In high school, when I was just another middle class kid who so desperately wanted to be a punk rocker (insert Ramones song here), CBGBs was the Mecca of cool. Now, due to dramatic financial problems, the club faces possible shutdown.
Dedicated punks who made it past eighteen still wearing Mohawks have banded together in an attempt to prevent that from happening.
CBGB Fundraiser Throughout August
Rising rent rates prevent the club from continuing as usual. Taking the initiative, CBGBs is holding a month-long fundraiser. I'm fairly certain this won't be the bake-sale variety of fundraisers. The club has lined up classic, local, and up-and-coming punk bands to play throughout August.
Benefit shows play throughout August. To check out the listing or to donate
money to the club, visit www.cbgb.com.
Their August calendar promises the following:
8/2 JOKER 5 SPEED
8/3 RANA / SOUND OF URCHIN (co-headline) with Big Machine
8/5 BUSH TETRAS
8/7 AWKWARD THOUGHT, URBAN RIOT, STEP2FAR, NUTS & BOLTS, and THE TURNPIKE WRECKS more TBA
8/9 APHASIA, SHORTIE
8/10 AGAINST ME, THE EXIT, WORLD INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY
8/13 VANS WARPED TOUR AFTER PARTY
8/14 GORILLA BISCUITS, BLACK TRAIN JACK
8/15 RAW POWER
8/19 LIVING COLOUR
8/20 THE VANDALS
8/22 KID DYNAMITE, GREYAREA
8/26 DEAD BOYS, FLIPPER, PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES, ADRENALIN O.D. ,
8/27 DEAD BOYS, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, NIHILISTICS, SFA
8/28 SHAM 69, FLIPPER, CHEETAH CHROME & THE BLACK ANGELS
8/29 SMAM 69, YOUTH BRIGADE, THE RADICTS
Stay tuned for updates.