CBGB Festival 2013 Roundup

Posted on: October 16th, 2013 at 10:30 am by

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Photo: CBGB.com

The second annual CBGB film festival was greatly expanded over last year’s inaugural effort, providing far more choices of things to do in both Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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The scene outside of the Wooster St. Social Club. Photo: Lori Greenberg.

Before the films kicked off, we started out at an opening night block party thrown by the Wooster Street Social Club, a tattoo parlor, gallery and event space. (The Social Club is also the setting of TLC’s show “NY Ink.”).

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Aya Fukuda, far left, overseeing rock n’ roll manicures. Photo: Lori Greenberg.

The event included the opening of “Never Again,” a photography exhibit featuring the work of over 20 well known music photographers whose work has been published in SPIN, Rolling Stone, NME and Paper, among others.

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Photo: Lori Greenberg

The tattoo parlor was open for business, with a few party-goers adding more ink while the party was in progress. If you didn’t want something quite as permanent, you could partake in the club’s weekly “Nail Pop” event, hosted by Lady Gaga’s manicurist, Aya Fukuda, aka NQ (Nail Queen), sitting down for a “rock n’ roll manicure.” (Yes, we got one. Like you really needed to ask?)

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Photo: Lori Greenberg

“Never Again” runs through November 1st. For more information, check out the Social Club’s site.

We got to catch a bunch of great films at the festival. Be sure to check out our upcoming reviews this week for the following:

Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB

The Bad Brains: A Band in DC

Graham Parker: Don’t Ask Me Questions

Svengali: The Movie

Babe and Ricky’s Inn

Louder than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story

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