Monday, July 31, 2017

Win Tickets to See Spoon at The Fillmore

Texas indie rockers Spoon are coming to Detroit to play The Fillmore with Cherry Glazerr this Tuesday, August 1st. You officially have 24 hours to enter to win a pair of tickets to see the show live and in person. The band's latest album Hot Thoughts was released on Matador Records. You can listen to their new music and purchase the album here.

You can cop tickets to the show here, or you can email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #spoon. We will draw one lucky person and they will be at tomorrow night's show with a friend for free! Good luck, Spoon fans!


~S

Check out Laura Finlay's Latest Gallery in Ferndale

The Ferndale Library is not your average library and Laura Finlay is not your average artist. So we're not surprised that they teamed up for her next show opening this Thursday, August 3rd.

The Ferndale Library hosts all sorts of amazing events throughout the year. They have weekly events for the kids and lots of special pop up events to celebrate the art and culture of Metro Detroit. They also have a really cool plant room in their building that you have to check out sometime. They have even become a music venue during DIY and other big Ferndale sponsored events. A lot of their events are free and they are always interesting. To keep up on what they are up to, you can follow them on Facebook or visit their website here.
Laura Finlay has shown her work all over town, including one of our favorite spots, The Red Bull House of Art. Her collages feature flowers and bright colors that immediately catch the eye. She is also a singer who performs with various musical acts around town, including the uber talented Audra Kubat. Laura oozes creativity and her galleries are always interesting.  You can follow her here to keep up with all of her adventures and you can come by the library this Thursday to check out what she does and congratulate her on another gallery opening.

The Ferndale Library is located on 9 Mile just east of Woodward. The opening party runs from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. on Thursday.



~S

Friday, July 28, 2017

Pick Up Cheapshow's "The Things You'll Find When You Need Them The Most" from Dropping Bombs HC

Photo Credit: Dana Ocher

Cheapshow is a band that we absolutely love. They make fun punk rock songs with super witty titles and lyrics. You can check out some of their tunes on their bandcamp here. Earlier this spring the band put out their latest release, a three song EP entitled The Things You'll Find When You Need Them The Most. This was the follow up to the band's full length that was released back in 2015, I Hope This Is A Sign That Things Are Going Well. Well, now this new EP will not only be available to you online, but it is also being released as a limited plexiglass lathe cut record on Dropping Bombs HC. Here's what Cheapshow's frontman Vince Troia had to say about this new release.
"I always feel weird when I try to describe anything about Cheapshow. Like, I think everything we do is a little bit better and more exciting than what we did before. But that's just my opinion. I mean, I'm sure when Davey Havoc and Jade Puget finished Blaqk Audio's CexCells they were like "this is the best album we've ever created. It's not like we wrote Black Sails In The Sunset or anything."

The Things You'll Find When You Need Them The Most isn't only our first follow up EP to I Hope This Is A Sign That Things A Going Well, but also a continuation of a story. I Hope's installment tells the story of how a relationship decays and then affect an individual, where this EP tells the story of when you meet the person that pulls you out of that post-breakup slump.

All of us at camp Cheapshow and Dropping Bombs are super stoked on this release, and we hope you are too!"
The new record is available for pre-order starting today and the physical copies will be shipped out in September. You can reserve your copy by heading over to the Dropping Bombs store here. To get a preview of what you will hear on that record once it comes in the mail, stream the EP via bandcamp below. 


~C

Win Tickets to See The Drums with Ne-Hi at El Club

New York based The Drums just released a new album earlier this summer via Anti- Records. This is the fourth studio album from the project fronted by Johnny Pierce. Now The Drums are out on tour in support of this new album and they're headed to Detroit next week!

The Drums are set to play El Club on Monday, July 31st. Also playing that night is Ne-Hi. Tickets for this show are $15 and can be purchased in advance here. The night of the show, the price will go up to $18 at the door. We are also giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to this show! To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #drums in the subject. We will draw one lucky winner on Monday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.



~C

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Win Tickets to See Neurosis with Converge and Amenra

This weekend St. Andrew's Hall is bringing an awesome lineup to their stage! Neurosis is headed to town along with Converge and Amenra. The three bands are currently on a summer tour together that just kicked off this week. After a couple of nights in Chicago, the bands will be hitting the stage in Detroit this Saturday, July 29th.

