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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Effective August 6th, 2021, Small's will require all patrons and performers to show either proof of full vaccination with the last dose administered 14 days prior to arrival -or- a Negative COVID test result from within 48 hours prior to admittance.

Masks will be required and must be worn at all times for those showing a negative test result to enter. By implementing these requirements, we aim to help protect the vulnerable communities, patrons, performers and our staff.

To locate vaccination clinics and resources in your area, please visit www.vaccines.gov


Thank You in advance for your understanding and cooperation.


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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, December 10th


Break Anchor, Public Serpents (NJ), The Tellways + A Day At The Station


Break Anchor returns to Small's and we're bringin' friends!
Public Serpents (On tour from NJ, members of Choking Victim and INDK) The Tellways and A Day At The Station!
Sure to be a killer time

Doors at 7pm
$20 entry

Please provide your vaccination card at the door or a negative Covid test - You will not be admitted otherwise.

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Saturday, December 11th


Thirst Wave + Industrial Is Not Dead

Resident DJ's Pleasure Kitten, Elektrosonik, and Aaron Hingst spin New Wave + Retro Alternative, Dark 80's + 90's, Goth and cold, crunchy Industrial from 9p-2am!

18+ welcome with proper ID.

$5 Cover for 21+
$10 Cover for 18-20

Hand sanitizing stations available throughout the bar for your convenience.

Please Note: For entry, you must show either proof of full vaccination with the last dose administered 14 days prior to arrival -or- a Negative COVID test result from within 48 hours prior to admittance. Masks will be required and must be worn at all times for those showing a negative test result to enter.
The patio will be open for you to enjoy!

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Friday, December 17th


Jackson & the Poolsharks,
Edison Hollow, North by North (CHI) Float Here Forever




FEATURING:
Jackson & the Poolsharks

Edison Hollow

North by North (Chicago Garage/Powerpop)
FB: https://facebook.com/northbynorthmusic
Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/5fa5jtum
Bandcamp: https://northbynorth.bandcamp.com/

Float Here Forever

21+ // $10

COVID POLICY-
Effective August 6th, 2021, Small's will require all patrons and performers to show either proof of full vaccination with the last dose administered 14 days prior to arrival -or- a Negative COVID test result from within 48 hours prior to admittance.

Masks will be required and must be worn at all times for those showing a negative test result to enter. By implementing these requirements, we aim to help protect the vulnerable communities, patrons, performers and our staff.

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Saturday, December 18th


Thirst Wave + Industrial Is Not Dead

Resident DJ's Pleasure Kitten, Elektrosonik, and Aaron Hingst spin New Wave + Retro Alternative, Dark 80's + 90's, Goth and cold, crunchy Industrial from 9p-2am!

18+ welcome with proper ID.

$5 Cover for 21+
$10 Cover for 18-20

Hand sanitizing stations available throughout the bar for your convenience.

Please Note: For entry, you must show either proof of full vaccination with the last dose administered 14 days prior to arrival -or- a Negative COVID test result from within 48 hours prior to admittance. Masks will be required and must be worn at all times for those showing a negative test result to enter.
The patio will be open for you to enjoy!

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Friday, December 31st


Thirst Wave + Industrial Is Not Dead NYE Bash

THIRST WAVE + Industrial Is Not Dead NYE Bash

Spend your New Year's Eve with us at Small's!
FREE NOISEMAKERS, PARTY HATS AND BEADS AT THE DOOR!
Complimentary snacks throughout the evening + champagne toast at Midnight!

DJ Pleasure Kitten, DJ Elektrosonik and DJ Aaron Hingst will be spinning New Wave, Retro Alternative, Classic Industrial, Dark '80s +'90s Alternative all night!

Doors @ 9pm.
Tickets: $7 in Advance / $10 at the door

Hand sanitizing stations available throughout the bar for your convenience.

Please Note: For entry, you must show either proof of full vaccination with the last dose administered 14 days prior to arrival -or- a Negative COVID test result from within 48 hours prior to admittance. Masks will be required and must be worn at all times for those showing a negative test result to enter.

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Saturday, January 8th

Thirst Wave
David Bowie Tribute Night

Join residents DJ Pleasure Kitten, DJ Aaron Hingst and DJ Elektrosonik for a night of New Wave, Retro Alternative, Dark '80s, '90s Alternative from 9p-2am! Specially curated musical tributes to David Bowie, will be played throughout the night.

