No matter what generation you’re from, if sounds of The Ramones, The Cramps, The Misfits, Beastie Boys, or Bad Brains (to name a few) have ever graced your speakers, then you’re most likely familiar with the name CBGB. In 2006, the doors of the legendary punk club and birthplace of the American punk movement officially closed, and for 6 years, the name continued only on re-printed Ramones posters and the tshirts of young punks, becoming little more than a reminder of an awesome scene that was known by many but experienced by few.
Well, there’s no excuses now. This year, the scene will be resurrected in the first annual CBGB Festival. The music portion is set for July 5-6th with over 300 acts, old and new, hitting venues all across New York City. A few acts on the lineup have been officially announced, including a free show on July 7th with Guided By Voices and Cloud Nothings.
In the calming words of The Ramones, hey, ho … let’s go.
Check out more info on the official CBGB site.