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Venues

Punk Rock Venues

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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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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Second Chance

Originally opened in 1974 as Chances Are, the Second Chance hosted notable local and national touring acts including Bob

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Bands

Punk Rock Bands

Retro

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

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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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Flirt

After stints recording background vocals with Bob Seger (notably, on “Katmandu”) and playing live with Teegarden & Van Winkle

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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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Face The 80s

“Face the 80s” was a documentary shot on sound Super 8mm film mostly in 1978 and part of 1979

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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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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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