Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Win Tickets to See Tim Barry @ Small's


What: Playing Small's on Saturday, April 20th, 2024

Tickets are $17 in advance and they 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 #Tim.


~C

Friday, April 12, 2024

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: April 12-14, 2024

Friday, April 12th - Swampdog Motel Fundraiser @ Small's: This Friday night, Small's is the place to be, for a great show for a good cause! The show is a benefit for Swampdog Motel, donation based lodging for touring musicians. The house offers a place for artists to stay while their on tour, with a kitchen, shower, and laundry, which all can be hard to come by while on the road. Plus, since it's donation based, bands don't need to dish out a bunch of their hard earned cash for a place to stay for the night. In addition to housing touring artists, the folks behind Swampdog Motel also run Swampdog Rescue, rescuing and rehoming dogs in Detroit. To support these causes, Dr. Haj & Bill Kozy, Busby's Death Chair, and Colossus are playing. Cover is a suggested donation of $10 which will go towards the motel, plus they will also be collecting blankets and dog food donations for the dog rescue. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the bands start at 9:30. Come hungry because Mike will be firing up the grill and selling BBQ at the show! 

Friday, April 12th - The Big Funtime Party Show @ The Independent: Head to The Independent at Planet Ant Friday night for a show so fun that it's called the Big Funtime Party Show! It's a variety show featuring stand up comedy, an Elvis tribute, burlesque, impressions, and more. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show starts and 9. 


Saturday, April 13th - No Scrubs 1 Year Anniversary @ New Way Bar: Dance the night away at New Way Bar for the No Scrubs 1 Year Anniversary! DJs Mike Trombley and Steven Robert will be spinning your favorite 90's hip-hop and R&B all night. The party goes from 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. Admission is free. 

Saturday, April 13th - MC5 Appreciation Night @ Outer Limits: Kick out the jams this Saturday night at Outer Limits for their MC5 Appreciation Night! The night will feature MC5 tunes by DJ Alex Action, MC5 drinks, and a screening of MC5: A True Testimonial.  There's no cover charge for this one and the fun starts at 9 p.m.


Sunday, April 14th - Koffin Kats and The Queers @ The Sanctuary: Detroit's own The Koffin Kats hit the stage at The Sanctuary this Sunday night along with their tourmates The Queers. Joining them for the Detroit date are The Lowcocks and The Cult of Spaceskull. Tickets are $28 in advance and can be purchased here. All ages are welcome and things kick off at 7 p.m.



~C

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Win Tickets to Ghosts: Do You Believe?


Tickets are $41.25 - $64 in advance and they 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 #ghosts.


~C

Win Tickets to The Veronicas Gothic Summer Tour @ St. Andrew's Hall



What: Gothic Summer Tour @ St. Andrew's Hall on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tickets are $48 in advance and they 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 #Veronicas.


~C

Win Tickets to Thy Art Is Murder @ St. Andrew's Hall

Who: Thy Art Is Murder w/ Signs of the Swarm, AngelMaker, and Snuffed on Sight

What: Godlike Tour @ St. Andrew's Hall on Sunday, April 14, 2024

Tickets are $38.50 in advance and they 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 #godlike


~C

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Win Tickets to Intervals & Hail the Sun @ St. Andrew's Hall



What: Playing St. Andrew's Hall on Friday, April 12, 2024

Tickets are $35.25 in advance and they 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 #intervals.


~C

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Win Tickets to Taylor's Version - A Swiftie Dance Party @ The Crofoot

What: Taylor's Version- A Swiftie Dance Party @ The Crofoot on Friday, April 12, 2024

Tickets are $17 in advance and 18+ are welcome. Tickets 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 #Swiftie.


~C

Win Tickets to See Julia Wolf at The Shelter

Who: Julia Wolf w/ Scro and SUNBABY

What: Playing The Shelter on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Tickets are $25.50 in advance and they 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 #Wolf


~C

Friday, April 5, 2024

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: April 5-7, 2024

Friday, April 5th - Craig Adams DJing at Kelly's Bar: Friday is Tigers Opening Day in Detroit! Whether you're heading down to the game or working all day, Kelly's Bar in Hamtramck is the place to be at night! DJ Craig Adams will be spinning soul, R&B, disco, hip hop, and rock n' roll from 8 p.m. - 2 a.m., keeping your Opening Day celebration going way into the wee hours of the night. Admission is free. 

Friday, April 5th - Hayley & The Crushers @ OLL: Hayley & The Crushers will hit the stage at Outer Limits Lounge on Friday night! Joining them are Hood Rats from Montreal and Detroit's own Dear Darkness and Dead Surf. Cover is $10 and doors open at 8 p.m.