Tickets for the show are $27.50 and can be purchased in advance here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets from Hip in Detroit and Live Nation Detroit. To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #neurosis in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Saturday morning and they will get into St. Andrew's that night with a friend for free.

Check out Neurosis' latest album Fires Within Fires here. Amenra recently released a split with Raketkanon that you can pick up here. And Converge has a couple of new songs that just came out, you can check those out here. Make sure you also watch the music video for Converge's new song "I Can Tell You About Pain". We think you just might recognize some familiar faces in this one.



~C

Win Tickets to the Piebald "You're Part Of It" Tour

Last summer Piebald announced that they would be reuniting, about 8 years after calling it quits. The Massachusetts based band got their start back in the mid '90s and and kept making and playing music together all the way up until they released their last album in 2007 and then broke up in 2008. They got back together to play a some festivals in 2010, but that reunion didn't last long. Well, last August Piebald announced that they were getting the band back together and hitting the road to play their songs that fans love so much. Unfortunately Detroit didn't get a stop on that tour, but now the band is back on the road and they're making a stop in Detroit for their "You're a Part of It" tour.

Piebald will be hitting the stage this Friday night at The Shelter. Joining them for the night are Michigan's own Baggage. Tickets for the show are $22.50 each or if you buy a 4 pack, they come out to $15 a piece. You can purchase your tickets in advance here. Thanks to our friends at The Shelter and at Live Nation Detroit, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! If you would like to enter to win those tickets, email us at hipindetroit@gmail.com with your name in the body and #piebald in the subject. We will draw our winner on Friday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

This is going to be an awesome show and who knows when you'll get to see Piebald again! We're sure this one will sell out, so if you don't win those tickets on Friday morning, make sure you snatch some up ahead of time or get to the show earlier in the night. Doors for this one are set to open at 6:30 p.m. and all ages are welcome.




~C

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

24 Hour Giveaway: Win Tickets to See the Melvins

The Melvins are a band that needs no introduction. They have a huge fan base and are considered to be legends by many. This Thursday night you have the chance to see this band at one of our favorite venues and one of the more intimate venues around town, El Club. We have yet to see a bad show at El Club, and since it's a Melvins show, we're pretty sure it will be epic!

Thursday night the Melvins will be joined by their tour mates Spotlights. Tickets for the show are only $20. You can purchase yours in advance here. Lucky for you, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to this show. To enter to win those tickets, send your name over to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #melvins in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Thursday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. on Thursday and all ages are welcome.

 

~C

Haute to Death Goes on a Summer Tour

For the last ten years Haute to Death has been throwing the best dance parties in town. The only complaint that we ever had about one of their parties was how packed it would get. So, I was glad to hear that they are taking the show on the road and going  on a mystery summer tour this year, leading up to their 10 year anniversary party this October.

They announced the first of three dance parties that they will host over the summer at different venues. The first stop on their summer tour will take place this Saturday, July 29th at El Club. This venue features an indoor and outdoor space and one of the best sounds systems in town as well as a great full bar and a kitchen that cooks up some unique pizzas and snacks. It is the perfect place for Haute to Death to take over for the night!

Tickets to get into the event are $3 before midnight and $5 after the clock strikes twelve. Twenty one and over are welcome  to come out to play and the fun starts at 10 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m.


~S

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Don't Miss the Next Opening at the Red Bull House of Art this Friday

The next gallery will be opening at the Red Bull House of Art this Friday. This show will feature works from Jose Mertz, a Miami based artist who works in traditional drawing and painting as well as graphic and product design, Felicia Forte, an oil painter from Detroit, and Steve Kim, an artist and illustrator from Korea.
These three artists have spent the last three months living in Detroit and putting together this show. The gallery will open at 7 p.m. this Friday to show off all of their hard work. It is free to get in and Red Bull will be handing out complimentary drink to those that are 21 and over. The gallery opening will run through 10 p.m. this Friday and will be available to check out on Saturdays during normal gallery hours for the next few weeks.To learn more about the Red Bull House of Art, visit their website here. See you at the opening on Friday!

~S

Hip in Detroit Talks to Assemble Live at 6 PM this Sunday!

Poster Created by Monsterfree Design

Every month hipindetroit.com goes live on podcastdetroit.com for almost two hours to talk about all the hip things that are going on in and around the City of Detroit. The podcast, which is sponsored by M-1 Studios, is a chance for us to feature some of Detroit's biggest movers and shakers. We can go in depth with these guests and learn more about who they are and what they do. If you would like to check out some of our previous podcasts you can re-listen to any of our past shows anytime from any device here. Or, you can tune in live this Sunday, July 30th to hear us talk about one of the city's coolest collectives, Assemble Sound.

