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CBGB

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Independent Comedy This Week, 1/29 - 2/4

    We have entered the holiest time in America's cultural calendar: Super Bowl week. And man, is this an irony-free zone. Everyone in the nation is required to have an opinion on how 22 sacks of meat will behave for four hours this Sunday, regardless of how ridiculous they sound. Want to burst this bub ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 8, 2013

    STYLE RIOT

    It's upscale anarchy in The Met

  • Voice Choices

    January 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Live: Chromatics And Video Games Mingle At The New Museum

    Pitchfork's Soundplay Game Jam: Chromatics, DJ set by Oneohtrix Point Never New Museum Wednesday, September 5 Better than: The day before Fashion Week. When I arrived at the New Museum for Pitchfork's Soundplay Game Jam, the first person I recognized was Daniel Lopatin. Not as random as the first ... More >>

  • Music

    July 4, 2012
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    March 14, 2012

    Bob Dylan (1) Gets In The Pit With Sick Of It All (16) In SOTC's March Madness

    ‚ÄčThe Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madness—in which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musician—continues, and you get to vote on who makes it to Round Two. We'll have some first-round results later today, but ... More >>

  • Art

    February 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Here Is A Glossy Pop Cover Of The Cro-Mags' "Malfunction"

    The New York pop outfit Lavalette has among its members New York hardcore stalwart Mike Dijan, so perhaps it shouldn't be too surprising that its first single is a cover of the 1986 track "Malfunction" by scene titans the Cro-Mags. Although don't expect the remake to be all snarling and angry; Lava ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Bespoke Chocolates Is Closing This Thursday

    theconche.comBespoke's soon-to-be-former home.​Some sad news from Extra Place, the little stump of a street buried behind the Bowery: Bespoke Chocolates, the little chocolate shop opened by Rachel Zoe Insler two and a half years ago, will close this Thursday.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Daniel Boulud to Bring Extra Place up to USDA Standards

    Extra Place's vision of suburban bliss will now include charcuterie.​Extra Place has been many things throughout its long, sordid, and illustrious lifetime: part of a farm, home to a speakeasy and metalshop, de facto bathroom and bedroom for patrons of CBGB, and, most recently, the privately o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    The Ten Best Musician/Comic Artist Friendships

    Grant Morrison in the video for My Chemical Romance's "Sing" Grant Morrison is a U.K. comic book writer known for known for highly singular--or insane, if you prefer, in a good way--takes on established mainstream properties like X-Men and Doom Patrol as well as his own, peyotesque original series ... More >>

  • Film

    April 6, 2011
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    November 5, 2010

    Week in Review: Weezy Freed

    Welcome to my life, Weezy.​So Lil Wayne is finally a free man. Perhaps a lonely free man, but a free man nonetheless. It's been a hell of a two weeks for the law around here, in all honesty. After last week's barrage of club closings, this week brought news of yet more: 171 Lombardy was raided ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Someone Finally Cleaned the Silent Barn Bathroom

    Would you use this bathroom? Photo via Viceland Today​After CBGB's unspeakably vile bathroom went the way of the rest of the erstwhile punk venue, the truly immortally foul New York rock bathrooms mostly moved east, across the river, taking up unfortunate new residence in Williamsburg's myriad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Week in Review: Apollo Kids

    ​In the week one of this blog's authors inspired a short play about juggalo zombies and Lady Gaga, we celebrated by announcing the 2010 Village Voice/Redeye Distribution Day Party, featuring the great Marnie Stern, Hooray For Earth, and a bunch of others, including a wonderful special secret g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Live: Yelawolf Celebrates His Fader Cover With A Motley Crew Of Friends In CBGB's Basement

    He makes friends everywhere he goes. Pics by Puja, more below.​Yelawolf EP Monday, October 11 Last night's brief hailstorm and miserable downpours wasn't enough to keep Yelawolf fans away from The Fader's issue-release party underneath the old CBGBs. The open bar helped, too.

  • Music

    December 1, 2009

    Agnostic Front's Victim in Pain at 25

    A crucial 15-minute NYC hardcore origin story gets canonized at last

  • Music

    November 24, 2009

    Jazz Consumer Guide: Loosening (or Tightening) Up

    Or slicing, or muscling—anything but letting up, really

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2009

    Jim Carroll, 1950-2009

    Jim Carroll -- prototypical NYC punk-rocker, Basketball Diaries scribe, and CBGB poet laureate -- died of a heart attack Friday night. He was 60. Lots of intense eulogies will follow in the days to come: He's an excellent jumping-off point for an "Old New York City vs. New New York City" screed, t ... More >>

  • Art

    September 8, 2009
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    August 24, 2009

    News Roundup: Jay Z, Pearl Jam, Ryan Adams

    ​--Jay Z, who released a new track with Drake yesterday, is expected to announce today that he will play Madison Square Garden on September 11th, the day Blueprint 3 is scheduled to come out. The show will benefit the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund, created in 198 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Week in Review: I Have a Blog, This is What Happens.

