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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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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Saturday, August 1st - THIRST WAVE

with DJ Pleasure Kitten, DJ Aaron Hingst and special guest DJ Slofu (Happy Endings) 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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Thursday, August 6th - Ray & Laura's Comedy Showcase

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

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Friday, August 7th - INDUSTRIAL IS NOT DEAD!

Residents DJ Void6, DJ Elektrosonik and DJ Aaron Hingst 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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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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Friday, August 14th - VITAMINS PT.1 happily presents it's first evening at Small's
showcasing an essential collection of Detroit music and visual artists. 

$7 // 18+
Doors at 8pm
Music begins at 8:45pm

m u s i c ::: 
Mexican Knives
(12:45AM - 1:45AM)

Valley Hush
(11:45PM - 12:30AM)

James Linck
(10:45PM - 11:30PM)

Tart
(9:45PM - 10:30PM) 

almost free
(8:45PM - 9:30PM) 

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v i s u a l - a r t :::
*Prints will be available for purchase so bring some extra cash, you're gonna want to take something home!

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Saturday, August 15th - THIRST WAVE

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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Saturday, August 22nd - The Gator, Monica LaPlante (Minneapolis),
Murder Shoes (Minneapolis) and JungleFowl

8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show

$7 cover - 18+

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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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Friday, August 28th - Devious Ones
Destroy This Place
Radio Burns 
and The Idiot Kids


18+ welcome, cover charge TBD
8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show​

 

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Thursday, September 3rd - Ray & Laura's Comedy Showcase

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

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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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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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