Friday, December 21, 2018

BAVE Turns 2!

This New Year's Eve Eve, spend the evening with BAVE while they celebrate their 2nd Birthday! The band will be throwing a birthday party at PJ's Lager House on Sunday, December 30th. The duo has been busy over the past year, with several short tours and the release of their first full length. Before they head into another year, they want to celebrate their accomplishments with all of you as well as some special guests.

BAVE will be joined by Party Days and Big Donut for this special show. Cover will be $7 and doors will open at 7 p.m. We are also getting some people into this show for free! To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #bave in the subject line. We will draw two lucky winners the morning of the show and they will each get in the door that night with a friend for free.

For more info on this event, click here. Get in the spirit for this party by listening to BAVE's album below. 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Win Tickets to Spend NYE with Cupcakke

New Year's Eve is supposed to be over the top. It's a night to dance, drink, and celebrate the start of a new year. Everyone looks for something special to do and gets mad when it falls short of their expectations. Thankfully, El Club is bringing Chi Town's sexiest over the top act to the stage to make sure that everyone in Detroit has a extra special night.

Cupcakke, also known online as Marilyn Monhoe, is known for being raunchy. She likes it loud, rough, and sexy and she isn't afraid to ask for it or to talk about it. She is the epitome of owning your sexuality and not apologizing for it. She is also one hell of a performer. You can check out some of here work here.

You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to spend New Year's Eve with her at El Club on December, 31st 2018. She is guaranteed to deliver on a sexy over the top night! Tickets to attend the event start at $30 and go up from there, you can purchase them here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to party with a friend for free.  If you would like to enter, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #nye to enter. We will draw one lucky person the day before the show and they will get to attend with a friend for free!


~S

Win Tickets to See Bear vs Shark

Bear vs Shark is one of those amazing bands that you have to catch every time they play or else you will feel an incredible amount of FOMO when you see everyone else posting about the show on their feed. These five dudes know how to take over a room and make sure that everyone in that room is having fun, dancing, singing, and enjoying themselves, something that most bands can't do, even when they try.

They will be performing right after the holiday at El Club on Friday, December 28th alongside Mover Shaker and Bong Mountain. Tickets to attend the show are are $20-22 in advance and they an be purchased here. We also have one pair of tickets to give away to the show courtesy of El Club. If you would like to attend the show and make sure that you do not get FOMO next weekend, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject #Bear. We will draw one lucky winner  the morning of the show and they will get attend with a friend for free. 


~S

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Win Tickets to the W?lfdarling Winter Solstice Ritual

There are so many great bands in the Detroit area, that sometimes it can get easy to get stuck in a routine and just stick with going to see the bands that you know that you like. Every once in a while, you need to make yourself venture out and check out some of the newer bands hitting the scene. Friday, December 28th you have a chance to do that.

Royal Oak based trio W?lfdarling sites bands like Muse, The Killers, The Zolas, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Twenty One Pilots, and Cheap Trick as some of their influence. The band is made up of
Sam Urich on Vocals and Guitar, Jack Urich on Bass, and Harrison Long on Drums. They got their start in 2017 and have a few songs that you can check out on Soundcloud here.

You can also check out W?lfdarling live at Norm's Field of Dreams on Friday, December 28th. The band will be playing a 2 hour set comprised of mostly originals with some covers mixed in. Cover for the show is only $3, but we are also getting some people into this show for free. To enter to win, just send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #wolf in the subject line. We will draw two winners the morning of the show and they will each get in the door with a friend for free.

The show begins at 9 p.m. on the 28th and 21+ are welcome. For more info, click here


~C

We're Dreaming of a Black Christmas

It seems like everyone is counting down the days until Christmas, but here at Hip in Detroit we're counting down the days 'til Black Christmas! This annual event put on by Black Iris Booking, is always one of the best shows of the year, hands down. The lineup is always amazing and you get to see a ton of friends all under one roof. This year's show will take place on Saturday, December 29th and will once again take over The Majestic Complex. And, when we say take over, we literally mean take over. There will be bands in The Magic Stick and The Majestic Theatre, and organizations and vendors in The Garden Bowl, including yours truly.

This year, Black Iris Booking has put together another amazing lineup for all of us. As always, The Suicide Machines will be headlining the show. Other highlights include local favorites like The Goddamn Gallows and Mustard Plug, and the return of King for a Day and Frank White. Check out the full bill below.

