CBGB déménage à Las Vegas

[i]NYC rock venue CBGB will be moving from its longtime home at 315 Bowery in New York City to Las Vegas. MTV reports: Hilly Kristal’s got an awful lot of packing ahead of him. The owner and operator of New York’s legendary CBGB club says by mid-October, the last drinks will have been poured and the last unsigned band will have taken the stage inside the punk-rock landmark.

« We want to take a lot of this stuff with us, and I think we’re going to move to Las Vegas, » Kristal said, adding that he’ll start disassembling parts of the club as early as September. « I have some developers who have some really great space in the downtown area. So, I’d say sometime in spring we’ll be in Las Vegas. It’s a big undertaking, and these developers are putting the money into it, and I want to make sure that, for my benefit and theirs, we make this work. »

Of course, Kristal, who wouldn’t name the developers he’s working with, knows it won’t be the same in Vegas. « I don’t have any choice, » he explained. « I have been looking for space in New York and the rent’s $125,000 a month on Broadway. » He said he came close to securing a space downtown on Essex Street, but the deal didn’t make it past the negotiations phase. So, it’s « Viva Las Vegas » for one of New York’s most revered rock and roll attractions.

« [The Vegas CBGB] won’t be the same size or the same shape, but I am going to have all the things that matter there, » Kristal said. "I am taking the bars with me, I am taking the stage — I’m taking the urinal that Joey [Ramone] pissed in with me. I’m going to take a lot of things — anything that makes this place CBGB.

« I’ll make it CBGB, and even more so, » he continued. « I think we can do better, starting in a new place, where the city’s for it. It’s more important to try to keep things going and moving up. »

Kristal said he’d still like to open a second CBGB in New York but doesn’t see that happening for at least several years because of high rent. But financial worries and his club’s impending move aren’t Kristal’s biggest concerns at the moment: Three weeks ago, he learned that he has lung cancer, and he’s been enduring chemotherapy treatments ever since.

« It’s in one spot, » he said of the tumor. « They will be able to have great surgeons cut it out — a part of my lung. But I have to tell you, chemotherapy ain’t fun. It’s going to be corrected, and things will be good. »

Kristal’s highly publicized battle with his landlord, a nonprofit called the Bowery Residents’ Committee that funds programs for New York’s homeless, ended in December with an agreement that stated CBGB could continue to operate in the same space it has occupied since its 1973 inception until October 31. Kristal agreed to pay near-market rent of $35,000 per month, an increase of $16,000 over the amount he was paying before the lease ran out nearly a year ago.

Kristal said he’s working with a couple of bookers to give CBGB a fitting send-off and added that several of the artists who helped make the club famous, as well as a number of on-the-brink bands, have been contacted about performing as part of the two-month finale. A schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.[/i]


Chelou quand même, le CBGB qui déménage dans un parc d’attractions géant… Dommage je trouve…

une page du punk s’est tournée

vous rigolez!! c’est a Las Vegas que ca se passe maintenant!!!

Ac une date de celine dion au cbgb a vegas, ca le ferait!!

Johnny va enfin pouvoir refaire un show à « VEGAS »!

En même temps ok c’est culte mais bon, ici les bars ferment à tour de bras et personne fait de pétition pour ça
alors qu’un truc new yorkais qu’on s’en tappe parcequ’on y mettra jamais les pieds là les gens se sentent concernés…

c po ça mais des pages du punk rock ont été la bas. tout comme le gilman street en Ca.

Ouais c’est sur mais honnetement je me sens pas trop concerné.

Las Vegas ce n’est pas uniquement les grosses machines à sous et les paillettes.
Faut juste donner le temps au CBGB de faire ses nouvelles preuves là bas.
Wait & see :tooth:

Ouais m’enfin la scène punk de Las Vegas est pas hyper-réputée non plus… à moins que…

je serais curieux de voir une carte des states avec l’implantation des groupes punk rock.

Las vegas = faded Grey


pour les concerts hardcore à LV

on vivait au texas, on était des cowboys

Las Vegas, c’est dans le nevada pas dans le texas si je ne m’abuse …

Exact, suffit de regarder les experts pour le savoir :slight_smile: