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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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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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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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Bands

Punk Rock Bands

Coldcock

While not exactly certain on the start date, Coldcock was formed in either 1976 or 1977 after guitarist Gerald

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The Zooks

As a band as likely to play the tearjerker pop hit “Last Kiss” and an Erik Satie minimalist classical

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The Boners

Born out of several other respected bands on the Bookie’s scene, notably The Pigs (later known as The Rushlow-King

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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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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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