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, July 2nd - Ray & Laura's Comedy Showcase

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

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Friday, July 3rd - THIRST WAVE

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

Expect music from:

Soft Cell:Sisters of Mercy:Adam Ant:B-52's:Go-Go's:The Cure:Gene Loves Jezebel:Depeche Mode:New Order:Strawberry Switchblade:OMD:Tones on Tail:Ramones:Bauhaus:Fad Gadget:Vicious Pink:ABC:Murrayhead:Soft:T he Cult:Human League:Yaz:Berlin:Stiff Little Fingers:Alien Sex Fiend:David Bowie:Happy Mondays:Elvis Costello:Joan Jett:Missing Persons:Peter Murphy:Nena:Public Image Ltd:Billy Idol:Psychedelic Furs:Tom Tom Club:The Normal:The Clash:Tears For Fears:Ministry:The Smiths:Roxy Music:Pet Shop Boys:Siouxsie and The Banshees:Iggy Pop:Joy Division:Echo and The Bunnymen:X-Ray Spex:Talking Heads:Blondie:Erasure:Dura n Duran:Killing Joke

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, July 10th - QUEEN KWONG wsg The Rushmores
8 p.m. doors, 18+
$7 in advance (plus $1 service fee) and $10 at the door

https://www.facebook.com/events/1419281655065500/

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, July 11th - INDUSTRIAL IS NOT DEAD!

Residents DJ Void6DJ Elektrosonik and DJ Aaron Hingst and special guest DJ Jon Noble 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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Friday, July 17th -Experimental, post-Industrial metal band Locrian for their first Detroit-area show. The Chicago-based band is on tour in support of its Relapse Records release "Infinite Dissolution."
 
8 p.m. doors, 18+

Special guests to be announced.

2015 marks ten years since the formation of Chicago-based LOCRIAN, who over the past decade has left a smoldering mass of well over twenty recordings in their wake, many of them self-released, many others through labels including Diophantine Discs, Bloodlust!, Plague Journal, Small Doses, At War With False Noise, Land of Decay, Pilgrim Talk and others before signing with Relapse Records in 2012 for the release of their The Clearing LP. The band’s experimental/avant approach unifies post-industrial and black metal persuasions in a crushing alloy of organic and mechanical elements, having earned them widespread media praise from countless underground and mainstream media outlets and journalist worldwide.
Tickets:

$10 in Advance (plus $1 service charge)

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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Tuesday, July 21st - Ringo Deathstarr
with special guests
George Morris & The Gypsy Chorus
and
Betty Cooper

Doors @ 8pm.
18+ welcome
Tickets: $7 in Advance (plus $1 service charge) - $10 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.

Channelling influences such as My Bloody Valentine, Fugazi, The Cure, The Smiths and The Velvet Underground into their own unique sonic fingerprint, Ringo Deathstarr have worked tirelessly to create an homage to the artists they love while still maintaining their own distinct identity creatively.

"The band sounds like it leaped screaming out of My Bloody Valentine's blown amps" - WIRED

"There is a direct line between My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain and Ringo Deathstarr. And it stops at Slowdive Central. If you retain any fondness for those three – and are mentally aroused by a spot of melody-heavy guitar pop – you will adore the 'Starr" - THE GUARDIAN UK

Rounding out the bill are Detroit Indie-Rock outfit George Morris & The Gypsy Chorus and Betty Cooper, playing their first show in 2 years.

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Thursday, July 23rd - The Rezillos wsg TBA
The U.K. punk/garage legends return to Detroit for the first time in 20 years!

$13 in advance(plus $1 service charge), $17 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, July 30th - Reeves Gabrels wsg The Witches
Reeves Gabrels (b.1956) is an American guitarist who in 2012 joined The Cure, one of Britain's best-known alternative rock bands. The Cure, led by Robert Smith on vocals and guitar, has since headlined major music festivals and performed concerts worldwide -- in Europe, England, Ireland, South America, Mexico, Korea, Japan, Canada and the United States -- with Gabrels on guitar, Roger O'Donnell on keyboard, Simon Gallup on bass, and Jason Cooper on drums.

Gabrels is also known for his long partnership with British singer David Bowie, with whom he worked regularly as guitarist, bandmate, co-writer and co-producer from 1987 to 1999. And since the early 1980s, Gabrels has independently pursued an active and wide-ranging international music career from bases in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and London. Since 2006 he has been based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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



Tickets on sale now: http://www.eventbrite.com/ e/ reeves-gabrels-wsg-the-witc hes-tickets-17020577004

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, July 31st - Against the Grain - Road Warriors LP/CD release show
With Special Guests:
Skeemin' No Goods 
Child Bite 
Black Actress (Chicago)
Stone Ritual 

$8 - 8 p.m. doors - All ages

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Thursday, August 6th - Ray & Laura's Comedy Showcase

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

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Wednesday, August 12th - JOUNCE wsg the Cheetahs, Blood Stone & Earth Engine 

Brooklyn's anthemic rock band JOUNCE heads to Small's to entertain with their post-punk, '90s rock. The rumors you've heard are true, this band features actor Dan Tamberelli ("The Adventures of Pete & Pete") on bass and vocals. 

With a stellar local support line up featuring rockers The Cheetahs, doom pop trio Blood Stoneand fun rock band Earth Engine

8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show
18+ welcome
$7 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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Sunday, August 23rd - The Atomic Bitchwax and Against The Grain 
with special guest The Octopus 

Doors @ 8pm.
All Ages Welcome

Tickets: $12 in advance (plus $1 service charge) - $15 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.

THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX https://www.facebook.com/ pages/The-Atomic-Bitchwax/ 86002001659

AGAINST THE GRAIN
https://www.facebook.com/ Againstthegraindetroit/ timeline?ref=page_internal

THE OCTOPUS
https://www.facebook.com/ pages/The-Octopus/ 177484193511?fref=ts

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Wednesday, August 26th - Small's and Darque Productions, LLC.​ present:
Haujobb​ and Alter Der Ruine wsg Ghost Synthesis​


8 p.m. doors, 18+

$13 in advance (plus $1 service fee), $16 day of show


.::HAUJOBB::.

Haujobb is a German musical project whose output has ranged drastically within the electronic music spectrum, from electro-industrial to IDM and techno. They have become a staple crossover act, bringing several forms of electro into the mainstream industrial music world.

Haujobb was formed in 1993 by Daniel Myer, Dejan Samardzic, and Björn Junemann, pulling the name from the Blade Runner translation of "skin job". 

Daniel Myer most recently graced the states as one of his many side projects, Architect​, in support of the Seabound​ 'Speak In Storms' tour.



.::ALTER DER RUINE::.

Gears keep on turning. From a (power)noisy start through a thrashing, sweat-soaked animal to fevered toe tappers, this less-than well-oiled machine rocks on unsteady legs, and they wouldn't have it any other way. The outfit's sound isn't always the easiest to pin down. A groovy synthpop jam is just at home next to a wall of pulsing, distorted percussion. That's their bag. Alter der Ruine don't settle down and they don't make things easy.



.:: GHOST SYNTHESIS::.

Ghost Synthesis is Detroit Composer/Producer
Jeff Rebrovich

Whether it's ominous sound design, contradictory, soul infused choir rants, atop a cinematic back alley landscape, or classically influenced arrangements. Ghost Synthesis is a little bit of what you may know, and a whole lot more of what you may not expect. All glued together with the basic formula of…..It's gotta get your attention, it's gotta keep your attention, and it has to have a groove.


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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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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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