Posted in music | tour dates on May 23, 2012

Now we really know what's going on. The CBGB Festival is happening July 5 - 8 at some 30 venues across the city, with over 300 bands participating, including the previously mentioned free Guided by Voices, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Cloud Nothings show at Summerstage (which now also includes The War on Drugs), the The Baseball Project and Craig Finn at City Winery, L.A. Guns at Highline, the Cro Mags, Sick of it All, Vision of Disorder, Absolution, and Sal Naim show at Webster Hall, and D Generation's Bowery Electric show. Newly added artists include Rocket from the Tombs, MEN, PS I Love You, Reggie Watts, Gary Lucas, Weekend, and more TBA. The full list of currently confirmed artists is below.

It's also a film festival with both new and classic rock films/docs, including the world premiere of The Rise and Fall of The Clash, plus American Hardcore, Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements, The Dead Boys - Live at CBGB/OMFUG 1977, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, Kurt Cobain About a Son, The Sacred Triangle: Bowie, Iggy & Lou 1971-1973 and more.

In addition, they've added a CMJ/SXSW-like music industry conference with panels/workshops concerning the music industry, independent artists, and a CBGB "Tales from the Club" panel each day. All conferences take place at the Sunshine Cinema and East Village Cinema. The festival also closes with the "distilled spirits fest" at Beekman Beer Garden on July 8.

There are variety of badges available too, from music and film showcase badges to one that get you into everything (or potentially at least...badges don't guarantee admission). The press release we got claims badges have been on sale since May 7 but this is the first we've heard about it. Regardless, early bird prices on music showcase badges is $69 and runs through May 31. It jumps to $79 if you buy before July 4 and walk-up badges once the fest starts are $89. Film fest badges are $99/$159/$219 for earlybird/regular/walk-up. You can also get a music conference badge which gains you entry to the showcases, workshops, and panels, and a music/film combo badge which gains you entry to all of that plus the film screenings. Full details on the vast array of CBGB Festival badge options are at their website. What this means to people who already bought tickets to individual shows already but want a badge too, we're not sure.

A list of all confirmed bands, films, conferences, and participating venues is below.


CBGB Music Festival confirmed artists
Guided By Voices
Pains Of Being Pure at Heart
Cloud Nothings
War on Drugs
Craig Finn D Generation
The Cro-Mags
Sick Of It All
Vision of Disorder
The Baseball Project
David Johansen
Reggie Watts
Sister Sparrow & The DirtyBirds
Willie Nile
Rocket From The Tombs
LA Guns
Dirty Pearls
Ben Taylor
Popa Chubby
Harry Waters
Gary Lucas With Gods and Monsters
Eytan and the Embassy Richard Lloyd Waldos
Radio 4
Shayfer James
Sophie Madeleine
My Pet Dragon
Bardot Jon DeRosa
So So Glows
Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan
PS I Love You
Orion Experience
Empire Beats featuring Camille Atkinson
The Killing Floor
Ingrid and The Defectors
Bebe Buell
The Noise
The Bowery Tones
Faith NYC
Two Lights
The Bamboo Kids
The Indecent
Brass Knuckle Evangelists
Mary C
New Cassettes
Waking Heroes
Daddy Long Legs
Van Hunt
Hollis Brown
Andy & The Rattlesnakes

CBGB Film Festival Line-up
24 Hour Party People
American Hardcore
Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!
Blank City, including one screening with filmmaker Q/A
Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements, including one screening with filmmaker Q/A
The Dead Boys - Live at CBGB/OMFUG 1977, including one screening with principal cast in attendance and filmmaker Q/A
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
End of The Century, principal cast members in attendance
Exit Through The Gift Shop
Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album, including one screening with John Lennon studio engineer Q/A
Hit so Hard
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Just Around The Corner, New York Premiere
Kurt Cobain About a Son
Let Fury Have The Hour
New York Doll
The Other F Word, including one screening with filmmaker Q/A
Patti Smith: Dream of Life
Punk's Not Dead
The Rise and Fall of The Clash, World Premiere including one screen with filmmaker Q/A
Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen, including one screening with Bob Bruen Q/A
The Sacred Triangle: Bowie, Iggy & Lou 1971-1973
Sid & Nancy
Suicide Girls Must Die!, principal cast in attendance
Vinyl, East Coast Premiere, principal cast and filmmakers in attendance
What Did You Expect: The Archers of Loaf Live at Cat's Cradle, US Premiere including one screening with filmmaker Q/A
A selection of untitled Andy Warhol screentests, curated by CBGB

Participating venues in CBGB fest
Cafe Wha?
City Winery
SummerStage in Central Park
Gramercy Theatre
The Box
The Living Room
Googie's at The Living Room
Highline Ballroom
Hill Country
Hank's Saloon
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Lit Lounge
Tammany Hall
Bitter End
The Delancey
The Bowery Electric
The Local 269
The Trash Bar
Webster Hall
The Studio at Webster Hall
(le) Poisson Rouge
Joe's Pub
Ottos' Shrunken Head

CBGB Festival Conferences:
11am Gigging: DIY or Do You Need An Agency...and When?
12pm A & R: Demo Listening and Feedback Sessions - Step Right Up!
1pm Financing Your Career as an Independent Artist
2pm Lawyers, Guns & Money: Legal Considerations for Indie Artists
3pm What to Expect of Artist Management in Today's Landscape
4pm CBGB - Tales From The Club - Industry Professionals

