Friday, May 31, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: May 31 - June 2

Thursday, May 30-Sunday June 2nd - Detroit Women of Comedy Festival: Over the last few years, the comedy scene in Metro Detroit has exploded. There are several pop-up comedy nights throughout the area and it's safe to say that there are some pretty hilarious people living in this city. This weekend is all about the funny females at the Detroit Women of Comedy Festival. The event will be taking over Ant Hall all weekend, and actually kicked off on Thursday night. There will also be shows at The Independent and Black Box. Tickets for all shows are $7.50 in advance or $10 at the door. See the full schedule and purchase tickets online here.



Saturday, June 1 - Ferndale Pride: Pride will be taking over the streets of Ferndale this weekend! There will be live music, vendors, dancing, and so much more throughout the city. For a full list of events and details, head to the official Ferndale Pride website here. Show your pride and celebrate the LGBTQ community this weekend!






Saturday, June 1 - Sick Of It All @ Small's: New York Hardcore heroes Sick Of It All will hit the stage at Small's this Saturday night! The band is currently out on tour with La Armada and Detroit's own Negative Approach will also be joining the two bands for Saturday's show. Tickets to see these three great bands live are only $20 in advance and can be purchased online here. All ages are welcome, but those under 21 will not be allowed re-entry.




Saturday, June 1 - Tart @ Ghost Light: If you haven't seen Tart yet, then what are you waiting for!?!?!? We've told you time and time again that this is one of the best bands in Detroit right now! See for yourself this Saturday night at the Ghost Light in Hamtramck. Tart will be joined by GRLwood and this is the official DWCF after party. So if you go see those funny ladies during the festival, cover is free with your ticket stub. Cover for everyone else is $10 at the door.


~C


Thursday, May 30, 2019

2 Dogs Hot Sauce has a Whole New Way to Make You Sweat!

Hot sauce has been one of the most popular condiments in the U.S. since its arrival in American culture around 1807. North American hot sauces commonly use cayenne, chipotle, haba?ero, and jalape?o peppers as the base and source of heat, but there are thousands of different ways to create a good sauce and the way that you cook it up varies on what your goal is for the sauce. You can make something extra spicy, super sweet, or infuse it with another flavor that adds to its magic. The type of pepper that you choose gives the sauce its color and its strength and the way your roast it and season it gives it its special flavor. Some sauces are mild and full of sweetness and others burn your tongue the moment that they hit your tastebuds. Everyone has a different preference, but most people can agree that adding a little hot sauce to something only makes it better. Which is why so many of us find ourselves on a constant quest to find the perfect sauce.

One of our favorite new finds is a small locally made brand called 2 Dogs Hot Sauce. They have perfected the art of making a good hot sauce that has tons of flavor and the perfect amount of punch. Their sauces are made with high-quality ingredients and bottled right here in Warren, Michigan. Their sauces are gluten free and vegan and only made with good stuff,  you can see the entire ingredients list here. They currently sell Black Pepper Habernero and Michigan Cherry Habernero online and in-stores across Michigan and will be adding a third flavor called The Green Mild to their lineup today!
2 Dogs will be celebrating the release of  The Green Mild tonight at The Outer Limits Lounge in Hamtramck. The free party will feature live music from Tin Foil, The Oscillating Fan Club, Some Uncoordinated Bastards, and Milk Bath, as well as a hot sauce sampling. The bartenders will be mixing up bloody marys with a little 2 Dogs kick and you can be one of the first people to purchase a bottle of the new flavor as well as restock up on the OG sauces.  If you can't make it out to tonight's release party, you can pick up 2 Dogs Hot Sauce in a store near you or order it online and have it delivered right to your door. Either way, make sure you get your hands on this sauce, it's as good as it gets and it's locally made so it's a win-win all around! 

(Pro Tip: 2 Dogs is frequently featured at The Valentine Distillery Bloody Mary Bar on weekends from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is also available for purchase in-house!) 


~S

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Win Tickets to See Grapetooth at Deluxx Fluxx

Chicago based duo Grapetooth are headed to town to play Deluxx Fluxx this Friday night. Featuring Clay Frankel and Chris Bailoni, Grapetooth concocts "a freshly strange blend of synth pop and damaged folk music". It's a sound you can hear by listening to their debut album that was released this past fall. Hit play below to hear it for yourself.