Black Christmas 2018
Frank White

Tickets for Black Christmas are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the show. You can purchase your tickets here. Thanks to Black Iris Booking, you can also enter to win a pair of tickets to the show. Just send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #blackxmas in the subject line. We will draw one lucky reader the day before the show and will send them details on how to claim their prize. 

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and all ages are welcome! For more info and to stay in the loop leading up to the show, check out the Facebook event page here


~C

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Win Tickets to Handgrenades at The Loving Touch

There are some albums that you can just listen to over and over again, front to back, and it never gets old. That's how we feel about every release from Handgrenades. This band is still one of our favorite bands. They're music never disappoints, and neither do their live shows.

This Saturday night, you have a chance to see just what we mean! Handgrenades will be hitting the stage at The Loving Touch in Ferndale with The Outer Vibe and Zilched. It's the perfect chance to let loose with all of your friends before spending the next few days with family during the holidays.

Cover for Saturday's show is $10 and tickets can be purchased in advance here. We also have a chance for you to get into the show with a friend for free. To enter to win a pair of tickets, just send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #hgs in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Saturday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.


Doors will open at 8 p.m. on Saturday and all ages are welcome.


~C

Celebrate the Ho-Ho-Holidays with Empty Houses

For the third year in a row, Detroit's Empty Houses will be celebrating the Ho Ho Holidays in Detroit. They will be hosting their annual holiday show at El Club this Saturday, December 22nd! The band's last album Daydream was released to critical praise and they went from being called one of Detroit's best kept secrets to being one of Detroit's gems. You can hear their last album here.
You can also also start celebrating the holidays a little earlier by coming out to their holiday show this Saturday. Tickets to attend the show are $10 in advance, but you can also get in for FREE if you bring a toy to donate at the door. El Club is planning to host a FREE holiday dinner for anyone in the community who doesn't have someplace to go on Christmas. This event will take place from noon until 4 p.m. on the big day and they would like to have some toys to give to any children that may attend the event. You can help them make someones dream come true.

You can also go a third route and try to win a pair of tickets to the show. To enter please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #emptyhouses. We will draw one lucky winner on Saturday morning and they will get to attend the show with a friend for free.


~S

Monday, December 17, 2018

Celebrate The Holidays with Hip at Willis Show Bar this Thursday!

Hip in Detroit has teamed up with our friends at Obscura Broadcasting Company to celebrate the holidays in the hippesst way possible! We are hosting a holiday party at Willis Show Bar, one of our new favorite places to experience a classic Detroit night out.

We want all of you to throw on something festive to spend the evening enjoying live music and performances by some of Detroit's best talents. This includes DJ sets by Eastside Jon (Funk Night/ Slow Jams), live music from Versions a project featuring Willa Rae and Sara Marie Barron, and burlesque dancers that will add an extra dose of beauty and art to the night. It's been awhile since we fell so in love with an experience that we needed to share it with all of you, but after visiting a few times, we knew that we had to invite all of you to experience this for yourself.

Our party will take place at Willis Show Bar this Thursday, December 20th. There will be two performances throughout the evening. The first show will take place at 8 p.m. and the second will take place at 10. Tickets to attend either time are only $5 and each show runs about 2 hours. We promise that this will be one of the coolest experiences that you have ever had! Tickets to book your seat are available here and you can find out more about the Willis Show Bar here.


~S

Win Tickets to See Wild Pink at El Club

This summer, New York based trio Wild Pink released their second full length album. Now it's about 5 months after that release and Yolk In The Fur is being mentioned by year end album review wrap ups as one of the best releases this year. And, at the same time, Wild Pink is wrapping up this year's tour dates in support of the new album. This Friday night, they will be playing their last show of the year right here in Detroit, before they head back to NY.

Wild Pink will hit the stage at El Club on Friday night along with Michigander. Tickets to see these two acts live are $10 in advance or $12 the night of the show. You can purchase your tickets in advance here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to the show by sending your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #wild in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Friday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. on Friday and the music will start at 9. Give Wild Pink's latest album a listen below to get ready for Friday's show!




~C

Friday, December 14, 2018

House of Vans Takes over Jefferson School in Detroit this January

This week, House of Vans announced that they are coming to Detroit in 2019! The famous footwear and clothing brand will be taking over the historic Jefferson School in Detroit for one of their House of Vans pop-ups. Events like these have been held in cities across the world, like Paris, Montreal, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Mexico City, along with permanent House of Vans locations in Chicago and London. This Detroit pop-up will be largest House of Vans experience to date.

