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1973-2006
CBGB (Country, Blue Grass, and Blues)
was a music club at 315 Bowery at Bleecker Street in the borough of Manhattan in New York City.
Founded by Hilly Kristal in December 1973, it was originally intended to feature its namesake musical styles, but became a forum for American punk and New Wave bands like Ramones, Misfits, Television, the Patti Smith Group, Mink DeVille, The Dead Boys, The Dictators, The Fleshtones, The Voidoids, The Cramps, Blondie, The Shirts, and Talking Heads.CBGB, a then-little-known rock club, was founded, on the site of Kristal’s earlier bar, Hilly’s on the Bowery, which he ran from 1969 to 1972. Originally, Kristal had focused on his more profitable West Village nightspot, Hilly’s, but complaints from the bar’s neighbors forced Hilly’s to close, leading its owner to concentrate on the Bowery club. The full name is CBGB & OMFUG which stands for “Country Bluegrass Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers”*. Gormandizer (gourmand) usually means a ravenous eater of food, but according to Kristal here it means “a voracious eater of … music”.[4] The club was also affectionately called simply “CB’s”. As its name implied, Kristal intended the bar to feature country, bluegrass, and blues music (along with poetry readings), but it became famous as the birthplace of the American punk movement. Perhaps most notably, the punk rock pioneers The Ramones had their first shows there. In later years, it would mainly become known for Hardcore punk with bands such as Agnostic Front, Bad Brains, Murphy’s Law, Cro-Mags, Warzone, Gorilla Biscuits, Sick of It All, and Youth of Today performing there.

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315 Bowery at Bleecker Street
New York 10009
United States
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www.cbgb.com/

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Monday 30 June 2014
MarvalousConcert CBGB's
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Wednesday 11 October 2006
Bad Brains
Underdog, StimulatorsConcert
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Thursday 7 September 2006
Sandra Bernhard
Lords, Sirsy, Swati, kHz, MahavatarConcert
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40.725186 -73.992113
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Monday 4 September 2006
Strike Anywhere
Ignite, Modern Life Is War, A Global ThreatConcert
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Tuesday 15 August 2006
Dog Fashion DiscoConcert CBGB's
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Sunday 9 July 2006
Soilent Green
Demiricous, DisassociateConcert
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New York, United States
40.725186 -73.992113

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