music

the further evolution of CBGB?

A 1977 photo of CBGB, which operated on the Bowery from 1973 to 2006. Owners of the club’s assets are now planning a festival and seeking to revive it at a new site. Courtesy of The New York Times.

For the last six years the name CBGB has been little more than a logo on T-shirts for young people in the East Village. Now a group of investors has bought the assets of that famous punk-rock club, whichclosed in 2006, and plans to establish an ambitious music festival this summer, with an eye toward reopening the club at a new downtown location.

Full New York Times article HERE

Deadheads rejoice!

Now I’m not such a Grateful Dead fan per-se, but I can completely endorse a new public archive which showcases and preserves such a defining time in American music history. Hat’s off to ya, McHenry Library at the University of California at Santa Cruz!

“The plan right now is to have probably two full-fledged exhibits per year. That will be determined in part by the funding we can engender. Our first exhibit will go up in April. We plan on having a big public party to inaugurate the Archive—that will be sometime in May and be free; probably with some live Dead music being played; no, not by any of the Dead. [Laughs] I’ll lead guided tours of the exhibit. The exhibit space is almost done in terms of the planning, and we’ve started construction on it.”

 

Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye – Hardcore Historians.

Henry Rollins (former frontman of Black Flag and the Rollins Band) along with his friend Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat and Fugazi frontman) spend an afternoon visiting DC’s National Archives and the Library of Congress, surrounding themselves with both  awe-inspiring Colonial and punk-rock historical ephemera. “These people are all about collecting, databasing and preserving. I am in my element. We are having conversations about acid-free paper and Mylar L-sleeves! Be still, my fanatic heart.”

Read the entire article here:  http://goo.gl/ngp11

Thanks for the head’s up, Bernadette!