    Rebecca SmeyneThese Are Powers' Pat getting his temperature taken in China​ In the week leading up to All Points Wet (har har), vandals insulted the word "gay" in describing Coldplay, we came up with suggestions for a Beastie Boys tribute on Friday at All Points West, and there were plenty of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Tonight! Jonathan Richman Dances in the Lesbian Bar Once More

    The prophecies of a teenage Jonathan Richman, drawn in 1967. Jonathan Richman's first group, the Modern Lovers, distilled the early hipster scene at CBGB down to punk. But throughout his subsequent solo career, he's favored acoustic instrumentation over sonic assault, and his songwriting has borr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Week in Review: "I Am the Best Filmmaker in the World."

    Nate "Igor" SmithFun times at Roxy Cottontail's party. This is what Zach's birthday dinner looked like too. In the week that both Zach and Roxy Cottontail celebrated their birthdays, Rob posted a great moment in Wu-based subway-ad vandalism that became a whole shitload of peoples' Facebook profile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Week in Review: Penetration!

    Hey, it was porn week! Zach live-blogged the Dim Mak porn video. Jadakiss vowed to wake up beside you naked. Peter Saville's Erotic House of Pop streamed online. Asher Roth debuted his sweet new Bukkake-inspired video. (Speaking of which, Asher Roth should probably lose that hypeman.) The police i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Hilly Kristal Ex Says He Hid $ From Her (Updated)

    Hilly Kristal ran CBGB but his ex-wife Karen legally owned it until she signed it over to him in 2005 -- assuming that she actually did sign it over; the document is unwitnessed and she disputes it in today's Times, which discusses the legal struggles between her and the main beneficiary Hilly's wil ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 27, 2008

    TALL ORDER

    Remembering a nightlife legend

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    RIP, CBGB. Welcome, John Varvatos...

    You heard it here first. John Varvatos made it official today that he is bringing his $3,495 leather jackets to the defunct CBGB spot on the Bowery, but Yaeger was onto the news already. Varvatos may not have been ready to chat about it last week, but Yaeger got a little someone called Debbie Harry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2007

    Hilly Kristal: RIP

    Hilly Kristal walks out of CBs on its last night. Photo by Absinthe-Green Hilly Kristal is dead at 75 after a long battle with cancer. He died on Tuesday at Cabrini Hospital, his son, Mark Dana Kristal told the Associated Press. Here's Lenny Kaye on Hilly in the Voice in September of 2006 He o ... More >>

  • Film

    July 17, 2007

    Punk'd

    From DIY and mohawks to corporate backing and Blink 182, does anti-establishment rock live?

  • Music

    June 26, 2007

    Sailin' On

    Bad Brains on a boat—as absurd as it sounds, but thankfully much better, too

  • NYC Life

    September 5, 2006

    The Continental Drifts

    An East Village staple evolves, but dies a little in the process

  • NYC Life

    August 1, 2006
  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Coming of Age

    1976–1985: Punk to Pomo, Basquiat to Breakdancing

  • Music

    September 6, 2005
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    February 22, 2005
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    March 9, 2004
  • Music

    October 14, 2003

    Wanna Buy a Used Bridge?

    U.K. and NYC post-punk and no wave revisited, selectively

  • Art

    August 26, 2003

    City of Night

    Fun Under 21

  • NYC Life

    May 13, 2003
  • Music

    May 6, 2003

    Jump on the Grenade

    Boy, Those Hard Rock Kiddies Can't Play Guitar

  • NYC Life

    March 18, 2003
  • NYC Life

    October 29, 2002
  • News

    March 12, 2002

    Punks in the Hall

    The Ramones and Talking Heads Battle Their Way From CBGB to Cleveland

  • Music

    March 12, 2002
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    October 23, 2001
  • Music

    June 27, 2000
  • Music

    October 5, 1999

    Everybody Wang Chung Again

    Synthpop flocks like seagulls to indie labels you never heard of

  • Music

    October 20, 1998
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