Posted in NYC | movies | music | venues on October 3, 2013

see this wall live, in person!
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Here's something you can see at CBGB Festival next week that you may not have expected: the inside of the club itself. When the legendary Lower East Side club closed back in 2006, owner Hilly Kristal and club talent booker Louise Staley carefully dismantled the interior and have had it in storage ever since. "Hilly wanted them to live on. He saved them for exactly this type of occasion," said Staley in a press release.

So, the original CBGB walls and the original sound system will be reconstructed - no, not at the Varvatos store, but at Landmark Sunshine Theatre on October 10 for the CBGB Fest keynote address which will be given by MTV President, Van Toffler and Duff McKagan whose band, Duff McKagan's Loaded, played the fest last year in Times Square. You can't make this stuff up.

Two days earlier (10/8) at Sunshine, CBGB: The Movie will make its NYC premiere. Tickets are still available. You can also win tickets to CBGB Film Fest screenings at the Wythe Hotel.

Other CBGB Fest events: My Morning Jacket and Grizzly Bear are playing for free in Times Square; Judge will be at Saint Vitus, and many BV photographers (and others) have work in a free photo exhibit.

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Comments (20)

Whatever, man. The North Koreans have been doing this for years with the corpses of their former leaders.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2013 3:31 PM

I never thought I would get to see those @ MAN ADVANTAGE and 25 TA LIFE stickers again! Unreal!

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2013 3:31 PM

fart

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2013 3:32 PM

Varvatos totally turned back back on... you know what? Even I'm getting sick of the joke at this point.

Posted by The 'turned his back' guy | October 3, 2013 3:42 PM

Can't wait for the Joey Ramone hologram's keynote.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2013 3:54 PM

Van Toffler is the President of Viacom, which owns MTV, and a ton of other stuff. Now you know from where the money is coming.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2013 4:02 PM

^ thanks, because when it said "keynote address which will be given by MTV President, Van Toffler" we couldn't understand what that was about. Pass the glue?

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2013 4:14 PM

Haha Van Toffler and Duff McKagan. Nice pairing of blowhard morons.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2013 4:15 PM

Also, these three nights are taking place at The Bowery Electric as part of the festival:

THURSDAY OCTOBER 10
CARRY ON BAND SERIES
LYDIA LUNCH, CHEETAH CHROME
GLEN MATLOCK, SYLVAIN SYLVAIN
THE WALDOS, SIC F*CKS, TUFF DARTS
LENNY KAYE, RICHARD LLOYD
ANDY SHERNOFF, ROB DUPREY, IVAN KRAL
DEE POP’S PRIVATE WORLD, FAITH
CERTAIN GENERAL, THE PLANETS
THE RATTLERS, EXTRA VIRGIN MARY
BITCH CIRCUS ALLSTARS
FEAT. DAVA SHE WOLF, BECKY WRECK
ANGIE SCARPA & LAURIE SAFDIE
JAHN XAVIER, DEBORAH FROST
BRUCE BRODY, WALTER STEDING
VIDEOS BY PAT IVERS & EMILY ARMSTRONG

FRIDAY OCTOBER 11
NICOLE ATKINS, PUSS N’ BOOTS
BAD GIRLFRIEND, THE PRETTIOTS

SATURDAY OCTOBER 12
ARTO LINDSAY
SAINT RICH, CALLERS, CELESTIAL SHORE

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2013 4:20 PM

4:14, the point is that he's a lot bigger than President of MTV. Its Viacom, which basically owns the media in this country.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2013 4:26 PM

CBGB movie is a big pile of poo.

Cringeworthy bad.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2013 4:58 PM

With a name like Van Toffler you know he is the biggest douchebag to walk this earth.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2013 4:59 PM

Are they reconstructing the frightening bathrooms too?

Posted by Eggs1234 | October 3, 2013 9:49 PM

how's cheetah chrome these days? and when did they drop the "motherf*ckers"?

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2013 10:13 PM

^ uh, the guy is from ohio and the band is from italy, motherfucker

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2013 12:54 AM

cant get enough cbgb nostalgia more please

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2013 1:44 PM

actually 4:15, Duff is super humble and sounds far more intelligent than 99% of the shit written in these comment sections.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2013 2:22 PM

duff played drums in my friend's band. yes, the stories of his sincerity seem to be echoed by many. Glad he's doing well.

on another note...enough with this CB's shit.
It has been WELL-DOCUMENTED in film, records, books, magazines.

Honestly, prior to the save CB's shows they were not booking any well-regarded shows for some time. They had an amazing early run and their final run, too. Enough already.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2013 1:23 PM

Haters gonna hate, this is by far the best thing to happen to punk since '77.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2013 2:21 PM

shake that egg oscar! Great band.

Posted by Yamileth | November 1, 2013 8:24 AM

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