CBGB Festival

Report: CBGB Festival Will Expand to Fort Lauderdale in 2015

Posted October 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Known more for altercockers than punk rockers, Fort Lauderdale doesn’t usually register on the scale of music hotbeds. Nevertheless, the annual CBGB Festival – having just finished its third outing – is planning a southern spinoff sometime next year. Details on the expansion remain paltry at best, but the local Sun Sentinel reports that “Fort Lauderdale’s […]

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CBGB Film Festival Recap: ‘Riot on the Dance Floor’ and ‘Who the Fuck Is that Guy?’

Last modified October 17, 2014 at 10:49 am

We decided to skip the CBGB concert in Times Square this past weekend, where rumor has it, the bands took a two hour break mid-day, out of respect for people attending matinees that day – not very rock n’ roll of them, but then again, you don’t want to mess with those senior blue-haired matinee-goers, […]

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CBGB Music & Film Festival Set For October

Posted August 8, 2014 at 11:10 am

The third annual CBGB Music & Film Festival will once again rock New York City this fall. According to SPIN.com, the five-day event will kick off October 8. While a complete lineup has yet to be announced, fans can bank on hopping around to a select bunch of venues throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, Plus, there […]

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‘CBGB’ Movie Available on DVD/Blu-Ray Beginning 12/31/13

Posted December 6, 2013 at 10:02 am

Two months after its premiere at the CBGB Festival, the widely-panned CBGB biopic is almost available to the masses. The film will be available on Blu-Ray and standard DVD on 12/31/13, not in time for Santa to deliver on your tenement stoop. According to Box Office Mojo, CBGB grossed a meager $40,400 in receipts during […]

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CBGB Film Fest Recap: ‘Babe’s and Ricky’s Inn’

Posted October 18, 2013 at 11:12 am

Switching it up after a series of rock-focused films, we went to see Babe’s and Ricky’s Inn, a documentary directed by Ramin Niami, about the legendary blues club in Los Angeles. Chronicling the 50+ year history of the club (which closed in 2010), the film introduces the blues musicians whose lives were transformed by “Mama” Laura […]

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CBGB Film Fest Recap: ‘Svengali: The Movie’

Posted October 18, 2013 at 10:20 am

Among the documentaries, we found a gem of a British comedy at the film festival. Svengali tells the story of wide-eyed music fanatic Dixie (Jonny Owen), a postman from South Wales, who has always dreamed of discovering a great band. He finds the perfect group on YouTube, quits his job, and with his fiance in tow, […]

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CBGB Film Fest: ‘Louder than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story’

Posted October 17, 2013 at 11:01 am

The “greatest untold story in Rock & Roll history,” the Grande Ballroom was the epicenter of the Detroit rock music scene in the late 1960s. Louder than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story directed by Detroit native Tony D’Annunzio, chronicles the history of the venue, along with the gritty and raw bands who played there. Designed in […]

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CBGB Film Fest Recap: ‘Graham Parker: Don’t Ask Me Questions’

Posted October 17, 2013 at 10:30 am

When we noticed a documentary on the CBGB schedule about Graham Parker, a musician who is not exactly a household name today (but who we remember from back in the day) we were intrigued. Graham Parker: Don’t Ask Me Questions tells the story of an uncompromising musician who, along with his band (Graham Parker and the […]

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CBGB Film Fest Recap: ‘Burning Down the House’ and ‘Bad Brains’

Posted October 16, 2013 at 10:45 am

Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB After deciding to skip the CBGB movie (okay, we weren’t invited to the premiere), we decided that we’d rather go for the real story anyway. Burning Down the House, directed by Mandy Stein, focuses on the 2005 battle to save the legendary club. The daughter of revered music […]

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CBGB Festival 2013 Roundup

Posted October 16, 2013 at 10:30 am

The second annual CBGB film festival was greatly expanded over last year’s inaugural effort, providing far more choices of things to do in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. Before the films kicked off, we started out at an opening night block party thrown by the Wooster Street Social Club, a tattoo parlor, gallery and event space. […]

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