Friday, September 10, 2021

Win Tickets to Big Vic's Album Release Show wsg Zilched, Bombastic Dream Pussy, and Seaholm

 

Big Vic is releasing a record!

Enter to win a pair of tickets to the release show NOW!

Who: Big Vic (Record Release Show) wsg Zilched, Bombastic Dream Pussy, and Seaholm

What: Playing @ Sanctuary Detroit  - Friday, September 17, 2021

Tickets are $13 and can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #bigvic

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on Thursday, September 16th.

P.S. This show was brought to you by Audiotree Presents, follow them here for more great live music!


FYI:
By request of the artists, this event will now be subject to the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

All attendees will either be fully vaccinated (with a vaccination card in the name that matches photo ID) or provide a negative PCR test within 48 hours of the show.

All attendees will wear a face covering over the nose and mouth except when actively eating or drinking.  

All venue staff in the proximity of the artist or audience will be fully vaccinated.  


~S

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Win Tickets to See Special Interest @ Outer Limits Lounge

SPECIAL INTEREST has returned with their sophomore LP. A dual release from Night School (EU) and Thrilling Living (US), The Passion Of combines elements of glam rock and no wave pushed through a mangled filter of contemporary electronic forms. SPECIAL INTEREST presents a precise and deranged vision of punk, an apocalyptic celebration, a step forward into a perverse and uncertain landscape.

Enter to win a pair of tickets NOW!


What: Playing @ Outer Limits Lounge  - Monday, Sept. 13th 7 p.m.

Tickets are $12 presale/$14 day of the event and can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #specialinterest

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on Sunday, September 12th.

P.S. This show was brought to you by Party Store Productions, follow them here for more great live music!

~S

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Celebrate the Creepy and the Kooky + Mysterious and Spooky at FrankenFest

 

Are you a fan of the macabre? Do you like when things are a little creepy and weird? Are you the kind of person that looks forward to Halloween all year long? If you like the "mad, magical, and mystical" and enjoy spending a few hours walking around a well-curated outdoor festival, you don't want to miss Detroit's first FrankenFest.

This one-day-only event will feature, "intriguing vendors along with literary guests, haunt aficionados and paranormal experts". This includes 75 artists and vendors, presentations by Southern Michigan Paranormal, Sinister, Strange and Suspicious Podcast, Adoption opportunities from Saving Scales Reptile Rescue, and more!

FrakenFest will take place from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Historic Fort Wayne on Saturday, September 18th. There will be free parking at the event and a few food trucks if you get hungry while you are shopping.  Follow FrankenFest on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date on all the cool things you can see at the show.

~S

Monday, September 6, 2021

Three Cats is One of the Most Unique Restaurants in Metro Detroit

Are you a little over the top? Do you have a flair for the eccentric? Are you a die-hard Theatre Bizzare lover? If you are a little "extra" and want to enjoy a meal in a place that matches your vibe, you have to check out Three Cats Café in Downtown Clawson.



Three Cats Café is a lunch/brunch/dinner space that specializes in seasonal small plates, cocktails, wines, and desserts. They have a variety of options, including vegan and gluten-free, and their menu changes seasonally. You can have a cocktail at the bar, enjoy some snacks in the café, have a full dinner with a friend, or relax and enjoy a meal out on their gorgeous patio. You can even order online to get something to-go.

They are open for lunch from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday - Friday. They are open for dinner 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. They are open for dinner until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and they serve brunch from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. You can also reserve a table here.



Three Cats is also home to some of Theatre Bizzare's most memorable décor in the off-season. We immediately felt like we were at home in the space and when we realized that Zombo was there in spirit, we knew why. 

Follow Three Cats on Facebook or Instagram to keep up with their seasonal menu and make sure you stop into Leon and Lulu next door, it's one of our favorite places to shop local for home goods or a gift and it is owned by the same people, so it has the same great vibes.



~S

Friday, September 3, 2021

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: September 3 - 6

We've already told you about Hamtramck Labor Day Festival and the Mussel Beach Music Festival. Here are some other fun things happening this weekend! 