Friday, April 5th & Saturday, April 6th - Big Fun Murder @ Planet Ant: Get ready to laugh your ass off and solve a murder mystery at Planet Ant this weekend! Big Fun Murder: An Improvised Murder Mystery will take the stage at Ant Hall with shows on Friday and Saturday night. This completely improvised murder mystery will take place in the 1970s and the only way the victims are making it to heaven is if the audience solves the mystery of their death. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. each night with the show starting promptly at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Get yours here

Saturday, April 6th - Detroit Zine Fest @ Jam Handy: See what publications are available in Detroit this Saturday at Detroit Zine Fest! The fest will pack Jam Handy with over 80 zine-makers, with zines covering a wide range of topics. There will also be stickers, prints, and buttons available, and the Hero or Villain Food Truck will be there too! Admission is free and the fun goes from noon - 6 p.m. (Hero or Villain will be there from 1-4 p.m.)

Saturday, April 6th - Sugar Tradition @ UFO Factory: Don't miss Sugar Tradition this Saturday night at UFO Factory! We saw this band for the first time last month at Hamtramck Music Fest and we were instantly fans. If you haven't seen them for yourself yet, you're missing out! They will be joined by Henry Walters Band and Secondary Colors. Doors open at 8 p.m. and $10 gets you in.

Sunday, April 7th - All Things Detroit Day @ Eastern Market: Spend the day shopping and eating local this Sunday at All Things Detroit Day at Eastern Market! Celebrating its 10th year, this event features vendors, makers, and all sorts of small businesses all in one place. This time around, there will be over 250 vendors in attendance, with products ranging from art, to clothing, to food. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance here. The event goes from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


~C

Friday, March 29, 2024

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: March 29-31, 2024

 

Friday, March 29th - 8 Mile @ The Redford Theatre: You already know that The Redford Theatre is one of our favorite places to catch a movie, but this weekend they are giving you two great reasons to head to the theatre! First up, on Friday night they will be showing 8 Mile. To make this night even more special DJ Head will be doing a set before the movie and WDET's Tia Graham will be the host for the night. The theatre will even be selling beer & wine in addition to their already great concessions. Tickets are $12 for this special engagement and can be purchased here. Doors open at 7 p.m., DJ Head performs at 7:30, and the movie starts at 8.

Saturday, March 30th - Almost Famous @ The Redford Theatre: If you don't make it to The Redford on Friday night, you definitely don't want to miss out on Saturday night because they are playing one of our all time favorites, Almost Famous. Tickets are only $7 and can be purchased online here. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m.


Friday, March 29th & Saturday, March 30th - Corktown Music Festival: Corktown Music Festival takes over four venues in Corktown this Friday & Saturday night! The fest will take place at Nancy Whiskeys, Gaelic League, Corktown Tavern, and Batch Brewing Co. There will be about 70 acts playing, with bands like HillKiller, The Gassers, Choking Susan, Electric Huldra, and The Sugar Bombs on the list. Check out the full lineup below. Weekend passes are just $20 or cover is $15 each night. Buy yours online here


Friday, March 29th - The Kel & Mon Show @ The Red Hook Greenway: This weekend's list is all about some of our favorites, because after all it's our list! One of our absolute favorite artists, Kelly Golden, has a show opening this Friday night! The Kel & Mon Show will feature art from Kelly as well as the amazing Monica Dubray. The show will be at Red Hook Wine Side, next to The Red Hook Greenway at 2761 E. Jefferson in Detroit. The opening hang is on Friday night from 6-10 p.m. and Lady Like Detroit will be providing the sounds for the evening. 


Saturday, March 30th - Painted Lady Garage Sale: This Saturday afternoon, shop for some new to you treasurers at one of the best bars around, The Painted Lady! They will be hosting a garage sale from 2-8 p.m. If you have stuff to sell, let them know and bring your own table & cash to make change. If you just want to come shop and have a drink, we're sure there will be all sorts of awesome things up for grabs! Get more info here


~C





Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Win Tickets to See Damian & Stephen Marley at The Fillmore Detroit


What: Traffic Jam Tour 2024 @ The Fillmore Detroit on Friday, March 29, 2024

Tickets start at $62 in advance and they 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 #Marley


~C

Win Tickets to See Ruston Kelly at St. Andrew's Hall



What: The Too Kill To Chill Tour @ St. Andrew's Hall on Friday, March 29, 2024

Tickets are $35.25 in advance and they 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 #Ruston


~C

Monday, March 25, 2024

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Win Tickets to See Games We Play at The Shelter


What: Playing The Shelter on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Tickets are $21 in advance and they 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 #games


~C

Win Tickets to See GWAR at The Crofoot


What: Live at The Crofoot on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Tickets are $32 in advance and they 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 #GWAR.


~C

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Hip in Detroit Podcast with Comedian Johanna Medranda

It's Women's History Month, so we wanted to chat with one of the funniest women that we know, Comedian Johanna Medranda. You may have seen Johanna doing stand-up at The Independent in 

Hamtramck or another club around town. Or you might know her from her podcast, Each Other's Mothers. If you know her, you know she is hilarious! And if you don't know her, get ready to meet her and love her! 


