The CBGB & OMFUG insignia graces the spectrum of T-shirts from Hot Topic to John Varvatos, 315 Bowery’s very own usurper. But the idealistic chutzpah behind the legendary rock club lives on, not as a screen print but as just that — an idea. Oh, and also a city-wide party showcasing music, movies, talks, and all things DIY. The CBGB Music & Film Festival is back for a third year. Seasoned veterans like Billy Idol, Devo, and Jane’s Addiction will headline this round’s music lineup alongside the young and rambunctious — Surfer Blood, We Are Scientists, and J-poppers Cheeky Parade among them. In a similar fashion, the film selections comprise old and new — This Is Spinal Tap and Up in Smoke alongside brand-new fan fictions and rockumentaries on Joe Strummer and the Carter Family, among other luminaries. Drop in on one of the many talks and symposiums on making rock music today. This year, each event is individually ticketed, so feel free to pick and choose.
Thursdays-Sundays, noon. Starts: Oct. 9. Continues through Oct. 12, 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 8, 2014