I still remember the first show I ever saw at Harpos Concert Theatre in Detroit. I drove a group of college friends from Lansing, MI to the armpit of Detroit to see the band Green Jello (which was forced to change their name to Green Jelly shortly thereafter). I remember almost running over a homeless person as we turned onto Harper Avenue. This was to be the first of many trips to Harpos. Type O Negative was another one of the first shows I saw there. Among some of the other bands I have seen there include Clutch, Sepultura, and a whole crap-ton more. It has been so long since I been there, I can't even remember. I am sure there were some hair band shows too.
But now, like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, or maybe not...Harpos seems poised for a comeback with a new owner. Check out this article from the MetroTimes.