Originally known as JC’s Rock Saloon, a biker bar where a notorious fight broke out at a Traitors/Ramrods show in early 1978, Traxx became a viable bar following a change of ownership around 1980.

Traxx ran as a concert venue until 1987 hosting local and national acts ranging from Rare Earth to Sam & Dave to The Ramones, The Minutemen and the Laughing Hyenas.

A partial listing of shows can be found on the Concert Database.

 

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7 thoughts on “Traxx

  1. My dad and his band played here in the 80ies several times. Lots of great memories i was told. The band was called The. Mohawk Brothers., they also played at Harpos to.

  2. Ever infamous Live video of the Butthole Surfers, on youtube, entitled “Blind eye sees all” was videotaped over 2 nights, a back to back show over a weekend recorded here. I saw alot of bands there from Black Flag to the Butthole Surfers to the Ramones.

  3. My Dad owned Advance Driving Shcool which was the adjacent business to what was JC’s Saloon or named something else ? This was about 1972. Anyhow, we lived right next to that bar in the back of my dads business and the walls, though brick where not thick enough. And from an early age I would feel, more the hear the blasting of music, a constant vibration of sorts, coming from the other side of that damn wall. That place was a big mystery, I knew some dangerous and exciting things went on there. And it must have had some strange effect on me. Because even at my age now I’m drawn to places like Traxx, Todd’s and City Club.

  4. This club was known for suburban white girls getting picked up by Black Detroit dudes in the 80’s. I know because I was there

  5. We cut out of a high school awards banquet in ‘86 to see The Ramones. We weren’t old enough to get in, but we stood by the screen door on Linnhurst, about 10 feet away from Marky. I remember people packed like lemmings, and you could grill a chicken with the heat coming through that screen door.

  6. Any info on the punk band Slaughterhouse? I had a family member in the band, and found a website that showed their members and gigs they played/bands they opened for, but it’s been taken down.

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