Posted in Contests | music | tour dates on June 21, 2012


As mentioned several times, CBGB Festival is happening in NYC from July 5-8. Still no word on when, where, or even if Superchunk are playing, (or Wyclef Jean or Clap Your Hands Say Yeah for that matter) but the current and changing schedule can be seen at the CBGB website.

Nirvana bassist-turned-politician Krist Novoselic will give the keynote speech at the festival and there will be many other music conferences including a "CBGB - Tales From The Club" with a former Ramones manager.

The music schedule has a huge variety of shows, many of which we've mentioned, like Redd Kross/The Men at MHOW, which The Labor Pool, who were supposed to open the Superchunk/Redd Kross show were added to. They've also opened shows for Mission of Burma, Yo La Tengo, Wild Flag, and include Superchunk/Yo La Tengo booking agent Bob Lawton as a member.

Other shows that we've previously mentioned include Agnostic Front, Madball, and Murphy's Law at Webster Hall, Reggie Watts and Radio 4 at the Bell House, Cro-Mags, Sick of it All and more at Webster Hall, MEN at Gramercy Theater, the free Guided by Voices/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart/Cloud Nothings/The War on Drugs show at Central Park and more. There's a ton of other good artists playing shows too, including Mykki Blanco, Escort, Andy Shernoff, David Johansen, Richard Lloyd, and so many more. One of these is the recently announced show with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Lissy Trullie, and Fawn at Highline Ballroom July 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The festival is also screening a number of films, some of which are making their premiere at the festival like the new Archers of Loaf documentary (well, it's making its US premiere, its world premiere was last week in Toronto at NXNE). And then there's the schedule for the film panels and of course the spirits festival.

Tickets for the previously discussed show at The Bell House on July 6 with Reggie Watts, the reunited Radio 4, and The Jigglers are still available if you dont want to trouble yourself with a festival badge. Those badges are still on sale, but if you don't want to pay for one, we have TWO PAIRS of badges to give away. Details on how to enter to win are below.

For a chance at winning a pair of badges to CBGB Festival: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "CBGB Festival" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "CBGB Festival". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!



Comments (28)

Need Superchunk confirmation!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 5:51 PM

Loved the club , not feeling this ..

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 6:17 PM

if you loved the club, you probably were never there.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 6:28 PM

Wow, Brooklyn poseurs finally get a chance to be "punk"

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 6:36 PM

Radio 4 are back!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 6:53 PM

good god that poster is terrible...

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 7:04 PM

hundreds of kids in williamsburg are searching "cbgb" and "omfug" at this very moment

hint: the first one is short for CLUBGLUB

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 7:17 PM

If you like one of the bands, by all means go see them.

If you are going to be part of something special, go to your local venue and support them. That's what CBGBs was to me and why bands from the underground and the past independent scene from all over the world wanted to play there so much.

In my opinion, this whole thing has very little to do with that and that's ok. I am just a bit bothered by the promotion of it all. It appears disingenuous. I hope it contributes to something exciting for New York music scene in the near future, but I doubt it. Hope is empty and produces nothing other than thumb twiddling.

Have fun.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 9:32 PM

Radio 4 suck.

Poster has nothing to do w cbgb's in any way shape or form.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 9:34 PM

A bunch of these bands playing have nothing to do with CB's. The AF and SOIA shows are representative of what CB's really was. Not this hipster garbage. MEN? Fuck outta here.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 9:37 PM

Q- Do you know what was HUGE in the CBGB scene?

A- Massive amounts of hummus consumption backstage. (that's why those punk rockers had so much energy) Those phyto-nutrients are responsible for the entire fucking scene bro.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 10:24 PM

Mac posted to Twitter that Superchunk will be playing somewhere during the festival.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 10:39 PM

hilly krystal is rolling over in his grave

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 11:08 PM

Would like to see the iPods play this one -- bring some real diversity to the lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 11:42 PM

LOL at 11;42

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 8:48 AM

^ You laughed at that earlier, you jive turkey!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 9:15 AM

there is no way someone always finds that lame iPod joke funny.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 9:31 AM

This is so, very gay. NYC had it's chance to keep CB's open, they blew it - now we have this stupid shit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 11:25 AM

You really have to be a Gormandizer to be excited about Dale Earndthardt Jr Jr

seriously - they are terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 11:31 AM

shows are shows... (especially free ones) if you like the bands go if not don't. If its called CBGB fest or whatever.. the name is somewhat irrelevant

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 12:20 PM

9:32 nailed it. And this:
"MEN? Fuck outta here."

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 12:29 PM

ah, the days of actually having to trek to the bowery and earn a tshirt to wear it. You couldn't buy it online or in the mall. CBGB's was fun, dangerous and fresh back then.

As usual you have money, hungry pieces of shit scraping up every last piece of what this place meant to make a dollar.

AF and SOIA shows are what that place was about. CB's was a place you'd go to see bands that noone else knew, or cared about, and in turn found your own little clique outside of what was considered the norm.

That "MEN? Fuck outta here." comment... Spot on, my friend. Spot the fuck on.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 12:51 PM

Sorry 9:31, I think it's kind of a cute joke. Maybe not laugh out loud funny, but at least creative -- unlike most of the stuff on the site. : )

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:17 PM

Other than the punk / post punk eras from 75 to mid 80s...CBGBs was one of the (if not THE) leading indie rock venue from late 80s to about 1996 when other clubs like Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Knitting Factory (2nd location) took hold.. I saw bands such as Sonic Youth, Superchunk ,The Pixies, Dinosaur Jr, Galaxie 500, Guided By Voices, Yo La Tengo etc all play there.. There were still hardcore matinees on sundays and the typical bigger name local punk bands off and on. Then it became a tourist trap in the late 90s until its demise with the occasional interesting show.. so it's had a lot of different lives. I think the bookings at the festival represent that to a degree. Its just a little odd that the 1970s names synonymous with Cb's are not really represented here like Patti Smith , Blondie , Talking Heads (or members of) Television etc
but there are some good bills nonetheless

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 2:46 PM

What does John Varvatos think about all this?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 3:46 PM

1142 made me laugh

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2012 3:31 AM

Re: the poster. If I was a cartoon character, would.

Posted by D | June 23, 2012 2:42 PM

Can you email me with some pointers on how you made your site look this awesome, I would appreciate it.

Posted by miniclip | September 4, 2012 5:31 PM

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