When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum first opened up in Cleveland in 1993, the reaction was “Cleveland? Why not New York?” (Perhaps Cleveland’s offer of $65 million had something to do with it.) But New Yorkers are finally getting something to wave their devil horns about with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex, a 25,000-square-foot outpost of the Cleveland flagship that will house relics from the museum like Bruce Springsteen’s 1957 Chevy, John Lennon’s Record Plant piano, Elvis Presley’s motorcycle jacket, and a handwritten poem by Jim Morrison. The original graffitied phone booth from CBGB’s, among other punk relics, represent New York’s rock scene. The main exhibition will be Revolution Rock: The Story of the Clash, which takes an in-depth look into the band’s politically infused lyrics and musical experimentation.
Mon., Nov. 24, 10 a.m., 2008