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Venues

Punk Rock Venues

Todd’s

Opening around 1974 as Todd’s Sway Lounge, owned and operated by couple/business partners Bobby Calvert & Dan Campbell, this

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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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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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Bands

Punk Rock Bands

The Pathetx

The Pathetx was a group that happened to be around in the transition from the first wave punk bands

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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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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 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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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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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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Stories

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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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