Grapetooth will be joined by James Swanberg for Friday's show. Tickets to see these two acts live are $13 and can be purchased in advance here. Thanks to 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 #grape in the subject line. We will draw our winner on Friday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. for this show at 18+ are welcome.


~C

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Get a Good Meal at FOLK Detroit


Walt Disney once said, “Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it, they will want to come back and see you do it again, and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.” FOLK Detroit makes good food out of good things and they do it really well, so we wanted to tell you all about it.

This intimate space offers a scaled down all day brunch menu that features a limited selection of seasonally made from scratch comfort foods, including vegan and gluten-free options. Their menu is a good example of the principle that less is more, meaning it does not have a ton of items to choose from, but what they offer is well made, locally sourced, and special. This includes selections like breakfast quiche, make your own avocado toast, and a warm rice bowl. FOLK makes as many of their ingredients in house as possible and they change their menu seasonally. You can tell that they put a lot of thought and time into what they are making and because of that, everything that we ordered during our first visit was great! We personally recommend the hash plate made vegan style.  The mix of potatoes (sweet, red and Russet) alongside the tempeh and the side salad were to die for, delicious and full or original flavors that we haven't experienced before. We can't wait to go back because we can't get anything like that anywhere else in Detroit.

FOLK employees make a sustainable wage and they treat their guests like a million bucks. There is an 18% gratuity added to every bill and you need to bring cash if you want to add more onto that tip. FOLK is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant also features a full coffee, espresso, and tea bar that compliments their food selection. You can stop in for a coffee or sit down and stay for a meal.  They have community tables and they offer carry out anytime that they are open.


~S

Grace Jones is Coming to Town and We're Giving Away a Pair of Tickets

Grace Jones is a legend. She is a Jamaican-American supermodel, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She began her career in 1973 and has stayed on top of her game ever since the day she came on the scene. Grace is considered one of the top 100 women of Rock and Roll and her style is as legendary as her music. 

It will be an honor to see her perform live and in person at the historic Masonic Temple. Tickets to attend the show are $60 to $205 in advance and they can be purchased here. You can also win a pair of tickets to the July 1st show courtesy of AEG. If you would like to enter, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #Grace in the subject line. We will draw a winner at the end of June and they will get to attend the show with a friend for free.

~S

Friday, May 24, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: May 24-26

We already told you all about Movement and the parties that go along with it. Here are few other fun events happening this weekend. 

Friday, May 24th - A Very May Pop Up: Comedy & Dance Party @ AWOL Theatre: What is more fun than laughing and dancing? The folks at AWOL Theatre have a super fun night planned for you that includes both of these things! AWOL Theatre is a new comedy group in Detroit that is hosting monthly events. This month's pop-up will take place at Spread Art and will feature stand-up from Samantha Rager and Robert Jenkins, and improv from Nibblin City featuring Lauren Bickers and Scott Sanford. After the comedy, the dance party starts with DJ Scott Sanford. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10.



Saturday, May 25th - Church of Misery, Against the Grain, and more @ The Sanctuary: This is a show that you don't want to miss! Church of Misery are making a stop in Hamtramck on their US tour and they will be joined by Mondo GeneratorToke, and Detroit's own Against the Grain. This is a solid lineup from start to finish! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance here

Saturday, May 25th - Happy Endings @ New Way Bar: DJs Mike Trombley, Slofu and Udenjoe want to get you on the dance floor at New Way Bar this Saturday night! The monthly dance party features music from acts like The Smiths, New Order, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Cure, Joy Division, Depeche Mode, and more! Cover at New Way Bar is always free, 21+ are welcome, and the party starts at 9:30 p.m.


Sunday, May 26th - Caveman & Bam Bam @ Outer Limits Lounge: It is a 3 day weekend for many of us, so why not keep the party going on Sunday night!?!? Caveman & Bam Bam will be playing at Outer Limits along with Wooly Bushmen from Florida and The Q. The fun starts at 8 p.m.





Don't forget to always check the event listing over to your right for a list of other fun things happening this weekend! Make sure you head to our home page and scroll down too, for more info on events that we talked about earlier in the week! 


