Smalls is not a great venue, but Hamtramck is fantastic. It's incredibly diverse in its culture.
If I were there I'd take you to "hamtrammy Disneyland". It's off the map- hidden in a random alley. (On an old polish mans roof and yard!)
And for the record it's not considered a part of Detroit - it's an island inside of the city. A world of its own. Flutter I vote you go to that show over GR. Bet acoustic would sound good in there.
I remember you telling me about that "hamtrammy Disneyland" when i was in MN , sounds neat.
If you decide to go to smalls and stay in the area for more than a day let me know so I can give you suggestions of what to visit.
Years back myself and two friends went to smalls to see the Melvins. I was an idiot and didn't get a ticket in advance. Sitting outside before the show, sulking, some guy comes up to me and asks if I needed an extra. Thank goodness! I could have hugged him - think I did, actually. Anyway, he only had two tickets, so one friend stayed back and sat in the car. That poor bastard-I felt so terrible. He's from the burbs and that was his first visit to hamtramck, too. He didn't even want to leave the vehicle to use the bathroom so he pissed in a beer bottle.
Oh. There's a great Bollywood video store full of weird stuff and porn on VHS across the street that I highly recommend. I think it's called KING VIDEO.