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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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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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Bands

Punk Rock Bands

BADHABIT

Formed in 1978 by Livonia-area high school friends, towards the end of their senior year and right after graduation,

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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 Romantics

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

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Media

Media & News

White Noise

Started originally as a ruse to get free drinks, records, and tickets, White Noise developed into a tabloid sized

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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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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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