Thursday, May 23, 2019

BLED Fest - The Final Year

Have you ever come up with an idea that you somehow managed to turn into reality? Whether it's an event, a band, a fundraiser, or any other kind of project, there is an awesome sense of satisfaction achieved when you create something from the ground up. If you're lucky enough to have that thing be accepted by others and become successful, there's a whole other level of satisfaction that comes along with it. In some cases, you might be lucky enough to benefit monetarily from that project. In other cases, you just feel rewarded every time someone attends your event, or hits "like", or even tells a friend about what you're doing. If there's one thing we can relate to, it is putting your heart and soul into a project for years.

BLED Fest is an idea that was turned into reality 15 years ago. What started out as a house party and fundraiser, has grown into one of the biggest music festivals in the area. This fest has brought big name acts like Andrew W.K. and Every Time I Die to the stage, and has helped local bands like Flint Eastwood and Wilson make a name for themselves. Hundreds of bands have played this festival and thousands of fans have gathered together over the years to see some of their favorite bands, and to discover their new favorite bands. But now, after 15 years, BLED Fest has decided that this year will be its last.

This Saturday, May 25th you have a chance to attend BLED Fest for the last time ever. The fest will once again take over the Heartland Performing Arts Center in Howell and although this is the last year, Fusion Shows has yet again booked a solid lineup. It includes The Wonder YearsCAMP COPEilluminati hottiesHawthorne HeightsFree ThrowAaron West and the Roaring TwentiesBad Bad HatsFor the Fallen DreamsRIVALSKississippi, Iron ChicawakebutstillinbedWorriersPrince Daddy & The HyenaThe End Of The OceanSeeYouSpaceCowboyKojiSmall TalksBoys Of FallMonteThe Sonder Bombs, Shortly, HALA, Hollow Earth, Narco Debut, and more. You can check out the full lineup here.

Tickets to attend BLED Fest are $35 and can be purchased in advance here. Thanks to our friends at Fusion Shows, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader. To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #bledfest in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Friday night and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

All ages are welcome to attend BLED Fest and doors open early at 11:30 a.m. Don't miss your chance to attend this awesome festival one last time!



~C

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Win Tickets to See Nashville Pussy at Small's

It has been over two decades since Nashville Pussy started playing their own brand of "sleaze rock". In that time, the band has released nine studio albums, with the most recent Pleased to Eat You, released this past fall. Now the band is on the second leg of their Pleased to Eat You Tour and they are headed to Hamtramck this week.

This Thursday night, Nashville Pussy will be performing live on stage at Small's. Also on the bill are Guitar Wolf from Tokyo and The Turbo A.C.'s from NYC. Tickets to see these three bands live are $20  and can be purchased in advance here. The day of the show, cover will be $25. Lucky for you, you might be able to save that money and win a pair of tickets to the show instead! To enter to win a pair of tickets, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #pussy in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Thursday morning and they will get into the show with a friend for free that night.


Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. for this one. For more info, visit the Facebook event page here.


~C

Win Tickets to See Sum 41 at The Shelter

Sum 41 first rose to fame at the turn of the century. The Canadian pop-punk rock veterans are about to release their seventh album and embark on another tour. Touring is something that Sum 41 excels at. They say that practice makes perfect and this band has had a lot of practice. In fact, they average around 300 shows a year.

They will be coming to Detroit to play this Saturday, May 25th. Tickets to this one are 100% sold out, but we have one pair to give away to one lucky reader courtesy of Live Nation Detroit. If you would like to enter to win, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject #sum41.  We will draw one lucky person and they will get to attend the show with a friend for free.


~S

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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

The Distillers haven't toured in a long time, but they also haven't put out anything other than a single since the turn of the century. So it's really exciting that they are coming to town while they are in the process of recording a new album. They are making a stop in Detroit to play St. Andrew's Hall this Friday, May 24th. Starcrawler will be opening the show and tickets to attend are $38 - $75 in advance and they can be purchased here

You can also win a pair of tickets to the show from Live Nation and Hip in Detroit. If you would like to enter, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject #distillers. We will draw one lucky person on Friday morning and they will get to attend the soon to be sold out show with a friend for free. If you want to make sure your there, get your tickets NOW!


~S

Hip in Detroit's Guide to Partying in Detroit During Movement Weekend

Movement weekend is coming up quick! Here is our guide to partying in Detroit until the sun goes down and comes up again.


Friday, May 24th:

Officially Unofficial Movement Afterparty @ Ant Hall: Mega Powers, James Linck, Ancient Language, Holiday Flower and Peace to Mateo.


