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Venues

Punk Rock Venues

New Miami

Originally operated as a supper club in the 1950s/1960s as the Miami Show Bar, Vietnam veteran Daniel Overstreet about

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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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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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Bands

Punk Rock Bands

The Cubes

When The Cubes started rolling in 1979 singer/organist Carolyn Striho was still in high school. But, she was already

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The Niggers

The roots of one of the first all-Black bands to play and tour as a “punk rock” group starts

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Crayon Killers

After a time in The Seatbelts and R.U.R., around late 1979/early 1980 Rick Mills decided he wanted to try fronting

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Media

Media & News

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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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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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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