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

TICKETING INFO: 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.
Tickets are transferable, but not refundable. All sales are final.

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Friday, February 12th - Karaoke!

8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m.
No cover - 21+ - Drink specials all night!

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Saturday, February 13th - The 3rd Annual Thirst Wave Black Hearts Ball!
with DJ Pleasure Kitten, DJ Elektrosonik, DJ Aaron Hingst and
special guest DJ Darren Revell (Big Sonic Heaven) spinning new wave, retro alternative and dark '80s and '90s all night.

Complimentary Appetizers and Valentine's Day Treats!
Concert Ticket Giveaways and more!
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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Friday, February 19th - It's Old-School Night at Industrial Is Not Dead!

DJ Elektrosonik, DJ Aaron Hingst and DJ Pleasure Kitten spin a blend of old-school Industrial/EBM/Cold Wave/Harsh Elektro and more all night.

We'll also be giving away tickets to INDUSTRIAL IS NOT DEAD WSG. LEAETHER STRIP AND LUDOVICO TECHNIQUE

Doors @ 9pm. No Cover for 21+ before 10pm. $3 After.
Great drink specials all night. Under 21: $5 All Night.

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Saturday, February 20th - The Amino Acids, Disinformants, Warhorses, Caveman Woodman plus many more! - 12 bands on 4 stages.

FREE SHOW 21+, $8 under 21. 
ALL AGES WELCOME.
Doors at 8pm, 9:20 start, 20 minute sets.

PRAISE "BOB!"

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Sunday, February 21st - SLEAZY SUNDAYS

Rare and weird cult films and horror flicks

8 p.m. doors - no cover - drink specials - +21

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Friday, February 26th - GOATWHORE with Fell Ruin, Shit Life and Cacophonous Incantation

8 p.m. doors $13 in advance, $15 at the door All ages

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/820205888092369/

TICKETS:

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Sunday, February 28th - SLEAZY SUNDAYS

Rare and weird cult films and horror flicks

8 p.m. doors - no cover - drink specials - +21

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Wednesday, March 2nd - The official Berserker III kick-off party is back:
PREserker! On the eve of the monstrosity known as Berserker III.
Head down for this FREE show!

2 stages going back-to-back = 8 bands in just 4 hours.
Make sure to show up early for a full hour of $1 PBR too!
CLOUD RAT
THE ARMED
GORE
REVEREND
BLUE SNAGGLETOOTH
STONE RITUAL
PLASTICIZER
PANDEMONIUM

Doors at 7pm • All Ages Welcome! •
No Cover Presented by our friends at Black Iris Booking

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March 4th - 5th - HAMTRAMCK MUSIC FESTIVAL!

A city-wide music event to benefit local student music programs

8 p.m. doors each night

Friday, March 4
12:30 a.m.: Radio Burns
11:30 p.m.: Cheerleader
10:30 p.m.: Golden Torso
9:30 p.m.: DIRTWOLF
8 p.m.: Doors open

Saturday, March 5
12:30 a.m.: Valley Hush
11:30 p.m.: Warhorses
10:30 p.m.: YUM
10 p.m.: Shadow Klan
9 p.m.: The End Electric
8 p.m.: Doors open

All-access weekend wristbands: $10 

Purchase wristbands at www.hamtramckmusicfestival .com or buy one in person at Small's bar any night we're open (usually Thursdays-Saturdays). 

Founded in 2014, the Hamtarmck Music Festival is a multi-day local music event held in Detroit's beloved enclave of Hamtramck, MI. Celebrating metro Detroit’s diverse music community, audiences hop from venue to venue via foot, car, or shuttle to experience live performances by hundreds of bands in dozens of Hamtramck's favorite bars, clubs, venues, and establishments. 
PROCEED BENEFIT MUSIC CHARITY BEN'S ENCORE

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Friday, March 18th - Girls Rock Detroit Fundraiser
Raising some dough for GIRLS ROCK DETROIT!
Dear Darkness
Mary & the Cotters
March of the Ant
Willa Rae

8 p.m. doors, 18+
$10 donation at the door

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/548523575305602/

Girls Rock Detroit is a community organization dedicated to fostering girls’ creative expression, positive self-esteem and community awareness through rock music education and performance. By encouraging creativity, confidence and collaboration in a supportive environment, we strive to empower young women to challenge preconceived notions of they can do, what they can become, and to become engaged members of our communities. We believe it is crucial that girls have access to equipment and instruction regardless of their socio-economic background, race or ethnicity.

