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, January 14th

Retro Pop- A Totally 80's Dance Party

Retro Pop- A Totally 80's Dance Party!
with DJ's Pleasure Kitten, Aaron Hingst and Pinknoise!
Nothing but 80's Pop, Dance, New Wave, Rock and electronic all night!


18+ welcome with proper ID.
$5 Cover for 21+
$10 Cover for 18-20


Hand sanitizing stations available throughout the bar for your convenience. Masks are strongly encouraged for all.
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 15th

Industrial Is Not Dead Wax Trax + Old School Night

with DJ's Pleasure Kitten, Aaron Squeo and Jon Noble spinning specially curated sets of Wax Trax releases and old school industrial all night.

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

Hand sanitizing stations available throughout the bar for your convenience. Masks are strongly encouraged for all.
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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Friday, January 21st

Miki Fiki, Jaco Matthews, Quality Cinema, Painted Friends

OTWB is thrilled to be hosting Miki Fiki in Detroit for the first leg of their Michigan show dates!
They will be accompanied by the extremely talented music stylings of Quality Cinema and Painted Friends as well as a DJ set by the one and only Jaco Matthews
Come for the music, stay for the grilled cheese.

$10
Doors at 8:00
Music at 9:00
21+

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

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Saturday, January 29th

THE AMINO ACIDS / NONAGON / THOSE HOUNDS / COUNTER ELITES

(9:45) THE COUNTER-ELITES
10:30) THOSE HOUNDS
(11:15) NONAGON
(WHENEVER) THE AMINO ACIDS

Doors at 8pm. 18+.
$5.

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Saturday, February 12th

Thirst Wave Black Hearts Ball

It's the annual Thirst Wave Black Hearts Ball!!!
with DJ Pleasure Kitten, DJ Elektrosonik and DJ Aaron Hingst spinning new wave, retro alternative, britpop, goth and dark '80s and '90s all night.

Complimentary pre-packaged appetizers and Valentine's Treats!
$5 for 21+
$10 for 18-20
Doors at 9pm


Hand sanitizing stations available throughout the bar for your convenience.


Masks are strongly encouraged for all.

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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Thursday, February 17th

GOST + True Body

The Rites of Love and Reverence Tour
featuring:
GOST
with
True Body


Doors @ 7pm.
Tickets: $15 in Advance / $18 Day of Show

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com


PLEASE NOTE: This tour requires proof of vaccination and masks for ALL in attendance. Masks must be worn unless actively eating or drinking. Negative test results will not be accepted at this show. 



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Saturday, February 19th

Thirst Wave
David Bowie Tribute Night

Join residents DJ Pleasure Kitten, DJ Aaron Hingst and DJ Elektrosonik plus special guest DJ Pink Noise 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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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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Saturday, April 23rd

Lars Frederiksen w/ Joe Sib +
Boss Hooligan Soundsystem

Lars Frederiksen (Rancid)
with
Joe SIb
and
Boss Hooligan Soundsystem

Doors @ 8pm.
All Ages Welcome.
Tickets: $20 in Advance / $25 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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Friday, May 6th

Feisty Femme Fatale Takeover!

Feisty Femme Fatale Takeover at Small's Detroit
Lineup:
TIGER SEX (on tour) Garage/Punk/Rock'N'Roar
www.tigersex.info
MACHO
Riot Grrrl/Dirty/Gritty/Punk
https://machodetroit.bandcamp.com/releases
The Cult of Space Skull
Premier Blood Cult/Theatrical Rock
www.facebook.com/TheCultofSpaceSkull
Woman up front taking over the stage kittens!!!


Door 8pm
$10


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, 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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