Detroit Is Spinning @ 8711 Grand River: Sets by Jonah Baseball, Ace Mo, Tammy Lakkis, and John FM

Dirtybird Presents: Walker & Royce w/ Ardalan Movement Pre-Party @ The Magic Stick: Ardalan, VNSSA, and Sonya Alvarez

Ignition Detroit @ Exodus Lounge: Sets by DURTYSOXXX, Atroxx , djseanEboy , Dhyan Droik , ADMN, Luis Armando, JD Powell , Audio, Bigot , Rob Sekay DJ, and Tristan Dufrene.

Takoi in Corktown Detroit: DJ sets all weekend long. Kicks off Friday with HIEROGLYPHIC BEING, CCL, FLORA FM, DAVIS GALVIN, and ALI BERGER

Haute of Yes @ Deluxx Fluxx (9 p.m. - 2 a.m.): Haute to Death and The House of Yes are taking over Deluxx Fluxx and The Belt for the night!


Saturday, May 25th:

House Party @ 6340 Jefferson: Sounds by Masquenada, j House, Sky Jetta, Blaaqgold, Jonah Baseball, and Wrckles

Feelin' Real Good @ 1480 Gratiot: Hosted by Simplified Clothing - Sounds by DRUNKMOM, LADYLIKE, Scott Zacharias + Bill Spencer , Ash Nowak (H2D), Charles Trees (Portage Garage), Jon Dones (H2D), and Ali Berger

Tresor Detroit @ Tangent Detroit: Sets by Mark Ernestus, Regis + Veronica Vasicka, Claude Young – live / DJ hybrid show, Daniel Bell – sunrise set, Orphx – live, Wata Igarashi, Marcellus Pittman Unirhythm, Bill Converse.

Swerve Unofficial Movement Day Parties @ Bike's and Coffee: Start your Day or end your day here!

Soul Calp's House of EFunk Detroit @ TV Lounge: Soul Clap, Justin Martin, Dopplereffeckt (Live), Joe Claussell, Stacey Pullen, DjHeather, Lee Curtiss, Sha-Lor (live), TAG (Scott grooves + Norm Talley), Justin Strauss, Garrett David, Pirahnahead, DJ ,Holographic, Pull Up J, Bamboozle (DnB Set), Punisher and Dan Bain.

Groove in the Garden Unofficial Movement Afterparty @ The Garden Theatre: Music by Freedy Todd


Detroit Love Movement Offical Afterparty @ The Magic Stick:Featuring:, Carl Craig A2A, Seth Troxler, DJ Minx, DJ Dez Andres, Mirko Loko, Al Ester + Special Guests

Massive a Wharehouse Experience @ Russel Industrial: Snail, Space Laces and more.

Wizardry Offical Movement Afterparty @ Leland City Club: Damian Lazarus b2b DJ Tennis b2b DJ Three

PITS : PLSTK @ The Whiskey Parlor: music by John Joseph and more

Booty Movement @ Temple Bar Detroit



Sunday, May 26th: 

Do Over Block Party @ The Belt (2 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
A.D.I.D.A.S. is returning to Detroit to throw their annual Block Party which promises surprise DJ sets and free entry.

The Music Box @ Deluxx Fluxx: Sets by Ron Trent , Joe Claussell, John Collins

The Freaks Come Out at Light @ Lincon Street Art Park: Sets by Cat Town (djs Ryan Spencer x Mike Medow), Scott Z x Bill Spencer, Isabella DiBlassio, and Adam Stanfel (Gospel Set)

Country Club Disco Warehouse @ Russel Industrial Center: Sets by AC Slater, Chris Lorenzo & more.

Origins Offical Movement Afterparty @ The Magic Stick: Featuring sets by Kevin Saunderson & Derrick May as Hi Tek Soul Concept, Patrick Topping, Drummer B, and DJ Tribal Touch.