Friday, September 3rd - Downtown Brown 20th Anniversary Show @ The Loving Touch: Downtown Brown has been a band for 20 YEARS and that's definitely worth celebrating! Head to The Loving Touch this Friday night to see them play live! They will be joined by The Amino Acids, Carmel Liburdi, and Plush Deathly. Plus, Lightshow Bob will be there too! Cover is only $12 and tickets can be purchased in advance here. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the first band hits the stage at 8:30. All ages are welcome. Also, if you're not following Neil from DTB on TikTok, you need to. 



Saturday, September 4th - SWFest @ the Senate Theater: Southwest Detroit is the place to be this Saturday! From 2-7 p.m. there will be an outdoor family friendly festival feature music, art, vendors, food, and organizations. Then, the fest moves inside the Senate Theater at 8 p.m. for an awesome concert featuring Curtis Roach, Tiny Jag, and many more. Check out the full schedule for the day here. Admission is free and the Senate Theater is located at 6424 Michigan Ave. in Detroit.




Friday, September 3rd - Monday, September 6th - Arts, Beats & Eats: Maybe we're getting older or maybe the lineup is actually getting better, but this year is one of the first times that Arts, Beats & Eats is on our list of things you might want to check out. The Crofoot helped with some of the booking this year, so there are some great national acts on the bill, like Rise Against, Neon Trees, The Guess Who, and Stone Temple Pilots. Some of the great local acts playing include Summer Like the Season, Jackson & The Poolsharks, Sara Marie Barron, Detroit Riddim Crew, and Bill Grogan's Goat. Check out the full music schedule here. Of course, there are also arts to look at and eats to eat, hence the name Arts, Beats & Eats. On Friday the festival is free to enter until 5 p.m., after 5 p.m. the price is $10. On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, admission is $5 before 3 p.m. and $10 after 3 p.m. Admission is free for kids under 3 and for veterans and active military. For more info, click here. Also, the first 5,000 people at the festival get a $10 gift card to use at participating retail shops in Downtown Royal Oak. So, that's a nice gesture.

Saturday, September 4th - Monday, September 6th - Blake's Sunflower Festival: If you're looking to get away this holiday weekend, but can only leave for the day head out to the country for Blake's Sunflower Festival in Armada! Stroll through fields of sunflowers, find your way through a sunflower maze, shop with over 100 local makers, and grab a hard cider from the tasting room. There will even be live music too! Admission to the Sunflower Festival is $7. There are also festivities for kids, if you want to make it a family affair! Get all of the details here


~C

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Hip in Detroit Chats with The Messenger Birds Before Their Big Album Release Party

We're vaxxed, waxxed, and ready to celebrate all the great albums that were released during lockdown! The Messenger Birds have been waiting years to play Everything Has to Fall Apart Eventually in front of their friends, family, and fans, and on Friday, September 10th they would like you to join them to finally do it. We had a chance to sit down with Chris and Parker to catch up on what they have been up to, their upcoming tour, and their big album release show. Listen to the entire chat on our latest podcast NOW!




~ S&C


Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Mussel Beach Music Festival at Cadieux Cafe

If you've been meaning to make it to Cadieux Cafe's outdoor venue Mussel Beach all summer, but just didn't make it happen, this weekend is the perfect chance to finally check it out! Cadieux Café will be hosting the first ever Mussel Beach Music Fest this Thursday through Monday! Eat some mussels while you soak up the sun and listen to some live music. The fest kicks off Thursday night with The Hi-Views and Mega Weedge. Then, the rest of the weekend includes bands like Handgrenades, The Muggs, The Cult of Spaceskull, The Scrappers, and more. Check out the full schedule below. 
Thursday:
  The Hi-Views 6:30 p.m. 

Friday:
Noble Hobo 5 p.m. 
Not 2 Nite 6:45 p.m. 
Handgrenades 8:15 p.m. 
Sunny Ledfurd 9:30 p.m.

Saturday:
BRENDA 5:30 p.m. 
The Beggars 8:30 p.m.
The Muggs 9:45 p.m. 

