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Venues

Punk Rock Venues

Bookie’s Club 870

Pre-Punk History of Bookie’s Club 870 From Cliff Bell’s to Beauchamp’s After success with several venues stretching back to

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Nunzio’s

A short-lived, but notable downriver venue, Nunzio’s in Lincoln Park was a disco that would host both Bookie’s era

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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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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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Flirt

After stints recording background vocals with Bob Seger (notably, on “Katmandu”) and playing live with Teegarden & Van Winkle

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Cadillac Kidz

Cadillac Kidz was founded in 1979 after singer Spaz Seville and guitarist Cameron Stirnweis met during a show at

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Media

Media & News

SPOOEE!

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

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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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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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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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