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Venues

Punk Rock Venues

Lili’s

Opened by Maria Lidia “Lili” Karwowski in 1974, Lili’s started in a very honest way. Art Lyzak, vocalist for

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Clutch Cargo’s

Clutch Cargo’s, named after the 1950s cartoon show – also referred by some as “The City Club” but not

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Todd’s

Opening around 1974 as Todd’s Sway Lounge, owned and operated by couple/business partners Bobby Calvert & Dan Campbell, this

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Bands

Punk Rock Bands

R.U.R.

After the short run of The Antennas, “Tex” Newman – a Dallas-native who hitchhiked his way to Detroit looking

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The Cubes

When The Cubes started rolling in 1979 singer/organist Carolyn Striho was still in high school. But, she was already

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Retro

Punchy and angular, Retro came together when several members connected through the Cass Corridor arts scene and Detroit public

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Media

Media & News

WDET’s Dimension

WDET is Detroit’s public radio station based at Wayne State University. The station was originally put on the air

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Touch and Go

Started in Lansing in November 1979, Touch and Go was a xerox fanzine created by Tesco Vee, a pseudonym

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Record Labels

During the Bookie’s era, many bands released records on their own vanity labels. But, there were also a few

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Stories

Share em' if you got em'

Tell us your story

Where you in a band in the scene? Did you book a bar? Did you remember some great shows? Have some photos, film, tapes, flyers or great stories to share? Get it touch and we’ll talk about adding your memories, stories, and artifacts to the Detroit Punk Archive.

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