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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Tuesday, June 25th - Wolvhammer and Vaulted wsg Mammon
Black metal band Wolvhammer comes through town with trash metal from Vaulted (Boston)

Special guests Detroit-based band Mammon open the show

8 p.m. doors / 21+$10 adv. $12 day of

TICKETS:https://www.eventbrite.com/
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Wednesday, June 26th - Democratic Debate Viewing Party
Come watch the first night of dem hopefuls on the big screen.

Free Nacho Bar and buck off everything.

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Thursday, June 27th - The Evictions (Chicago) with Dirty Copper and the Idiot Kids
Loud hooks, fast solos and big hooks comin' straight out of Chicago with The Evictions! Detroit's own Dirty Copper and The Idiot Kids round out the rock show!

8 p.m. doors / 9 p.m. show
$7 at the door / $10 for ages 18-20


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Saturday, June 29th - BOSS BBQ
Abbey Productions presents....
The BOSS B.B.Q.
Featuring:
The Crombies
Superdot
The Reckless Upstarts
The Tellways
Nahaules Underground
Solid 8s
Keep AwayPocket Sound System and F.C.S. Detroit Soundsystem spin all night
Sponsored by Frontline Streetwear6 p.m. doors $15 in advance / $20 day of / 21+

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com

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RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/299146384084786/

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Saturday, July 6th - Defiled 2nd Anniversary feat. WEB/Schedule IV/Eprom Colony
Defiled has been around for 2 years now, throwing down the crunchiest new industrial, aggrotech, EBM and more with sinister visuals in the Detroit area and beyond. Join us as we celebrate with some of our favorite Detroit bands at our favorite Detroit venue

Web - Detroit is the blindfold one with a cleaner and more real estate band. Starring Vandl, Nick, Brad, Michelle and Ian with the coat

Schedule IV is despair, recovery, anger, and heartbreak. 'In Treatment' is an energetic construction of post-punk and industrial guitar, drums, and synth, with melancholic and disaffected lyrical work

Eprom Colony [EPCO] is defined by futuristic elements mixed with driving beats, strong stage presence, and impressive light show. Advocating perseverance during times of strife, Eprom Colony promotes, "Through Unity; Hope Amongst Chaos."

DJ sets by Defiled
Dj Graphite
Wraith
Visual projection by Remnant

$10 advance
Physical tickets will be available for purchase at the bar soon
$15 day of show

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


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Valid ID required. 18+ welcome

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Thursday, July 11th - Two Way Petting Zoo, Church Girls, and Dharma For One
Two Way Petting Zoo
Church Girls (Philly)
Dharma for One

21 and up
$5 dollar cover


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Friday, July 12th - The Rain Within wsg Slasher Dave and Animal Man
It's Merissa Harlow's Batcave Birthday Bash!
The Rain Within

and special guests Slasher Dave and Animal Man
8 p.m. doors / 9 p.m. show / 18+

$8 in advance and $10 at the door

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


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Sunday, July 14th - Kyle Shutt (the Sword) wsg Trout
Kyle Shutt, guitarist for heavy rock band the Sword, is coming through town
with his new solo band!

wsg Trout!

7 p.m. doors

$8 in adv. $10 at the door / 18+

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

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Saturday, July 20th - Hoods with Smash Your Enimies, Hushed and Vacate
Black Iris Booking and Small's Present:

Sacramento hardcore band HOODS rolls through this summer with Smash Your Enemies, Hushed and Vacate

8 p.m. doors / 16+

$12 in advance and $15 at the door

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com

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Thursday, July 25th - 3Teeth : Metatour W/ Author & Punisher + Gost

3teeth
Author & Punisher
Gost

DJ Pleasure Kitten spins between bands

Doors @ 7pm.
All Ages welcome

Tickets: $18 in Advance / $21 Day of Show

TICKETS:https://www.eventbrite.com
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Saturday, July 27th - We Traveled South: The Smiths United wsg: Bedbugs & Ballyhoo

The Smiths United plays Small's in Hamtramck for the first time ever as they perform a set of classic Smiths songs as well as music from the Morrissey catalog. Bedbugs & Ballyhoo (Echo and the Bunnymen) join them for a night of music. More details to be announced shortly. This is our first show back after a long hiatus. Join us as we welcome our new guitarist Tom to the fold.

DJ Vicious Pink will be spinning between sets!

Tickets are only $12 for this show!

