Hilly Kristal

CBGB Shut Down 15 Years Ago on the Bowery

Posted October 15, 2021 at 5:00 am

Fifteen years ago. This was the night – arguably – that the last breath of punk exhaled on the Bowery. When CBGB concluded its residence at 315 Bowery. And the block could not look any different today. The former venue became, and remains, the upscale John Varvatos boutique; while its old CB’s Gallery space is […]

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Three Years Ago: Final Performance at CBGB

Posted October 16, 2009 at 6:35 am

As This Ain’t the Summer of Love pointed out, yesterday marked the three-year anniversary of the final performance at CBGB, now a trendy John Varvatos boutique.  Patti Smith was the headliner that night, along with some special guests including Lenny Kaye and Jay Dee Daugherty. Even Flea showed up to play bass. The show itself […]