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Venues

Punk Rock Venues

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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New Miami

Originally operated as a supper club in the 1950s/1960s as the Miami Show Bar, Vietnam veteran Daniel Overstreet about

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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

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 Traitors

The Traitors were a short-lived, and often maligned, band. But, the band’s history is fascinating and complicated with guest

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The Denizens

Formed in Livonia while many of the members were still students at Bishop Borgess High School in nearby Redford,

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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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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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SPOOEE!

Started by Johnny Chamberlin in the late summer 1978, SPOOEE! was a rival Detroit punk paper to White Noise.

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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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