The event is happening Thursday thru Sunday, January 24th to 27th, 2019. It will feature live music, a street market, art, workshops, and of course, skateboarding. House of Vans has teamed up with Community Push to transform the gymnasium into an indoor skate park. There will be open skate sessions throughout the weekend, as well as a girls skate clinic and board building. Then, they have also teamed up with local companies like Third Man Records, Genusee, SMPLFD and B_KS@ for an awesome street market featuring a record fair, screen printing and more. Ghostly International will be there too, to celebrate their 20th anniversary!

And while all of that is amazing, the thing that people in Detroit always get the most excited about, is the music. House of Vans has an awesome lineup of music planned for the weekend, with Thundercat, Protomartyr and Amber Mark on Thursday. The rest of the weekend includes Danny Brown, Joyce Manor, Kelsey Lu, Sheefy McFly and more! Plus, that "more" list ins't even complete yet! House of Vans is still taking applications from Detroit area talent to get in on the action with their SESSIONS series. Musicians interested in playing SESSIONS at House of Vans Detroit can email music to submitmusic_houseofvans@vfc.com.

This is going to be an amazing weekend that you do not want to miss! Admission to the House of Vans is free, but you must RSVP. The list is now open, so don't wait! Put those dates in your calendar and RSVP so you don't miss out on this awesome party! Just head to HouseOfVans.com, click on each date, and RSVP. See you there!


~C

So, This is Christmas: A Benefit for Detroit Public Schools at PJ's Lager House


Did you have a place to sleep last night? Did you have food to eat before you went to bed? If you did, you should take a second to appreciate that because according to a 2018 study from U of M, around 600 Detroit City Students did not have a place to sleep last night and around 36,000 children in Michigan public schools are facing homelessness and/or housing insecurity right now. Many of these children are also going to bed hungry. The US Department of Health and Human Services reports that 1 in 6 children in the US are currently hungry and and more than 13 million US children are food insecure, meaning that their next meal is not guaranteed. Can you imagine how hard it would be to learn if you were hungry or to concentrate if you didn't know where you were going to sleep at night? Each one of these obstacles takes away a child's opportunity to get a good education. There are many factors that contribute to the success of a community, but none are greater than the way that they take care of the next generation. We have to support everyone in our community that needs support so that we can all move forward and be successful together. One of the best ways that we can do this is to use our power to gather together to make a difference.

Veronica and Sarena from PJ's Lager House have stepped up and gathered a unique group of Detroit's artistic community to use their talents to help raise money and supplies for Detroit Public Schools. This Sunday, December 16th the Lager House will host So, This is Christmas: A Benefit For Detroit Public Schools. The night will feature 15+ local vendors, a photo-booth, and live music and DJ sets from some of the most talented Detroiters around. This includes Miz Korona, Willa Rae, and Eddie Logix. There will also be food from Pietrzyk Pierogi, Funny Burger and Voodoo Cafè.

Cover is $5 and they are asking for everyone to bring one of the following supplies to donate at the door. The party starts at 11 a.m. this Sunday and goes well into the night! You can find a full list of performers and set times here.

SUGGESTED DONATION ITEMS:
Hygiene Products
Facial Tissue
Disinfectant wipes
Cough Drops
Tampons All Absorbances
Maxi Pads All Absorbencies
Condoms All Size
Dial Antibacterial Pump Hand Soap
Vitamin D Supplements

Basic Supplies
#2 Pencils
#2 Beginner
#2 Mechanical Pencils
Lined Paper
Folders
Staplers
Color Pencils
Markers
Crayons
Chalk
Rulers
Safety Scissors
Scissors
Non-Toxic Glue
Non-Toxic Paints
Paint Brushes
Paper All Sizes
Construction Paper