Sunday:
RJ Spängler 2:30 p.m. 
 Andrew Dost 6:30 p.m. 
Connor Dodson 7:30 p.m. 
Kenny Tudrick 8:45 p.m. 

Monday: 
Jetlag Tourists 3:00 p.m. 
WOOTS 5 p.m. 
The Japes of Wrath 6:30 p.m. 

A five day pass to the fest is only $25 and can be purchased in advance here. A three day weekend pass for Friday thru Sunday is $20, or you can pay for individual nights. Thursday's cover is $5, Friday is $10, Saturday is $10, Sunday is $8, and Monday is $5. Tickets can either be purchased in advance through Eventbrite or at the door.

Mussel Beach is located at Cadieux Café at 4300 Cadieux in Detroit. For more information on the Mussel Beach Music Festival, click here


~C

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Win Tickets to The Dropout EP Release Party

The Dropout is coming home to celebrate the release of his latest EP! He has asked White Bee, Bob Lemon, and Botez to open the show.

Enter to win a pair of tickets NOW!

Who: The Dropout EP Release Party (w/ White Bee)

What: Playing  @ El Club  - Friday, September 10th @ 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #thedropout

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on Wednesday, September 9, 2021!

P.S. This show was brought to you by El Club, follow them for more great music! 


~S

The Hamtramck Labor Day Festival Returns to Joseph Campau this Weekend!

Summer just isn't the same without the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival wrapping it up and we are so happy that the fest is back this year! Like most things, the Labor Day Festival was cancelled last year due to Covid, but it's back this year for three days of fun on Joseph Campau. The event will feature vendors, great food, drinks, live music, and of course the Hamtramck Yacht Club Canoe Races. This year, the canoe race has been moved to Joseph Campau at Casmere and will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Labor Day. Show up and root on your favorite bartenders and Hamtramck celebrities while they race down the street in their homemade canoes on wheels. Don't forget to bring your water balloons because the crowd supplies the water for the canoes! 
GIF borrowed from HamtownFest.com


208 Performing Live (Photo provided by 208)
Another change to this year's Labor Day Fest is that there will just be one stage for live music, instead of two, but the lineup is still stacked for the entire weekend! The music will kick off at 1 p.m. on Saturday with a band that you won't want to miss, 208. If you were at El Club's opening weekend with Negative Approach and The Detroit Cobras, you may have seen this band, who is newer to the Detroit scene. The duo has been playing music together for a couple of years now and moved to Detroit from Florida in 2019. They're currently working on a full length album and already have an EP out that you can listen to here. Some of the other great acts playing this year's festival include Devious Ones, Craig Brown Band, Caveman Woodman & Bam Bam, ZILCHED, John Salvage & the New Twenty Saints, Shadow Show, Timmy’s Organism, Virginia Violet and the Rays, Tin Foil, and Twistin' Tarantulas. When we were going through the schedule, we realized that we started to include everyone on it because it's that good. So, just check out the full schedule below. 

Saturday, September 4
1:00 PM 208
2:00 PM Tony Kasino Family Band
3:00 PM Devious Ones
4:00 PM Craig Brown Band
5:00 PM Caveman Woodman & Bam Bam Detroit
6:00 PM ZILCHED
7:00 PM Johny Salvage
8:00 PM Shadow Show
9:00 PM Timmy’s Organism

Sunday, September 5
1:00 PM Acoustic Wiccans
2:00 PM Hell Dollars
3:00 PM Virginia Violet and the Rays
4:00 PM Yeji Boys
5:00 PM Danny D & The Vagabonds
7:00 PM The Polish Muslims

Monday, September 6
1:00 PM Sick Smile
2:00 PM Mike Hurtt
3:00 PM STRAINS
4:00 PM Milkbath
5:00 PM VVISIONSS
6:00 PM Royal Sweets
7:00 PM Stools
8:00 PM Tin Foil
9:00 PM Twistin Tarantulas

The Hamtramck Labor Day Festival takes place September 4th - 6th. Admission is free and you can usually find free parking throughout the city. For all of the details and to stay in the loop leading up to the festival, head over to the official Facebook page or visit hamtownfest.com