Assemble Sound is a music collective that was established inside the old black church next to the train station. It has been helping some of the best artists in Detroit come together to create new music and, if they're lucky, make a little money and maybe a career out of their passion. They recently received a grant that will keep them in business for the foreseeable future, which is a good thing for all of us because their roster includes artists like Flint Eastwood, Syblyng, Tunde Olaniran, James Linck, Passalacqua, Nigel, and many many more names that you have heard us mention over the years. Join us as we go in depth with the minds behind this creative force that has been pushing the Detroit musical community forward by bringing people together in a whole new way.

We have also invited our friends and sponsors The Messenger Birds in the studio to talk about their upcoming single release party at The Loving Touch on August 5th. They will be giving us all the details about the new single "Around the Sun" and will chat with us about some of the fun things they plan to do before the end of the summer.

You can tune in live on Sunday, July 30th at 6 p.m. by visiting podcastdetroit.com and clicking the link for studio 2. If you miss that live broadcast, we will be replaying that podcast and all of our other podcasts here!



~S

Monday, July 24, 2017

Hip in Detroit Chats with The Ladies of Harlow


Two weeks ago Hip in Detroit had a chance to catch up with the ladies of Harlow in Ferndale right before they performed at The Loving Touch. The four piece hard rock band has recently had some lineup changes and is in the process of recording their first EP together with this lineup. They have a few shows coming up, including August 12 in Akron, Ohio, September 8th at The Loving Touch and September 14th at a in Redford.

Check out our afternoon chat at
Port with Lauren (vocals) and Katelynn (drums) and mark your calendars to come out and see them live. We stuck around and watched them the night of this interview and were impressed with what they had to offer. Lauren can belt it out like no other, Joe slays on guitar and Kelly holds down the beat alongside Katelynn who owns the drums. If you like hard rock, keep your eyes and ears out for Harlow!


~S

Don't Miss Your Chance to Win Passes to Mo Pop

Mo Pop Festival is only a few days away and hipindetroit.com still has a pair of passes to give away for the weekend! This year's two-day event will feature performances by an array of artists, including Alt-J, Foster The People, Run the Jewels, Solange, Tyler the Creator and more! We will be drawing our winner on the 29th so you still have time to enter.

If you would like to win passes to the show please share this article and tag us @hipindetroit. You can post this on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, just makes sure that you tag us and that your account is not set to private because if it is, we will not be able to see it! You can also guarantee yourself a good time by buying your tickets to the show here.


~S

Friday, July 21, 2017

"12th and Clairmount" Makes its Television Debut on the 50th Anniversary of the '67 Riots

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 riots in Detroit. This monumental event shaped and changed the City of Detroit. Still, as important as the riots were to our history, many Detroiters and Metro Detroiters that didn't live through that time, don't know much about the events that took place.

This Sunday, July 23rd is exactly 50 years since the beginning of the '67 riots. They would then continue for five days, filled with fights, fires, and overall civil unrest. This Sunday you can recognize this important day in history and learn from it by sitting in front of your TV screen. WXYZ, Channel 7 will be hosting the television premiere of a documentary entitled 12th and Clairmount. The film debuted at this year's Freep Film Festival and tells the story of the events that happened back in the summer of '67 through the people that lived it. It features accounts from a variety of people mixed with photos and home movies from the time. The film has been shown several times at local theatres and film festivals throughout the year, with most of those screenings completely selling out. This is the first time that you can watch the film from the comfort of your own home and we encourage you to do so. This was a very important time in Detroit's history and we all should take the time to learn more about it and reflect on where we were as a City and where we are now.

12th and Clairmount will air this Sunday, July 23rd at 7 p.m. on WXYZ Channel 7. After the film, the news station will broadcast live from a town hall meeting where current Detroiters will talk about their city. For more information on the town hall or the television premiere of 12th and Clairmount, click here. For more information on the film itself, visit the Facebook page here.


~C

24 Hour Ticket Giveaway: Win Tickets to See Narco Debut

Detroit's own Narco Debut will be headlining a show at The Loving Touch this Saturday night! The band is getting ready to head out to New Jersey to work on their LP1. So, this hometown headlining show is their last for awhile. On top of playing one more big show before leaving town for awhile, this show is also special for the band because they just released a new music video for their song "Garden Dreams". Check that out below.


