Charity Begins On The Bowery

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Billboard.com’s Peter Romero reports that CBGB owner Hilly Kristal is working on a summer benefit tour to raise funds for his threatened venue.

Among the names dropped by Kristal as possible participants, David Byrne, Patti Smith, Green Day and the Beastie Boys.

While this would truly be a bill worthy of a high ticket price at some massive outdoor venue, it would only be fitting if the superstar talent turned up to find that Bill Popp & The Tapes, the Shirts, Rude Buddha and Genya Raven had been added, thus cutting everyone’s set to a length of no more than 15 minutes.

(David Byrne, overjoyed to be sharing a dressing room with Ray Cappo)

2 Responses to “Charity Begins On The Bowery”

  1. Tommy Hoops says:

    I’ve said it before, but CBGB’s is one of the most exciting clothing companies out there, and any venture into the world of rock and roll is sure to be an exciting one.


  2. palefire says:

    Bill Popp & the Tapes… and Honus Wagner. Don’t forget that band. Part of that Context rehersal studios zietgiest, where all the heavyweights rehersed–Big Fat Love, Envelope, etc.

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