Every year, the Detroit Metro Times releases their giant “Best of Detroit” issue, covering any possible category you can think of from food, bars/clubs, services, retail, sports, media, and of course, arts and entertainment.
This year, we were thrilled to learn that Kate was voted “Best Singer” by Metro Times readers! The excitement that people have shown over this has been wonderful, so we thought we’d share it here. In case you don’t snag a copy of this week’s MT, here’s a snapshot of the blurb about it:
Huge thanks to the MT readers and Detroit Metro Times for this unexpected honor!
Hello friends! After a bit of a hiatus and hibernation, we are back at it! We had a ton of fun playing Rock City Eatery for our first appearance at The Hamtramck Music Festival earlier this month, and are super proud of our local music scene for putting together such a wildly successful event and with all proceeds going to charity! The talent, dedication and creativity of the musicians in this town is inspiring, to say the least.
We’ve already got quite a few shows on the books into the Summer, so be sure to check our Shows page if you want to catch us live, but our next full band show is Friday, May 20th, at The New Way in Ferndale! This will be a special release show (more about that later) with Anthony Retka’s Big Parade and Dormont Police!
Not to worry, though, if you’re itching to hear some Bloofs tunes live, our acoustic trio (now billed as Kate Hinote & The Disasters because they’re the most disastrous of the bunch), has a trio of shows in the next couple of months. The Disasters can’t wait to share a stage with Julia Stephenson and Michelle Kisner for The Haunted Wood Revue at Corktown Studios. This is a special event, where the “rotating cast of acoustic musicians will perform through a cavernous, reverb-soaked production evoking a musical landscape that’s mysterious and classic.” Thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, this year’s HWR performances will be recorded to be released on a compilation album in 2017. This is an early and FREE show.
The trio will also be kicking off The Whitney’s Thursday night music series inside their third floor Ghostbar on April 7th, with two sets at 6:30p and 8p. Stop by The Whitney in Midtown after work and grab a drink and/or a bite in this gorgeous upscale lounge. No cover.
Stay tuned for further announcements about upcoming shows/events, and be sure to subscribe to our page (on our home page) so that you’re the first to know when we’ve got updates to share!
We just wanted to update everybody on our upcoming shows and events that will be happening this winter. Apart from the live shows, we hope to work on some new music over the course of the winter months, maybe even record something for you. Here’s what we have:
December 3rd @ The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI
w/ The Beggars, MPV
Live taping for the Rock900 Show
Showtime @ 9PM, Tickets are $9 in advance
December 5th as part of Noel Night, Detroit, MI
w/ The Blueflowers Acoustic Trio (The Half Bloofs)
Performing at Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co.
Showtime from 5:30 – 8:30PM
December 12th @ The Loving Touch, Ferndale, MI
Gangplank Records Holiday Showcase
More info TBA
February 14th @ Rustbelt Market, Ferndale, MI
Winter Acoustic Showcase with
w/ Kate Hinote and the Disasters (The Blueflowers Acoustic Trio)
More info TBA
Wow, summer is flying by and almost gone! Here is what we have coming up through October:
September 25th @ Tip Top, Grand Rapids, MI
w/ Ryan Dillaha & the Miracle Men
Showtime @ 9PM, $5 cover
October 16th &17th @ Theater Bizarre
The Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI
More info at Theater Bizarre.com
October 23rd, O’Mara’s Irish Pub, Berkley, MI
w/ Escaping Pavement
Showtime @ 9PM, $5 cover
Kate, David, and Erin (The Half-Bloofs) are excited to be hosting the first annual Summer Acoustic Showcase, next weekend (Aug 22nd) at The Rust Belt Market in Ferndale! Some of the Detroit area’s best singer-songwriters will be on hand to showcase their talents and wares.This is a family friendly, FREE event. Visit the Facebook event page for details and to RSVP!
We’re happy to be a part of Pig & Whiskey this year! We’ll be playing on Sunday, the 19th, around 6:30p. Its a FREE event – lots of good food and drink!! Then on Monday, the 20th, we’ll be playing two sets at Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit from 12 noon until 2pm. Hope to see you!
Please join us for a special evening of music at the Jazz Cafe at Music Hall this Thursday, July 9th. Anthony Retka will be starting things off, accompanied by Emily Rose, and The Blueflowers will follow with a rare, stripped-down set. This is a wonderful and intimate space with limited seating. Music at 8pm, $5 cover. Then we have the Ferndale staple, Pig & Whiskey, on Sunday, July 19th, set time around 7pm. Pig & Whiskey is a FREE event!
Our summer schedule kicks off this Saturday, May 30th! First, we will be playing Ferndale Pride 2015 on the main stage at 5pm…this is an ALL AGES and FREE event! Next, we are off to New York City to play The West End Lounge on June 12th. If you know anybody in the NY area, let them know to come and say hi! Then we have Northville Arts and Acts on June 19th, where we will be playing TWO sets at 7pm and 8:45pm.
There is more to come – we will post another update soon…hope to see you at a show!
Hello friends! Just a quick hitter about our upcoming shows – first up, Friday, April 24th at The Magic Bag in Ferndale for the Chris Emmerson CD Album Release Party. After that, on Friday, May 1st, The Blueflowers Acoustic will be performing as part of The Metro Times Blowout at The WAB (Woodward Ave Brewers) in Ferndale. Follow the links for more details, hope to see you soon!
Huge news, friends! We are so excited to tell you that our pals at North Star Media have secured us a placement in prime time television! On Wednesday, April 15th, our song “I Might” (from our third album, Stealing the Moon) can be heard on the ABC hit-drama, Nashville! Tune in THIS Wednesday and find out, along with us, where it ended up!