Joining Narco Debut on Saturday night are Carved OutAmerican ArsonRoosevelt and  •Blackstone•. Tickets for the show are only $8 in advance or $10 the day of the show. You can pick up your tickets in advance here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to this show from our friends and Hip in Detroit sponsor, Fusion Shows. To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #narco in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Saturday morning and they will get into the LT that night with a friend for free.

Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. and all ages are welcome to attend.


~C

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Warped Tour Brings Some of Your Old Favorites to Town

Growing up, Warped Tour was always one of the highlights of the summer. It was your chance to see a bunch of your favorite bands in one place, discover some new bands, and get sun burnt with all of your friends. One of our favorite memories is going to Warped Tour at the Phoenix Center and swimming through the flooded parking lot after there was a downpour in the middle of the day. It’s something we would never do now-a-days, but we also don’t really go to Warped Tour now-a-days. Well, if you’re like us and you seem to think that you’ve outgrown going to Warped Tour, this year’s lineup might change your mind.

Vans Warped Tour 2017 is bringing out some of your favorite bands and making it feel like you’re a teenager again. This year’s lineup includes bands like Anti Flag, Hatebreed, Sick Of It All, The Ataris, Save Ferris, Silverstein, Big D & The Kids Table and even GWAR and The Suicide Machines. Some of the other highlights on this year’s lineup include Valient Thorr, BadCop/Bad Cop and Municipal Waste. You can check out the full lineup here. We guarantee there will be at least one band that takes you back to the good old days and one or two bands that you dig now too.

This year Warped Tour will once again take over the parking lot of The Palace for their Detroit date on Friday, July 21st. Tickets for the show are $40.50 plus fees and can be purchased in advance here. Gates are set to open early at 11 a.m. To stay in the loop the day of the show, make sure you head over and RSVP to the Facebook event here. There you will find out everything you need to know and you can even check out the Warped Tour app. It's all listed right on the Facebook event page.


~C 

Calling All Crafters! It's Time to Apply for the Detroit Urban Craft Fair!

The Detroit Urban Craft Fair is one of our favorite annual events. This yearly gathering of approximately 100 vendors is a finely curated event that features an array of different products in different price points and unlike other shows, you have to make something to be part of it. This craft fair does not allow anyone who sells vintage goods or chain items to participate. The ladies of Handmade Detroit work very hard to put together a truly unique experience and aren't afraid to switch up the booths from year to year. So if you have applied in the past and gotten turned down, there is no reason to believe that you won't make it into the show in the future.

The key to getting into this fair is showcasing your goods in the best possible light, using clear photos and descriptive explanations when you are filling out the paperwork. The more you can tell them about what are you planning to sell, the better! It is also important to remember that the designer must be at their booth throughout the weekend. The Detroit Urban Craft Fair is meant to be an interactive experience for the shoppers. So if you don't plan to be at your booth, don't bother to apply!

To apply for the show you must fill out this online application and send it in before September, 26th. It is smart to get it in as early as possible because there server gets overloaded on the last day and they do not under any circumstances accept late applications. So if you miss the deadline, you will have to wait for next years show! To learn more about Handmade Detroit and the Detroit Urban Craft fair visit their website here.


~S

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Get Hot to Death at The Haute to Death Pool Party Saturday (Ticket Giveaway)

Haute to Death hosts the best dance parties in Detroit. Their all inclusive parties are by far our favorite place to dance the night away once a month. During the summer months, they also throw a few old fashioned pool parties where you can dance your day away with a few beers in a bathing suit surrounded by a few hundred Detroiters. If you're lucky, you might even get your picture captured by the famous Haute to Death party camera.  

The next pool party is scheduled for this Saturday, July 22ndTickets to attend the event are $15 in advance and they can be purchased here. There is also a summer pass that will get you into the next three parties, guaranteed. That can be purchased here for $40, which saves you a few bucks. Either way, you probably want to purchase your tickets in advance because space is super limited and once it is sold out, it is sold out. Every summer each party sells out faster than the last one, so don't get disappointed if you show up on Saturday and can't get your fabulous butt in the door!

If you want to "risk it" you can also take your chances and enter to win a pair of passes to attend the party courtesy of Hip in Detroit and Haute to Death. To enter to win please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject live #skinnydip. We will draw one lucky person this Friday and they will get to attend Saturday's party with a friend for free.

