Ah CBGB, the historic NYC brand that even high school students at a Hot Topic in Munson, Indiana know about thanks to those ubiquitous T-shirts. It’s one of those places that was undeniably packed to the walls with Punk Rock history but had faded into stale over-exposure in its last years like so much Mars Bar. The venue closed in 2006 and now the brand is attempting a big comeback with the first CBGB Festival, which is bringing hundreds of artists to 30 venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn from July 5-8, including Guided By Voices, Superchunk, David Johansen (of the New York Dolls!), Cro-Mags, Cloud Nothings, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Agnostic Front, Superchunk and many more. Passes to the music cost $80, but you can get into the whole shebang for free if you volunteer to take photos. Details below.
We are looking for about 30 amateur photographers to get some good shots of the bands playing. You will be compensated with a t-shirt, a free pass to all concerts in the festival ($90), and free entry into the closing party/whiskeyfest ($80).
A deluxe festival pass will be given to photographers with good credentials and experience ($380)
To apply, message this person on Reddit with what type of camera you have. 21 and over only too, btw.
The fest also includes a bunch of music panels and film screenings, a la CMJ and Northside. Krist Novoselic of Nirvana is the keynote speaker of the music conference part.