Marble Bar: Get your dancing shoes on and make your way to Marble Bar for Motor City Funk Night! This month's edition will feature Jeremy Ellis and John Arnold alongside Frank Raines and Eastside Jon. Cover is only $5 and the party goes from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m.

Saturday, November 30th - Happy Endings 10 Year Anniversary @ New Way Bar: If you're looking to dance, but you want to stay in the Ferndale area, Happy Endings will be celebrating their 10th anniversary at New Way Bar. Dance to Classic Alt / Shoegaze / Brit Pop / Post-Punk / Synth Pop and more. The party starts at 9:30 p.m., 21+ are welcome, and cover is free!

Sunday, December 1st - BAVE @ Donovan's Pub: End your weekend with a great show at Donovan's Pub Sunday night. BAVE will be playing with Just Plurals, Bad Liver Piss, and Shake the Baby Til the Love Comes out from NYC. (Those are some intense band names!) Cover is $5, 21+ are welcome, and things kick off at 9 p.m.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Guide to Shopping Local this Holiday Season

Photo Credit: Joe Gall aka Camera Jesus
The holidays are right around the corner, which means the shopping frenzy has already begun. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars at big-box retailers, we want to encourage you to keep it local this holiday season. So, we put together a list of stores where we know you can find something great. Don't forget, most bars and restaurants also have gift cards! You can even buy a gift card to buy tickets for a live show! If you have to shop online, check Etsy first! 

Youngbloods- Barber Shop & Menswear Shop (You can book a cut online here.)
24918 John R Rd Hazel Park, Michigan

City Bird/ Nest- Locally-themed goods and work by more than 200 different makers
460 W. Canfield St. in Detroit

Saffron- Women's clothing and accessories.
308 W 4th St Royal Oak, Michigan

ZMC Pharmacy- Great gifts and health and beauty
1041 S Main St Fl 1 Royal Oak, Michigan

The Rust Belt Market- 60 + local makers in one space
22801 Woodward Ave. Ferndale MI 48220

Scout- Modern and vintage home decor, luxe fragrances, and candles
508 S Washington Ave Royal Oak, Michigan

Lip Bar- Makeup For People With Shit To Do. Vegan and Cruelty-free
1435 Farmer St. Detroit, MI

Coup D'état- Contemporary apparel, accessories + lifestyle items for the rebellious woman
3044 W Grand Blvd Suite L-460, Detroit, MI 48202

Third Man Records- Records and more
441 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201
Armageddon Beach Party-

Peacock Room-Women's apparel and accessories
Park Sheldon and the Fisher Building

Eldorado General Store- One of a kind trinkets & treasures and locally made goods
Corktown 1700 Michigan Avenue Detroit, MI 48216

Detroit is the New Black-Retail Store and gallery
1430 Woodward Avenue Détroit, MI

Armageddon Beach Party- Psychedelic Pop Art Paintings, Art Prints, Apparel, Accessories, Vintage Tiki/Tribal Retroness
1517 Putnam St, Detroit, MI 48208

Brightly Twisted- Hand dyed one of a kind apparel and goods + variety of local brands
1416 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Nora Detroit- Thoughtful decor, housewares, books + gifts
4240 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Bird Bee- Women's lifestyle boutique.
1228 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226

Hugh- Housewares, bar accessories, home decor, personal items, furniture, lighting and gifts
4240 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Mama Coo's Boutique-

Found Sound- New/used phonograph records, CDs, cassette tapes, and plenty of music paraphernalia
234 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Vault of Midnight- Comic shop
1226 Library St Detroit, MI 48226

Bon Bon Bon- Chocolate and everything else
Multiple Locations

Busted Bra Shop- Specialty bra boutique
14401 E Jefferson Ave Detroit, MI 48215

Good Neighbor- A curated collection of stylish apparel for men and women
1435 Farmer St Suite 115, Detroit, MI 48226

Green Daffodil- Handmade vegan bath & body products
624 Livernois St, Ferndale, MI 48220

The Hi Hat- Boutique hat and accessory store
195 W Nine Mile Rd b-1, Ferndale, MI 48220