Books and Audio Books
Hip-Hop High School by: Alan Lawrence Sitome
T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E. AKJ BOOKS
Kendra Coe Booth AKA BOOKS
House That Crack Built AKJ BOOKS
Money Hungry AKJ BOOKS
Bitten: Dangerous Girls & The Taste of Night R. L. Stine AKJ BOOKS
Dope Sick AKJ BOOKS
Always Running AKJ BOOKS
What’s Happening To My Body Book For Girls by: Lydia Madaras/ Area Madaras/Simon Sullivan
The Hunger Games AKJ BOOKS
Changing Bodies, Changing Lives 3rd edition by: Ruth Bell
Monster: The Autobiography of an LA Gang Member AKJ BOOKS
What We Saw by: Aaron Hartzler
I am Malala by: Malala Yousafzai
Beloved by: Toni Morrison
The Bluest Eye by: Toni Morrison
New Workbooks, Coloring Books & Activity Books (all ages, non-secular)
Blank Mole Skins and Journals
Monthly Planners and Calendars for 2019

Miscellaneous
DDOT Transportation Passes
SMART bus transportation pass
Amazon Gift Cards For Teachers To Purchase Their Own Supplies


~S 

You Still Have Time To Apply To Play Ferndale Spring Fever

There is a new festival coming to Ferndale this Spring that will feature live music on four stages across Ferndale. This includes The Loving Touch, The New Way Bar, Otus Supply, and The Magic Bag. This festival will feature some pretty big names, including The Black Lips, Born Ruffians, Bully, Fucked Up, She Wants Revenge, Speedy Ortiz, Toyko Police Club, and Why?. They are planning to have 45 bands in total, but they have not released the full lineup yet. In fact, they are still in the process of booking the final acts that will be featured on one of the four stages. To fill these slots, they are taking fee free applications using OPNR. This means that anyone with a band has a shot of landing a slot during the three day event. All applications are due by midnight on Decemeber 18th, so make sure you sit down and fill it out this weekend!

If hearing the headliners peeks your interest, we suggest buying your tickets now because ticket prices will go up after the first of the year. There are two ticket options including a three day pass or a one day ticket. To find out more about buying a ticket in advance click here. You can also check out a playlist featuring all the headliners here.


~S



Thursday, December 13, 2018

Win Tickets to Attend a Live Broadcast of Small Town Murder

Podcasts are addicting. You can turn them on, listen from anywhere and a hour later you know something new. Unfortunately, instead of spending my time learning something useful, I spend my time learning more about murders. I am personally addicted to true crime stories, so podcasts like Cults, My Favorite Murder, and Small Town Murder are addicting to me. I binge listen to every episode until I run out and then I get depressed because I want more!

Thankfully, there is a whole new way to get more and to experience a podcast in real life. You can head up to The Fillmore this Saturday to watch James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman film the latest episode of their podcast live and in person. That means you get to see how the magic works and be part of the experience. Tickets to attend the broadcast are $35 to $45 a piece and they can be purchased here. You can also win a pair of tickets from Live Nation Detroit by emailing your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with with subject line #murder. We will draw two lucky people on Saturday morning and they will get to attend the broadcast with a friend for free. You can also listen to all the past episodes of the show here.


~S 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Drink, Putt, and Play Old School Games at The Fisher Building

The Fisher Building is one of our favorite Detroit landmarks. It opened in 1928 and was designed by Detroit icon Albert Kahn. It is gold, gaudy, art deco, and is simply stunning to walk through. It is currently home to The Fisher Theater as well as many local companies, including The Peacock Room, Yama, Pot + Box, Vera Jane, and more. Occasionally, they even host special events and turn the entire place into something different for a day or two. This has included hosting a half pipe that people could skate and bike on and putting up a stage with pop-up bars and a huge projection screen to help Flint Eastwood celebrate all her "small victories". They love to find new ways to bring the community together, which is exactly what they will be doing this Saturday.



This Saturday, December 15th, The Fisher Building will turn into a Holiday Beer Garden complete with an old school arcade, putt-putt golfing, and tons of beer from Michigan favorite Founders. This special one night only event will take place from 7 p.m. until Midnight this Saturday and all the cool shops inside the space will stay open for late night holiday shopping during the event. Tickets to attend are only $5 and once you pay to get in, all the games are free to play.  A portion of the proceeds from entry will go to one of our favorite Detroit charities, the Ruth Ellis Center. You can purchase tickets to attend the event here. You can keep up with all the details here.


~S 

Win Tickets to See Kimball at El Club

This Friday night, Kimball will take the stage at El Club. The five piece has been making waves and really making a name for themselves in the Detroit music scene over the past year. They just recently released a new 7" on Jett Plastic Recordings, and they have played all of the big fests in town, like Dally in the Alley, Arts, Beats & Eats, The Hamtramck Labor Day Fest, and Creepy Cheapy, just to name a few. Now, they are getting ready to headline one of the best venues in town.