Official Movement Afterparty @ Leland Ctiy Club: Featuring sets from Matthew Dear, Kenny Larkin, Kenny Glasgow, and Hiroko Yamamura

Okay Cool with Derek Carter @ TV Lounge: Sets by Derrick Carter, DJ Jus-Ed, Ardalan Delano Smith, Tara Brooks, ATAXIA, Eddie C, Dax Lee, Atnarko, ADMN, Loren, Mister Joshooa, Jeremy Ismael, Automaticamore, Steve, The Amazing

D-Life @ Motor City Wine: Featuring Mike Huckaby (Detroit), Boo Williams (Chicago), Ouri (Live PA, Montréal), Iz & Diz (Chicago), Mike Clark (Detroit), and David A-P (Detroit)

Detroit Vinyl Room Presents @ Gold Cash Gold: Mike Huckaby (S Y N T H // Tresor), DJ John Jammin Collins (Underground Resistance), Isaac Prieto (Detroit Vinyl Room), and Deon Jamar

Josh Wink: 25 Years of Ovum Official Movement Afterparty @ El Club: WSG Ambivalent and Manik.
Sampled Seventeen@ Marble Bar: RIVA STARR, K-HAND, Mark Farina and more.


Monday, May 27th:

Technocity @ El Club: Nick Speed, Sheefy McFly, DJ MoBeatz, Ro Spit and Tiptonaires.

Repopulate Mars Offical Movement Afterparty @ The Magic Stick: Featuring: Lee Foss, Special Guest, Latmun, Caleb Calloway & Secondcity

Lot Mass @ Tangent Gallery: Gene on Earth, Jason Kendig, and more.

Where are my Keys @ Marble Bar: DāM-FunK, Metro Area, Magic Mountain High (live), Tama Sumo, Move D, Juju & Jordash (live) and many more. 

HotBOi Nation Detroit Boat Party on The Diamond Queen River Boat:Carlo Lio, option4 , DJ Mass Appeal B2B Freddy Rule, Twitchin Skratch B2B Nick J. Jannite, Mikey Palermo B2B RIFFA, 530 B2B JuJu and ADLX.


~S

Win Tickets to See I Prevail at The Fillmore

I Prevail is coming back to Michigan to play a hometown show at The Fillmore this Friday. They released their second full-length album this past March and since then they were on the top of the Spotify and Billboard charts for multiple weeks in a row. They are one of the biggest bands in rock and roll and they are from a little subdivision of Metro Detroit which makes their rise even cooler.

Tickets to attend the show are $30 to $60 in advance and they can be purchased here. You can also enter to win a pair courtesy of Live Nation Detroit. To enter, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject #iprevail. We will draw one lucky person and they will get to attend the show with a friend for free.

~S

Friday, May 17, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: May 17-19


Friday, May 17th -  ..And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead & Protomartyr @ MOCAD: It has been 20 years since Madonna was released by Trail of Dead. This Friday night, Party Store Productions will bring the band to Detroit to perform that album in its entirety at MOCAD. Joining them for the night are Protomartyr. Tickets for the show are $25 and can be purchased online here






Friday, May 17th - Koffin Kats @ Small's: Koffin Kats will be celebrating the birthday of their own Tommy Koffin this Friday night at Small's. They have invited their friends in Jay Navarro & The Traitors and Sheele's Green to join them on stage for the night. Tickets are $12 in advance and can be purchased here. Cover will be $15 at the door and all ages are welcome.  





Saturday, May 18th - EYEHATEGOD @ The Sanctuary: The Sanctuary has been bringing some huge shows to their stage and this Saturday is no different. EYEHATEGOD will be playing along with Negative Approach, Sheer Terror, Fuck You Pay Me, and Phobia. Tickets are $25 in advance and they're selling quickly. Pick yours up online here




Saturday, May 18th - Pauly Shore @ The Magic Bag: "The Weasel" himself, Pauly Shore will be in town this weekend performing live on Stage at The Magic Bag in Ferndale. Shore rose to fame in the 90s, with appearances on MTV and hit comedies like Bio Dome, Encino Man, Son in Law, and more. Tickets for this show are $25. 

Saturday, May 18th & Sunday, May 19th - Wheel of Fortune Contestant Search @ Aretha Franklin Ampitheatre: If you're a fan of Wheel of Fortune and you think you've got what it takes to solve their puzzles, here is your chance to be on the show! The Wheelmobile will be in Detroit this Saturday and Sunday searching for contestants for the show. Head down to The Aretha Franklin Ampitheatre (formerly Chene Park) on Saturday or Sunday for your chance to enter and possibly be on a simulated show while you're there. Click here for times and all of the info that you need to know. 