Blumz by JRDesigns- Fresh flowers, gifts, and decor
Multiple locations

The Rocket- Gifts and candy
200 W Nine Mile Rd Suite A, Ferndale, MI 48220

Boston Tea Room- Book store, tea room, gift shop
1220 Woodward Heights Blvd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Rail and Anchor- Home goods, fun gifts, and eclectic accessories
502 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Mitten Crate- All things Michigan made shipped to your door

Lost and Found Vintage- All things vintage
510 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

UHF Records- New & used records
512 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Kitty Deluxe- Gift shop
22202 Harper Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48080

George Gregory- Men's clothing and accessories
1422 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Henry The Hatter- Hats and more
2472 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207

Hello Records- Records and more
1459 Bagley St, Detroit, MI 48216

Yama- Women's clothing and accessories
3011 W Grand Blvd #110, Detroit, MI 48202

Frida-  Women's clothing and accessories
15 E Kirby St, Detroit, MI 48202

Metropolis Cycles- All things bike
2117 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Leon & Lulu- Gifts, home decor, and women's clothing & accessories
96 W. 14 Mile, Clawson, MI 48017

Third Wave Music- Music equipment and gear
4625 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Rouge Makeup & Nail Studio- Plant based makeup and beauty products (Or get pampered!)
23337 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

Well Done Goods- T-shirts, accessories, gifts, home goods and more
1440 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

Mama Coo's Boutique- Vintage and resale boutique with handmade goods and home furnishings
1701 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Post- Handcrafted gifts, locally made furniture and housewares
14500 Kercheval Ave, Detroit, MI 48215

Urbanum- Refined provisions for city homes
6545 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

The Velvet Tower- Vintage clothing
1435 Farmer St Suite 117, Detroit, MI 48226

Savvy Chic- Women's clothing
2712 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207

Flo Boutique- Eclectic women's clothing
404 W Willis St, Detroit, MI 48201

Village Vinyl- A record collector's dream (P.S. They'll have Black Friday deals!)
5972 Chicago Rd, Warren, MI 48092

Monday, November 25, 2019

Win Tickets to Horton's Holiday Hayride

Revered Horton Heat is celebrating the holidays in Detroit this week! The band is currently out on tour for Horton's Holiday Hayride and their making a stop at The Majestic Theatre this Saturday, November 30th. Joining the Reverend on tour are the New Bomb Turks, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and special guest Dave Alvin. Needless to say, this is going to be an awesome show from start to finish!

Tickets to Horton's Holiday Hayride are only $28 and can be purchased in advance here. Thanks to our friends at AEG, the holidays are coming a little early for a couple of our readers because we are giving away two pairs of tickets to this show! To enter to win, send your name to with #horton in the subject line. We will draw our winners on Saturday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. for this one. For more info on this show, click here.


Friday, November 22, 2019

The Downtown Detroit Markets are Back!

Downtown Detroit has been transformed by Big Daddy Dan's QuickenBedFinancialRock for the holiday season. There is a tree where the beach used to be, wreaths on every camera lined light post, and a cool market across from Campus Martius with a #mustsee boozy lounge that's worth a stop.  We aren't the biggest fan of fighting for parking, but last Sunday we worked our way into the middle of the Downtown district to check out the markets at Cadillac Square.

It is really fun to see all the local makers that have set up shop for the season. This year's lineup includes Lush Yummies Pie Co., SMPLFD, Mongers’ Provisions, and The Vintage Wick. The shops are all worth checking out and the lounge at the end of the lane is the must-see attraction. It has a gorgeous ski lodge layout and wood-burning hand warming stations. You can hang out and play one of the many games that they have laying around while you enjoy a hot cider or a boozy drink. 
The market is open 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday.

PS- There are no shops at Capitol Park this year, they have moved it all into the same area right in the center of Downtown.


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

Friday, November 22nd - Detroit Tree Lighting: The big tree at Campus Martius has arrived and Friday night is the official tree lighting. This year's event will feature Mayer Hawthorne, Detroit Youth Choir, and more. The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. and goes until midnight. 

Friday, November 22nd - Bastardous @ Stache International: Bastardous will be taking over Stache International along with West Grand, Suburban Delinquents, and The Black List. Cover for this show is only $6 and 21+ are welcome. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Friday, November 22nd - ERODERS Record Release Show @ Outer Limits: ERODERS are releasing their debut full length record and they're celebrating the release at Outer Limits. Joining them for the night are The Sueves and Career Club. Cover is only $7 and things kick off at 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 23rd - The Dewtons @ Kelly's: City Mouse will be in town Saturday night to play with Detroit's own The Dewtons and Randy Bastards. It's happening at Kelly's in Hamtramck. Cover is $7, 21+ are welcome, and the show starts at 9 p.m.