~C

Monday, August 30, 2021

Find Something Fun at Ferne Boutique Detroit

Are you stuck in a clothing rut? Do you want to learn how to style things a little differently? Personally, I cleaned and reorganized my closet a lot during the lockdown and was blown away by how many times I have purchased the exact same dress/pants/shoes and shirts. Frankly, I wear too much black and stick to the same three or four cuts, and while I love the idea of having a signature style, I think it's also important to try something new. One of my favorite places to find style inspiration is at local boutiques and one of the best places to find some new ideas is on the mannequins at Ferne Boutique.

If you have ever looked at Fenre's Instagram/Facebook, you know that they drop daily outfit inspiration posts using the clothing that they carry inside their stores. I love the looks that they come up with and how they style the pieces, but I don't like to buy clothing online without feeling the fabrics for myself. So, whenever I see something I like on the gram, I make a point to stop in and see it for myself.  My favorite part about these visits is that I always get even more outfit inspo by looking at how things are laid out and styled in the store. During my last visit, I was determined to buy something cream-colored, but as I started to shop the racks I was only looking at black dresses and blazers until I saw a mannequin that used a cream sweater over a dark grey dress as a way to switch things up. I immediately purchased the sweater and can't wait to wear it on the first fall day that it gets a little cool when the sun goes down. I would have never thought of a scrunched-up sweater as a way to extend the life of a dress, but by buying this one simple piece, I have added color to my Fall wardrobe and extended the life of all of my favorite dresses without spending very much money! So, if your looking for some style inspiration or want to check out a great boutique with quality products, stop into Ferne Boutique Detroit in Midtown and see what kind of new things you can try, to switch things up and make getting dressed and ready to go fun again.

Follow Ferne Detroit on Facebook and Instagram.

Visit Ferne Detroit @ 6529 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202

Hours:
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

P.S. - They also have locations in Ann Arbor and Bay City if that's closer to you!

~S

Friday, August 27, 2021

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: August 27-29

Friday, August 27th - Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) @ New Center Park: Summer is winding down and along with it goes the summer outdoor events. This Friday night is your last chance to catch a movie in the park at New Center Park. Jumanji: The Next Level starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Awkwafina, Jack Black, Karen Gillan will be playing and admission is free. Gates open at 8 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk, which should be at 8:13 p.m. For a full list of rules and Covid guidelines, click here.

Saturday, August 28th - Night Markets @ Beacon Park: Another summer event that is wrapping up this weekend is Night Markets at Beacon Park. This Saturday night is your last chance to head to the park for live music, drinks, and shopping under the stars. This week, the tunes will be provided by DJ Invisible and Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations. Admission is free and the market is open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more details, including a list of vendors that will be on site this week, click here

Saturday, August 28th - Koffin Kats @ Small's: Detroit's own Koffin Kats return to the stage at Small's this Saturday night! The trio will be performing with J. Navarro & The Traitors and The Class Fives. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 in the door. You can purchase advance tickets online here. Don't forget, Small's is trying to keep everyone safe by requiring proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test from within 48 hours. So, come prepared so you can enjoy the night. 16+ are welcome and doors open at 8 p.m. For details on Small's Covid policies, head over to their Facebook page.

Saturday, August 28th - Almost Free @ PJ's Lager House: Almost Free is back to playing live shows and this Saturday night they are playing at PJ's Lager House. Also on the bill are The Blitzers and Deadsurf. Cover is only $7, doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 10. 

Saturday, August 28th & Sunday, August 29th - Hazel Park Art Fair: Shop with local makers and vendors this weekend at Green Acres Park for the Hazel Park Art Fair! There will be over 80 booths, as well as food trucks, a charity beer tent, and live music. The fair takes place on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more details, including a list of who will be there, click here.  


~C

Win Tickets to See LowDown Brass Band and Detroit Party Marching Band at The Loving Touch

Chicago's LowDown Brass Band will be performing with Detroit Party Marching Band this Thursday!

