Small's is located at 10339 Conant,
Hamtramck MI 48212
Phone: (313) 873-1117
Hours: 8p.m. - 2a.m. Thursday thru Saturday
& for Special Events.

"Best Live Music Venue" - Hour Detroit, 2015
"Best Bar on Paczki Day" -
Real Detroit Weekly 2014, '13 and '12
"Best Club Night: Thirst Wave" - Metro Times, 2014
"Best Venue Website" - Metro Times 2013
"Best Live Music Bar" -
Mextromix/Detroit Free Press 2013 and '12
"Best Sound and Lights" - Metro Times, 2007


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










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Small's: your favorite neighborhood corner bar and rock venue all in one. Located in the wonderful city of Hamtramck, nested in the heart of Detroit, MI, Small's is the area's premiere independent music venue.

Our front room is home to an art deco-era bar stocked with more than 50 beers including local and national craft labels, European brands and your favorite lawnmower beer in cold 24 oz. cans. Down the hall in our live room, Small's hosts national and local bands and DJs several nights a week. Check out our calendar for details.

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Small's was established in 1999. Our building, originally a bank, dates back to 1923.

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Small's has been featured in Maxim, Travel and Leisure, Guitar World and other national outlets.
Locally we've been named "Best Live Music Bar" twice by MetroMix, "Best Bar on Paczki Day" three times by Real Detroit Weekly and "Best Sound and Lights" and "Best Venue Website" by Metro Times.

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Calendar Of Events

Advance tickets are WILL CALL only and will not be shipped.

ALL TICKETING IS PAPERLESS AND TICKETS ARE NOT MAILED OUT. 
YOUR NAME IS AT WILL CALL THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW. THANK YOU.

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Thursday, September 3rd - Ray & Laura's Comedy Showcase
Celebrate the first anniversary of Ray and Laura's Comedy Showcase at Small's! Come see some of Ray and Laura's favorite local comics and attempt to endure the hilarity of your hosts Ray Hollifield and Laura Witkowski.

Featuring the comedic stylings of:

Nicki Wright
Alex Bozinovic
Aaron Johnstone
Ben Langworthy 

8:30p.m. doors, 9p.m. show, $5 cover, 18+

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Friday, September 4th -Odd Hours + The Philter: Dual Release Celebration

witchy + creepy + sexy + dark + post-punk + electro + pop

Odd Hours

The Philter

DJ Shan Beaste

Julian Paaige 

$8 9pm

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Saturday, September 5th - Industrial 101: The Reunion

with DJ Pleasure Kitten (Thirst Wave, Leland City Club, Luna)
DJ Jon Noble (Leland City Club, Luna, Necto)
DJ Chris Rohn (Leland City Club, Luna, Movement 2003/2006)
DJ Aaron Hingst (Labyrinth, Leland City Club, Thirst Wave)

Prepare to dance: an introduction to Industrial music history, past and present. 

The classic dance night series revived and a continuation of what we started! The reunion of DJs Jon Noble, Chris Rohn, Pleasure Kitten and special guest DJ Aaron Hingst will explore the influences of Industrial music and the sounds of the artists who define the genre. 

Join us for an evening of leg stomping, arm thrusting, and sweat. Drink up, hear the songs you've known for decades, and a few unknowns you'll want to know for the decades ahead.

RSVP now, and we'll see you there! We'll even post a Spotify playlist for you after the event.

Drink specials all night!

18+ welcome
21+ FREE before 10pm - $3 After 10pm
Under 21 - $5 All Night"

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Sunday, September 6th - 11 bands on 3 stages for a free show at Small's on Labor Day weekend. 
Featuring:
(side) The Amino Acids (12:40)
(main) Counter Elites (12:20)
(corner) Mike Bison, Bitch (12:00)
(side) Caveman Woodman (11:40)
(main) Cockhorse (11:20)
(corner) A. Garcia (11:00)
(side) The Fuzz (10:40)
(main) Wormhole (10:20)
(corner) Suburban Bloodshed (10:00)
(side) WASD (9:40)
(main) Random Johnson (9:20)

Doors at 9PM. No cover.

