Wednesday, January 31, 2024

The Lowcocks Celebrate the Release of "Contender" at The Loving Touch

The Lowcocks have a new album out and they want to celebrate the release with you this Friday night! The female-fronted four piece will be taking over The Loving Touch on Friday, February 2nd along with circus performers and a great lineup of fellow Detroit punk bands. The bill includes The Amino Acids, Frank White, and The Cult of Spaceskull. And yes, you read that right, there will even be circus performers too, with clowns, jugglers, and all sorts of surprises!

If this sounds like a show you don't want to miss, pick up your tickets for $12 in advance here. Cover will be $15 at the door. All ages are welcome and the fun starts at 7 p.m.

Contender is available on all streaming platforms now. The album will also be available on vinyl at Friday's show. Don't forget, this Friday is also Bandcamp Friday, so if you plan on downloading a digital copy of Contender head over to Bandcamp this Friday so the band doesn't get charged any fees for the sale. In the meantime just hit play below. 

Don't forget to pop by Cvrses before or after the show Friday night for an amazing craft cocktail. Cvrses is located just next door to The Loving Touch on the lower level of The WAB.


~C

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Friday, January 26, 2024

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: January 26-28, 2024

Friday, January 26th & Saturday, January 27th - Small's 25th Anniversary: We hate to start the list with a sold out show, but we can't help it! Our favorite bar is celebrating 25 years this weekend with two bangin' shows! The Suicide Machines and Negative Approach are co-headlining on both Friday and Saturday night. Friday, they will be joined by Macho and Saturday by Unabomb. Tickets are sold out, but keep an eye out on social media and be ready to sell your organs or first born and you might be able to get a ticket. Doors open at 7 p.m. each night and 18+ are welcome. 


Saturday, January 27th - "Dope, Hookers, and Pavement" Sale Launch @ Outer Limits: Celebrate the release of "Dope, Hookers, and Pavement" the real and imagined history of Detroit Hardcore this Saturday night at Outer Limits. DVDs and Blu-Rays of the film will be available and you'll even be able to chat with the cast. Doors open at 5 p.m. and admission is free. Swing by before you head over to Small's! 


Saturday, January 27th - Birthday Trifecta @ Outer Limits Lounge: Didn't get tickets to Small's for Saturday night? Outer Limits has an awesome show and it's a birthday bash! Celebrate Amado, Little Dave, and Helen's birthdays with Norcos Y Horchata, Dangerous Chairs, and Macho. Dougie Tangent will also be DJing throughout the night and there will be a cake & a piñata too! Cover is $10, doors open at 9 p.m., and 21+ are welcome. 


Saturday, January 27th - hillerkiller @ Polka Dot: Hamtramck is the place to be this Saturday night for good shows, because across town Polka Dot has another awesome one lined up! Hillerkiller will be hitting the stage along with Bad Faces and Joe Cardoso. The show is free and doors open at 7 p.m.


Saturday, January 27th - Happy Endings @ Eastern Palace Club: If dancing is more your vibe this weekend, head up to Hazel Park for Happy Endings! The dance party will take over Eastern Palace Club where you can dance the night away to Classic Alternative / Britpop / Dream Pop / Shoegaze jams. Cover is free and the party goes from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.


Saturday, January 27th - Winterfest @ Belle Isle Nature Center: Things are warming up a bit this weekend and it's the perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy nature! What better way than to head down to Belle Isle for Winterfest at the Nature Center? Snowshoe through the trails, make birdfeeders, and have all sorts of winter fun! Admission is free and no registration is necessary. Winterfest goes from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


~C

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Win Tickets to See Mickey Darling at St. Andrew’s Hall



What: Live at St. Andrew’s Hall on Saturday, January 27th, 2024

Tickets are sold out, but resale tickets are available starting at $30. 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 #Darling.


~C

Friday, January 19, 2024

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: January 19-21, 2024

Friday, January 19th - Clueless @ The Redford Theatre: Whether you know every line by heart or you've never seen it before, you won't want to miss Clueless this Friday night at The Redford Theatre! Join Cher, Tai, Dionne, and the rest of the crew for a trip back to the 90's. We're sure the outfits will be on point in the audience and nostalgia will be in full force at this screening! Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for kids and seniors. Get yours in advance here. The show starts at 8 p.m. and we don't know about you, but we can't wait to hear what songs the organist plays before the show and at intermission for this one! 

Saturday, January 20th - Haute to Death @ Marble Bar: Haute to Death takes over Marble Bar once again this weekend so you can take over the dance floor! This time around, Ash & Jon will be joined by special guest Savannah G. Tickets are $11.45 in advance and can be purchased here. The night kicks off at 9 p.m.


