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Venues

Punk Rock Venues

Nunzio’s

A short-lived, but notable downriver venue, Nunzio’s in Lincoln Park was a disco that would host both Bookie’s era

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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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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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Bands

Punk Rock Bands

The Sillies

A musician from his elementary school years, Scott Campbell started writing songs at age 8. In 1974, while still

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The Pathetx

The Pathetx was a group that happened to be around in the transition from the first wave punk bands

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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 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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Radio Protests

In the late 1970s, a series of protests of radio stations by Detroit bands and supporters of the local

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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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