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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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Silver Bird Saloon

This bar, also known as the West Side Six, started to book bands like The Rockets and Salem Witchcraft

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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

The Plugs

The Plugs existed in some form as far back at 1976. The band was created out of friends of

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The Romantics

Founded in 1976, The Romantics created a power pop sound recalling on the British Invasion bands as much as

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The Seatbelts

The roots of The Seatbelts start in the St. Linus Catholic School choir. When he was in elementary school,

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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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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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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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