11am Build The Buzz: Engaging The Tastemakers
12pm Alternative Revenue Streams in Today's Music Business
1pm Direct to Fan - It's Not Just Email Anymore...or is it?
2pm Record Producer Panel: Making Great Sounding Records
3pm Publishing - The Great Unknown
4pm CBGB - Tales From The Club - Staff and Regulars

11am Touring Overseas as an Artist: The Nuts and Bolts Of It All
12pm A & R: Demo Listening and Feedback Sessions - Step Right Up!
1pm Follow Me: Social Media/Marketing Strategies for Indie Artists
2pm Grown-Up Sh*t: Health, Finance & Still Staying Cool
3pm Widgets, Apps and Witchcraft: Too Cool or Too Much?
4pm CBGB - Tales From The Club: Musicians

11am Music Industry: Today and the Future
12pm Take the Money and Run: Endorsements/Sponsorships - What Would Joey Do?
1pm Marketing Your Music for Film & Television
2pm Record Release Strategies For Today's Independent Artist
3pm Do You Want A Record Deal? : No, That's OK, I'm Good
4pm CBGB - Tales From The Club: The Birth of Punk Fashion



Comments (24)

So So Glos*

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 12:40 PM

No appearance from The Nuclears? BOLLOCKS I SAY. BOLLOCKS.

Posted by Brian | May 23, 2012 12:40 PM

Why is Sick of it All with Cro-Mags at Webster Hall 19+? The whole point of CBGB was that they were ALL AGES matinees! Doesn't this totally go against the spirit of CBGB's? Even Live Nation shows are 16+.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 12:48 PM

'Kurt Cobain About a Son' is about the most boring piece of film I've ever seen.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 12:49 PM

It's the same price as Northside for 10% of the bands. Uh. What am I missing?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 12:51 PM

Decent little lineup. Not bad for a first year.

Not sure what to think about the "artisanal" spirits. I wouldn't have drank any else but bottled beer at CBGG since it was nasty.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 12:51 PM

This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 12:54 PM

would be a lot better if there were no mxpx.

god awful band

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 12:55 PM

if this is a 'radio 4 reunion' I hope they're going back to the original 3-piece line-up

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 12:56 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 12:58 PM

I guess my ranting paid off. They changed the Sick of it All and Cro-Mags show to 16+! :)

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 1:00 PM

Where is D?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 1:01 PM

cbgb back to exploit nyc's sense of nostalgia, once again.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 1:13 PM

what does this have to do with cbgbs? this doesnt really invoke any spirit of the original venue as far as i can tell but just another scheme for some organizers to make a few bucks this summer.

Posted by adam | May 23, 2012 1:16 PM

1:01 - who gives a fuck? besides you, apparently ...

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 1:25 PM

So, If a "Music Showcases Badge" is $69 and a "Film Badge" is $99, why would I pay $299 for a "Combo Badge Music/Film"? I don't get it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 1:39 PM

I'm confused by the film badge price. You look at the schedule, the most you can see is 3 films a night (it runs 2 nights from 5pm-Midnight multiple screens). For $99 that's like $17 a film. And a lot of these films are available on DVD/streaming. I like the movies, and would like to see them projected, but $99 is crazy. They either need to make the film portion more days/hours or lower the badge price. Or am I missing something?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 2:25 PM

money grab

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 3:33 PM

up the punx..?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 9:00 PM

1:25pm You give a fuck, too, "apparently", or you wouldn't be replying to 1:01pm about me, jackass.

CBGB is doing an awful job "promoting".

What are the other shows besides Sick Of It All and Guided By Voices ??? I checked their site and see nothing listed.

'Cool (wack) to see Sick Of It All going back to playing just big dumb clubs again like they did in the early-mid '90s (The Ritz, Irving Plaza etc.) Webster Hall their new exclusive place now? Last three of their NYC shows have been there. Retire already or better yet, drop your first three albums from your set or them being 90% of it.

Posted by D | May 24, 2012 1:30 AM

1:25 i do!

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2012 9:22 AM

Its going to be an awesome 3 days. Can't wait!

Posted by Gemini | May 29, 2012 10:59 PM

You can all thank Harley Flanagan for ruining the night for everyone,” Cro-Mags lead singer John Joseph McGowan told the crowd.

also J.J. don't forget to thank James Dressler Jimmy Gestapo
for inciting harley the day before the show putting the buzz in his ear to fuck over the cro-mags, sick of it all show. telling harley That he needs to man up and take a stand against J.J. getting harley high and strung out to commite a violent act against the scene. it is known that Jimmy G smuggled the knife in by band equiptment and hide it in the vip telling harley where to find it the next day to use it against the band. jimmy gestapo dressler is just as fault and guilty for inciting harley to commit attemped murder. James dressler also back stabbed a fellow member DMS by having harley stab gook in the vip. thats why harley didn't do it at the a.f. show and mike gook was there for harley to get revenge. but jimmy told him to get gook and J.J. The next day at cro-mags and soia instead so it wouldn't ruin the m.l. show with a.f. the day after. Jimmy gestapo and harley will both have to face the facts soon for there actions. Harley should have never listen to James dressler/ Jimmy gestapo. a real sad chapter in nyhc history.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2012 3:03 PM

quite cool.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 3:00 PM

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