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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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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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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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Bands

Punk Rock Bands

Destroy All Monsters

Destroy All Monsters is a group in two parts: the artist collective and the straight ahead rock band. DAM

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Nikki and the Corvettes

As a young music fan, Nikki Corvette remembers the impact seeing The Stooges and the MC5 had on her

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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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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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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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