Voted "Best Sound and
Lights" by The Metro Times


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










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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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Best of Metromix Detroit

2012 & 2013 Live Music Bar

Two years in a row!!!


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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Friday, April 24th - MEN, a full-band division of Man, INC. 
with Kung Fu Lovers and Lava Moth
$8 cover - 8 p.m. doors - 18+ 
https://www.facebook.com/events/680989498677870/

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Saturday, April 25th - INDUSTRIAL IS NOT DEAD!

Residents DJ Void6, DJ Elektrosonik and DJ Aaron Hingst spin 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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Wednesday, April 29th - Roddy Radiation (of the Specials) and the Scotch Bonnets

Lead guitarist of legendary ska band The Specials (Official), Roddy Byers comes to
Small's Bar with the Scotch Bonnets

Roddy Radiation and The Scotch Bonnets plus 1592 and Matt Wixsom's Flying Circus

8 p.m. doors - 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.

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Thursday, April 30th, Friday, May 1st & Saturday, May 2nd - Small's Blowout 2015 Line Up

Thursday, April 30
11:00 PM : The Whiskey Charmers
10:00 PM : The Webbs
9:00 PM : WYCH ELM

Friday, May 1
12:45 AM : Nice Hooves
11:30 PM : Golden Torso
10:15 PM : Sharky and the Habit 
9:00 PM : The Savage Seven

Saturday, May 2
12:45 AM : Fred Thomas 
11:30 PM : John Krautner 
10:15 PM : Moonwalks
9:00 PM : colorwheel 

All-access wristbands available at mtblowout.com

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Sunday, May 3rd - Star Wars Pin Up Contest
Bands, Burlesque and the greatest pin up contest ever!!! Bands: TBA

Burlesque performances by: Bella Sin Lushes LaMoan

The contest will be held at midnight. Rules:
1. The contest is open to ladies 18+ only.
2. Contestants signup at the event so show up early.
3. No fee to enter the contest. Just the door charge.
4. Contestants will be required to dress as a Star Wars character or wear Star Wars inspired attire.
5. This is a PINUP contest so try to combine Star Wars and pinup.
6. Gender bending characters is perfectly acceptable. (female versions of male characters)
7. R2D2 or C3PO bathing suits do not count.
This is a contest that requires creativity.

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Wednesday, May 6th - Small's and Darque Productions, LLC. welcome
Author & Punisher with special guests Ghost Synthesis and Vitriol Gauge

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.

Author & Punisher. 
Iconoclastic in the truest sense of the word, Tristan Shone inverts the tenets of doom metal completely, relying on cold steel and soulless machinery to sonically replicate the despondency of life. Described most succinctly as “industrial doom,” this one-man project utilizes primarily custom designed and fabricated machines and speakers. From Shone’s background and current position as a mechanical engineer, his designs and devices draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation and robotics with also a focus upon the eroticism of interaction with machine. The machines are designed to require significant force from the performer, aligning he/she with the plodding doom-influenced sounds that are created.

Ghost Synthesis
Ghost Synthesis is Detroit Composer/Producer Jeff Rebrovich. A Schizophrenic blend of Genre's ranging from Electronic Influences, Alternative Rock, Classical, Soul, Industrial, etc,...All with Cinematic tendencies. 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. 

Vitriol Gauge
Vitriol Gauge is a project founded on the genres of Noise, Drone, Death Ambient and first wave Industrial sound. The atmosphere of the tracks may vary, but the reason for creating the music remains the same. Be who you really are and say what you believe, no matter who you insult or hurt. Don't silence yourself for popularity or friendship.

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Thursday, May 7th - Ray & Laura's Comedy Showcase

$5 cover - 8 p.m. doors - 9 p.m. show - 21+

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Thursday, May 8th - THIRST WAVE

with DJ Pleasure KittenDJ Elektrosonik and DJ Aaron Hingst 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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Monday, May 11th - Black Pussy!
$5 - 8 p.m. doors - All ages

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Wednesday, May 13th - Bottle Kids, Cheapshow, Reuther and Rube Goldberg

cover TBA, 8p.m. doors - 18+

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Saturday, May 16th - The Business and more TBA!

$10 in advance (plus $1 service charge) - $13 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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Friday, May 22nd - The Red Paintings

$10 in advance (plus $1 service charge) - $12 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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Sunday, May 24th - Small's and Darque Productions, LLC. welcome:

Angelspit
and
The Gothsicles (official)

and special guest
Violet Void

Doors @ 8pm...

.::ANGELSPIT::.
Angelspit are a glorious pounding brutality from Zoog Von Rock and George Bikos – who’s high energy assault have earned them the reputation of being one of the most innovative alternative bands in the current crop.
Synthesizers are slain, drum machines burn and samplers tortured as viscous guitars and corruptive beats are added to the mix.

.::THE GOTHSICLES::.
In recent years, Chicago's ultrasweaty industrial dance dorkstorm, THE GOTHSICLES, have played some of the most talked about live shows at some of the most premiere industrial music festivals around the globe. Compounding a ruinous mix of crass humor, video games and geek culture with an unapologetic EBM affinity, The Gothsicles' 2011 release "Industrialites & Magic" (WTII Records) reached the #1 spot on Amazon.com for "Most Downloaded" in the "Goth & Industrial" category.


$10 in advance (plus $1 service charge) - Day of Show $13

All Ages 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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Wednesday, May 27th - Mind over Mountain Tour
Bison Machine and Geezer (NY) - wsg Wild Savages and SLO


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


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Friday, May 29th - GRAYLING All original line-up, one night only with
Sinking Souls (Madison, WI)

$10 cover - 8p.m. doors - 18+

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Saturday, June 6th - Voyag3r wsg VSTRS

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1382998628694054/

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Thursday, June 11th - A very special 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!

Special live performances from
Mindless Faith
and
Stoneburner

Doors @ 8pm ...
TICKETS: ON SALE SOON! STAY TUNED!
18+ welcome


Great drink and beer specials all night.

Presented by Small's and Darque Productions, LLC.

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Monday, June 15th - In support of the new album "Wasted on the Dream,"
Nashville psych/grunge duo JEFF the Brotherhood returns to Small's!

JEFF the Brotherhood with TBA

$12 in advance (plus $1 service charge) - Day of Show $15 - 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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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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