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Sunday, July 28th - Holy Grail with Striker, Bewitcher and Euphoria
Holy Grail (Official Page)
Striker
BEWITCHER
Euphoria Ω

7 p.m. doors / 7:30 p.m. show / 21+

$12 in adv. and $15 day of

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

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Tuesday, July 30th - Those Hounds / HarborLights / White Flash / Deadsurf

Those Hounds (Loud, Noisy, Whatever) - Detroit
https://thosehounds.bandcamp.com

HarborLights (Deathwish Inc.) from Massachusetts hits Detroit for the first time as part of their 3 week summer tour.
https://www.harborlights.band

White Flash (Indie rock) - Detroit
https://whiteflash.bandcamp.com/album/younger-days-simpler-times

Deadsurf (Alternative) - Detroit
https://deadsurfmusic.bandcamp.com/album/surf-sludge

Doors - 8pm
Music - 8:30pm - 21+

$10


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Saturday, August 3rd - Grendel: Ascending the Abyss 2019
GRENDEL officially welcomes you to their Ascending The Abyss North America Tour 2019!

We will be touring North America this Summer in support of our upcoming album “Abyssal Light Ascension”. We are also excited to bring our good friends Striplicker, Glass Apple Bonzai and Esoterik with some surprise guests along the way!

VIP packages will be available soon www.grendel-hq.com

Can't wait to see you all on the road!

Doors @ 8pm.
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, August 9th - Nine Pound Hammer wsg Captains of the Head

Nine Pound Hammer returns with rock and roll cow punk from Lexington, Kentucky!

Detroit's finest x-rated sea shanty band Captains of the Head opens the show.

8 p.m. doors / 9:30 p.m. show
21+ / No exceptions

$10 at the door

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Sunday, August 11th - Cherubs wsg Child Bite, West Grand (1st Show) , Hide Behind

Doors @ 7:30 - Ages 16+ Welcome

Tickets: $10 in Advance / $13 Day of Show

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

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Saturday, August 17th - CJ Ramone wsg Dog Party and Ricky Ratt
Black Iris Booking and Small's Bar present ...

Cj Ramone wsg Dog Party and Ricky Rat Pack at Small's Bar!

8 p.m. doors

$13 in advance and $15 at the door

All ages welcome / No re-entry for under 21

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

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What we love during our youth often loses its power as we age. It’s understandable and expected, especially if the thing you loved—making music—was also your job for a long time.

CJ Ramone made his name as a member of the greatest punk band of all time, and nearly 25 years after that experience, it’d be understandable if Ramonenow spent his days resting on his legacy and tsk-tsking the state of punk rock. But The Holy Spell…, Ramone’s new solo album out May 10 on Fat Wreck Chords, joyfully celebrates his undiminished love of music. It’s right there in the title.

“I never lost that magical feeling that you get from music, and that’s where the title came in,” he says. “The bands that I listened to when I was young that I really enjoyed, I can still put that music on now, and it still has the same magic for me.”

Full of fist-pumping punk—but not limited to it—The Holy Spell… pays tribute to that magic in a variety of ways. Notably, a pair of sly covers hearken back to Ramone’s childhood: He would hear Dave Edmunds’ “Crawling from the Wreckage” on the portable radio he played in bed at night, and Webb Pierce’s 1953 hit “There Stands the Glass” recalls his parents’ love for classic country.

Those songs get revitalized here, which is also how Ramone, guitarist Dan Root, multi-instrumentalist Nate Sander, and drummer Pete Sosa, sound on The Holy Spell… With producer Paul Miner (Death By Stereo, New Found Glory, H20, Adolescents) again at the helm, The Holy Spell… is a surprisingly nuanced release from a punk lifer.

The album’s first half, kicked off by “One High One Low,” continues the hook-laden pop punk that fans expect from the Ramone name. But check out the country-tinged “Hands of Mine” around the halfway point, the SoCal pop bubbling up through “Movin’ On” and “Postcard from Heaven,” and the feeling of closer “Rock On.” A farewell to Ramone’s longtime collaborator and friend Steve Soto of the Adolescents, it’s a fist-in-the-air tribute that says “rock on” without a trace of irony.

“Steve really has a lot to do with where I am now, and every record, Steve was right there with me,” Ramone says. “He is completely irreplaceable. I owe Steve a lot. It’s definitely strange going on without him, but even though he’s not on the record, a lot of what we learned from Steve is still on the record.”

The Holy Spell… is Ramone’s first album since 2017’s American Beauty, which PunkNews hailed for “keeping the Ramones sound fresh,” while AllMusic raved that Ramone is “not just copying the band’s old glories, but giving their legacy a fresh dose of energy and a different
perspective.”

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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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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

More info to come!

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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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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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 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 on sale at 10 a.m. June 28.

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com

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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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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
Into The Black | World Tour 2019

Aesthetic Perfection (US)
Empathy Test (UK)

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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