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Making History at Night with Photographer David Godlis [RECAP]

Last modified September 21, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Growing up in NYC in the 1970s, the images of the music scene inside, outside, and around CBGBs, are permanently imprinted on this reporter’s mind. But for those of you who weren’t there (or for the many of you who were, and maybe due to some illegal substances, really don’t remember much of it), be […]

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In Celebration of 30 Years of the ‘East Village Eye’ [PHOTOS]

Posted September 19, 2016 at 10:14 am

A 30th anniversary calls for a celebration, which was exactly what the East Village Eye did on Friday night. It started with an exhibit of artwork, images and pages from the “Eye,” held at the Howl! Happening Gallery, and it was, well, pretty happening indeed. The crowd, with many familiar faces from back in the day, […]

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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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Visiting the Intersection of Hardcore Punk and Architecture at ABC No Rio

Posted May 23, 2016 at 10:21 am

Before the interwebs and before PayPal, if you wanted to hear an underground band or read a fanzine about them, you did it the old-fashioned way: sending an envelope with a check or cash to the band’s address. More often than not, the address on that envelope was the home of one of the band […]

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Opening Day of Ramones Exhibit at Queens Museum [RECAP]

Last modified April 11, 2016 at 2:28 pm

Yesterday afternoon, the Queens Museum turned into a mosh pit. The official opening of “Hey Ho! Let’s Go! Ramones and the Birth of Punk” kicked off with four hours of live bands in the middle of the museum. Thousands of museum-goers stopped by, many sporting the Ramones uniform of a motorcycle jacket, ripped jeans and […]

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Hey! Ho! Let’s Go … to the Ramones Exhibit at the Queens Museum

Posted April 8, 2016 at 9:23 am

Unless you liked spending time in elevators or supermarkets, the music scene in the mid-70s was not terribly exciting. Mainstream radio specialized in “Lite FM” tunes and bubblegum pop songs. Concerts were headlined by “arena rock” bands, specializing in 30 minute drum solos. During this time, there was also nothing terribly exciting going on in […]

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Artist Tribute to CBGB and Adam Yauch Pops Up on Ludlow Street

Posted April 5, 2016 at 10:13 am

​Realistic wheat-paste art portraying CBGB surfaced on Ludlow Street within the past couple weeks. It’s the work of street artist FLOOD, whose Bill Cosby-skewering Fat Albert pieces have attracted local notoriety. This particular paster pays tribute, not only to the long lost club, but also late Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch (RIP 2012) and drummer/vocalist […]

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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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