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Venues

Punk Rock Venues

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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Red Carpet Lounge

Red Carpet was one of the pre-Bookie’s venues that gave some nights to local non-cover band acts. A range

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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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Bands

Punk Rock Bands

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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Coldcock

While not exactly certain on the start date, Coldcock was formed in either 1976 or 1977 after guitarist Gerald

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Cadillac Kidz

Cadillac Kidz was founded in 1979 after singer Spaz Seville and guitarist Cameron Stirnweis met during a show at

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Media

Media & News

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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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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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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