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Remembering Joey Ramone Through Photos

Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

"I Remember You," a new exhibition of never-before-seen photographs at John Varvatos in New York, shows a few sides of the brooding singer/songwriter ...

Back From The Dead?

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2012 | New York

(Corrects name of Kristal's daughter in 7th and 9th paras) NEW YORK, May 8 (Reuters) - New York's legendary punk-rock music venue CBGB...

PHOTOS: Varvatos Hosts A Ramone Autobiography Party At Former CBGB Venue

Posted 03.30.2012 | New York

High-end fashion designer John Varvatos celebrated the launch Thursday of "Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone" at his chic 315 Bowery boutiq...

CBGB Searching SXSW For Bands To Play Summer Festival

Posted 03.16.2012 | New York

More than five years after CBGB shuttered its doors, ending three decades of legendary punk performances to transform into a high-end John Varvatos bo...

POLL: Should CBGB Reopen? Because It Might!

Posted 01.31.2012 | New York

News of CBGB's possible reopening has sent the blogosphere into a tizzy. Can the legendary music venue be successful without founder and "rock midwife...

Denver Does CBGB's: Accordion Crimes on Blondie

Erin Barnes | Posted 12.10.2011 | Denver
Erin Barnes

This October 29th, Denver bands are bringing the Hi-Dive back to CBGB's in the mid-seventies. We spoke with Accordion Crimes about covering Blondie, being blond, Playboy Bunny Camp, and other blond-related topics.

Denver Does CBGB's: Hindershot on Talking Heads

Erin Barnes | Posted 12.06.2011 | Denver
Erin Barnes

October 29th, Denver bands are covering iconic bands that played the Hi-Dive. The lineup includes local band Hindershot as Talking Heads. We caught up with Hindershot to talk about the process of covering the Heads.

WATCH: New York City's Vanishing Landmarks

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.26.2011 | New York

There's been a rash of New York City landmarks closing or about to close this week. Mars Bar got its demolition permit, a candlelight vigil was held l...

Legendary New York Venue Setting For New Biopic

Posted 07.20.2011 | New York

CBGB, the famous New York City music venue, and its founder Hilly Kristal will be the subjects of a new biopic, according to Brad Ro...

East Village's Extra Place: Music, Fashion and Tacos

| Courtney Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When CBGB was at its prime, Extra Place was the back alley where questionable things went down and music legends made fast getaways. Fast forward to t...

WATCH: Finding The Bowery's Rock & Roll Roots

GloboMaestro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

CBGB was once the center of New York's punk-rock scene on the Bowery. But do you know about the club's latest incarnation? City insider, Laura Cooper...

The Kinks Make Me Look Good in LA

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

None of the Kinks were even the slightest bit gay, contrary to some legends. But they did prance around like total fops in their dressing rooms a lot.

Is New York Losing Its Edgy Soul?

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — CBGB, the birthplace of punk rock, is gone. No longer can visitors to Coney Island plunk down a few coins to play the unsettling attr...

Opening for The New York Dolls at the Mercer Arts Center, December 19th, 1972

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The New York Dolls were the pebble thrown in the pond. They sank to the bottom having caused hundreds of ripples.

CBGB Lives? | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Punk's not dead on the Bowery, it's just gone underground--to the basement below CBGB (now John Varvatos) and the CB's Gallery (now the Morrison Hotel...

The Damned at CBGB: The Night Punk Was Officially Born in the USA

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

In early April 1977, The Damned were the first no-kidding British Punk band to come to the States. They were one of the very few already notorious amongst the cognoscenti in New York.

I Piss Off Johnny Rotten!

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

One night, to my mild shock, Johnny called me at home, announcing, "Hey, Binky, it's JT Asparagus. ('Who?!') It's me, Johnny! Me and Jerry want to know if you'd like to come down and jam with us."

I Open For The Ramones At CBGB In 1975

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

As our weekend with The Ramones drew near, I started getting nervous. Terry Ork's "You have to provide the PA" proviso was presenting a real problem. The Planets didn't have a PA system.

Justin Lowe To Recreate CBGB Bathroom Hartford's Wadsworth Athenum Museum

WSJ | Kelly Crow | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Justin Lowe, an artist known for transforming white-cube interiors into cluttered labyrinths, plans to recreate the graffiti-covered restroom of the d...

I Turn Down Iggy Pop and a Door

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Out of nowhere, I got a call from Danny Sugerman. He said, "Hey Binky, I've got Ray Manzarek and Iggy Pop on the line with me. I've convinced them that you have to be the guitarist for a new band."

Film Review: Patti Smith: Dream of Life

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

Dream of Life, Sebring's tribute to the once and future queen of punk, so completely suits Patti Smith's personality that every frame of the movie reflects her will to be free.

Sam Sifton Debuts With Review Of Daniel Boulud's DBGB

New York Times | Sam Sifton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

HEY, ho, let's go! Daniel Boulud, one of our more gregarious and intelligent restaurateurs, a four-star chef for his Daniel on East 65th Street, owner...

The Evolution of Extra Place

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Walsh

I could not help but feel a tinge of melancholy when, after an afternoon of flâneuring down Bleecker Street, I ended up at the Bowery, facing the spot where CBGB used to be.

The New New York Dolls Ain't Just Recycling Trash

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Does seeing what used to be one of the most influential bands of all time, in the former site of one of the most influential venues of the last 40 years, tarnish our memories of both?

Maybe You've Heard...the Inaugural Edition

Marissa Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marissa Moss

Now for this week's edition, a roster of bands you might not know, but should...