The pool opens at Noon so get your bikinis ready to go! 


~S

Waking Windows Fest Takes Over El Club this Weekend


The summer is the season of the festival and this weekend El Club will host Waking Windows Fest. This event will feature a variety of bands, including the Craig Brown Band, Moonwalks, Casual Sweetheart, Bevlove, Mother Cyborg, Empty Houses and more. Tickets to attend the fest are $35 a day, you can also buy a three-day pass for $75 to $150. There is also a pre-party the day before that will feature Jeremy Gara from The Arcade Fire. Tickets to the pre-party are $25 and they can be purchased here.

You can also win a pass to attend all of the shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday by emailing your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #fest. We will draw one lucky person on Friday and they will get to bring a friend out to watch live music at El Club all three days!


~S

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

See Rogue One: A Star Wars Movie at New Center Park


Watch the latest Star Wars movie under the stars in Detroit this Wednesday night! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be shown this week at New Center Park as part of their ongoing Wednesday Night Film Series. There's nothing better than watching a movie outside on a blanket on a beautiful summer night, and if it's a Star Wars movie, you know it will be extra fun!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was released last December by LucasFilm and Disney. This is the first stand alone film in the Star Wars universe, so although some of the story line may be familiar, it includes a whole new set of characters. The baseline for this movie according to IMDB is, "The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow." The film stars Felicity Jones, that plays the character Jyn Erso. Check out the trailer for the movie below.


The movie will begin at dark this Wednesday night, so around 9 p.m. Gates to New Center Park are set to open at 8 p.m. Admission to the movies at the park is free and all ages are welcome. You are welcome to bring a blanket to sit on, but there are also some chairs available at the park. Outside food and drinks are not allowed, but there is a bar & grill on site that serves hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks, drinks, and adult beverages. You can check out their menu here.

For more info on Wednesday's movie and to stay up to date regarding weather delays or cancellations, RSVP on the Facebook event here. For the full schedule of upcoming Wednesday night movies, click here.  


~C

Win Tickets for Bellows and Big Ups

Brooklyn New York is full or small apartments, but that did not stop Oliver Kalb from making some big sounds within the walls of his Brooklyn bedroom. He wrote his music within the walls of his home and then formed a band of friends to take his sounds on the road. They called that band Bellows. He will be coming to Marble Bar to perform this Wednesday, July 19th alongside Big Ups, another band from NYC. Don't is also opening the show.

18 and over are welcome to attend and tickets to get in the door are $10 in advance and $12 the night of the show. You can also win a pair of tickets to the show courtesy of Party Store Productions and hipindetroit.com. To enter to win please email hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #bellows. We will draw one lucky winner this Wednesday morning and they will get to attend the show for free.


~S 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Win Tickets to See Lydia Lunch Retrovirus LIVE at El Club

This Wednesday night No Wave queen Lydia Lunch Retrovirus will be performing live in Detroit. She will be hitting the stage at El Club to play music from her various projects, including Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 8 Eyed Spy, Queen of Siam, 1313 and Shotgun Wedding. Joining her for the evening are Real Ghosts and Obsession Resident DJs Shan Beaste & Bystander.

Tickets for this show are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. You can pick up your tickets ahead of time online here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to this show from Hip in Detroit and Party Store Productions. To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #Lydia in the subject. We will draw one lucky winner on Wednesday morning and they will get into El Club that night with a friend for free.

All ages are welcome to attend this show at doors are set to open at 8 p.m.


~C

The Detroiters Premiere at The DIA this Saturday

In 2016 a Columbian spoken word collective called Caldodecultivo was invited to Detroit by Idea City to participate in a residency at Pops Packing. While they were here they filmed a documentary about Detroit. This film challenges the idea of Detroit being a hopeless city, a "ghost city", or a city in "ruin".

The film will premiere at The DIA this Saturday, June 22nd and it will be followed up by a question and answer session with the artists to discuss their work. The Detroit Film Theatre is located at 5200 Woodward Ave.Detroit, Michigan 48202. This premiere is free to attend if you can get a ticket. The film starts at 6 p.m. this Saturday and it is first to come first serve. If you miss the premiere there will be a following up showing the following day at 4 p.m.This showing is also free but there will not be questions and answer session with the artists at the second showing. 