Saturday, November 23rd - Timmy's Organism @ UFO Factory: The always outrageous Timmy's Organism will be playing UFO Factory Saturday night along with Detroit 442, The Stools, and Hawkbaby from Cleveland. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the music starts at 9:30!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Here's the Scoop On the Multi Weekend Street Beet Pop-up at 3rd Street

Everyone that tries Street Beet loves Street Beet.  They have perfected the art of making plant-based, gluten-free versions of everyone's favorite fast food items and have become the hottest pop-up in Detroit. The only "problem" with their pop-ups is that they are well attended, which means it can be hard to get a table without a wait and they occasionally sell out of an item or two before closing. Both of these issues are common roadblocks for anyone who is cooking food in someone else's kitchen but instead of accepting it as "the way it is" they have come up with a few different ways for you to ensure that you can get your fix.

The first way you can get some Street Beet is to stop by 3rd Street Detroit during one of their Detroit Fake Chicken pop-ups this holiday season. Last week they took over the kitchen at 3rd Street from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and after checking out the opening weekend we are pleased to say they have perfected the entire experience for this pop-up. They have streamlined their process by having everyone order at the counter. Once you have made your picks, you pick where you want to sit and can relax until they bring you your food. There is a ton of seating, a wood-burning fireplace, a full bar, and a few bar games to enjoy while you wait.  This setup means there are little to no waits and they have enough room, space, and stock to pretty much guarantee that they won't be running out of anything. We suggest the fake chicken sandwich and the fake chicken caesar salad but can assure you that you can't go wrong with anything you get. So if you have been dreaming about trying Street Beet, or your craving a little fake KFC, you can check out the 3rd Street pop-ups.
The second way that you can make sure that you can get Street Beet anytime you want it is to contribute to the Indiegogo campaign that they are running to get the money to open up their own permanent space. You can watch Street Beet's pitch here and you can donate to the campaign here. Imagine what it will feel like to be able to stop by Street beet anytime you want! We cannot wait until we can get our plant-based fast food fix anytime we want!
If you want to learn more about Street Beet and how they got their start you can listen to our recent chat with them on the podcast here.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Win Tickets to See Chon with BTBAM

This Friday night, Chon will perform live at The Fillmore in Detroit! The band is currently on tour with Between The Buried And Me and Intervals. Chon released their latest album earlier this year on Sumerian Records. The self-titled release is the third album for the band, give it a listen below.

Tickets to see Chon with BTBAM and Intervals start at $25 and can be purchased online here.  Thanks to our friends at The Fillmore and Live Nation Detroit, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader. To enter to win, send your name to with #chon in the subject line. We will draw our winner on Friday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize. 


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Jax Anderson is Having an Art Show and Releasing a New EP

It's been a while since Assemble Sound has opened its doors to the public. In fact, no one has been there since they ripped out the ceiling to expose the original design. This Saturday will be the first opportunity to get a look at the OG 1800's layout and to listen to some new music from Jax Anderson, formerly know as Flint Eastwood.

Jax will be releasing her first EP under her birth name and she wants to celebrate it. She has recruited a small group of artists to create a piece that was inspired by her new EP Heal. But, this work will only be on display for one day. So, if you want to see what Assemble has been up to, hear some new music from Jax, and find out what her music inspired Detroit artists like Bre'Ann White, GOOD—PALS, Lansuh, Bakpak Durden, Papier, and Tabloid to create, you should come by Assemble Sound this Saturday, November 23rd from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

You can find out more and keep up with the event here.


Monday, November 18, 2019

Hip Chats with Tony Muggs

Winter has got us feeling the blues so we decided that we needed to talk to the most upbeat rock and roll maker that we know to change the tone of the season. Hip in Detroit sat down with Tony Muggs at The WAB to discuss his bands, his upcoming albums, that memoir he's writing, and how he stays so fucking positive despite having to work a little harder than some of his peers.  If you want a healthy dose of inspiration this is the podcast for you!

Learn more about The Muggs here.

