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Venues

Punk Rock Venues

Paycheck’s

Some on the scene believed the club received its name due to the Polish immigrant owner who’s name may

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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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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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Bands

Punk Rock Bands

The Pigs

The Pigs were a three-piece band featuring Michael Rushlow (guitar/vocals), Steve King (bass), and Alan Faye (drums). While some

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The Niggers

“See, it’s a barrier between black and white, that word. We’re trying to break that barrier, like Richard Pryor.

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Route 666

BIO (Written by Norman Westberg– member of Swans): “I met Charles (Bowen) at Bookie’s one night. We had a

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Media

Media & News

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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WDET’s Dimension

WDET is Detroit’s public radio station based at Wayne State University. The station was originally put on the air

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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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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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