Small's is located at 10339 Conant,
Hamtramck MI 48212
Phone: (313) 873-1117
Open for events only. See schedule below
for dates, times and details.


"Best Rock Club" - Metro Times , 2016
"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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Touring sober?
Check out Passenger, a Detroit-based a support and transportation program for touring musicians, a sober greenroom.
www.passengerrecovery.com





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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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Thurs
day, August 22nd - Legume Single Release Party

Legume is releasing their single "No Good".
with friends TY and TOAM.

Doors 8:00 - 18+

$10

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Friday, August 23rd - Thirst Wave + Industrial Is Not Dead

Residents DJ Pleasure Kitten, DJ Elektrosonik, DJ Aaron Hingst and special guest DJ Jon Noble spin New Wave, Retro Alternative, Classic Industrial, Dark '80s, '90s Alternative from 9p-2am!

$2 Wells and Domestics Until 10pm. $1 Off Tallboys all night.


Doors @ 9pm. 18+ welcome.
No Cover for 21+ before 10pm. Only $5 After.
$5 for 18-20 all night.

Invite your friends! Spread the word!

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Saturday, August 24th - “Looking For A Kiss” A Detroit Benefit For Sylvain Sylvain

Stirling, Ricky Rat and Small’s proudly present:

“Looking For A Kiss”
A Detroit benefit for Sylvain Sylvain

Sylvain Sylvain, songwriter and original longtime member of the NY Dolls was recently diagnosed with cancer. He has been undergoing treatment that appears to be moving along successfully but has a long way to go. This show will be of great assistance in getting him back on his feet.

Featuring live music from:
Mike Skill’s 67’ Riot
The Trash Brats
Johnny Blitz (Dead Boys)
Danny and Margaret Dollrod
Amy Gore Band
Timmy Vulgur Band
And.....
The Detroit Dolls All Star Band!

Plus, DJs playing all the best glam, punk and rock and roll, raffles and more.

Let’s show Syl some LUV Detroit-style!

Doors 8:00
Showtime 9:00

$15 advance
$20 at the door

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/

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https://www.gofundme.com/sylvain-sylvain-of-ny-dolls-medical-support-fund?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_u_g

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Wednesday, August 28th - Goddamn Gallows and Koffin Kats with Bridge City Sinners

Black Iris Booking and Small's Bar presents...

The Goddamn Gallows and Koffin Kats wsg The Bridge City Sinners

8 p.m. doors / All ages / No re-entry for under 21

$15 in advance, $20 at the door

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com

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Friday, August 30th - Thirst Wave wsg. Martin Atkins
Resident DJ's Pleasure Kitten, Aaron Hingst and DJ Elektrosonik spinning New Wave, Retro Alternative, Britpop, Dark '80s, '90s Alternative from 9p-2am!

$2 Wells and Domestics Until 10pm. $1 Off Tallboys all night!
Special guest DJ Martin Atkins of Pigface joins us on the decks and will be giving away tickets to see Pigface at The Crofoot throughout the evening!

18+ welcome
Doors @ 9pm
$5 Cover all night.

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Saturday, August 31st - Defiled presents GOD MODULE/Finite Automata/Absynthe of Faith

The Unsound Tour presented by Defiled

God Module [Seattle, WA] 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.

Finite Automata [Atlanta, GA] is known regionally for their highly confrontational and controversial stage shows, which make heavy use of theatrics, makeup, stage props, sharp objects and various noise making devices

Absynthe Of Faith [Minneapolis, MN] mixes influences of German and US Industrial/EBM, along with aspects from other genres. In the last few years, AOF has developed their style both musically and visually. Currently they are working on releasing their first full album.

