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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The "Keep it a Small's World After All" fundraising compilation is up now on Bandcamp!

The mix includes 49 local and national bands you've seen and heard at Small's throughout the past 20 years, including Flogging Molly, Chris Shifflet, Swingin' Utters, Supersuckers, Murphy's Law, Telegraph, the Suicide Machines, PIG, Actors and many more ...

Visit us on Bandcamp: https://smallsbar.bandcamp.com/

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Wednesdays


We Don't Have To Dance Happy Hour

Stop by for some Doom & Gloom! Pinknoise plays new music (and a few classics). Drink specials by Jimmy Doom. Sandwiches by Renegade Kitchen. New post punk, dark wave, dark alternative, even some local Detroit bands.

 

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Friday, May 27th

Waltzer | Lady |
Olive and the Stoned Fruits | CHECKER

We’ve been brimming with excitement for the announcement of this show!
OTWB is THRILLED to announce that Waltzer will be coming to Small's on May 27th with local support from:
CHECKER
Lady
& Olive and the Stoned Fruits

FLYER BY: KC Marie Graphic Design



"Sophie Sputnik, professionally known as Waltzer, is a Chicago based singer songwriter and artist. She began her career in the swampy, punk rock scene of South Florida before moving to Chicago to pursue her next project.
In Chicago, Sophie drew on the influences that dominated the scene she grew up in such as Iggy Pop, The White Stripes, and The Ronettes to name a few. A collision occurred upon meeting the folks of the Chicago music scene as she found herself working with musicians of all different backgrounds and styles, leading to the creation of Waltzer’s debut album “Time Traveler.” Drawing from her love of Orbison, Etta, and Harrison, songs like “Lantern” and “Destroyer” found their soul in producer Chris Devlin’s home and then recorded on tape at Treehouse records.
Time Traveler pays homage to all the folks who wrestle with death and failure. Although the lyrics get heavy, Waltzer’s stage performance has a sarcastic undertone which reverberates through the record with the intent to help the listener stay afloat.
Her message is clear, “Life is really hard / I’m messed up too / Let’s get through it together and laugh at all the weird stuff”

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Saturday, May 28th

Industrial Is Not Dead
w/ Straight Razor + Damascus Knives & Ext Est.

Industrial Is Not Dead welcomes
Straight Razor
and
Damascus Knives
with special guest
EXT EST
$10

Industrial Is Not Dead resident DJs spin throughout the night

Doors @ 9pm.
18+ welcome with proper ID


Straight Razor is the EBM project signed to Negative Gain from actor Omar Doom.
The 45 year old developed a close friendship with famed director Quentin Tarantino in the late Nineties, who eventually cast him for a small role in his 2007 thriller, Death Proof. Doom then earned a more prestigious performance as one of the eight basterds in Tarantino’s 2009 hit, Inglorious Basterds. Doom has committed most of his creative life to making music, having spent the last eight years making dark electronic beats under the name Straight Razor. Following a string of singles and remixes, Doom released Straight Razor’s Vol.1 EP on Negative Gain Productions in 2021. Vol.2 is set to be released in June 2022.


Damascus Knives is the EBM act of David Christian (Los Angeles) who evokes a New Beat, Acid, and early EBM sound with hard core fetish themes of BDSM. The project made it’s debut on the notable Synthicide vinyl compilation which was very well received. A new release is expected in summer of 2022.

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Sunday, May 29th

Edison Hollow/Motherwind
Inkless/Tony Kasino Family Band

Edison Hollow returns to Smalls with out of town friends
Motherwind for a night of high octane rock and roll!!!

Edison Hollow- Unmatched in their energy and stage command,
they scorch the earth with each step

Motherwind (WI)- Some of the cleanest riffs around,
there's not a chance in hell of a dull time with them

Inkless- Classic stylings with refreshingly modern tropes,
these guys look good and sound even better.
High calibur intensity that is hard pressed to be matched.

Tony Kasino Family band- A great group of great people
bringing you that classic garage rock ethos with
some extremely tasty song writing.
Couldn't ask for a better way to start the night.

$10 21+
Doors at 8, Music at 9 

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Sunday, June 5th

Voivod

Voivod at Smalls
With Special Guests: Year Of The Cobra and Ommnus
16+ welcome
Doors @ 7pm
Show @ 8pm


Tickets: $25 in advance/$30 day of show
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com

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Wednesday, June 8th

TRAITRS + Siamese

Small's and Darque Productions welcome:
TRAITRS
with special guest
Siamese

Doors @ 7pm. 18+ welcome.
Tickets: $10 in Advance / $15 Day of Show
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/


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Thursday, June 16th

Small's is proud to welcome
Secondary Colors / Josie Palmer
North By North / A Vulture Awake


Secondary Colors
Josie Palmer
North by North
A Vulture Awake

Doors @ 7pm
18+ welcome
$10 

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Friday, June 17th

Small's and Black Iris Booking are proud to welcome
Charger wsg Locust Grove

Charger brings a night of hard charging Rock n Roll

TICKETS: $13

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

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Sunday, June 19th

Slut Magic w/ Forge The Sun +
Killing Pixies


Small's Welcomes:
Slut Magic
Forge The Sun
Killing Pixies


Doors @ 6pm
All Ages Welcome
Tickets: $7 in Advance / $10 Day of Show
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/

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Tuesday, June 21st

WHORES, Bummer, Capra

WHORES
BUMMER
CAPRA

7pm / All Ages
$18 adv.

