Originally opened in 1974 as Chances Are, the Second Chance hosted notable local and national touring acts including Bob
The Aruba Palace was a venue in Detroit’s Chaldean Town neighborhood – Seven Mile Road between Woodward Avenue and
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
Formed in Livonia while many of the members were still students at Bishop Borgess High School in nearby Redford,
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
Born out of several other respected bands on the Bookie’s scene, notably The Pigs (later known as The Rushlow-King
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.
During the Bookie’s era, many bands released records on their own vanity labels. But, there were also a few
Touch and Go
Started in Lansing in November 1979, Touch and Go was a xerox fanzine created by Tesco Vee, a pseudonym