DJ sets by Defiled [Ann Arbor, MI]
Dj Graphite
Wraith
Visual projection by Remnant

Defiled is an industrial/aggrotech/EBM club night with monthly events in the Detroit area. Leave your inhibitions behind and dance with us in our dark nexus of horror and industrial

$10 advance tickets
$15 at door

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com

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Valid ID required. 18+ welcome

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Sunday, September 1st - Small's Band Blender - Labor Day Eve Edition
13 bands on 3 stages for 20 minutes each for $5 at door.
Proceeds go to WSU Center for Urban Studies' Strategies and Tools for Overdose Prevention (STOP) initiative, distributing Naloxone aka NARCAN within Metro Detroit. More info at:
https://www.facebook.com/STOPoverdosedeaths/

Show starts 9pm SHARP. 21+ = $5, 18+ = $10.

Dental Work (corner stage)
The Wretched Sights (actual stage)
The Counter Elites (side stage)
Sid Redlin (corner stage)
Glass Chimera (actual stage)
Korean Jeans (Chicago) (side stage)
Moustache Bride (Milwaukee) (corner stage)
Shallow Stairs (actual stage)
Steve Harvey Oswald (side stage)
The Erratic Retaliator Strategy (Chicago) (corner stage)
Space Skull (actual stage)
Girl Fight (side stage)
EnD (corner stage)
The Amino Acids (actual stage)

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Wednesday, September 4th - Fea wsg Pancho Villa's Skull
8 p.m. doors / 9 p.m. show
$6 cover
18+

Fea is the continued ferocity of Girl In A Coma’s Phanie Diaz and Jenn Alva, joined by lead vocalist Letty Martinez and guitarist Sofi. Their melodic brand of Riot Grrrl Chicana Punk immediately caught the attention of Joan Jett who signed them to her label Blackheart, and Iggy Pop who sang their praises to Rolling Stone which has since been echoed by many! Producers on their debut LP (self-titled) include Lori Barbero (Babes In Toyland), Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), and Alice Bag (The Bags), all of whom perfectly compliment the band’s fierce exploration of societal, cultural and gender-related issues. Mixing humor with agency, English with Spanish, Fea empowers listeners and inspires dissidence. Resistance has never sounded so infectious!

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Thursday, September 5th - INTER ARMA
with CHILD BITE, BRAIN TENTACLES and CREEPING DEATH

8 p.m. doors / 18+

$13 adv. and $15 day of

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com

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Friday, September 6th - PIZZACON 2019

Pizza party and art show

PIZZACON returns for a 3rd slice! Yes, the year’s best pizza-themed art show and Friday night pizza party is getting dished out once again.

Free Detroit-style pizza all night from our gracious sponsors at Jet’s Pizza. Pizza-themed art from dozens of artists on display all night including live painting and multimedia entertainment. Come to Small’s for a free pizza party because, let’s be honest, it’s been a weird year and we’ve earned it.

No cover

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Tuesday, September 10th - Nebula wsg Sasquatch and more!!
Nebula
wsg Sasquatch
Plus local support from High Totals and Toe Cutter

8pm doors

$13 in advance / $16 doors

All ages / No re-entry for under 21

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/

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Thursday, September 12th - Hot Snakes with Des Demonas
Black Iris Booking and Small's welcome:

Hot Snakes + Des Demonas


Doors @ 8pm. All Ages Welcome (No Re-Entry for Under 21.)


Tickets: $23 in Advance / $28 Day of Show
**Tickets are transferable but not refundable.**

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com

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Friday, September 13th - HIDE wsg Anatomy
Black Iris Booking and Small's Bar present ...

HIDE

wsg Anatomy (NYC)

8 p.m. doors / All ages welcome*

$10 in advance and $12 at the door

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/
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*No re-entry for under 21

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Friday, September 20th - Agnostic Front and Prong wsg Born of Hate
Black Iris Booking and Small's Bar present ...

Agnostic Front
and Prong
wsg Born of Hate

Agnostic Front is touring in support of the 35th anniversary of "Victim of Pain." The Showtime documentary "Godfathers of Hardcore" is available now.

