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The CBGB Festival starts today (7/5) and runs through Sunday (7/8) at over 30 venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn. We've known that they were staging a big outdoor Times Square concert on Saturday (7/7) for a little while and guessed that Superchunk, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and The Hold Steady were going play it. The whole lineup has since been confirmed. Superchunk, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and The Hold Steady are in fact playing, and they'll be joined by Duff McKagan's Loaded, Upper West, Zulu Wave and GLINT. The stages will be on Broadway at 46th Street & 51st Street and the free show runs from noon to 6 PM this Saturday (7/7). In addition to the music there will be food, drinks, music shop booths, and music themed activities for people of all ages.

As mentioned, the festival kicks off today and Krist Novoselic will give the keynote speech at Landmark Sunshine Cinema at noon. Update: That happened. here's a picture:

Krist Novoselic giving keynote speech (photo via A.M. Saddler)
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There's tons of other shows at CBGB Festival too, like the big lineup of punk veterans playing Bowery Electric tonight (7/5), which Richard Lloyd unfortunately had to drop off. Fidlar plays The Studio at Webster Hall tonight (7/5) with The Pinz, The Suicide Bitches, and The Wicked Tomorrow (tickets). Plus, there's many more too.

Most of the other shows during CBGB Fest do cost money, and you can either buy tickets for individual shows (if not already sold out) or buy a music pass ($89). The full schedule with set times is online. There's also a film festival going on (schedule), panel discussions, and a "spirits festival."

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah in Philly in 2011 (more by Colin Kerigan)
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The Times Sqaure show also marks the last for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah with guitarist Robbie Guertin who wrote to fans in an email:

Being a member of Clap has been an incredible experience, but I have decided to move on and see what's next. I will continue to make music with my other band, Radical Dads, pursue miscellaneous artistic endeavors, and also grow some vegetables. I am excited to see what else might come my way. Maybe some tomatoes?
Hopefully he's got those tomatoes already planted or he may have to wait till next season. Radical Dads next NYC show is July 15 at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge with Ovlov, Disco Doom, Dead Stars, and Green Is Green.

Meanwhile, after CBGB Fest, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will take a bit of a break and are then heading out on a tour with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes this September. That tour will see the band hitting up cities in the US and Canada, but unfortunately none in the Northeast. A list of all dates on that tour is below.

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah -- 2012 Tour Dates
7/8 - CBGB's Festival - New York, NY
9/7 - Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA #
9/11 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland, OR #
9/12 - McDonald Theater - Eugene, OR #
9/14 - Malkin Bowl - Vancouver, BC #
9/15 - Marymoor Amphitheater - Redmond, WA #
9/17 - MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB #
9/18 - Edmonton Event Center - Edmonton, AB #
9/23 - Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN #
9/25 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI #
9/26 - Iroquois Amphitheater - Louisville, KY #
9/27 - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium - Asheville, NC #
9/29 - North Charleston P.A.C - North Charleston, SC #
9/30 - Beacham Theatre - Orlando, FL #
10/1 - Jannus Live - Saint Petersburg, FL #
10/3 - Mahalia Jackson Theater - New Orleans, LA #
10/5 - Crossroads KC - Kansas City, MO #

# - w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
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Comments (37)

weak yo

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 11:22 AM

When will set times be announced for the Times Square show?

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 11:24 AM

There will be no black people at this show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 11:26 AM

^You missed the memo...this "black people" stuff is boring. You don't like 'em...move out of New York.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 11:49 AM

He's probably just one of those dorky trendy goofballs who tries to half-joke ("half-joke", as in trying to make it seem like a joke, but has the actual true beliefs of their racism) about being racist.

Glad I'll only be attending the non-hipster events at this festival, BTW.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 11:52 AM

set times?

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 11:54 AM

Free shows with The Hold Steady and Guided By Voices should not compete against each other. I feel like a Venn diagram of their fanbases would be nearly overlapping concentric circles.

Posted by Derek Jeter | July 5, 2012 11:55 AM

Picasso (Dutchess) 2238 of Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter (Wantagh, New York) wants to know why all this clown shit

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 12:03 PM

lol'd at 12:03

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 12:10 PM

Why can't Superchunk do a paid show? Don't want have to put up with either Hold Steady fans or Times Square. Both are full with tourists.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 12:14 PM

high of 99° saturday, you must really love the hold steady

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 12:19 PM

I'm with you @12:14. Would have paid to see Superchunk. WIsh they could've been put on the MHOW bill with The Men/RK.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 12:25 PM

None of this festival should compete with each other.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 1:02 PM

it is terrible that 2 shows are at same time.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 1:09 PM

its going to be 97 on saturday.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 1:09 PM

12:19 I think I'd rather get heat stroke than listen to a band with a vocalist who sounds like he can't get over a cold.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 1:09 PM

I still don't really get this whole CBGB festival. They've got a disco band playing at le poisson rouge tonight, indie bands playing at Times Square and Central Park and a bunch of old washed up single members representing punk bands that were actually from the original 70s era. Badges will cost you over $100. Meanwhile, John Varvatos is still hocking overpriced "rock n roll" attire at the original club location. How unpunk can you get? Fucking David Byrne playing to a bunch of Park Slope moms at Prospect Park 3 years ago was more punk rock than this.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 1:09 PM

Holding steady, folding my arms and saying meh.

Ticketed Superchunk solo show >>>>> all of this garbage

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 1:12 PM

set times would be helpful for those of us that are trying to see both Superchunk and GBV.... is this even possible?

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 1:21 PM

It should be possible to see both. The Times Square show starts at noon with Superchunk listed as fourth, probably somewhere between 2 and 3. GBV goes on at 6.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 1:25 PM

wack ass crap.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 1:30 PM

will there be beer at the times square show?

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 1:52 PM

will there be air conditioning?

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 2:07 PM

SET TIMES FOR TIMES SQUARE PLEASE!!!!!!??????

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 2:20 PM

Is there a decent hummus place around times square?

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 2:29 PM

although CB's was mostly irrelevant after about 1980, this lineup sets even a lower standard -

Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2012 3:14 PM

hilly krystal just rolled over in his grave

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 3:21 PM

when i think of punk, i think of krist novoselic

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 11:44 PM

Tom Cruise in Rock Of Ages was so punk

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 11:52 PM

There is no mention of the word *punk* in the CB's ads. CB's was never about punk. It was about original music of all sorts. Talking Heads, Television, Blondie, B-52's, Mink de Ville, etc were hardly punk sounding bands.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 7:24 AM

I feel like seeing a movie today. Does anyone know of any new movies coming out today?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 8:19 AM

Saturday will be 101 deg
Heat stoke = big fun

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 9:03 AM

heard from a friend working at the festival... 1:20 - superchunk, 4:30 the hold steady

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2012 11:22 AM

The audience for the first hour was amazingly sparse both on the stage at 46th (Zulu Wave) and 51st (West Side). I'm sure it's bigger now, but the heat was too much for me, as I am elderly. (Being elderly, however, I've already seen The Hold Steady, Superchunk, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.) Now I can die saying I was at CBGB in the 70s and at the first CBGB Festival free show at Times Square, about which someone in the crowd said, "I can't imagine anything less punk than this."

Posted by Richard | July 7, 2012 2:30 PM

it is 3 o clock and i call bullshit:

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