Learn more about Dude here.

Get tickets to The Muggs album release party here.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: November 15-17

There's a lot going on this weekend! In addition to everything we already told you about, here are a few more fun events!

Friday, November 15th - Daniel Johnston Tribute @ The Magic Stick: Some of Detroit's best musicians are coming together to pay tribute to the late songwriter Daniel Johnston. The lineup for the evening includes artists like Stef Chura, Greater Alexander, Craig Brown, Anna Burch, and more. Cover is $10, doors open at 7 p.m. and the show kicks off at 8.

Friday, November 15th - DJ Shawn Addison @ Bagley Central: We've been telling you for months that Bagley Central is the best bar in Detroit. This Friday night, DJ Shawn Addison will be playing Funk & Lo Fi tunes while Kung Fu movies play on the big screens. Cover is free and the craft cocktails are amazing and cheap!

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 15th-17th - Street Beet Holiday Hours @ 3rd Street: Starting this weekend, you can get Street Beet's delicious vegan food every weekend until December 22nd at 3rd Street Detroit. The team will be serving up selections from their Detroit Fake Chicken menu, other than Thanksgiving weekend when they will have a Fakesgiving menu. The kitchen opens at 3 p.m. each day. P.S. Street Beet is trying to open a brick & mortar of their own! Donate to help make that a reality here.

Saturday, November 16th - Motor City Soul Club November Soul Stomp @ Marble Bar: Dance the night away with all original vinyl, all soul and funk, all night across two stages. This dance party is free to attend, doors open at 9 p.m. and the party starts at 10.

Sunday, November 17th - Family Matters: An Installation by Tony Rave: The amazing Tony Rave will be opening his latest art installation this Sunday night at Shylo Arts.  Family Matters is "a one day installation that addresses nostalgia, propaganda and innocence". The gallery opens at 6 p.m. and closes at 9 p.m. Shylo Arts is located at 15700 Muirland St. in Detroit.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Citizen Smile's Last Family Show at PJ's Lager House

This Friday night, Citizen Smile will take over PJ’s Lager House for The Last Family Show. The band first started doing their Family Shows 9 years ago after a release show at The Pike Room. That show included Handgrenades, The Ashleys, and Patrick Davy & The Ghosts on the bill. The four bands liked each other so much and loved playing together so much that they decided to make the lineup a recurring thing. The Family Show would take over PJ’s Lager House a couple of times a year, but it has been awhile since the family has had a reunion.

This Friday, they will be getting together for one last time at PJ’s Lager House. We’re not saying that these bands will never play the Lager House again, but it will be the last official Family Show. Plus, it’s not too often that you get to see Patrick Davy & The Ghosts or The Ashleys nowadays. Unfortunately the guys in Handgrenades will just be doing a DJ set, but you’ll still get to see their faces and they will keep the night moving with great tunes in between the bands’ sets.

Cover to see these bands live this Friday night is only $5. If you’d rather save that $5 for a drink, we are also getting a few readers in the door for free. To enter to win free entry for you and a friend, send your name to with #family in the subject line. We will draw two lucky winners on Friday morning and they will each get into the show with a friend for free that night.

Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. for this one.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Win Tickets to See Yelawolf at The Fillmore

Yelawolf may have disappeared from the public eye for a little while, but he is coming back extra hard to make up for all the time he lost. He released not one but two full-length albums this year and is about to head out on tour in support of his catalog of new music. The albums are called Trunk Muzik III and Ghetto Cowboy, you can check them both out here. You can also catch Yelawolf at The Fillmore on Friday, November 15th. Tickets for the show start at $33 a piece. You can also win a pair of tickets to the show courtesy of Live Nation Detroit. If you would like to enter to win, please email your full name to with the subject line #ghettocowboy. We will draw one lucky person and they will get to attend Yelawolf's triumphant return to Detroit on the 15th!


Monday, November 11, 2019

Draw, Cut, Print Opens at Spread Art this Saturday

Gallery openings are momentous occasions. Artists work for days, months, and years to bring their vision to the public and if they are lucky, they may sell some of their work to help support their next artistic endeavor. Openings are usually packed with interesting people, fun things to look at, and most of the time they have free wine and snacks to munch on.

