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Venues

Punk Rock Venues

Clutch Cargo’s

Clutch Cargo’s, named after the 1950s cartoon show – also referred by some as “The City Club” but not

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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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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

The Ramrods

The Ramrods were formed in mid-1977 by singer Mark Norton, guitarist Peter James, bassist Dave Hanna, and drummer Robert

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Retro

Punchy and angular, Retro came together when several members connected through the Cass Corridor arts scene and Detroit public

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The 27

The 27 was formed when Mark Norton and Dave Hanna had an interest in continuing together in a band

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Media

Media & News

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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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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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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