For those of you unfamiliar with CBGBs, it is a rock club in New York City. Wait, that does’t quite do it justice. It is the rock club in New York City. Hmm… still not there.
CBGBs is the birthplace of punk. It’s the place that let crazy mofos like the Ramones play 2 minute anthems like there was no tomorrow. It’s the place that has welcomed the genius of Patti Smith for 30 years. It’s the place where bands like Talking Heads, Blondie, Television, and The Damned redefined what music was all about. A place where the likes of Lou Reed, John Cale, and Andy Warhol would hang. CBGBs was the place.
And now they are in trouble. Like so many other fine venues in NYC, they’ve hit hard times and their landlords are trying to screw them. As a result, bands are coming out of the woodwork to SAVE CBGBs. Tonight’s a big benefit show including a lot of my local buddies:
TONIGHT @ CBGB’S…UpstartStudios.com in Association with JerseyBeat.com, BlowupRadio.com, & ArtKore.org Presents — A Benefit Concert To Save CBGB
Doors @ 7pm…$10
7:30-7:50 Ya-Ne-Zniyoo (Acoustic)
8:30-8:50 End Of October
9:00-9:20 Jim Testa of Jersey Beat (Acoustic)
9:30-9:50 Arty Shepherd of Instruction (Acoustic)
10:00-10:20 Pale Horse
11:00-11:20 Crewman Number Six
11:30-11:50 High Speed Chase
12:30-12:50 Diesel Theory
I plan on being there with Lisa. Anyone who can make it, they could really use the support.