~S 

24 Hour Giveaway: Win Tickets to See Institute

This June, Subordination was released by Institute on Sacred Bones Records. This is the second full length for the Austin, TX based punk band and it is being said to be the most representative of the band's live show. Some have said that Institute puts on one of the best live shows of all current touring punk bands. So give the new album a listen below and read ahead to find out when you can see them live.



Institute is headed to Detroit to play at El Club this Tuesday night. They will be joined by Village Wives and Quilt Boy. Moonwalks will also be in house doing a DJ set. Tickets for this show are $10 and can be purchased in advance here. Thanks to Party Store Productions we are also giving away a pair of tickets to this show. To enter to win those tickets send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #institution in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner and will send them details on how to claim their prize on Tuesday.

All ages are welcome to attend this one and doors are set to open at 8 p.m.


~C

Friday, July 14, 2017

Win Tickets to See Mt. Joy at Marble Bar

Philly based folk rockers Mt. Joy have already been labeled "Ones To Watch" after just putting out their debut release last year. They are going to be playing this year's Lollapalooza and played Bonnaroo earlier this year. They're also out on a headlining tour and will be heading to Detroit. Before we give you details on that show, check out the band's latest releases on Soundcloud here and check out the music video for their song "Sheep" below.


Mt. Joy is set to play Marble Bar on Monday night, July 17th. Joining them for the night is Trevor Sensor. Tickets for the show are only $12 and can be purchased in advance here. Thanks to Party Store Productions, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to this show. To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #joy in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Monday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize. 

Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. for this one and 18+ are welcome. 


~C

Win Tickets to See The Feelies this Weekend

Don't miss The Feelies when they head to town this weekend! The band will be hitting the stage at El Club in Detroit and playing 2 sets! They are headed to Chicago to play Pitchfork this weekend, then Detroit is lucky enough to have The Feelies grace us with their awesome presence the next day. This is the first time the band has played in Michigan since the early '90s, so you definitely do not want to miss this!


Tickets for this show are $35 and can be purchased in advance here. There is also a VIP ticket available which includes a ticket, two free drinks, a pizza and a limited edition signed poster. That will run you $60. Thanks to our friends at Party Store Productions and El Club we are giving away a pair of regular tickets to this show! If you would like to enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #feelies in the subject. We will draw one lucky winner on Sunday morning and they will get into the show that night with a friend for free. 

Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. on Sunday and all ages are welcome. For more info on this show, click here


~C

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The 1st Annual Detroit Festival of Books Comes to the Eastern Market this Sunday

A few years ago I received a Kindle over the holidays, I have always been a big reader and I was really excited about the gift. Downloading books was a lot cheaper and easier than buying paper copies and I loved the fact that you could carry around as many books as you wanted at any given time. But, despite all the perks that come along with reading an E-book, I found myself missing real books. I missed the weight of the book in my hands, the smell of the paper, the ability to bend the pages and the chance to take a book in the bathtub with me without the threat of electrocuting myself in the tub. I use my Kindle if I'm traveling, but other than that, if I want to read a book I make the drive to the store and I buy a hard copy.

Oddly enough, there are lots of people who feel the same way that I do, which is why The Detroit Book Club has come together to organize the 1st ever Festival of Books at the Eastern Market this Sunday, July 16th. The fest will feature food trucks, beer from Black Lotus Brewery, music from DJ Zig-Zag and tons of vendors selling new, rare and used books. There will also be a few vendors selling unique gifts, records, and more. The festival is free to attend and it runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday. Jeff Milo did a great interview about the festival, you should check that out here and head out to the Eastern Market for the festival this Sunday!

~S

24 Hour Giveaway: Win Tickets to See Mango Lane and Friends at The Old Miami

This Friday night The Old Miami has a stacked lineup hitting their stage. Seven bands are on the bill,  so there's something for everyone! The lineup for the night includes Mango Lane, High School Sweetheart, Charlie Burg, Jermisdope, Cetan Clawson, The Hate Club and Six Foot Roses. This is Mango Lane's first time playing The Old Miami, so that right there is a great reason to head out to the show. Add in 6 other bands and the low price of $5, and it seems like a no brainer.

Lucky for you, we are also getting some people into this show for free! We are giving away two pairs of tickets to this show! If you would like to enter to win tickets to this show, email us at hipindetroit@gmail.com with #miami in the subject line. We will draw two lucky winners on Friday morning and they will get into the show that night with a friend for free. 

Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. and 21+ are welcome to attend. 


~C

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Win Tickets to See The Thurston Moore Group at MOCAD

This weekend Party Store Productions, El Club, and The MOCAD have teamed up to bring Thurston Moore to the stage at The MOCAD.  After Sonic Youth called it quits in 2011 Moore began writing and recording his own music with an ever-changing group of musicians.  He has decided to hit the road and take his act on tour and he will be performing live in Detroit this Saturday, July 15th.  If you grew up loving alt rock as much as I did this is a rare chance to watch one of the greats.  It may not be as cool as seeing a Sonic Youth show (sorry, not sorry) but it's still an honor to watch Thurston in his element.

Tickets to attend the show are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. We also have one pair of tickets to giveaway to the show courtesy of Party Store Productions. If you would like to enter to win a pair of tickets to the show please email hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #moore.  We will draw one lucky person this Saturday and they will get to attend the show to see this alt rock icon live and in person and one of Detroit coolest spaces.


~S 

Win Tickets to See AFI and Circa Survive at The Fillmore

This January AFI released their first album in four years. The self-titled full length was the 10th full-length album for the band. Shortly after the album's release, they announced that they would be going on tour with Circa Survive, who are gearing up to release their 8th album this September. They also recruited Citizen to come out and open the show. 

The tour will be hitting Detroit this Saturday, July 15th and we have a pair of tickets to get you and a friend into the show for free! Our friends over at Live Nation have given us one pair of passes to give to one lucky reader. If you would like to enter to win please email your full name at hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #afireinside. We will draw a winner this Friday and they will get to attend the show with a friend for FREE. You can also guarantee that you get into the show by purchasing tickets to the show here. To gear up for the show, check out AFI's latest album here and pre-order Circas Survie's upcoming release here


~S

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Win Tickets to See Princess Nokia wsg Tunde Olaniran!

This Saturday, July 15th El Club is welcoming NYC native Princess Nokia to town to perform. The multi-talented artist originally went under the name Wavy Spice until she embraced her alter ego and let Princess Nokia take the stage in her place. This new persona enabled her to embrace and express a new side of herself and her creativity.  You can hear some of her music and watch some of her visually stunning music videos here.

Tunde Olaniran is also known for his visually intoxicating live shows and music videos. If you haven't experienced Tunde live and in person drop everything you're doing this weekend and get to the show early. Tunde is one of the best artists that has ever graced the stage and when you see him sing feel his power in person, you will never be the same.
Both artists are fighting for the rights of the less fortunate, both artists embrace all people and strive to create inclusive spaces and both artists want you to get off your ass and dance. If you want to attend the show this Saturday you can purchase advance tickets here for $15 or you can enter to win a pair of tickets from Party Store Productions and hipindetroit.com.

To enter to win please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #dance. We will draw one lucky winner this Saturday and they will get to attend the party with a friend for free.


~S

Don't Miss Symptoms with Trace The Veins and Dirty Copper

Detroit's own Trace The Veins is changing their lineup a bit and tonight is your last chance to see Cory Gibson behind the drums. The band will be hitting the stage along with Dirty Copper and Symptoms from Portland. Symptoms is out on the road now and plan to release a new 12" later this month. You can check out some of their tunes on their bandcamp here


Cover to Tuesday's show is only $6, which is quite the steal for this awesome lineup. Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. and 21+ are welcome. For more info on this show, head over to the Facebook event page here


~C

Monday, July 10, 2017

Hip in Detroit's Podcast will Feature Assemble Sound!

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Every month hipindetroit.com goes live on podcastdetroit.com for almost two hours to talk about all the hip things that are going on in and around the City of Detroit. The podcast, which is sponsored by M-1 Studios, is a chance for us to feature some of Detroit's biggest movers and shakers. We can go in depth with these guests and learn more about who they are and what they do. If you would like to check out some of our previous podcasts you can re-listen to any of our past shows anytime from any device here. Or, you can tune in live on Sunday, July 30th to hear us talk about one of the city's coolest collectives, Assemble Sound.

Assemble Sound is a music collective that was established inside the old black church next to the train station. It has become a musical collective that is helping some of the best artists in Detroit come together to create and, if they're lucky, make a little money and maybe a career out of their passion. They recently received a grant that will keep them in business for the foreseeable future which is a good thing for all of us because their roster includes artists like Flint Eastwood, Syblyng, Tunde Olaniran, James Linck, Passalacqua, Nigel, and many many more names that you have heard us mention over the years. Join us as we go in depth with the minds behind this creative force that has been pushing the Detroit musical community forward by bringing people together in a whole new way.

