man, a chapter is closing: cbgb’s closes their doors this weekend. cbgb’s is the birthplace of punk the u.s. it’s a hole-in-the-wall kind of place (in new york), but had such a huge impact on the american music scene over the last three decades. i visited this last january, and bought the obligatory shirt.
what’s next, the break-up of the clash? oh, wait…
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Bummer Huh? Lee & Kelli are heading out here this weekend, we were/are hoping to be able to get them in for a taste of CBGB’s!!
They are actually moving the store to Los Vegas. They rented the building and the people didn’t want them to have the lease anymore.
yep sad day, I stopped in for a pilgramage of sorts one late night in the snow a few years back right after a macanudo and a world class slice of pizza. So long punk heaven.
Go to the Whiskey in LA. It’s still there and I have heard CBGBs was almost as much of a dump as that place.