Come dressed and done up as your favorite incarnation of David Bowie!

Doors @ 9pm!
$5 Cover for 21+
$10 Cover for 18-20


Please Note: For entry, you must show either proof of full vaccination with the last dose administered 14 days prior to arrival -or- a Negative COVID test result from within 48 hours prior to admittance. Masks will be required and must be worn at all times for those showing a negative test result to enter

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Wednesday, January 12th

Teenage Bottle Rocket
w/ The Last Gang and Tightwire

Small's welcomes:
Teenage Bottle Rocket
with
The Last Gang
and
Tightwire

Doors @ 7pm

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

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

*Please Note: For entry, you must show either proof of full vaccination with the last dose administered 14 days prior to arrival -or- a Negative COVID test result from within 48 hours prior to admittance. Masks will be required and must be worn at all times for those showing a negative test result to enter.

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Saturday, February 26th

The Birthday Massacre

The Birthday Massacre
"2022 Tour"
wsg Julien-K

7pm Doors / All Ages
$22 - $119

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


VIP Upgrade - The Birthday Massacre Meet & Greet Package:

· One general admission ticket
· Early entry into the venue
· Exclusive meet & greet with The Birthday Massacre
· Personal photograph with The Birthday Massacre
· Specially designed bunny enamel pin
· Exclusive VIP merchandise item
· Official meet & greet laminate, autographed
· Limited availability

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A Canadian darkwave ensemble who combine electronica, goth, and new wave, the Birthday Massacre emerged in 2000 under the moniker, and officially transitioned to their current name in time for the release of their 2002 debut, Nothing and Nowhere. They found mainstream success in the 2010s with the albums Hide and Seek (2012) and Under Your Spell (2017), both of which charted at home and abroad, and in 2020 they released their eighth studio effort, the dark and atmospheric Diamonds.

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Wednesday, March 16th

The Tossers

Small's and Black Iris Booking weclome:

The Tossers
with special guests TBA

Doors @ 8pm.
Tickets: $10 in Advance / $15 Day of Show


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


Please Note: For entry, you must show either proof of full vaccination with the last dose administered 14 days prior to arrival -or- a Negative COVID test result from within 48 hours prior to admittance. Masks will be required and must be worn at all times for those showing a negative test result to enter

 

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Saturday, March 26th

Actors
wsg. Josie Pace and Origami Phase

Small's and Darque Productions LLC present:
ACTORS (Vancouver, BC)
with special guests:
Josie Pace
and
Origami Phase

Doors @ 8pm. 18+ welcome with proper ID.

Tickets: $14 in Advance / $18 Day of Show


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

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Monday, April 11th

mssv wsg. Super Birthday

mssv
(Mike Baggetta, Stephen Hodges, Mike Watt)
wsg. Super Birthday

Tickets: $12 in Advance / $15 Day of Show

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



No less an authority than Nels Cline, the high priest of art-rock guitarists, has called Mike Baggetta a “guitar poet.” That poetry, alternately gnarled and flowing, is on fine display in Main Steam Stop Valve, the second album by (and the decompressed namesake of) mssv, an experimental rock trio featuring Baggetta, the legendary punk bassist Mike Watt, and the versatile drummer Stephen Hodges.
The collaboration began when Watt, of The Minutemen fame, joined Baggetta and seasoned session drummer Jim Keltner to record an improvised jazz-rock album called Wall of Flowers, an eight-track romp from pastoral splendor to urban din and back again. When Keltner declined to tour, they brought in Hodges, whose credits as a player include Mavis Staples, Tom Waits, and David Lynch, not to mention Contemplating the Engine Room with Watt.
Solidified as mssv—some heretofore unimagined hybrid of a punky power trio and a dreamy experimental rock band—they released Main Steam Stop Valve, which blends industrial vigor and impressionistic languor into a lingering impression of “pressure, combustion, power, and hissing clouds of sonic poetry,” as Premier Guitar said. From the throttled surf guitar of “The Mystery Of” and the glimmering post-rock of “Every Growing Thing” to groovy, songful numbers like “Old Crow,” there’s no telling which way the band will turn at any given moment, a proposition that becomes a promise when they break down and reassemble these songs live, with an instinct for restraint and an openness to anarchy.

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