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August 30, 2005

CBGB's Last Hoorah

cgbg_inside.jpgThe walls inside CBGB's are a veritable paper mache history of punk music. Bands like Blondie, The Ramones and The Talking Heads passed through the doors of CBGB's, rocked out on stage, and papered the walls with their posters. The tattered remains of those early posters is a legacy teetering on verge of oblivion: CBGB's is threatened with eviction.

In a nasty lawsuit with the Bowery Residents' Committee over back-rent, CBGB's has one day to get their act together. Their lease expires tomorrow, August 31st and they are scrambling to raise funds.

CGBG_outside.jpgHelp keep CBGB's rocking. Head to Washington Square Park tomorrow for CGBG Forever from 3-7pm to support this cultural icon and listen to bands like Blondie, Chesterfield Kings, Bouncing Souls, The Charms and Institute with Gavin Rossdale. Gothamist has full coverage.

Posted by EMC at August 30, 2005 03:44 PM


I read somewhere that CBGB's stands for Country, Bluegrass, Blues -- music genres the owner originally intended to promote in this punk rock club.

Posted by: Liz at August 30, 2005 04:38 PM

CNET Download.com is the exclusive Web cast provider for the "Save CBGB" concert in NYC's Washington Square park. The live recording will be available for streaming around 4:30 pm eastern time on the day of the concert - Wednesday, August 31. You can find it at www.download.com.

Posted by: Sarah at August 30, 2005 06:56 PM

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