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Venues

Punk Rock Venues

St. Andrew’s Hall

The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit, founded in 1849 to assist recent immigrants from Scotland and to encourage appreciation

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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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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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Bands

Punk Rock Bands

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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The Ivories

Started by Larry Ray and Bruce Nichols, two guitarists who had known each other since childhood in Warren, The

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Algebra Mothers

The Algebra Mothers was formed mostly by classmates from Cass Tech, a Detroit high school with a long roster

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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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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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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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