Kimball has something a little different planned for their show at El Club this weekend. First off, the band will be joined by 2 additional musicians on stage. They also have a new stage show planned, and some new tunes that they will be playing. So even the most loyal of Kimball fans will be wowed by this one! Kimball will also be joined by Mark Whalen & The Buttermilk Boys for the evening, who also is making a name for themselves in Detroit music and just played a sold out show at Small's a couple of weeks ago. Also on the bill are Steppes from Flint and Noah de Leon.

Cover for Friday's show is $10 and tickets can be purchased in advance here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to this show by sending your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #kimball in the subject line. We will draw two lucky winners on Friday morning and they will each get into the show that night with a friend for free.

There is also one other way that you can get into Friday's show for free. Just bring an unwrapped toy to the show to donate! All toys will be donated to kids in the community, and El Club asks that toy donations are valued at a minimum of $10. For more info on the toy drive, click here.

Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. on Friday and the music will start at 8. All ages are welcome to attend this one. For more info, click here.



~C

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Rust Belt Hosts an 11 Day Holiday Market to Help You Shop Local

Hanukkah has come and gone and Christmas is less than 15 days away.  You are running out of time to get everyone on your list a gift, but you are not out of luck. We have been visiting some of Metro Detroit's best local shops over the last two months to share all the cool things that they have. So, if you need an idea or two, check out all the exploring we have been doing. Or, you can skip the running around and hit up The Rust Belt Market this weekend to try to find everything in one place!
The Rust Belt Market is home to over 40 local vendors who sell everything from taxidermy to one of a kind apparel. They also have a full bar that has a great coffee selection and a cookie stand that features everything you can dream of, including vegan options. You can actually grab a beer and walk around while you shop if you want to! It is always a great place to find a gift, but they are stepping it up even more for the last two weekends of the holiday season.

For the last 11 days leading up to Christmas, The Rust Belt will host a pop up holiday market that will feature 20 more vendors!  They will also have extended hours to cater to your needs. This procrastinator's paradise is the perfect place to find something meaningful that makes it look like you put a lot of thought into your search.  

For a full list of the Market's regular vendors, you can click here. You can also check out the full list of pop up vendors below. The Market will have over 60 shops for you to try to find the right gift. So there is no excuse, SHOP LOCAL this holiday!



~S

Win Tickets to See Parker Gispert of The Whigs

Since 2002, Parker Gispert has been rocking out as the front man for The Whigs. Over the last 16 years, The Whigs have released five studio full lengths, played pretty much every late night show on television, and toured with bands like The Black Keys and Kings of Leon. Now, Gispert is venturing off on his own for a bit to pursue a solo project. He released his debut solo album Sunlight Tonight last month. Give it a listen below.


Parker Gispert will be making his way to Detroit to play UFO Factory this Friday, December 14th. Tickets for the show are only $5 and can be purchased in advance here. Thanks to our friends at Party Store Productions, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to the show. To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #parker in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Friday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

18+ are welcome to attend this show and things will kick off at 9 p.m. Cover will be $10 the night of the show, so pick up those pre-sale tickets or get your name in the drawing and save yourself a few bucks! 



~C

Monday, December 10, 2018

Fort Street Galley Mixes High Brow Food with Low Brow Mess Hall Seating

Detroit has always been known for its cars and music, but over the last decade we have also made a name for ourselves within the food community. Our dining scene has exploded and all sorts of new cuisines and ideas are being embraced by Detroiters. One of the latest trends to come to the Motor City is the concept of a restaurant accelerator. Basically, it's a shared space where a small start up idea can either blossom or fail.

After a careful selection process, four businesses were given the chance to launch their restaurants inside the Fort Street Galley incubator to see if they can make it work. The goal for each businesses is to work out their kinks and perfect what they do so that they can open their own brick and mortar space after their time with the galley. This gives diners opportunity to try a lot of new things in one space without breaking the bank. The food is high quality and interesting, but it served up inside what is essentially a modern mess hall that includes a full bar complete with its own menu of creative one of a kind cocktails that were curated by Detroit drink creator Marlowe.
The dining hall like space seats around 250 people at a time and the room features art from local creators like Camera Jesus. The first four restaurants care called Allenby, Isla, Lucky's BBQ, and Pursue. You can sample their menus and learn more about each concept by using the links below. 
The restaurants are open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday. The bar is open a bit later on the weekends. The restaurants are supposed to switch out every 12 to 14 months. So, if you don't like what you find this time, come back in a year and you might find something completely different! We love that you can pop in, grab some food and grab a seat, no lines, no waiting, no hassles.  

