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