Saw a show here in the early 90’s. It was neat and all, but just made me wish I could have seen some shows there in ‘77: Blondie, Talking Heads, Patti Smith, Television, Richard Hell, and the Ramones! So sad it’s gone. They sure sold a lot of f-ing T-shirts though, and still do! Not enough to keep the place open. Tragic. p.s. The only reason I checked “Not worth visiting” is because there’s no longer anything TO visit now, except a revoltingly trendy and expensive John Varvatos boutique. Viva CBGB’s!over 5 years ago
CBGB's aka: CBGBsThe Bathroom. CBGB's is featured on the lists Everybody Hates a Tourist: New York City, New York Music Scene, and Do You Like American Music?.
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In 2005, a dispute between CBGB and the Bowery Resident’s Committee began. The Committee billed Kristal $91,000 in back rent, while Kristal claimed he had not been informed of increases in his $19,000 monthly rent. After the lease expired, they reached an agreement for the club to remain for fourteen more months while Kristal dropped his legal battles and his attempts to get historic landmark status for the club.over 6 years ago
CBGB (Country, Blue Grass, and Blues) was a legendary music club located at 315 Bowery at Bleecker Street in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States. Founded by Hilly Kristal in 1973, it was originally intended to feature its namesake musical styles, but became legendary as a forum for American punk and punk-influenced bands like The Ramones, Television, The Dead Boys, The Dictators, Blondie, and Talking Heads.over 6 years ago
it’s my favorite venue to see my friends’ bands play. So many rad bands have played CBs in the past, it’s amazing to see people you know on the stage. iF your friends ever play a show there, check it out! or if a band you like is there definitely check it out. ESPECIALLY since CBs is closing soon…definitely stop by and see how awesome it is before they tear it down :[over 6 years ago
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