The badge-less guide to the first-ever CBGB festival

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We miss you, CBGB. Probably.

While filmmakers down in Savannah, Ga. are busy trying to recreate the rock legacy of CBGB, a music festival this weekend is trying to reawaken the famous punk brand right here in New York City. The first-ever CBGB Festival is already underway, featuring dozens of bands in venues across Manhattan and Brooklyn. Passes to the whole thing cost $90, but luckily for you some of the biggest shows are super free, including Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and The Hold Steady in Times Square and Guided By Voices at Summer Stage in Central Park. In true punk rock fashion that penniless Clinton Hill-living Patti Smith would approve of (Just Kids, anyone?), here is your badge-less guide to free shows at the CGBG festival.


East Coast Avenue, Lisa Bianco and The Fury, Mark Newman
Hill Country
, 8pm

East Coast Avenue – 11pm
Lisa Bianco and The Fury – 9pm
Mark Newman – 8pm

The Embassy, MiniBoone, Easy Company, Stuyvesant, The Rock Az
Ottos Shrunken Head, 8pm
8pm Eytan & The Embassy
9pm MiniBoone
10pm Easy Company
11pm Stuyvesant
12am The Rock Az

Runny, The 10 Cent F$ck Flicks, The Archive, Man’s Gin, Thee Swank Bastards
Hank’s Saloon,

Runny – 12am
The 10 Cent F$ck Flicks – 11:15pm
The Archive – 10:30pm
Man’s Gin – 9:45pm
Thee Swank Bastards – 8pm


Free CBGB Festival Concert
Times Square, 12pm-6pm
Stages on Broadway at 46th Street & 51st Street

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Hold Steady
Duff McKagan’s Loaded
Upper West
Zulu Wave

Guided By Voices, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The War on Drugs, Cloud Nothings
SummerStage in Central Park, 3pm

Guided By Voices – 6pm
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – 4:45pm
The War on Drugs – 3:45pm
Cloud Nothings – 3pm

Mongrel Bitch, The Whores, A Devil’s Broadcast, Brunch of the Living Dead, Drugstore, Bannor
Hank’s Saloon, 8pm

Mongrel Bitch – 11:45pm
The Whores – 11pm
A Devil’s Broadcast – 10:15pm
Brunch of the Living Dead – 9:30pm
Drugstore – 8:45pm
Bannor – 8pm

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