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Shepard Fairey will Replace Joey Ramone with a Debbie Harry Mural on Bleecker Street

Last modified August 22, 2017 at 11:25 pm

Yesterday afternoon, the two-year-old Joey Ramone mural was whitewashed from the Bleecker Street facade of Saxon + Parole. Two dudes were spotted erasing the artwork with a bucket of beige paint. But it apparently won’t stay blank for long. Word on the street is that Shepard Fairey is on deck to paint the replacement over […]

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Photographer David Godlis Takes us Back to the 1970s Bowery

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:15 am

It’s mid 1970s gritty New York City and you’re perusing through the Village Voice when a large ad for a bar you’ve never heard of catches your eye. Night after night you find yourself heading down to this seedy part of town which has drawn you in with its sweaty air, loud punk music, and […]

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John Varvatos ‘Rock is Dead’ Stunt Comes to the Bowery (aka CBGB)

Posted February 1, 2016 at 5:05 am

Rock is dead? That’s the question posed on the Bowery as of this week. Fitting placement for this banner, no doubt a billboard for the John Varvatos store. Indeed, the ambiguous advert hangs from the facade of 315 Bowery, formerly the home of CBGB and CBGB Gallery (now a Patagonia surf shop). The upscale men’s boutique […]

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Check Out this CBGB Parody Menu for the Newark Airport Restaurant

Posted December 28, 2015 at 5:12 am

In case you missed it, time to savor this thin slice of CBGB parody. As reported, the once-iconic punk club has been reduced to airport fodder. The so-called CBGB LAB restaurant opened at Newark Liberty Airport last week, and is already angering fans on either side of the aisle (i.e. diehards and casual fans alike). […]

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Here’s a Look Around the New CBGB LAB at Newark Airport

Last modified December 24, 2015 at 9:39 am

The plywood is gone, just in time for the holiday travel rush. That God-awful CBGB-branded restaurant outpost – dubbed CBGB Lab – is now serving at Newark Liberty Airport. And, as this photo illustrates, there are already diners taking advantage. As previously reported, CBGB apparently teamed up with OTG Management to create the restaurant-bar, with […]

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CBGB Gets Tourist-Trap Treatment with Newark Airport Restaurant

Posted December 22, 2015 at 5:10 am

In which CBGB meets EWR… The life-supported CBGB has been relegated to the tourist-trap dust-bins of a shitty area airport. Apparently the current trademark holder (a holding company) sees it fit to install a branded restaurant at Newark Liberty Airport (EWR). It’s located in Terminal C, base of operations for United Airlines. CBGB apparently teamed […]

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Ramones Tribute Mural Goes up on the Bowery, Across from Former CBGB

Last modified September 4, 2015 at 9:52 am

August 16, 1974. A date that lives in infamy. It was then, forty-one years ago, that Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Tommy took the stage at CBGB for the first time as the Ramones. Enter the Little Italy Street Art Project and the Loman Art Festival. The organization tapped street artists John “Crash” Matos and Solus […]

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Talking CBGB, Punk, and Warhol with Photographer Bobby Grossman [INTERVIEW]

Posted May 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

Most of my friends know that I’m a New York City history freak. I’ll probably annoy you when I walk down the street telling you the history of some random tenement on the corner of some random street in the LES. Lately, though, I’ve found myself reading numerous books on the 60s/70s/80s NYC music scene, […]

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Today in LES History: Television Debuts at CBGB on the Bowery

Last modified April 1, 2015 at 12:42 am

On this day in… 1974 – The seminal rock/punk/alternative band Television began their Sunday night residency at CBGB, a former Bowery dive bar where band members built a stage for their debut performance. Here is an excerpt from a piece that NYU professor Bryan Waterman wrote last year on the fortieth anniversary of the event… Although […]

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Reliving the Spinal Tap “Comeback Show” at CBGB, on This Date in 1984

Posted May 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

Thirty years ago today was a seminal moment in the canon of rock music. And it happened on the Bowery. On May 6, 1984, Spinal Tap performed CBGB (in real life) as part of their “comeback tour” in connection with Smell the Glove. It hadn’t gone well for the band up to that point, what […]

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