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Friday, September 11th - Belle Ghoul, Mexican Knives and Betty Cooper

8 p.m. doors, 18+,

$8 in advance(plus $1 service charge) - $10 door

ALL TICKETING IS PAPERLESS AND TICKETS ARE NOT MAILED OUT. 
YOUR NAME IS AT WILL CALL THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW. THANK YOU

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Saturday, September 12th - THIRST WAVE

with DJ Aaron Hingst and DJ Elektrosonik spinning new wave, retro alternative and dark '80s and '90s all night.

Great drink specials all night!

21+ - NO COVER before 10pm and only $3 after.
18+ $5 all night.
Doors at 9pm

 

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Monday, September 14th - A night of heavy metal not to be missed!
Christian Mistress (Portland, OR / Relapse Records) with very special guests
high spirits (high energy rock from Chicago) and
Savage Master (occult heavy metal from Louisville)

8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show
$10 cover at the door only

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Friday, September 18th - Beast In The Field (Heavy metal)
Drift Lifted (Bay City blues rock)
Mark Mallman (Minneapolis piano rock)

8 p.m. doors, 9:30 p.m. show
$5 cover - 18+

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Saturday, September 19th - INDUSTRIAL IS NOT DEAD!

DJ Void6, DJ Aaron Hingst and DJ Elektrosonik will be spinning crunchy, cold Industrial, Cold Wave, EBM, Aggrotech, Harsh Electro and more all night long! 

Doors @ 9pm - FREE Before 10pm for 21+
18+ Welcome -$5
21+ $3 After 10pm

Great drink and beer specials all night.

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Monday, September 28th - Surf guitar punk rock kings The Turbo A.C.'s return to Detroit!

with special guests Two Man Advantage and American Mustache

8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show
$8 cover - 18+

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Tuesday, September 29th - Teenage Bottlerocket & Pears

$12 in advance(plus $1 service charge), $14 at the door 8 p.m. doors, all ages

ALL TICKETING IS PAPERLESS AND TICKETS ARE NOT MAILED OUT. 
YOUR NAME IS AT WILL CALL THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW. THANK YOU.

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Thursday, October 1st - Darque Productions, LLC. and Small's present:

The UK's Chameleons Vox performing the "Script of the Bridge" in its entirety on their Farewell Tour.

with special guests

800beloved 

Doors @ 8pm.
18+ welcome with proper ID

Tickets: $14 in Advance (plus $1 service charge) -$17 Day of Show

ALL TICKETING IS PAPERLESS AND TICKETS ARE NOT MAILED OUT. 
YOUR NAME IS AT WILL CALL THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW. THANK YOU.

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Friday, October 2nd - Small's and Darque Productions LLC welcome: 
The March Violets perform with William Faith

Doors @ 8pm - All Ages Welcome
$12 in advance (plus $1 service charge), $15 at the door

ALL TICKETING IS PAPERLESS AND TICKETS ARE NOT MAILED OUT. 
YOUR NAME IS AT WILL CALL THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW. THANK YOU.

THE MARCH VIOLETS
The first alternative band to have equal male and female vocals, The March Violets were formed in Leeds in the post punk era at the very start of the 80s. Alongside The Danse Society, The Sisters of Mercy and The Southern Death Cult, they were one of the 4 dark British Northern Bands that are often blamed for starting the Gothic scene. The Violets released a series of singles that still fill the darker dance floors around the world, the most played being "Snakedance" and "Walk into the Sun". They imploded in 1985, just before the rise of "Goth Rock" made the Mission and Sisters household names.