You can tune in live on Sunday, July 30th at 6 p.m. by visiting podcastdetroit.com and clicking the link for studio 2.  If you miss that live broadcast, we will be replaying that broadcast and all of our other podcasts here!


~S

Pig and Whiskey Returns to Ferndale This Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Pig and Whiskey has become a summer staple in Ferndale. This three day party is the original celebration of BBQ and booze in the burbs. The free fest offers patrons a chance to try out a variety of BBQ and whiskey while enjoying live music from a variety of musical acts.

This year's festival will take place from 6 p.m. till midnight on Friday night, from 11 a.m. till midnight on Saturday and 11 a.m. till 11 p.m. on Sunday.  All three days will feature food from eighteen restaurants including Mac Shack, Slows BBQ, and Zeke's Rock and Roll BBQ. There will even be vegan selections from Greenspace and Treat Dreams.

There will also be over 120 whiskeys to sample including Evan Williams, Rebel Yell, and Wild Turkey. They will also have a dozen beers/meads to enjoy including B.Nektar, W.A.B. and Dogfish Head. To eat and drink at the festival you must buy tickets and use to the tickets to purchase your food and drinks. The best way to enjoy this festival is to bring some cash and purchase some tickets before you even start walking around.

This year's musical lineup features bands like Electric 6, Honeybabe, Jerry Dreams and Will Sessions. For a full list of musical acts please click here. Set times have not been released, but we will add them to this story once they are announced later this week. Don't forget, as soon as the music ends outside it begins inside The Loving Touch. Each night the LT hosts a different after party to keep the party going well into the night. The after parties will features performances from bands like Siamese, The Erers and Palaces.

Lyft has also teamed up with Pig and Whiskey for the weekend. Use the code pigandwhiskey2017 to get $20 off your first ride!


~S

Tech Shop Detroit Presents and Evening with Jodi Lynn Burton

This Wednesday night Tech Shop Detroit will be hosting a night all about creating! Their new Detroit Makers series features presentations from local creators and this month's guest is Jodi Lynn Burton. Jodi Lynn is an illustrator, the owners of Jodi Lynn's Emporium of Doodles and the host of the podcast "Detroit Craft Academy”. You may not know Jodi Lynn by name, but we're sure you've seen her work! She is usually at the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival as well as some of the other popular art fairs in the area. Her art includes drawings of some of your favorite stars as wooden magnets and on prints. You can check out her work in her Etsy shop here.
Well, on Wednesday night Jodi Lynn will tell you about herself, how she got her start, and she'll walk you through some of her projects. This will definitely be an inspiring evening that will hopefully spark some creativity in you!

Detroit Makers will take place at Tech Shop Detroit, which is located at 800 Republic Drive in Allen Park. Admission to the event is free and there will even be free pizza samplings from Pie-Sci! All ages are welcome to attend this event and it kicks off at 6:30 p.m. For more information on this event, click here. To learn more about Tech Shop Detroit, head over to their Facebook page here.


~C



Friday, July 7, 2017

Local Musicians Come Together to End Corruption

Lately it seems like there is very little that we can all agree on, especially when it comes to politics. After this last election it seems like we are more divided than ever, a lot of us have chosen teams and are having a hard time seeing eye to eye with the other side. But, even in today's heightened political climate there are some things that we can all come together and agree on.

One of those issues is political corruption. We can all agree that we want politicians that fight fare and represent the voices of the voters that put them into office, instead of the people who are willing to "donate" the most money to their political party. We can all agree that we want government officials that aren't included by big business, but instead are included by the needs of the people who live and work within their communities.

To show our solidarity with each other and their disgust with this system an amazing collection of Detroit artists will come together to play a FREE show this Saturday, July 8th and talk about what we can all do to make a difference. DUDE, The Dropout, Five Pound Snap and Citizen Smile will all be performing loud music at The Loving Touch this Saturday and Represent Us will be in house to talk about what you can do to make a change. This is one of those rare lineups where every band is solid and worth a watch, plus it's free to come out and show your solidarity! Doors open at 8 p.m. and The Dropout hits the stage at 8:45!



~S
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