There are plenty of questions floating around CBGB Festival. For starters: Who is this for? Was this inevitable in our retro-drenched society? What does Eytan and the Embassy playing for 20 disgruntled happy hour-goers have to do with the home of New York punk? But those will cease to matter when Guided by Voices headlines this afternoon’s SummerStage bash. Although the band has been around since the late ’80s, this year’s Let’s Go Eat the Factory proved that they still deserve to be billed above younger acts like indie poppers Pains of Being Pure at Heart, indie rockers War on Drugs, and indie thrashers Cloud Nothings, all of whom will be opening today’s show.
Sat., July 7, 3 p.m., 2012