Three original members reformed in 2007 for a remarkably successful reunion, and since then the Violets have done a few rare concerts, headlined some festivals, survived throat cancer, and finally managed to write and record their first proper album 'Made Glorious'. The Violets are a rare thing, a legendary band that has actually managed to evolve, yet retain their original dark brilliance.

Founding member Si Denbigh, beard and male vox, spent 16 years in the Sisters of Mercy for his sins. Rosie Garland is now a successful author and poet, as well as an international Vampire Diva. Tom Ashton, who was also in Clan Of Xymox, creates chilling music for Horror Movies. They are joined on bass for by William Faith, who has adorned Faith And The Muse, The Bellwether Syndicate, Sex Gang Children and Christian Death amongst others.

Strangely enough, people who have seen the The March Violets in this century say they sound exactly the same as they did back in the early 80's, the Violets agree.


More info on the rest of the line-up coming soon!

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Wednesday, October 7th - Mental Health Day, Stereo Sound,
Them Howling Bones (Los Angeles) and Proud Naturals
8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show

$6 cover, $10 for ages 18-20

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Thursday, October 8th - Greece's Barb Wire Dolls is a raging punk band formed by singer Isis Queen and Pyn Doll (guitarist, songwriter and professional surfer). With very special guests Pretty Ghouls and Tammi
8 p.m. doors

$8 in advance (plus $1 service charge), $10 at the door

ALL TICKETING IS PAPERLESS AND TICKETS ARE NOT MAILED OUT. 
YOUR NAME IS AT WILL CALL THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW. THANK YOU

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Wednesday, October 14th - NYC punk legend Sonny Vincent returns!
With special guests Zin Vitro and Detroit's own Brian McCarty & the Big Bad Beat.

8 p.m. doors - 18+
$10 in advance (plus $1 service charge), $12 at the door

ALL TICKETING IS PAPERLESS AND TICKETS ARE NOT MAILED OUT. 
YOUR NAME IS AT WILL CALL THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW. THANK YOU.

 

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Thursday, October 29th - Leaving the studio and taking the show to the stage for a LIVE RECORDING of the PODBROS exclusive podcast "The Jeff Sanguis Show"! 
with special MUSICAL GUESTS Bastardous and Chris Johnston!

https://www.facebook.com/ thejeffsanguisshow 


Doors at 9 p.m., no cove before 10 p.m.
$3 cover after ($5 for ages 18-20)

Friend of the show and fellow nerd Chris Johnston (and the no one can stand me band.) opens the night with his acoustic guitar, then the podcast kicks off! Featured guests: comic book artist Dave Acosta, artist on CHASTITY, RED SONJA and VAMPIRELLA as well as uber nerd in his own right! Then indie record label BELLYACHE RECORDS owner Scotty Hagen, perveyor of fine music and giant STAR WARS nerd! Last, and not least, musical guests Bastardous! (whose guitarist/vocalist Tony is no slouch when it comes to nerdiness himself!) Are you catchiing on to the "nerd theme" here? 

https://www.facebook.com/ pages/Bastardous

https://www.facebook.com/ bellyacherecords

www.davedrawsgood.com

 

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Friday, October 30th - A Halloween show and fundraiser on Devil's Night 2015 featuring…

Broadzilla as L7
Tres Hombres (ZZ Top tribute)
Tankini Kill (Bikini Kill tribute)
Glamzig (Misfits/Danzig tribute)
and
School of Rock Rochester as Black Sabbath 

A fundraiser for Enough SAID and the Michigan's Women Foundation. All door proceeds go toward identifying and arresting known rapists in Wayne County.

8 p.m. doors, 16+ welcome
$10 minimum donation, $13 min for ages 16-20

 

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Saturday, October 31st - Thirst Wave & Industrial Is Not Dead Halloween Bash

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Wednesday, November 4th - Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs wsg the Moonwalks
8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show
$7 in advance (plus $1 service charge), $10 at the door 18 and older welcome

ALL TICKETING IS PAPERLESS AND TICKETS ARE NOT MAILED OUT. 
YOUR NAME IS AT WILL CALL THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW. THANK YOU

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Friday, November 6th - Darque Productions, LLC. and Small's present a very special edition of INDUSTRIAL IS NOT DEAD

with live performances by:

God Module

Voicecoil

and 

Mordacious

and residents DJ Aaron HingstDJ Elektrosonik and DJ Void6 spinning before and between bands.

