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Hilly Kristal

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Why New York Is More Punk Than L.A.

    Anyone with a half way decent record collection and half working brain knows New York City is the birthplace of punk. And I'm not trying to start beef here; I'm just trying to lay down some truth. This week our sister paper the L.A. Weekly ran a wrongheaded article, "Why L.A. Is More Punk Than New ... More >>

  • 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

    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

    April 11, 2011

    Live: Cheetah Chrome, Bob Pfeifer, Mike Hudson, And Eric Davidson Look Back At Cleveland's Fiery Punk Scene

    Stephen SlaybaughBob Pfeifer. ​ Cleveland Confidential Book Tour, moderated by Luc Sante and featuring Cheetah Chrome, Mike Hudson, and Bob Pfeifer plus Eric Davidson powerHouse Arena Saturday, April 9 Better Than: Watching the East River burn while sitting in a swank DUMBO loft. There must ... 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 >>

  • 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

    June 16, 2009

    Currently at Voice Blogs

    At Sound of the City: The CBGB inheritance case has been settled, and Hilly Kristal's son is not too happy about it. At La Daily Musto: Michael Musto asks, "Who's Your Favorite Late-Night Host?" Jack Parr's getting more votes than we expected. At Fork in the Road: They're still getting reactions ... 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 12, 2008

    Dana Kristal Speaks Up

    Last week we talked about a Times story concerning Hilly Kristal, CBGB, and Hilly's ex-wife Karen. Karen was alleged to have signed the CB's business over to Hilly in 2005, but she disputes that. We reminded readers that the Voice itself had printed a story last year about the matter, and said that ... 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 >>

  • 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

    April 10, 2008
  • Unknown

    January 15, 2008

    Maybe We Shouldn't Do This Anymore

    The perils and absurdities of rock criticism as a career in 2008

  • News

    September 25, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007
  • News

    September 11, 2007

    CBGB Made Hilly Kristal a Millionaire—His Ex Got Nothing

    Turns out the punk impresario was loaded and a fight is brewing

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2007

    A Tribute to Hilly in Glittter and Coke

    Some thoughtful fan left this tribute for Hilly in gold glitter and a substance that appears to be cocaine. The glitter got us thinking: What would really be nice is if someone spruced up a CBGB T-shirt with the BeDazzler. Here's a beautiful tribute to Hilly from Patti Smith's web site: HILLY KRI ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 29, 2007
  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2007

    Mourning Hilly Kristal Part II

    Johnny brought his van down to CBGB one last time. For every eight Abercrombie & Fitch-wearing robots that walked by the former CBGB Wednesday afternoon oblivious to the fact that there was once a club on the Bowery called CBGB, about one person stopped and mourned Hilly. Louise Parnassa, a form ... More >>

  • News

    August 28, 2007

    Magical Musical Piss House

    CBGB regular Jesse Malin remembers the late Hilly Kristal

  • 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 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

  • Music

    October 4, 2005

    Preservation Scuzz

    Hey hey punky way: How CBGB and New Orleans increase a skeptic's respect for history

  • Music

    August 30, 2005

    Last Stand at CBGB

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

  • Specials

    May 10, 2005
  • NYC Life

    May 3, 2005

    Saved?

    CBGB's landmark fight; East Village freaks, live and on film

  • 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

  • News

    February 25, 2003

    Disco Inferno

    New York Nightclubs Fend Off Conflagration

  • News

    March 12, 2002

    Punks in the Hall

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

  • Music

    November 20, 2001
  • Music

    May 29, 2001
  • News

    September 21, 1999

    Sites Unscene

    Evaluating a Summer of Club Closings

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