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Venues

Punk Rock Venues

Todd’s

Opening around 1974 as Todd’s Sway Lounge, owned and operated by couple/business partners Bobby Calvert & Dan Campbell, this

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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

The Niggers

“(Producer Jack Tann) said I don’t mean to disrespect by this name and, we were like “yeah, well what

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The Ivories

Started by Larry Ray and Bruce Nichols, two guitarists who had known each other since childhood in Warren, The

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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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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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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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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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