Saturday, January 20th - Eastern Palace Club One Year Anniversary: There's a different kind of dance party happening if you head north on 75 this Saturday night! Eastern Palace Club is celebrating their 1 year anniversary with the one and only DJ Sharknado! If you haven't seen DJ Sharknado before, you're in for a treat. And if you haven't been to Eastern Palace Club yet, get ready to be transported to Key West when you step foot in this Hazel Park tiki bar! We're sure this party will be a blast, so check it out! Entry is free. The party starts at noon and goes all day with DJ Sharknado starting at 9 p.m. Congratulations on your first year, EPC! 


Sunday, January 21st - Fleatroit @ The Majestic: Fleatroit returns to The Majestic and The Garden Bowl this Sunday for a fun filled afternoon of vintage shopping, mimosas, live DJs, and more! Admission is free and the shops are open from 1-6 p.m.


~C

Friday, January 12, 2024

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

Friday, January 12th - Sawchuck and Last Gasp @ The Sanctuary: Redrunn Skate Shop is rolling the racks to the side for another great show this Friday night! Sawchuck and Last Gasp will be taking over the shop along with Direct Measure, Levity, and Life is Sweet. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 8. $10 gets you in, all ages are welcome, and those 21+ are welcome to BYOB.


Friday, January 12th - Sunday, January 14th - Panic in Hamtramck @ The Sanctuary: The Sanctuary has three days of heavy music lined up for you this weekend for Panic in Hamtramck! The three day event features seven bands per night with bands like Fell Ruin, Nethergate, Boreworm and Temple of the Fuzz Witch on the bill. Tickets are $15 per day and can be purchased here. Click the following links to get details on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday


Saturday, January 13th - Remnose and Clear Fields @ Reware Vintage: Shop for some new to you threads and listen to some great live music this Saturday night at Reware Vintage! The Berkley shop is having a free show featuring Clear Fields and Remnose. All ages are welcome. The fun starts at 8 p.m.


Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Win Tickets to See Noah Reid at St. Andrew's Hall



What: Performing Live at St. Andrew's Hall on Friday, January 12, 2024

Tickets are $39.50 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 #Noah.


~C

Saturday, January 6, 2024

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

Saturday, January 6th - Eastside Elvis @ Cadieux Cafe: Celebrate Elvis' birthday a couple of days early with Detroit's own Eastside Elvis at Cadieux Cafe! This Saturday night, the Eastside King of Rock 'N' Roll will be joined by Winestoned Cowboys. Cover is $10 and doors open at 8 p.m.


Saturday, January 6th - Thirst Wave David Bowie Night @ Small's: Another legend has a birthday coming up on January 8th, the one and only David Bowie! This Saturday night, Thirst Wave will honor the Space Oddity himself with a special Bowie tribute night. Resident DJ's Pleasure Kitten, Aaron Hingst and special guest DJ Mikey will be spinning a blend of New Wave, Retro Alternative, Dark '80s & '90s Alternative, with a special emphasis of the music of Bowie. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cover is $5 for 21+ and $10 for under 21. 


Saturday, January 6th - Jackson & The Poolsharks w/ Hung Up @ Lager House: Hung Up hits the stage at the Lager House this Saturday night along with Jackson & The Poolsharks and Nina Sofia (Nina of Nina & The Buffalo Riders). Doors open at 8 p.m., the music starts at 9, and $10 gets you in. All ages are welcome, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  


Saturday, January 6th - Michigan Hardcore 10 for $10 at The Sanctuary: Head to The Sanctuary this Saturday night to see 10 great hardcore bands for just $10! The lineup includes Barefaced, Dead Hang, Headcount, Luck Runs Out, Peace Offering, Slice, Suffer No Fools, Vacate, Under The Knife, and one more band that's still a mystery. Doors open at 5 p.m. Get your tickets in advance here


Fridady, January 5th - Sunday, January 7th - Valade Fire & Ice Festival: Join in some winter fun this weekend at Valade Park for the Fire & Ice festival! The event has a medieval theme, complete with turkey legs, axe throwing, and Renaissance Festival performers. For the little ones and Disney lovers, Elsa from Frozen will be there too! There will also be ice carving, and a 7 foot ice structure that will become a giant bonfire once lit at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Fire & Ice festival takes place Friday from 4-8 p.m., Saturday from noon - 8 p.m., and Sunday from noon - 6 p.m. Valade Park is located on the eastside of the Detroit Riverfront at 2670 Atwater, between Chene and Joseph Campau. 




