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CBGB

  • Voice Choices

    October 8, 2014

    YOUNG PUNKS

    Reaching a new generation of Bowery boys and girls

  • Film

    October 9, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    10 Things the CBGB Movie Got Wrong

    The CBGB biopic is out this week, and with it, the collective sound of every living old punk groaning. As we wrote in the review, this thing is a real stinker--a mostly turgid, boring-as-hell, campy slog. There's a lot the film misses, but that's forgivable, we suppose: It's hard to wrap up that muc ... More >>

  • Music

    October 2, 2013
  • Film

    October 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear, Wallflowers More to Play Times Square for Free

    The CBGB Music & Film Festival is set to kick off on October 8, and, like last year's inaugural fest, it's giant--hundreds of acts, 100 films, and 125 speakers sprawled out over 175 venues and six days. There will be panel discussions too. (More info here.) And, just like last year, one of the bigg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    First Look: CBGB Movie Poster Is Your Worst Fear Realized

    If you're the type of cynical punk asshole who thinks the movie about CBGB can't be anything but terrible, well GOOD NEWS, the movie's poster essentially proves you right. It was released today on the CBGB movie Facebook page, which has exclusive clips that also prove you right. Still, you'd be wise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Two Man Advantage Bring Hardcore Punk Back to Sunday Afternoons in the Bowery

    Once upon a time, Sunday afternoons in the Bowery would come alive with the sounds of the hardest of hardcore bands as part of CBGB's matinee series. While it's been close to a decade since the venue closed its doors, hardcore punk returns to Sunday afternoons this weekend with a killer line-up at T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Announcing the 2013 CBGB Festival

    After its initial success this past summer, CBGB Festival will return to New York City next spring from May 15 to 19. The 2012 version was so much fun that it plans to do the only logical thing: Expand. See Also: - Live: Mamma Mia! Superchunk Bring The Heat To Times Square - Live: Guided By Voices ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Photos: CBGB And The Old Bowery Live On... In Savannah, Georgia

    Today is the beginning of the CBGB Festival, a series of shows, panel discussions, and movie screenings that will stretch on into the weekend. The festival just so happens to coincide with the filming of a movie about the storied Bowery rock haven starring Alan Rickman as CBGB impresario Hilly Krist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    CBGB Festival To Debut This July

    The rumor earlier this year that CBGB, the storied Bowery punk club shuttered a few years back in order to make room for a store hawking overpriced menswear and vinyl, would be returning to the city in some form has apparently come closer to actually becoming true. Bryan Kuntz over at This Ain't The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Does New York City Really Need CBGB To Return?

    Billy V/Flickr​So the big punks-not-dead news, that is actually a rumor, of the past 24 hours comes from a post on Gothamist claiming that the people who have access to a bunch of CBGB's old things (although not the awning) are planning to reopen the iconic punk club "somewhere in Manhattan," ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 25, 2012

    LONG LIVE CBGB

    A look back at the last days of the historic club

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Iconic Punk Brand CBGB to Be Auctioned to the Highest Bidder

    ​Everything is for sale, people. Everything is for sale. Including the brand of legendary punk rock club CBGB OMFUG, which, FYI, was converted to a John Varvatos store anyway years ago, so who the hell cares about memories and history and shit. No, but really, wouldn't it be super cool to own ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Today's Three Signs That The Concept Of "Punk" Has Reached An Awkward Age

    These riches could be yours. ​ 1. The CBGB brand is up for auction. Not all that surprising a development given the financial woes suffered by the company that used to hold the trademark had. But still a little sad? Especially because of the high odds that Forever 21 or Urban Outfitters wins o ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Two Boots Coughs up a CBGB Slice

    ​Although basil pesto isn't particularly synonymous with punk rock, Two Boots is using it to pay tribute to CBGB.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Meet Extra Place, the Semi-Secret, "Never Open to the Public" Performance Space Underneath the Old CBGB

    Extra Place​Well, it's not that secret--both The Fader and the CMJ Music Marathon have already made use of Extra Place (we've been there before, too), the new private, "never open to the public" performance space that is located on, wait for it...Extra Place, the blind alley off 1st Street bet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    The New Museum Celebrates the Demise of CBGB, Rise of John Varvatos

    ​The conversion of CBGB into a fancy boot emporium is ancient news at this point, and as evil or wrongheaded as John Varvatos has often seemed on the Bowery--a sliver of the old wall, behind glass! Guns N' Roses!--putting CBGB out of its misery in 2006 was a mercy killing. It hadn't been good ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 5, 2010

    FIRESTOPPERS

    We can still be cynical if it’s for a good cause, right?

