The Closing Of CBGB Marks The End Of New York’s Musical Century

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News writes, “I admit it: I can’t remember the last time I went to see a show at CBGB. Not only is this sacred dump hardly a hotbed of scene-making these days, it hasn’t worn that mantle since the hard-core matinee era of the early-to-mid-1980s. Yet every time I pass the place I smile and swoon, reminding me that some memories pull so hard on the senses that they feel more like events in the present tense than a glance into the rearview mirror.” The full article at has since been removed or relocated.

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