So Long…

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The famed underground music venue, CBGBs, closes for good this weekend. Photo of the owner, Hilly Kristal, by Spencer Drate.

For a Times slideshow from the last concert, click here.

For a Times video, including snippets from Blondie’s wonderfully understated accoustic set, click here.

4 Responses to So Long…

  1. […] CBGBs is opening a store in the building that has at various times been a German music club where a Jewish mob shootout happened in 1914; the Polish National Home, known as The Dom, which turned into a popular bar; the Electric Circus which hosted Andy Warhol and the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, among others; a drug rehab center; and now it is a refurbished building with expensive condos on top and Chipotle, Super Cuts and other assorted retailers at street level. So it’s pretty much indisputable: CBGBs has officially sold-out. Going to Vegas is one thing, but opening a retail shop in this squeaky clean retail spot is another, even if it is St. Marks. […]

  2. […] CBGBs is opening a store in the building that has at various times been a German music club where a Jewish mob shootout happened in 1914; the Polish National Home, known as The Dom, which turned into a popular bar; the Electric Circus which hosted Andy Warhol and the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, among others; a drug rehab center; and now it is a refurbished building with expensive condos on top and Chipotle, Super Cuts and other assorted retailers at street level. So it’s pretty much indisputable: CBGBs has officially sold-out. Going to Vegas is one thing, but opening a retail shop in this squeaky clean retail spot is another, even if it is St. Marks. […]

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