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    The Vaporous Ghost of CBGB: Now Offering Some Retail Space You May Be Interested In

    ​Did you know that the Bowery is "resurgent"? EV Grieve tracks down the real estate listing for the now vacant Morrison Hotel gallery--in turn, the former site of the CBGB Gallery, back when CBGB still existed--which is now for lease. Evidently the flickering memory of the decrepit old punk cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    The Final CBGB Settlement: Hilly Kristal's Estate Takes Its Last Legal Bow

    "The thing my mother did wrong was trust my father and sister. And that's how she lost everything." photo via joe holmes' photostream Finally, a settlement has been reached in the long and often bitter battle over the estate of former CBGB proprietor Hilly Kristal. At the center of the dispute: wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    The Story of CBGB at the Tribeca Film Fest With Chris Frantz, Tommy Ramone, and Pre-Rehab Matt Pinfield

    I often wonder if the legends born out of CBGB ever get tired of talking about CBGB. Certainly, at last night's Tribeca Film screening of Burning Down The House: The Story of CBGB, the "Behind the Screens" panel of Tommy Ramone, ex-Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz, director Mandy Stein, and Jesse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Kill Worthless Punk Nostalgia: 'Punk Shrine' CBGB

    The grieving over CBGB--a rock club that probably went fifteen years without a worthwhile booking, before turning on the nostalgia waterworks in 2006 and wrapping things up with Sonic Youth et al--hits a new, inexplicable low today as Hilly Kristal's ex-wife takes to the Times to malign the daughter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    It's Official: CBGB To Be John Varvatos. But Wait, There's More.

    From our flat-mate Runnin' Scared: Designer John Varvatos gave Voice writer Lynn Yaeger the brush-off despite repeated attempts for comment and then officially announces that he's opening a boutique in the storefront that once housed CBGB on the same day her article "All Sold Out at CBGB" hit newst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    Yes! The Soul of Rock Music Will Live on the Bowery

    Workers removed the bar from the CBGB Gallery a few weeks ago. Designer John Varvatos will be peddling $125 guitar T-shirts from there soon. Designer John Varvatos gave Voice writer Lynn Yaeger the brush-off despite repeated attempts for comment and then officially announces that he's opening a b ... More >>

  • Specials

    November 6, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    CBGB: Dead One Year

    Though there are a lot of people who will tell you that CBGB died years ago, Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the club's closing. On Tuesday morning, a thoughtful fan marked the anniversary with some flowers. Next door at the CBGB gallery, two workmen were ripping out the bar. They said t ... More >>

  • News

    September 25, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    They Painted Over CBs

    When word spread last week that Hilly Kristal had died, fans left flowers and candles, and scrawled tributes to the man on the storefront of what was once CBGB. Earlier this week, someone added masking tape polka dots to the sidewalk and storefront. The tributes lasted a week. The storefront and ... More >>

  • Film

    July 31, 2007

    Love Goes To Buildings On Fire

    1977 New York gets the VH1 treatment and, oh my, wasn't it fun back then!

  • NYC Life

    October 17, 2006

    One Last Howl at the Marquee Moon

    CBGB's death knell is finally real, even if your heartfelt nostalgia isn't

  • News

    September 19, 2006
  • News

    September 12, 2006
  • NYC Life

    September 5, 2006

    Downer at the Rock and Roll Club

    As CBGB takes its victory laps, a lifer reminisces about the death of an era

  • NYC Life

    August 29, 2006

    Hip-Hop's New No Wave

    Downtown's odd relationship with rap bravado continues this fall—now with Muppet costumes

  • pazzandjop

    January 24, 2006

    The Personals

    Falling in love for different reasons

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    1966–1975 Peace & Protest

    From the Summer of Love to Women's Lib, Gay Rights and Black Panthers

  • Music

    August 30, 2005

    Last Stand at CBGB

    War all the time: Punks and councilmen fight for their landmark

  • Specials

    March 8, 2005
  • News

    March 1, 2005

    Bowery Bummer

    CBGB is facing eviction—but not at the hands of greedy developers

  • NYC Life

    February 22, 2005

    Noise on Music Central

    From minstrelsy to vaudeville and Monk to punk, never under-estimate urban ugliness

  • NYC Life

    February 22, 2005

    The Last Days of Loserville

    Once home to hustlers, drunks, and bohemians, America's slummiest street has turned into a new millionaire's row

  • Music

    February 8, 2005

    Priced Out

    Live music venues in the Village wobble on their last legs

  • Music

    May 25, 2004
  • Music

    October 21, 2003
  • News

    February 25, 2003

    Disco Inferno

    New York Nightclubs Fend Off Conflagration

  • Music

    October 29, 2002
  • News

    October 9, 2001

    Manifest Destiny

    The Return of the Dictators

  • Music

    September 11, 2001

    Sound Checks

    Your Choices Guide to Four Nights of CMJ Music

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