We highly suggest watching Johanna's 30-minute special on YouTube as soon as you get the chance. To see Johanna perform live or listen to her podcast, check the links below or head to her linktree here

Heavy Flow: A Night of Dirty Jokes @ The Independent

Honorary Mentions Comedy

Each Other's Mothers Podcast

Don't Tell Detroit

Sh*t Show Open Mic @ The Independent

Johanna on TikTok 

Johanna on Instagram


~C&S


Sunday, March 17, 2024

Win Tickets to See Samantha Fish @ St. Andrew's Hall

 

Who: Samantha Fish w/ JD Simo

What: Bulletproof Tour @ St. Andrew's Hall on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

Tickets are $41.25 in advance and they 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 #Bulletproof


~C

Win Tickets to Queen of the Night: A Tribute to Whitney Houston

 

What: Queen of the Night: A Tribute to Whitney Houston at The Fillmore Detroit on Friday, March 22nd, 2024.

Tickets start at $35.25 in advance and they 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 #Whitney


~C

Win Tickets to Forever Grey @ Small's


What: Performing Live at Small's on Thursday, March 21st, 2024

Tickets are $15 in advance and they 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 #Grey


~C

Friday, March 15, 2024

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: March 15-17, 2024

Friday, March 15th - Attack Hunger @ Small's: Attack Hunger this Friday night at Small's and help raise money for Food Not Class. This benefit show features music from Ska't Ya Covered, The Boy Detective, and Aggro or Die. Cover is $10 with partial proceeds going to Food Not Class. You can also bring food donations or throw them a few bucks extra to help the cause. Doors open at 7 p.m., the music starts at 8, and 21+ are welcome. 


Friday, March 15th - The Fillmore Detroit Showcase @ The Lexington: Head to The Lex this Friday for a night of great music from some of your favorite faces from The Fillmore Detroit. The lineup includes Second Body, David Allie, and El Jefe Brujo. Doors open at 8 p.m. and admission is free. It's rare to have the chance to see David Allie perform live, so don't miss it!


Friday, March 15th - The Dollyrots @ The Sanctuary: The Dollyrots are about to wrap up their Spring Fling 2024 tour, but first they are making a stop in Detroit! They will be hitting the stage at The Sanctuary this Friday night along with Detroit's own The Boreouts and Bathroom of The Future. Tickets to see this great show are $25 and you can pick yours up here. All ages are welcome and things kick off at 7 p.m.


Friday, March 15th - Rogue Satellites @ Reware Vintage: Head to our favorite shop in Berkley this Friday night for a great show! The lineup features Rogue Satellites, Buried Lights, 3 The Hard Way, Sam Rubin, and Permanently Pissed. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. Cover is free, but feel free to make a donation to the bands! 


Saturday, March 16th - Totally Rad Vintage Fest @ Huntington Place: Spend the day shopping with vintage vendors at Huntington Place this Saturday during Totally Rad Vintage Fest! There will be dozens of vintage vendors at the event, and many of them are even from out of state! There will also be a freeplay arcade, the Rad Rewind Museum featuring fun relics from the past, and plenty of photo ops. Tickets are start at $8 and can be purchased online here. Doors open at 10 a.m.


Saturday, March 16th - Haute to Death @ Marble Bar: If you're in the mood to dance, look no further than Marble Bar this Saturday night! Haute to Death will take over the bar along with their special guest for the evening, Fort Romeau. Tickets are $11.45 in advance and available online here. The party starts at 9 p.m. and goes until 3. 



~C

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Win Tickets to See Otoboke Beaver at St. Andrew's Hall


What: Playing St. Andrew's Hall on Saturday, March 16th, 2024

Tickets are $37.25 in advance and they 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 #Otoboke


~C

Grab Your Disguise, it's Time for Marche du Nain Rouge!

In 1702, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the French founder of Detroit, recounted having dreams of a little red devil. Seeking answers, he visited a fortune teller who identified the devil as the Nain Rouge, also known as the harbinger of doom. The fortune teller warned Cadillac that settling in the straits between Michigan and Ontario might bring profits but would be a long, uphill battle with setbacks. Cadillac eventually encountered the little red devil in person and, instead of fleeing in fear, chose to confront it, chasing the Nain Rouge away with a stick. However, his fatal mistake was letting the Nain see his face. The Nain continued to taunt him relentlessly after he settled in the area, eventually leading to Cadillac's return to France penniless.

Legend says that despite Cadillac's departure, the Nain Rouge decided to stay and continue haunting the city. Every year, Detroiters gather to chase the Nain out of the city, remembering to cover their faces to evade its return.
So Detroiters, let's meet up this Sunday, March 24th to chase that little red devil out of our town! If you're ready to stand up for our city, wear your favorite disguise and join us in marching up Cass Ave. from Second Ave. and Canfield to Cass Park. We start gathering between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. and we start marching between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

For details about the Marche and to learn more about the events of the day, visit MarcheDuNainRouge.com.

No red-eyed dwarf with furry boots is going to keep this city down! Viva Detroit!


~S

Win Tickets to See SUPER FREAK: THE RICK JAMES STORY

Who:  Je'Caryous Johnson Presents "Super Freak The Rick James Stoy"

What: Live Performance Friday, March 22, 2024 at Music Hall.

Tickets are $49.75 in advance and they 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 #RICK.

We will draw one lucky winner on Thursday, March 21 and they will get to attend the performance with a friend for free!


~S