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Friday, March 25th - Small's and Darque Productions, LLC. present

.::INDUSTRIAL IS NOT DEAD::.
featuring live performances from:
Leaether Strip (performing a special Zoth Ommog era set)
and 
Ludovico Technique
plus residents DJ ElektrosonikDJ Aaron Hingst and DJ Void6 spinning spinning crunchy, cold Industrial, EBM, Aggrotech, Harsh Electro, Cold Wave and more between bands.

Doors @ 8pm. 18+ welcome
$10 in advance (plus $1 service charge), $13 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.

https://www.facebook.com/ LeaetherStrip/
https://www.facebook.com/ theludovicotechnique

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Saturday, March 26th - Last dance with MPV

Save the date!
This will be your last chance to dance with the band formerly known as
My Pal Val.

Details will unfold sooner than later!

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Friday, April 1st - Trash Brats Reunion 2016!
21st Anniversary of The Joke's On You

You asked for it, you got it! The Trash Brats 2016 Reunion Show!
We'll be celebrating the 21st anniversary of the release of The Joke's On You.

$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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Saturday, April 2nd - The Beggars, Colossus, Dirtwolf and Orange Areola
Celebrating Adrienne's Birthday!

8 p.m. doors - 18+
$5 cover

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Saturday, April 16th - Hellbound Glory with Billy Don Burns, Justin Wells and
Joshua Morningstar

8 p.m. doors, 18+
$10 in advance + fees; $13 at the door
RSVP:https://www.facebook.com/events/1546555992327438/

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2492598

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Tuesday, April 19th - Pears, Such Gold & The Dewtons

8 p.m. doors, all ages
$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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Saturday, April 23rd - Grand Circus Media is proud to present a night with
bluegrass phenom Billy Strings

18+ welcome. $15 advance / $18 day-of-show

Tickets on sale Friday, February 12th at 10 AM
via https://www.showclix.com/event/billy-strings/pre-sale

RSVP:https://www.facebook.com/events/1015534835159456/

Imagine taking a hardcore heavy metal band like Pantera and
cramming all that energy into the body of a 21-year-old bluegrass guitarist.
That’s Billy Strings. He tears up the stage during his set, grimacing, growling, head-banging and tearing the holy sh*t out of a set of super-charged Americana. Kid can pick! DAMN can he pick! It’s acoustic music with a punk edge and a lot of youthful enthusiasm and, oh man, that PICKING!

Strings covers a wide variety of classic tunes and songs in his show, from a slow-burning cover of “Wild Bill Jones” to a raw cover of “Cocaine Blues” or picking delights like “Red Haired Boy” and “Soldier’s Joy.” But the standout track is the opening song, “Dust in a Baggie”, a cleverly written mountain song about meth that manages to take a very current and destructive issue and translate it into the bluegrass vernacular. It’s a tour-de-force, written by Strings himself, and is the moment you realize just how far this kid’s gonna go."
— D.L. "THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION"

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Sunday, April 24th - Cadaver Dogs, Freakabout & The Erers

Wild Ohio band Cadaver Dogs return to Detroit with their manic live show
that is equal parts blood, sweat, vomit, and flying floor toms.
They're rolling through town with 
FREAKABOUT from Lincoln, Nebraska which cites Detroit's own
Jessica Hernandez as one of their influences.
Detroit power trio The Erers open the show at 9 p.m. sharp.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1715107825400729/

8 p.m. doors, 18+
$8 at the door

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