This Saturday's gallery opening at Spread Art featuring the work of Justin Penna, Brent Mosser, and Jordan Evans will offer up a little more. Draw, Cut, Print is opening November 16th and it will feature drawings, paintings, prints, and digital work from Justin Penna, illustrations and screenprints from Brent Mosser, and visual arts pieces from Jordan Evans. They will be selling all of their original pieces alongside some limited edition screenprints of some of their favorites pieces from the show. This is an affordable way for everyone to get their hands one something special.

We also have an opportunity for one lucky reader to win the chance to pick out a print for free! If you would like to enter to win apiece at the show, email your full name to We will email the organizers your name and you will get to take something home free of charge! This Saturday's gallery opening party will take place from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Spread Art Gallery in Detroit. You can RSVP to the show and keep up with everything here.


Friday, November 8, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: November 8-10

The cold weather is here, but that's no excuse to stay inside and under the covers! Here are just a few of the super fun things happening this weekend!

Friday, November 8th - Handgrenades and Hala @ The Loving Touch: This is going to be a great show! Handgrenades still remain one of our favorite Detroit bands after all of these years. They will be playing along with Hala and Mac Saturn, making for a great night of music. Cover is $12 at the door, all ages are welcome, and doors open at 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 9th - Bruised Fruit Film Screening and Release Party @ Ant Hall: Christopher Jarvis and company have been hard at work creating a new film and this Saturday is your first chance to see it. Bruised Fruit is written and directed by Jarvis, and produced by Abigail Grace, Zachariah Jarvis, Matthew Beyer, Alex Suzanne Meitz, and Adam James. The film stars Alex Suzanne Meitz and Sam Meier. In addition to the film screening, there will also be comedy performances and live music by Ancient LanguageCosmic Light Shapes, and Craig Garwood. Cover for all of this is only $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Doors for this event open at 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 9th - Rogue Satellites Release Party @ Outer Limits Lounge: Rogue Satellites are celebrating the release of their new EP this Saturday night at Outer Limits. Baby I'm Jeff will feature five new songs from the duo. Get a sneak peek of the new EP here. Rogue Satellites will be joined by Vstrs and Huddy Bolly for this show and cover is $5. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 9th - The Roadhouse: A Twin Peaks Party + Fundraiser for The Senate: The Senate Theater has been hosting more and more awesome events over the past year, from live entertainment to classic movie screenings. But, to keep up this great programming, they need some help from the public. If you're a fan of the Senate, show your support by heading to PJ's Lager House this Saturday night for a Twin Peaks themed fundraiser. Costumes are encouraged and there will be a costume contest. There will also be live music from Run From the FutureSax and ViolenceEx American, and John Salvage. Tickets are only $8 and can be purchased in advance here. 21+ are welcome and doors open at 8 p.m.

Support Six Feet Over at A State of Inspiration

Suicide is hard to talk about. It is sad, hard to deal with and has effected more of us than we want to admit. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States taking the lives of 44,965 Americans each year. In the US, someone dies by suicide every 12 minutes. Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world each year, which is roughly one death every 40 seconds. The suicide rate has increased by double over the last twenty years and right now it shows no signs of stopping. This means that we have to do something. We have to break the stigma around suicide and start talking about it. Something that the crew over at Six Feet Over is able to do flawlessly wherever they are.

We have watched SFU aka Suck it Suicide pop up at every event this year to talk to the community and get them engaged. They always have a gathering of people around their table because they are great people who love to talk, share their stories, and talk about how hard life can be. They aren't afraid to jump right in and make sure that everyone has the resources that they need to take care of themselves and the people that they love and they are doing this by reaching groups of people that no one else has been able to reach. One of the reasons they are so successful is that they aren't afraid to get into it. They post up at events like Dally in the Alley and DIY and talk to people. They aren't the type of organization that puts up a mission statement, collects some donations, and pays the rent. They are out there making a difference at 11 p.m. on a hot Summer weekend when people need someone to talk to. Their commitment is inspiring, their hands-on approach is actually making a difference, and their hard work is more necessary than ever.

Six Feet Over is hosting an unforgettable evening on December 6th to celebrate all that they have done while raising money for everything else they still want to accomplish. They are hosting a walking dinner and #localshopping experience at The Rust Belt Market that will invite photos experiences raffles and more. You can learn more about their benefit and buy tickets to attend the party here. You can learn more about Six Feet Over here and you can donate any amount that you can spare to help them by clicking here. No one wants to lose someone to suicide so let's open up the conversation and support this great group so that we can keep the information flowing to prevent anyone from feeling alone in the dark times.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Coup D’Etat Officially Opens this Saturday!

