The third iteration of the CBGB Music & Film Festival is coming to New York City October 8-12 at venues all across the city. So who is playing? Jane’s Addiction, Devo, Billy Idol, Macy Gray, The Muffs, Stephen Trask, We Are Scientists, Surfer Blood, Rocket and the Ghost, Electric Six, High Waisted, Heavy Glow, and many, many (and we mean many) more. The CBGB Music & Film Festival will also feature the world premiere of the film Hardcore Devo Live! and Carter-and-Cash documentary The Winding Stream, as well as a 30th anniversary showing of This Is Spinal Tap and many other works for your viewing pleasure. Ticketing and venue information haven’t yet been released, so stay tuned and visit the CBGB Music & Film Festival website for more.

The CBGB music club was opened in 1973 by Hilly Crystal at 315 Bowery, and it launched the careers of bands like the Ramones, Patti Smith Group, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Talking Heads, and Blondie. It was closed on October 15, 2006 after a length battle with the landlord, Bowery Residents’ Committee, over alleged unpaid rent. But CBGB lives on—a radio channel launched on iHeartRadio in 2010, and the CBGB Music & Film Festival began in 2012.

CBGB Festival Tour Dates & Tickets

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CBGB Festival 2014 Dates

October 8-12 @ various venues, New York, NY

CBGB Festival 2014 Lineup


Jane’s Addiction
Billy Idol
Stephen Trask
Duff McKagan
We Are Scientists
Surfer Blood
Robert DeLong
Macy Gray
Mother Feather
Rocket and the Ghost
The Soft White Sixties
Electric 6
Mind Over Time
Regret the Hour
Sun Ladders
Los Elk
Honey Wild
Bridges and Powerlines
J and the 9s
Vision of Disorder
The Muffs
Baby Acid
High Waisted
Heavy Glow
Immigrant Union
Jeremy and Harliquins
The VeeVees
Brand of Julez
Lily and the Parlour Tricks
We Are Temporary
Making Movies
Scale Model
Happy Lives
Born Cages
Don Babylon
Alejandro Meolo and Robinsones
The Howl
Sons and Hiers
Wake the Sun
Ms. America
Hot Blood
The Off White
The Battery Electric
Marc Ford
Crush Distance
Cash Registers
Brought Low
Devils Broadcast
No Valentine
Reid Paley
Brunch of the Living Dead
Hymen Holocaust
The Montauk Project


Hardcore Devo Live!
This Is Spinal Tap
Like Sunday Like Rain
With You
The Winding Stream
Mount Joy
Big in Japan
I Need A Dodge
All Together Now
Monica Z
Salad Days: The Birth of Punk in the Nation’s Captial
A Film About Kids and Music
A Decade with an Unsigned Rock Band
Find Your Way: A Busker’s Documentary
Riot on the Dance Floor
Music City USA
Suburban Gothic
Living is Easy With Eyes Closed
Austin to Boston
CBGB the Movie
It’s Who You Know
Alone in North America

Jane’s Addiction Video for “Been Caught Stealing”

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