7 p.m. doors / All Ages* / $20

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com

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Monday, September 23rd -  PIG and Cyanotic
Small's and Darque Productions, LLC. present:

The Divine Descent Tour
featuring: PIG with Cyanotic and A Primitive Evolution

Doors @ 7pm
18+ welcome with proper ID.

Tickets: $15 in Advance / $18 Day of Show

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com

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**Tickets are transferable but not refundable.**

 

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Friday, September 27th - Small's 20 Year Anniversary w/ Grande Nationals + more!
Come celebrate 20 Years of Small's on Day 1 of our anniversary weekend with:

Grande Nationals
The Strains
The Blacklist

Doors @ 8pm. 21+ welcome w/ proper ID

Tickets $12 in Advance / $15 Day of Show

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com

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**Tickets are transferable but not refundable.

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Saturday, September 28th - Small's 20yr Anniversary
with Thirst Wave + Industrial Is Not Dead
Join us for Night #2 in a weekend of celebrating Small's 20 Year Anniversary!

Doors open early at 8:30pm! No Cover for 21+ until 10pm!
Concert ticket giveaways, Drink Specials, Free Snacks and more!

Resident DJ's Pleasure Kitten, Elektrosonik and Aaron Hingst are joined by special guests DJ Jon Noble, DJ Raev and DJ Greg Gnyp spinning a blend of Dark 80's + 90's Retro Alternative, Post-Punk, Industrial, Goth, Coldwave and more!

Invite your friends, spread the word and come celebrate 20 Years of Small's!

21+ Free before 10pm. Only $5 After.
18-20 $5 All Night.

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Wednesday, October 2nd - JRadkey wsg the Hourlies and Electric Sand
Radkey, a punk rock trio from St. Joseph, MO returns to Small's
wsg The Hourlies and Electric Sand

8 p.m. doors / 9 p.m. show / 18+
$8 in advance, $10 at the door

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com

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As pre-teens growing up in small-town Saint Joseph, Mo., brothers Darrion “Dee,” Isaiah and Soloman Radke enrolled in rock ‘n’ roll high school as their ticket out of Nowheresville. The brothers played their first show opening for Fishbone in 2011 and haven’t looked back since. In 2013, the Cat & Mouse and Devil Fruit EPs took Radkey from sweaty backroom punk gigs to storming the UK’s Download Festival and Riotfest in the U.S. In 2015, Radkey enlisted Arctic Monkeys producer/mixer Ross Orton to producer their debut record, Delicious Rock Noise. The result was an across-the-board detonation of several shades of rock, punk and wild abandon – and riffs, riffs, riffs. Having kicked off 2018 with new music, Radkey’s sound has continued to expand and mature, reflected in the sleek guitar and growing bass on their new tracks “Not Smart” and “Basement.” It’s a testament to the future of music,and the band is primed for the rock and roll glory.

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Thursday, October 3rd - Jesse Dayton wsg the My Ways and Jeremy Porter & the Tucos
Black Iris Booking and Small's Bar present ...

Jesse Dayton returns to Small's with a stellar line up of local support with The My Ways and Jeremy Porter & the Tucos!

8 p.m. doors / 9 p.m. show
$12 in advance, $15 day of

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/

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All ages welcome / No re-entry for under 21

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Friday, October 4th - Aesthetic Perfection / Empathy Test / Lazerpunk
Into The Black | World Tour 2019
Aesthetic Perfection (US)
Empathy Test (UK)
LAZERPUNK (HU)

18+
$18 presale
$23 door


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TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com

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Wednesday, October 9th - Strung Out and the Casualties
Black Iris Booking and Small's Bar Present:

Strung Out and The Casualties

8 p.m. doors / 9 p.m. show

$18 in advance, $20 at the door

All ages welcome / No re-entry for under 21

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com

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Saturday, October 19th - Electric 6
Black Iris Booking and Small's Bar presents ...

Detroit's own Electric 6 return to Small's Bar for a special hometown small club show as part of their "Russia, If You're Listening" fall tour

8 p.m. doors / All ages welcome

$16 in advance and $20 at the door

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com

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