After spending the last few months popping up all over town Coup D’état is ready to open a brick and mortar store this weekend. Owner Angela Wisniewski is dedicated to turning shopping back into an experience by giving her patrons a unique retail experience that you can't find anywhere else in Metro Detroit. She has curated a collection of brands that are unique, mostly American Made and cruelty-free. You can see some of the stuff that she will be carrying inside Coup's online shop here, but you do not want to miss the opening party.
The grand opening will take place from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. this Saturday, November 9th. They will be celebrating with bubbles from The Royce Detroit and a signature West Grand Boulevardier cocktail made by Kiesling Detroit. Crate Digga, will provide the tunes and a portion of proceeds from the evening will benefit The Emerging Opal, a Detroit-based non-profit that provides girls with skills/mentorship to help turn them in tomorrow's leaders.

Want to learn more? Listen to this great interview with Angela by Ryan Patrick Hooper from WDET.

Coup D’état is located at Cadillac Place in New Center, 3044 W. Grand Blvd.


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Win Tickets to See Chastity Belt @ Deluxx Fluxx

This Friday night, Party Store Productions will bring Chastity Belt to the stage at Deluxx Fluxx. The Walla Walla, WA based band just released a new album earlier this fall. The self titled record is the fourth for the band. You can give it a listen here. You can also check out the music video for the song "It Takes Time" off that new album by hitting play below.

Chastity Belt will be joined by Strange Ranger for Friday's show. Tickets to see these two bands live are $13 and can be purchased in advance here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to the show by sending your name to with #chastitybelt in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Friday morning and they will get to attend the show with a friend for free! 

Doors will open at 7 p.m. for this one and 18+ are welcome. 


Monday, November 4, 2019

Share a Meal at Magnet Detroit

Did you know that sharing a meal can increase trust and make you feel closer to someone? Researchers have found that we feel closer to people who are eating the same food as us and this closeness helps build trust and cooperation. A new restaurant called Magnet Detroit wants to capitalize on this to give Detroiters an extraordinary experience by bringing everyone together to embrace the art of sharing a meal. 

This new 2,100-square-foot space has an open seating concept with a 32-foot long bar at the center that features a recessed floor to place the staff at eye level with their visitors. The food has a Middle Eastern flair and everything they prepare is cooked inside a wood fire grill that runs on oak, cherry, and apple wood to give their dishes the perfect flavors. Their menu features a variety of shareable flatbreads, fire-grilled vegetables, and roasted meats, but for our first visit, we kept it 100% vegan and sampled some of the 1/3 of the menu that is purely plant-based. This included carrots, chickpea flatbread, beets, broccoli, a whole fire-roasted cauliflower head. Every dish was delightful, but the chickpea flatbread and the beets stood out as the show stoppers. The seasonings and the fire-grilled smokey taste gave everyday veggie dishes a whole new edge. The food was different and delightful and came out with perfect pacing so that we could enjoy each dish when it was at its peak.
I really appreciated how well run the entire production was especially since it's only been open for a few weeks. But, the most memorable thing about our visit was the smell. From the second we walked in the door I was overtaken by how delightful the restaurant smelled.  Most restaurants reek of oil and grease, but Magnet smelled like great food from the second we opened the door. The fire-grilled smell simply enhance the meal. 

We cannot recommend this place enough, but there are a few things you need to know before you go. You can make reservations, but you might not be able to get a table because tables are for groups of four or more and they usually book up in advance. Smaller groups are seated at the bar and walk-ins are welcome, but the seats fill up really fast. The prices also seem shocking at first, everything is a few dollars higher then you might be used to, but the restaurant is tip free. This means that the price on the menu is the final price with tip. We split 5 items in-between 3 people and ordered two rounds of drinks and our bill was right around $50 a person with the tip. We cannot remember the last time we ate and drank so well for $50. so the prices are on point.

Magnet is located at 4842 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48208. they serve food Monday - Sunday and are only open from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. We highly suggest rounding up your friends and family and enjoying a meal together. Click here to make a reservation.