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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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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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Bookie’s Club 870

Pre-Punk History of Bookie’s Club 870 From Cliff Bell’s to Beauchamp’s After success with several venues stretching back to

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Bands

Punk Rock Bands

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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Flirt

After stints recording background vocals with Bob Seger (notably, on “Katmandu”) and playing live with Teegarden & Van Winkle

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Algebra Mothers

The Algebra Mothers was formed mostly by classmates from Cass Tech, a Detroit high school with a long roster

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Media

Media & News

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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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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Face The 80s

“Face the 80s” was a documentary shot on sound Super 8mm film mostly in 1978 and part of 1979

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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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