Sunday, May 19th - DCFC Home Opener @ Keyworth Stadium: If you've been to a DCFC game, then you already know. If you haven't been to a DCFC game yet, get ready to experience Detroit sports like you never have before! This is a football (soccer) game like no other, with crazy fans, food trucks, and more. This Sunday, DCFC plays their first game at home vs. cross state rivals Kalamazoo FC. Tickets start at $12 and can be purchased online here. If you can't make it this Sunday, do yourself a favor and make it out to at least one of these games this year. See the full schedule at detcityfc.com.




Sunday, May 19th - Flower Day @ Eastern Market: Since 1967, Flower Day has taken place in Eastern Market on the Sunday after Mother's Day. Thousands of people will flock to the market to get flowers and plants to help make their yards look beautiful this year. Flower Day starts early at 7 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m. 






~C

There is Still Time to Get a Ticket to Eat a Lot of Donuts this Saturday!

The origin of the donut is highly debatable, no one can agree on who created it or what was in the middle, but everyone can agree that they are good. Donuts were introduced into mainstream American culture in the 1930s and have continued to rise in popularity ever since.Today, there are over 10 billion donuts sold in the US every year. This includes hundreds of different flavors and combinations. Bakers compete to be the one to come up with a good dough recipe, a good frying technique, and the perfect way to dress up the donut. Donut making has become an art which means that it's time for us to gather together to decide who is making the best donuts in Detroit these days.

Detroit's very first Donut Fest will take place this Saturday, May 19th. The one day only event will feature donuts from Holy Moly Donut Shop, Rolais’ Caribbean Baking Co., Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill, The New Donut Factory, Westview Orchard & Winery, Leaman's Green Applebarn, Enjoya Sweets, Honcho, Dilla's Delights and Detroit Donuts. It will feature beverages from Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill, Honcho and Village Beans Coffee & Tea. Tickets to attend the first session have already sold out but VIP and tickets for the second session are still on sale. Regular tickets are $35 a piece and they include tickets to taste from each of the participating vendors, plus three coffee tickets, and a take-home goodie bag. VIP tickets are $50 and they include early entry into the fest, tickets to taste from each of the participating vendors, three coffee tickets, a limited-edition Donut Fest mug, and a take-home goodie bag. The second session runs from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. this Saturday and the event take place at The Eastern in The Eastern Market (please note this is different from the Eastern Market). You can find out more about the festival on their website here and you can see photos and video from their past events here.



~S

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Win Tickets to See Fred Armisen LIVE at The Crofoot

Fans of Saturday Night Live and Portlandia will be excited to hear that Fred Armisen will be in the Detroit area this week! The comedian will be doing a set at The Crofoot Ballroom this Sunday, May 19th. The show is part of his current tour "Comedy for Musicians but Everyone is Welcome". Check out some of his stand-up below.


If you're a musician, a music lover, or just love to laugh, you will not want to miss this show! Tickets to see Fred Armisen live on stage are $30 in advance and can be purchased here. Thanks to our friends at The Crofoot, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader. To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #Fred in the subject line. We will draw our winner on Saturday and will send them details on how to claim their prize. 

Mary Lynn Rajskub will be opening up for Fred this Sunday night. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. and all ages are welcome. 


~C

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Ticket Giveaway: Xiu Xiu @ MOCAD

This Thursday night, Party Store Productions will bring Xiu Xiu to Detroit. The experimental band just released their eleventh album, Girl with Basket of Fruitearlier this year. Now they are out on tour in support of that album. Check out the music video for the first track off the new album and then read ahead for details on the Detroit show.


Xiu Xiu will be performing live at MOCAD this Thursday, May 16th. Joining them for the evening are Lou Tides of TEEN and saajtak. Tickets for this show are $13 for MOCAD members and $15 for everyone else buying them in advance. The day of the show, tickets will be $18. Thanks to Party Store Productions, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to this show to one lucky reader. To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #xiuxiu in the subject line. We will draw our winner on Thursday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.


~C

Monday, May 13, 2019

Bagley Central is Our New Favorite Bar

A few months ago we told you about Bagley Central, a new bar that was going to be opening in the old Our Detroit space in Southwest, Detroit. We have been looking forward to its opening and are pleased to report that we have found our new favorite spot in the city. Last Friday, we began what will eventually be described as a love affair with a lux little space that is warm and inviting in all the right ways. Bagley Central wants to be your new hangout and we bet after your first visit you will want it to be too.

