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Punk Rock Venues

New Miami

Originally opened in 1979 by Vietnam veteran Daniel Overstreet, The New Miami was opened as a place for veterans

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Traxx

Originally known as JC’s Rock Saloon, a biker bar where a notorious fight broke out at a Traitors/Ramrods show

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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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Bands

Punk Rock Bands

Nikki and the Corvettes

As a young music fan, Nikki Corvette remembers the impact seeing The Stooges and the MC5 had on her

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The Denizens

Formed in Livonia while many of the members were still students at Bishop Borgess High School in nearby Redford,

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The Zooks

As a band as likely to play the tearjerker pop hit “Last Kiss” and an Erik Satie minimalist classical

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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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Big John’s Cowabunga!

A stapled 8 1/2 x 11 inch magazine, Big John’s Cowabunga! was founded in Midland, Michigan by John M.

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White Noise

Started originally as a ruse to get free drinks, records, and tickets, White Noise developed into a tabloid sized

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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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