Saturday, August 13, 2005


CBGB's is a small club in New York city that, for the last 30 years, has been a starting point for a number of bands that would eventually make it big. Many people credit CBGB's for also launching the punk rock scene in the late '70's by showcasing groups such as the Ramones, Blondie, and the Talking Heads. But now, because of rent increases and ongoing disputes with its landlord, the establishment is facing eviction at the end of the month.

Among the individuals and groups that have come to its aid are Deborah Harry, Tommy Ramone, and E Street Band member "Little Stevie" Van Zandt. Little Stevie also happens to play Silvio on The Sopranos, a character who has capped his fair share of wiseguys for Tony.

Hmmmm.... If I were the landlord, I think I'd offer to cut back on that rent increase.

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