Who: LowDown BrasS Band + The Detroit Party Marching Band

What: Playing @ The Loving Touch - Thursday, September 2, 2021, @ 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Bigband

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on Wednesday, September 1!

P.S. This show was brought to you by Audiotree Presents, follow them for more great music! 


~S

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Watch Sadie on the First Episode of "Shifting Gears" with Jason Hall!

Check it out! Sadie was the guest on the first episode of "Shifting Gears", a new show with our friend Jason Hall from RiDetroit! Check it out on YouTube by clicking play below or by visiting: https://youtu.be/NIViQBp9gzI


If you're ready for a throwback, watch our first interview with Jason when Slow Roll was getting started here


Monday, August 23, 2021

Win Tickets to See Sara Marie Barron, Krissy Booth, Reginald Hawkins & Maya Mereaux @ The Loving Touch

Do you want to listen to four great artists belt it out this Friday night at The Loving Touch?  Audiotree has put together a solid start to finish lineup that will instantly remind you why you missed live music so much over the last two years!

Who: Sara Marie Barron, Krissy Booth, Reginald Hawkins, Maya Mereaux

What: Live @ The Loving Touch - Friday, August 27th @ 7 p.m.

Tickets $13 in advance - Can be purchased here

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #saramariebarron 

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on Thursday! 


~S


Friday, August 20, 2021

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: August 20 - 22

Friday, August 20th - Haute to Death @ Marble Bar: Get dressed to the nines and get ready to dance the night away with Haute to Death this Friday night! The team will be taking over the patio at Marble Bar from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m., so get there early or stay late, just make sure you're there! Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 48 hours is required. 21+ are welcome and cover is $5. Guarantee that you'll get in the door by buying your ticket ahead of time here

Friday, August 20th - Cheapshow @ The Pleasant Underground w/ Melba Jean, The Overlooked (OH), and Galaxy News Radio (IN): There's nothing like a house show and this Friday night The Pleasant Underground has an awesome show lined up! Cheapshow will be playing along with Melba Jean, The Overlooked from Ohio, and Galaxy News Radio from Indiana. There will also be tacos available if you get hungry, with options for vegans, vegetarians, & omnivores. There's a suggested $10 cover to get in and if you want to know where it is, message the venue or one of the bands for the address. 


Saturday, August 21st - Summer Saturdays in Midtown: Sadly, Summer is winding down and this Saturday is your last chance to celebrate the season with your favorite businesses in Midtown. This Saturday will be the last Summer Saturday in Midtown of the season and they are making it the biggest and best one yet! There will be live music in the streets and great specials at the stores and restaurants. Click here to see a list of all of the happenings. 


Saturday, August 21st - Clawson Fest: The first ever Clawson Fest will take place this Saturday evening in downtown Clawson! The fest will take over the parking lot behind the old Clawson Grill and will feature live music, shopping, and great food. The tunes will be provided by Oak City Roots and Bad Camper from California. Some of the businesses that will be set up on site include Whisky Taco Foxtrot, Downtown Charlies, Zeolis, Pumachug, Flipside, and Cultivate Art. Admission to the fest is free and this is a family friendly event. Things kick off at 5 p.m. and go until 9:30.


Sunday, August 21st - Hug Detroit Day: This Sunday is the 9th annual Hug Detroit Day, a day dedicated to celebrating and honoring the talented and resilient citizens of Motown. Events will be taking place throughout the city, including a School Supply Giveaway with Frugal on the Fly at Arts & Scraps with a DJ, crafts, food, and vendors, live jazz and a backpack drive at Woodbridge Pub, live music at the Vanguard Community Development Center, and even a presentation of The Vagina Monologues at Artist Village. Learn more about Hug Detroit Day and see a full schedule of events at HugDetroitDay.com.


~C

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Fill Up at The Filling Station the Next Time You're in Ann Arbor


If you ever find yourself in the Ann Arbor area and you want a good meal made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients, you need to stop at The Detroit Filling Station. This 100% planet-based restaurant is located in a beautiful section of downtown with an outdoor patio, amazing food, and out-of-this-world service. We've always heard people rant and rave about this restaurant, but until last weekend we had no idea what we were missing out on. They have THE BEST cauliflower wings we have ever tasted, extra-large extra interesting salads and bowls, and hefty portions that help you understand why they are called the "filling station".