This newly renovated 45 person cocktail bar is dimly lit, deliciously decorated, and the drinks are to die for. Nothing on their menu is over $8 with most of their items being well under that price point. This includes a wide range of interesting drinks like The Carpenter featuring Hendricks Gin, Campari with grapefruit, mango, and pineapple, or the Briney Deep which features Sobieski Vodka, bloody mix, clam juice, and blue cheese olives. They also have a wide variety of beers, including local players like Atwater, Bell's, Founder's, Ghettoblaster, and Blake's Hard Cider. To top it all off, they have the tightest list of $7 shot and a beer combos until 7 p.m. on weekdays.  ut, the yummy cocktails and low prices weren't the best part about spending our Friday at the space. 

The bar itself is overly welcoming. The walls have an emerald glow and the windows are outfitted in perfectly proportioned golden lines that are foiled onto the windows. There are old movies being projected onto small screens and soft velvet couches and chairs around the room.  here is also an eclectic collection of art, posters, and memorabilia that is tastefully hung on the walls. It is also the only bar that we have heard Suicide Machines and Le Tigre being played in on purpose on the same night. It was nice to be at an upscale bar that was created and executed by a real Detroiter who understands how important it is for us to make sure that rock and roll never dies, even if it's grown up and decided to upgrade to a better bar with a lot more to offer than well drinks and dirty bathroom stalls. Although, there is and will always be a time and place for those type of spaces too.  

Bagley Central is open at 4 p.m. daily.

Eater Detroit took a stunning picture tour of the space. Check that out here.


~S


Friday, May 10, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: May 10-12



Friday, May 10th - Sunday, May 12th - Ferndale Vintage Fashion Market: Find some of the best vintage items around as you shop goods from over 20 vendors at the Spring Vintage Fashion Market. This event will take place in the event space at The Rust Belt Market this weekend. There is a preview of the event on Thursday night, but then the gates open on Friday at noon. Admission is free all weekend long. For hours and a sneak peek of what you can find, click here.





Friday, May 10th - Detroit Neighborhood Softball League 2019 Summer Kickoff Party: Don't worry, even if you aren't big into sports, you'll want to check out this party! It's happening Friday night at Outer Limits Lounge and will feature music from Craig Brown BandThe Muggs, Caveman & Bam Bam, and DJ Unos Mas. Cover to see this great lineup live is only $10 and proceeds will go to 100 Boys Strong, a new initiative for Hamtramck Public Schools.



Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th - Hamtramck Pop-Up Food Fest: It's all about food at Ant Hall and Ghost Light this weekend! There will be over a dozen different pop-ups serving up food, with different options on Saturday and Sunday. One thing that both days will have in common though is that there will be Vegan and Halal options both days. Street Beet will be there along with some other great companies. Check out the full list here. This event goes from 3-10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Saturday, May 11th - Johnny Marr @ St. Andrew's Hall: This event is already sold out, but if you are a big fan of The Smiths, you'll find a way to get in. Other than The Smiths, Johnny Marr has also worked with the Pretenders, The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse and the Cribs, just to name a few. The guy is pretty legendary. There are some resale tickets still available starting at $80.

Saturday, May 11th - Second Saturdays @ POP+Offworld: The second Saturday of every month, Sound and Silence takes over everyone's favorite barcade for a night of great music. This month will feature live music from Krissy Booth and Ben Keeler. Your DJs for the evening will be Erno and Eddie Logix. Admission for Second Saturdays is always free too! The party starts at 9 p.m. and goes until 2!


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Win Tickets to See MGMT at The Fillmore

In 2007, MGMT released their debut full length Oracular Spectacular and it seemed to be an instant hit. If you happened to frequent places like Luna at that time, you could guarantee that you would hear at least one song from this band while you were on the dance floor. Since then, the Connecticut based duo has released three other albums, with the latest, Little Dark Age, being released last year.

MGMT is currently out on tour with Warpaint and will be making a stop in Detroit this coming week. They will perform live at The Fillmore on Monday, May 13th. Tickets to see these acts live start at $35 and can be purchased in advance here. Thanks to our friends at Live Nation Detroit, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to this show to one lucky reader. To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #MGMT in the subject line. We will draw our winner on Monday morning and our winner will start their week off right with a great show!

All ages are welcome to attend this show and doors open at 6:30 p.m.



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