TICKETS: https://www.ticketweb.com/


Proof of vaccination is required for entry to this event. Any questions can be sent over to mgmt@sanctuarydetroit.com

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Wednesday, June 22nd

IV and The Strange Band

Small's welcomes:
IV and The Strange Band
w/ special guests TBA

Doors @ 7pm
All Ages Welcome
Tickets: $12 in Advance / $15 Day of Show
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/

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Thursday, June 23rd

Sack wsg Flamingo Nosebleed and tba

SACK is an enigmatic group of Denver ass-kickers that (as far as we can tell) is Kody Lillington and some shredders from Peru. There's been band members named Squiggy, Skeeter, Joe Camel, Coach, and Rad Biker. No one knows what's *actually* going on with these party punks, but SACK claims their new record is called "Ripper!" and it'll be out this Summer on Red Scare.

TICKETS: $10

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

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Friday, June 24th

Defiled 5th Anniversary
ft. Finite Automata and Unitcode:Machine

Celebrating 5 years of Defiling your industrial earholes and livers
Join us for a live show/club night combo
CONSUMER:DOGMA tour touring acts:
-Finite Automata [Atlanta, GA]
-Unitcode:Machine [Dallas, TX]
Local support:
-TTebiT [Detroit]
DJ sets by Defiled DJs Remnant and Wraith

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

UNITCODE:MACHINE is a project from Texas Native Eric Kristoffer. Following in the steps of other Texas electronic artists, Eric's style of electro-industrial takes from many inspirations to create a sound unique to the project. Ever changing, UNITCODE:MACHINE's list of comparable projects changes from album to album.
$10 limited tickets available at Small's
$15 day of show

linktr.ee/defiled.industrial
https://finiteautomata.bandcamp.com
https://unitcode.bandcamp.com

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Sunday, June 26th

Detention w/ Milk Bath + Rough Cut

Small's welcomes:

Detention
Milk Bath
Rough Cut

Doors @ 6pm
All Ages Welcome
Tickets: $7 in Advance / $10 Day of Show
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/

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Friday, July 1st

Wingtips w/ Josie Pace + Siamese

Small's and Darque Productions welcome:
Wingtips (Chicago, IL)
with special guests
Josie Pace
and
Siamese

Doors @ 8pm
16+ welcome

Tickets: $10 in Advance / $14 Day of Show
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/

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Wednesday, July 13th

Black Heart Saints, V*A*S*E, Cyadine

Black Heart Saints, V*A*S*E, Cyadine at Small's Bar!
$10 cover | 16+

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Saturday, July 23rd

Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum

Small's and Darque Productions welcome
Princess Goes to The Butterfly Museum
with
Man on Man
Doors @ 8pm.
All Ages Welcome.

Tickets: $30 in Advance / $35 Day of Show
Presale: Thursday, May 5 @ 10:00am

General On Sale: Friday, May 6 @ 10am

TICKETS:www.eventbrite.com/

Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum is a trio comprised of vocalist, lyricist, musician and Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning and Emmy-nominated actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie), and drummer Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers, Morningwood). A theatrical sensibility is part of the trio’s DNA, especially in live shows, having met several years ago on Broadway during the production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum eschews traditional rock instrumentation in favor of a stripped-down synthesizer-and-drum attack, heard on their debut full-length album THANKS FOR COMING (released February 2021), which follows their 2020 self-titled EP. Both have drawn praise from Paper, Alternative Press, Associated Press, Consequence of Sound, People, American Songwriter, Magnet, FLOOD, Forbes, HuffingtonmPost, NME, Line of Best Fit, The Independent, Entertainment Tonight and more. A wealth of disparate influences flow into Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum’s songs – the glam, experimental, ambient music of David Bowie, Giorgio Moroder’s ‘70s disco productions for Donna Summer, ‘80s new wave dance music, contemporary electronic dance acts like Justice, and the roster of France’s Ed Banger label.

https://www.facebook.com/manonmanmusic

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Friday, August 5th

Industrial Is Not Dead w/ Stoneburner + CHANT

Join us for a very special Industrial Is Not Dead with live performances from:
Stoneburner
+
CHANT
IIND resident DJ's Pleasure Kitten, Elektrosonik and Aaron Hingst spin industrial, post-punk, ebm, coldwave elevtronic and more throughout the night!

Doors @ 8pm
16+ welcome
Tickets: $7 in Advance /$10 Day of Show
TICKETS: www.eventbrite.com/

 

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Saturday, August 6th

The Goddamn Gallows w/ Rebelmatic + Busby Death Chair

Small's welcomes:

The Goddamn Gallows
and
Rebelmatic
with
Busby Death Chair

Doors @ 8pm
All Ages Welcome
Tickets: $15 in Advance / $20 Day of Show
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/


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Thursday, August 25th

She Past Away

Small's and Darque Productions welcome:
She Past Away
with special guest TBA

DJ Pleasure Kitten spins throughout the night

Doors @ 7pm.
16+ welcome
Tickets: $25 in Advance / $30 Day of Show
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/

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Tuesday, August 30th

Solar Fake w/ Whorticulture

Small's and Darque Productions welcome:
Solar Fake
+
Whorticulture
wsg. TBA

Doors @ 7pm
16+ welcome
Tickets: $13 in Advance / $16 Day of Show


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

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Tuesday, October 11th

Supersuckers
w/ Bill Kozy's Rising Force

Supersuckers return to Small's
with very special guests
Bill Kozy's Rising Force

Doors @ 7pm
18+ welcome

Tickets: $12 in Advance/$16 Day of Show

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

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Saturday, November 5th

Detroit's 7th Annual Circus of Whiskers

Oh shit! We're doing it again. This time, let's party at Small's Bar in Hamtramck! Save the date, and don't shave!


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