Oh My Freaking Underground GOD! [ that’s what OMFUG stands for me..] Just registered myself for a CBGB email address. Nothing signficant though, but I am a big fan of the club that I just so wanted to have an email address with their domain name. The club hosted some performances of Hardcore/Punk’s best bands like Agnostic front and the Ramones.
Bohoo! For everybody’s sake, here’s a brief history of the club:
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 1973, it was originally intended to feature its namesake musical styles, but became a forum for American punk and punk-influenced bands like Ramones, Television, the Patti Smith Group, Mink Deville, The Dead Boys, The Dictators, The Fleshtones, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, Blondie and Talking Heads.
The storefront and large space next door to the club served as the CBGB Record Store for many years. Eventually, in the late eighties, the record store was closed and replaced with a second performance space and art gallery, named CB’s 313 Gallery. The gallery went on to showcase many popular bands and singer/songwriters who played in a musical style more akin to acoustic rock, folk, jazz, or experimental music, while the original club continued to present the best in harder, louder post-punk, metal, and alternative rock acts.
The club closed in October 2006. The final concert was performed by Patti Smith on Sunday October 15. CBGB Fashions (the CBGB store, wholesale department, and online store) stayed open until October 31 at 315 Bowery. On November 1, 2006 CBGB Fashions moved to 19-23 St. Mark’s Place, where it remains today.
Sad but true, the bar has stopped operations since 2006. It was one of my dream to play in CBGB or just watch any band play in CBGB. Well, at least their website http://cbgb.com is still running and now I have my own email email@example.com. w00t!
For more info, check this WIKI LINK..