~C


Friday, January 5, 2024

It's Time to Pop Back Into Pop's For Italian

We're all guilty of it—the ever-revolving door of new restaurants, the excitement of discovery, the thrill of finding the latest culinary gem. But here's the thing about the restaurant scene in Metro Detroit—it's vibrant, it's constantly evolving, and sometimes, amidst the buzz of the new, we forget about the classics.

That's why I'm here to remind you of a place that's always been a standout in Ferndale: Pop's for Italian. If it's been a while since you've graced its doors, it's time to revisit, my friends!

What makes Pop's for Italian worth revisiting, you ask? Freshness, flavor, and an ambiance that just feels right. Picture this—pasta crafted fresh daily, pizza that's thin and bursting with flavor, and a wine selection that's both impressive and wallet-friendly. Trust me; it's a feast for your taste buds without emptying your pockets.

And let's talk space—Pop's for Italian doesn't just excel in the kitchen. Their expansive dining room welcomes large parties and groups, making it the perfect spot for gatherings. And when summer comes knocking, their patio along 9 Mile is a slice of outdoor paradise.

From the warm ambiance to the hearty Italian fare, Pop's for Italian has maintained its reputation as a solid dinner and drinks spot. So, if it's been a minute since you've had the pleasure, it's high time to rediscover this classic gem in Downtown Ferndale. Trust us, you won't regret it. Cheers to revisiting the good old favorites! 🍝🍷


~S

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Everyone Get's What They Want at Terry's Terrace

Over the holiday season, we decided to rekindle an old flame—Terry's Terrace on the East Side. Renowned for its famous fish and chips and boasting an impressive lineup of 50 beers on tap, this place holds a special spot in our hearts for a different reason. It's one of those rare bars and grills that understands the art of crafting exceptional vegan food while still offering the beloved classics that cater to our friends' varied tastes—whether they're craving fish and chips, a juicy burger, or a hearty steak.

But here's what sets Terry's apart—their menu isn't your run-of-the-mill selection of fried options. Enter Chef TJ Newington's thoughtful curation, a blend of classic bar staples and healthier, heartier options that elevate the dining experience. Whether you're in the mood for some vegan delights or diving into their traditional offerings, each dish is crafted with care, ensuring a distinct taste and satisfying experience.
Beyond the delightful cuisine, Terry's Terrace is the complete package. With stellar service, a sprawling dining room that invites you to unwind, and the added charm of taking reservations, they make dining out a breeze. Oh, and did I mention the arcade in the back? It's a nostalgic haven with an array of games, from pinball machines in various forms to everyone's favorite, Ms. Pac-Man.

Located at 36470 Jefferson in Harrison Township, Terry'a Terrace proudly stands as a sister establishment to Ale Mary's in Royal Oak. And here's our tip—try them both! Especially if your squad has a mix of vegans, vegetarians, and meat enthusiasts—all leaving content and well-fed is a win-win.


~S

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Exploring Sinfully Good Eats at Syndicate in Ferndale

Have you ever walked into a restaurant and just known it was your kind of spot? That's precisely how I felt when I stepped foot into Syndicate in Ferndale. From the moment I entered, I could tell this place was something special.

The attention to detail is what caught my eye first—the silverware with its art deco charm, and the sleek and seasonal menu that practically oozes sophistication. Plus, the ambiance—almost everything in sight is adorned in chic black, setting the perfect modern tone. And the icing on the cake? The restaurant is proudly female-owned and operated by the talented Dana Taucher.

But that's just beginning. Their bar is fully stocked, boasting an impressive array of cocktails and mocktails, each thoughtfully crafted and seasonally tailored. As for the food? Let's just say their menu is a mixture of delights, catering to every palate, especially those looking for thoughtful vegan and vegetarian options.
If you venture towards the back, you'll discover a cozy lounge area—a haven for a fun round of darts, a spirited game of pool, or a glimpse into the world of regional artists' creations.

Nestled at 140 Vester St., a location steeped in history as the former Ferndale City Glass Co., Syndicate is a place where history meets modernity in the most delightful way. Just a heads up, they're not taking reservations at the moment, but trust me, it's worth the spontaneous visit.

So, if you're ready to experience a slice of Ferndale's charm in a stylish and inviting space, make your way to Syndicate. Who knows, it might just become your new favorite spot in town!


~S


Monday, January 1, 2024

24 Hour Ticket Giveaway: Motion City Soundtrack @ St. Andrew's Hall


Who: Motion City Soundtrack - I Am The Movie 20th Anniversary Tour w/ Gully Boys

What: Live at St. Andrew's Hall on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2023

Tickets are $55 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 #soundtrack. 


~C