Cbgb Owner Launches Festival Idea To Save Club17 May 2005
The longtime owner of New York's historic CBGB nightclub is launching a last-ditch effort to save the punk mecca - and he's asking the acts who got their big breaks there to help him.
Hilly Kristal is set to launch a month-long festival of punk icons in a bid to raise the funds he needs to save his club.
Kristal has been fighting to keep the club open for months after his landlord, the non-profit Bowery Resident's Committee, announced plans to double the rent for the space.
He adds, "They want me out."
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