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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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St. Andrew’s Hall

The St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit, founded in 1849 to assist recent immigrants from Scotland and to encourage appreciation

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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 Zooks

As a band as likely to play the tearjerker pop hit “Last Kiss” and an Erik Satie minimalist classical

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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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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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Media

Media & News

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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Touch and Go

Started in Lansing in November 1979, Touch and Go was a xerox fanzine created by Tesco Vee, a pseudonym

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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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Stories

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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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