Pictured: Buffalo Cauliflower Wings, Taco 'Bout It Salad and Reuben Salad

The Detroit Filling Station is currently open from 12 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday for in-person dining, carryout, and local delivery. They are located at 300 Detroit St. in Ann Arbor. They do not take reservations, so you have to walk up and put your name in for a table. You can check out their full menu here and learn a little bit about their 10-year journey to get to where they are today here.

Vegan or meat lover, you'll enjoy this food, we promise! And yes, it's worth driving there just to have a meal at DFS.


~S

Some Bunny Is Waiting For you at Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary

You've probably heard about Metro Detroit cat rescues like the Ferndale Cat Shelter and animal sanctuaries like tv's The Barn Sanctuary but did you know that right outside of the city there is a sanctuary that rescues bunnies? Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary provides a "safe haven for abandoned, abused, and neglected animals". 

When GLRS originally opened in 1995 they were called PigHoppers and they welcomed all sorts of animals to live out their days in happiness, but by 2003 they realized they needed to focus all their love and attention on bunny rescue (and a few pigs). While some shelter rabbits come from feed stores, flea markets, or laboratories, the reality is that most rabbits facing euthanasia were once family pets or classroom animals. They are also purchased as a novelty during Easter and surrendered to shelters when the novelty wears off. 

Many people do not realize that "rabbits are as intelligent and sensitive as cats and dogs. They bond for life with their human guardians and rabbit friends and they grieve deeply when they lose this bond. Rabbits can learn their names, like to play with toys, and use a litter box, just like a cat. They are not meant to live confined in cages and require at least 4-5 hours of attention and safe, indoor exercise each day."

GLRS gives bunnies a place to stay while they are in-between homes. They feed, shelter, and give medical treatment to all the bunnies that are surrendered into their care while looking for a good home that can take them in permanently. So, the question is- Have you ever considered adopting a bunny? Have you been looking for a place to donate some time? Do you want to take a tour of a bunny shelter while supporting their mission? If you answered yes to any of these questions you need to get involved with Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary.


You can visit their website to find a new friend to adopt here, you can learn more about volunteering with them here, and you can sign up for a tour of the facility here

We loved feeding, petting, and learning about the bunnies on our recent tour of the property, so we know that you will have a great time when you visit. Bring lettuce and parsley and you're bound to make a few friends.

You can also support GLRS's work by making a donation here and you can buy something off the bunnies Amazon wish list here.

Don't forget to follow GLRS on Facebook and Instagram for cute bunny content and updates on their work!



~S

Friday, August 13, 2021

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: August 13 - 15

Saturday, August 14th - 4th Annual Punk Rock BBQ - Core Park will be taken over by some of the best punk and rock bands in Detroit this Saturday for the 4th Annual Punk Rock BBQ. The event will feature 13 bands, vendors, food trucks, and even vegan ice cream from Cold Truth. The music lineup for the day includes MIDAS, The Cult of Spaceskull, Timmy's Organism, Toeheads, Snarly (Toledo), Caveman & Bam Bam, Dear Darkness, Sros Lords, Fairmount Girls (Cincinnati), Mach, Norcos Y Horchata, Hail Alien, and The Palace of Auburn Hills. Bring your own grill, lawn chairs, and booze and enjoy a fun day out in the sun! The party goes from noon until midnight and $20 gets you in. Purchase your tickets in advance here. For more details and a full list of vendors that will be at the BBQ, click here

Saturday, August 14th - Cass Park Neighborhood Beautification - Meet up at Detroit Shipping Company and help clean up the Cass Park area! Detroit Shipping Company and Clean Detroit will provide gloves, bags, water, and anything you need to help clean up trash, pull weeds, plant flowers and more. The clean up efforts start at 10 a.m. Then, after the project is done, Brew Detroit will provide refreshments for the volunteers and there will be an after party with Curtis Roach and Jay Squared! Sign up to help out here

