As many of you know, infamous CBGB nightclub on Bowery may be slated to close its doors after decades of introducing the world to incredible underground rock and roll. The closure is due to its rent hike induced by NYU (its landlord). Below is a petition that was brought to NYCBoys' attention. Read on.
Save CBGB: For those of you that don't know, the land that CBGB is built on is owned by NYU and they are raising the rent to 40k per month. Which is complete lunacy. Most of the punk and rock legends we know today came out of CB's (eg: Blondie, The Ramones, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop and many many more). Not to mention the fact that lots of bands locally and all over the world continue to come to CBGB's and perform, known and unknown.... It would be a shame to let NYU's greed department take that from us now and future generations who happen to care about the roots of NYC punk rock/rock-n-roll. Just click on the link and sign the petition to at least keep CBGB a historical landmark in NYC and save it from becoming another eye sore dormitory high rise.
Please sign the petition to Save CBGB Here.