CBGB's May Reopen
There's talk of the legendary punk club getting a new lease of life
The New York Times reports that a group of investors has bought the assets of the famous punk-rock club, which closed in 2006, and they plan to establish an ambitious music festival this summer, with an eye toward reopening the club at a new downtown location. However, they won't be trying to recreate the aesthetic of the club's heyday when bands such as Television, Talking Heads, the Ramones, Blondie, Sonic Youth and Patti Smith graced its stage.
"We’re never going to recreate that moment in time,” said Tim Hayes, one of the investors. "We’re trying to continue the idea of supporting live music, making a lot of noise and being a part of New York City. The festival is one way we can do it. Eventually the club will be another way we can do it.”