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Venues

Punk Rock Venues

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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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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Red Carpet Lounge

Red Carpet was one of the pre-Bookie’s venues that gave some nights to local non-cover band acts. A range

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Bands

Punk Rock Bands

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 3-D Invisibles

Following turns in The Seatbelts and R.U.R. before creating his first band, Crayon Killers, Rick Mills went one further

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The Boners

Born out of several other respected bands on the Bookie’s scene, notably The Pigs (later known as The Rushlow-King

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Media

Media & News

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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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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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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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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