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Venues

Punk Rock Venues

Silver Bird Saloon

This bar, also known as the West Side Six, started to book bands like The Rockets and Salem Witchcraft

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Aruba Palace

The Aruba Palace was a venue in Detroit’s Chaldean Town neighborhood – Seven Mile Road between Woodward Avenue and

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St. Andrew’s Hall

The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit, founded in 1849 to assist recent immigrants from Scotland and to encourage appreciation

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Bands

Punk Rock Bands

Cult Heroes

Started by Hiawatha Bailey, a former roadie for The UP and White Panther Party Minster of Culture, Cult Heroes

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The Mutants

Hailing from Hamtramck, The Mutants were not only sonically interesting but lyrically irreverent. With tongue planted firmly in cheek,

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Algebra Mothers

The Algebra Mothers was formed mostly by classmates from Cass Tech, a Detroit high school with a long roster

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Media

Media & News

WDET’s Radios in Motion

WDET, Detroit’s public radio station based at Wayne State University, was originally put on the air by the United

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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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SPOOEE!

Started by Johnny Chamberlin in the late summer 1978, SPOOEE! was a rival Detroit punk paper to White Noise.

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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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