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Venues

Punk Rock Venues

Traxx

Originally known as JC’s Rock Saloon, a biker bar where a notorious fight broke out at a Traitors/Ramrods show

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Lili’s

Opened by Maria Lidia “Lili” Karwowski in 1974, Lili’s started in a very honest way. Art Lyzak, vocalist for

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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

Cinecyde

Founded at sometime before mid-1976, Cinecyde has been led by Gary Reichel (vocalist) and Jim Olenski (guitar), who met

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The Traitors

The Traitors were a short-lived, and often maligned, band. But, the band’s history is fascinating and complicated with guest

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L-Seven

L-Seven was formed by ex-members of The Blind, Algebra Mothers, and Retro in 1980. The band’s sound was different

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Media

Media & News

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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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

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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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