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Venues

Punk Rock Venues

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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Clutch Cargo’s

Clutch Cargo’s, named after the 1950s cartoon show – also referred by some as “The City Club” but not

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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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Bands

Punk Rock Bands

The Reruns

Taking their cue from television, and borrowing the last names of notable characters from 1950s/1960s shows, The Reruns were

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Leisure Class

Original formed as Mr Unique & The Leisure Suits, known later as Mr Unique & The Leisure Class, and

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The Niggers

“(Producer Jack Tann) said I don’t mean to disrespect by this name and, we were like “yeah, well what

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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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Record Labels

During the Bookie’s era, many bands released records on their own vanity labels. But, there were also a few

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SPOOEE!

Started by Johnny Chamberlin in the late summer 1978, SPOOEE! was a rival Detroit punk paper to White Noise.

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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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