Doors @ 8pm.
18+ welcome.

TICKETS: $10 in advance (plus $1 service charge) -$14 Day of Show

ALL TICKETING IS PAPERLESS AND TICKETS ARE NOT MAILED OUT. 
YOUR NAME IS AT WILL CALL THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW. THANK YOU

.::GOD MODULE::.
God Module combines elements of harsh Techno, Darkwave, Goth and Industrial. Pounding beats mix with hypnotic synth hooks, deranged film samples and psychotically-effected vocals to make up a sound that is as disturbing as it is danceable. God Mod founder and mastermind Jasyn Bangert has brought his childhood dreams to life as musical nightmares. Jasyn takes all the common Electro - Gothic - Industrial cliches and systematically tear them apart.

.::VOICECOIL::.
VOICECOIL is a Denver, CO. based electronic pop act. Defined by dance floor electronics and emotionally evocative vocals, the project was founded in 2013 and has rapidly gained a worldwide following. Releasing the debut single "Vision" and the music video for the track in January 2014 the band got the attention of the now defunct Juggernaut Music Group(UK) which released the project's debut full length album in September of 2014. Following the release of the record, VOICECOIL began touring the United States. In 2015 Voicecoil performed several dates supporting Sweden'sCovenant (OFFICIAL) in the western USA and then performed their UK debut at the ATF festival in Manchester, England. The new record entitled "Inertial Fault" is expected to see an early 2016 release.

.::MORDACIOUS::.
Harsh Elektro act Mordacious was formed in 2005 and quickly signed to his first label in 2006. Mordacious has toured North America, Mexico and Canada extensively throughout his career and is currently promoting his most recent release, "Sinister," which features remixes from Aesthetic Perfection and Centhron.

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Saturday, November 14th - After a few years, DKONSTRUCT is finally back promoting not just our CD release "Kill Your Memories" but also doing a benefit for the Women's Shelter in Detroit at the YWCA. All of the money for this event will go to help women and their children who are victims of domestic abuse.

Two excellent bands, Arlow Xan and Ghost Synthesis will be joining us. Scary Guy will be DJing our favorite goth, industrial, and post punk new wave tunes all evening. There will also be a raffle for cash and prizes courtesy of Showtime Detroit and DKONSTRUCT as a way of apologizing for canceling last year's release, will give away a free CD to the first 100 people at the door!

We will also release a single "Save Yourself" to just people coming to the show as a way of saying thank you for supporting the event and especially for helping us to help women in Detroit who have fallen on hard times.

The cost is $7 per person
18+ with ID
Doors open at 9pm, bands start at 10pm
More details coming soon! Please spread the word and lets make this night an unforgettable evening for all!

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Wednesday, November 18th - "I Am Thor" film screening
and live performance by Jon Mikl Thor
8 p.m. doors, 9:30 p.m. film followed by performance

$12 in advance (plus $1 service charge) - $15 at the door

*Limited seating during the film available first come, first serve basis*

ALL TICKETING IS PAPERLESS AND TICKETS ARE NOT MAILED OUT. 
YOUR NAME IS AT WILL CALL THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW. THANK YOU

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Friday, November 27th - Celebrate Black Friday with Nine Inch Nails tribute band This Broken Machine. Special guests include GameBjörk (8-bit GameBoy versions of Björk songs) and Julie Haven as Tori Amos. Dance between sets to music spun by DJ Pleasure Kitten. 

8 p.m. doors - 21+
$6 cover before 10 p.m., $8 after

 

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