Saturday, August 14th - Handgrenades "After Hours" Album Release Show @ The Magic Stick - Handgrenades will be celebrating the release of the new album After Hours this Saturday night! Hear them play some of the new tunes as well as old favorites. The band will be joined by Mac Saturn and Bryan Hugo Iglesias, plus head out to the Alley Deck for the after party with DJ Seven Whales and DJ Sam Morykwas. Tickets are $12 in advance and selling quickly. Pick yours up here. Cover will be $15 at the door, all ages are welcome, and doors open at 7 p.m. Check out our latest podcast with Nick & Andrew from Handgrenades to learn more about the new album and the big release show. 

Saturday, August 14th - Strange Heart @ The Parliament Room at Otus Supply - Strange Heart will hit the stage at The Parliament Room at Otus Supply this Saturday night for their vinyl release show. The band just released two new singles, "Enemy" and "Gone" on vinyl, which you can purchase at the show. Check out the music video for "Enemy" here. Strange Heart will be joined by Ohly and Jackamo for the show. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here

Sunday, August 15th - A Very Tiki Alfred Hitchcock Birthday @ Lost River - Celebrate the birthday of the one and only Alfred Hitchcock this Sunday night with tiki drinks and a screening of Rear Window. The party is happening at Lost River Tiki Bar and will feature food by Village Hand Pies and happy hour all night long. There will even be a special Alfred Hitchcocktail available! The party starts at 4 p.m. and the movie starts at 7. 


~C

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Not Sorry Goods Opens a Flagship Store in Downtown Ferndale

Clothing and culture are changing. Fast fashion is finally being called out for the waste creating, capitalistic money grabber that it is and people across the board are being called out on their bullshit. Post pandemic, no one is willing to waste a second thinking about what anyone else says about who they are, who they choose to love, what sex they identify as, what size body they are occupying, or how they choose to dress it, and no brand captures this sentiment better than Metro Detroit's Not Sorry Goods.
Not Sorry is the brainchild of Dy-min Johnson (she/her) and Jess Minnick (she/they) two amazing people who met at a kickboxing class in 2015 and vibed so well that they decided to create a clothing movement together. The idea was simple, to create "a brand to empower us and others to be true to themselves". They were done being sorry and they knew that other people were too. So, they combined their love of thrift shopping with their backgrounds in fashion, marketing, design, and blogging to create an entire line of Not Sorry Goods. They popped up, set up shop at Ponyride, and had a semi-permanent space in The Rust Belt before taking the plunge and opening their own retail space in Ferndale, Michigan this August. Over the last 5+ years, they have become well known for their Not Sorry attire, including Black Not Sorry, Queer Not Sorry, and Detroit Not Sorry, but this new shop will take that to the next level.
Not Sorry's new brick and mortar space gives the brand the opportunity to expand into much more. It combines its retail location with its production facility, which means a few different things. First off, you can peep behind the curtain and look into the production room where the team is making the next batch of goods whenever you visit. It also means that new items will be hitting the shelves every day of the week. Additionally, the shop has the ability to stitch almost anything you want into anything you want. So, you can bring something into the store and get it decked out with different words and stitching in thousands of colors. This is the perfect way to customize a jean jacket or add a little flair to some plain pieces that you have lying around that you want to mix up and re-ware. Basically, the possibilities are endless, so all you need to do is let the creativity flow. This is a whole new approach to fashion for a new era that welcomes everyone to participate in the party. They take something old and make it new and you take it home and wear it out tonight! 
Not Sorry Goods is located at 22963 Woodward Ave. Ferndale, MI 48220. They are currently open 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday and 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday. We would also like to mention that Not Sorry Goods is well known for giving back to their community. They donate a large portion of their sales to different groups in the area, including a recent $900 donation to Affirmations. So, when you shop here you can rest assured that you are also contributing back to the community and supporting local causes that matter.

Yes, you can also shop Not Sorry Goods online here, but do us a favor and stop in and show the team some extra love to get them started off right if you can!


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