Restaurants: 

Win Tickets to See The Internet LIVE at St. Andrew's Hall

This Wednesday night, St. Andrew's Hall will welcome The Internet to its stage. No, not the internet, also known as the World Wide Web. The Internet is a five piece band based out of LA. They blend hip-hop with electronic music and funk to create a sound that is all their own, a sound that earned them a Grammy Nomination for their 2015 album Ego Death. Now, The Internet is out on tour in support of their new album, Hive Mind, that was released this summer. Joining them on the road is Moonchild, who played horns with The Internet on that new album. Give it a listen for yourself below.



If you would like to see The Internet LIVE at St. Andrew's Hall, we are giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader courtesy of Live Nation Detroit. To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #internet in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner the morning of the show and will email them details on how to claim their prize.

Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and all ages are welcome. For more info on this show and to purchase tickets, click here.


~C

Friday, December 7, 2018

Antihero is the Unique Space We've Been Hoping For Without All the Bullshit

Photo from Antihero's Facebook page
Six years ago, the Working Class Outlaws brought So-Cal style tacos and well mixed margaritas to Ferndale with Imperial. A few years later, they expanded their empire and opened Public House, a comfort food restaurant with a twist. Now, after a long rocky four year road with a lot of obstacles, they opened up a third restaurant last week called Antihero. This laid back or Izakaya style space features Japanese and Korean comfort food with an eclectic menu that showcases a variety of options, including those that cater to raw, vegan, and vegetarian diets. With the opening of their third location, the Outlaws have proven that they can flawlessly execute any concept that they take on.

Antihero cooks up unique Asian inspired cuisine that's somehow more approachable then many of the spaces that have tried to take on this type of concept in the past. They push things to the limit and mix a lot of interesting flavors together, but they do it in a way that welcomes every palette to give it a try. Their menu features noodles, dumplings, and rice buns, alongside single order skewers that you can cook over a personal hibachi right at your table. Everything on their menu is meant to be shared and the portions and prices line up very nicely. It is easy to get enough food to feed any size group without breaking the bank!
 
The head chef, Nick Erven, recently relocated to Detroit to help create the menu and open the space. His influence and talent was vital to getting this project off the ground. His background in vegan cooking and Koren BBQ helped him create a unique dining experience that is just as cool for plant based eaters as it is for more traditional diets. In fact, we would argue that the "chicken fried" tofu is the best thing on the menu, whether you're plant based or not. We liked it so much that we had to order it twice! 

Antihero is open from 4 p.m. daily. The layout is simple and the walls feature art from local artists like Glenn Barr. This is the most interesting restaurant to open in the Detroit area in a long time. The atmosphere is cool, the experience is awesome, and the food is on point. At the end of the day, you can have the hippest place in town, but if you can't make a good meal you won't last. Fortunately, Antihero is a lot more than a pretty space, it's a one of a kind food based experience that we think everyone should try. Watch your hands on that hibachi stone! 


~S

Go On a Shopping Adventure at Leon & Lulu

It's true, you can go to Leon & Lulu to purchase an amazing new couch or armchair for your home. But, you can also go to Leon & Lulu to purchase some of the coolest gifts around! Located in Downtown Clawson, this shop is housed in the previous home of the historic Ambassador Roller Rink. To stay true to its roots, the store is adorned with old school roller skates throughout the shop. Leon & Lulu is named after an adorable cat and dog team, and although the namesakes have passed on, it is not uncommon to see canine employees greeting customers at the store.
A trip to Leon & Lulu is always an adventure and sort of a treasure hunt. Throughout the outer edge of the store, there are several areas set up as rooms featuring the store's furniture and home decor items. Spread throughout these areas, you will also find great books on coffee tables, knick knacks, artwork, and home items. Then, in the center of the store, you can shop a great assortment of books, fun gadgets and gifts, clothing, jewelry, and even toys. This shop truly has items for all ages, and a ton of fun items to discover. Their toy section features great stuffed animals and vintage inspired toys that you aren't going to find in the big box stores. Plus there are toys for adults too! Everywhere you look, you will find something fun and new, and it is all set in a store that on its own is like a fun work of art. The stock is ever changing, too! So if you visit during the holidays, make sure you go back in the spring because there will be a whole new selection of items to choose from.
Leon & Lulu is located at 96 W. 14 Mile in Clawson. The shop is open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m 'til 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 until 5. Make sure you follow Leon & Lulu on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the loop on their ever changing inventory and in-store events!


 


~C

24 Hour Giveaway: Zeds Dead @ The Masonic Temple

Toronto based electronic duo, Zeds Dead, is headed to Detroit to perform live at The Masonic Temple this weekend. The show is part of the Deadbeats Tour that was supposed to make its way to Detroit earlier this fall. The date was rescheduled to this Saturday, December 8th, and fans are ready for this party to finally come to town.

Joining Zeds Dead for Saturday's show are Space Jesus, Joker, and Jaenga. Tickets for the show are $36.50 and can be purchased in advance here. Thanks to our friends at AEG Presents, you also have a chance to win a pair of tickets to this show. To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #zed in the subject line. We will draw our winner on Saturday morning and will email them details on how to claim their prize.

16+ are welcome to attend this show and doors are set to open at 8 p.m. with things kicking off at 9:15. For more info, click here.


~C

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Ancient Language Releases "In A Different Light" at The Loving Touch

It's not always easy to keep a band going. Some make it 20+ years, while others fizzle out after a year or two. As important as it is for fans to stay loyal, it is just as important for bands grow as musicians and keep putting out great music. Sometimes that means switching things up a little bit, and that's one thing that Ancient Language has done over the years. What started out as a solo act, then became a duo, has now become a full band that has grown both literally and musically.

For over a year now, Ancient Language has been playing as a full band. Earlier this year, they released their first full length together, entitled HYGGE. Now, Ancient Language has created more new music and they are getting ready to release it to the world. This Saturday, they will be celebrating the release of their latest 7"In A Different Light on Jett Plastic Recordings. The release show will take place at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, where they will be joined by Radio Wire Empire, Asklepius, and The Wayburns. Tickets to see these four great acts live are only $7 and can be purchased in advance here.

We are also giving two lucky readers a chance to get into this show with a friend for free! To enter to win a pair of tickets, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #AL in the subject line. We will draw two winners on Saturday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

Doors will open at 8 p.m. on Saturday and the music will start promptly at 8:30. So don't get there late! For more info on this show, click here.


~C

Find Something Special for The Holidays at Lost & Found Vintage


Do you like to get dressed up for the holidays? I am super Italian so I love getting all dolled up for all of the family parties that I attend throughout the season. I used to be the kind of person that had to buy a new dress for every event, but last year, when I went vegan, my approach to everything changed. I realized how much waste I was creating and started to curb my appetite to buy things. I started to find ways to only shop local and stopped buying things that I knew I would only wear one time. I began to look for "staple" items that I would be able to mix and match and wear more than once and I spent a little more money on those items so that I knew that they would last. I am simply sick of filling up bags of clothing to drop off to Good Will that still has tags on it. I was creating more waste then I needed to and hurting my bottom line

My new approach to shopping has paid off. I have found more things that I love over the last year than ever before and I have found new ways to mix and match my wardrobe to accommodate my looks. I also realized how great it can be to move your closet around. By getting rid of all the stuff I wasn't wearing, I was able to start wearing all the beautiful things that I couldn't see or get to anymore. I also rekindled my love for vintage and resale shopping. The second hand retail market has become a great place to find things that you can't find anywhere else.

After months of looking for "good dresses" for this winter, I stopped into Lost and Found Vintage and was blown away by their selection. They had so many great dresses in my size that were affordable. Plus, all of the dresses were properly labeled with brand names and eras, so you knew exactly what you were getting. Second hand shopping is also a cool way to get things that you wouldn't want to buy new, but might still want to experience. I try to stay away from buying leather, but if you need to get your fix, you can get a perfectly good bag that is already broken in for you. They also had a large selection of plus size clothing and a nice variety of jewelry and accessories. I even picked up a 1980's cape dress that I plan to wear all over town this holiday season! It was not only exactly what I was looking for, but it fit perfectly and I didn't have to create anymore waste! So, instead of buying more shit you don't need, consider buying someone else's shit that they didn't need anymore and rocking it this holiday season. It's fun to shop with a purpose when you are able to do so! 


~S
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