Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Dead Boys Reunite for CBGB


Stiv LIVE, originally uploaded by Theresa K.

Stiv won't be there but his spirit will. And so will Johnny, Joey and Dee Dee. Actually, the remaining Dead Boys will be on hand for:

CBGB Benefit Show Dates

CBGB announced a bunch of the the benefit show dates - all at CBGB:

8/2 RANA
8/5 BUSH TETRAS
8/9 APHASIA, SHORTIE
8/10 AGAINST ME, THE EXIT, WORLD INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY
8/12 MISFITS
8/13 VANS WARPED TOUR AFTER PARTY
8/14 GORILLA BISCUITS, BLACK TRAIN JACK
8/15 RAW POWER
8/20 THE VANDALS
8/24 BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION/NIKKI SIXX & TRACII GUNS
8/26 DEAD BOYS, FLIPPER, PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES, ADRENALIN O.D. , FURIOUS GEORGE
8/27 DEAD BOYS, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, SFA, NIHILISTICS
8/28 SHAM 69, FLIPPER, CHEETAH CHROME & THE BLACK ANGELS
8/29 SHAM 69, THE RADICTS

Also confirmed to play are:
CONFLICT, VERBAL ABUSE, MDC, TODAY IS THE DAY, CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN, ADOLYNE, SICK OF IT ALL, FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, CIRCLE JERKS, ADOLESCENTS, D.I. , CHANNEL 3, ZERO BOYS, and DR. KNOW

"Other bands are not yet completely confirmed and there may be a few surprises..."

CB's also sent a letter explaining how the money will be spent and what not....

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Subject: Our lease problem and the benefit shows.
Body: As many of you may be aware, CBGB is currently in dispute with our
landlord over a new lease. Our current lease ends at the end of August. To put all rumors to rest, the lease dispute is not over violations or unpaid rent. It is simple economics. The neighborhood is changing. Where there once were abandoned lots and supply warehouses, there are now high price condominiums and chic upscale boutiques. Neighborhoods in this city change.
We understand that. Whether you want to call it gentrification or progress is a matter of opinion, and rather than turn this into a political diatribe, allow me to simply explain how this effects CBGB and we can save the political and class questions for another time.

Our landlord is the BRC (Bowery Resident's Committee) a not for profit charity that assists the homeless. They run and maintain various shelters and outreach programs. We support their cause and believe we can, not only have a good relationship as landlord and tennant, but we can also help each other.

Currently, our landlord wants us out. The reason is simple. The changes in the neighborhood (present and planned) have made the property value skyrocket. Whether they rent our space to a new tennant, use it for themselves, or have different plans all together, they believe they can make more money with us gone.

We are trying to negotiate a new lease with our landlord. Part of what we are doing is holding a series of benefit shows through the month of August.
People have asked what the money is being used for. Let me explain. The money raised will be used to help cover our enormous legal expenses in our effort to obtain a new lease. If the lease dispute is resolved, these benefit shows will be a celebration and the money raised will be used to donate to the BRC to help them in their support of the homeless.

Many of the bands playing on these benefits are waiting to confirm dates...
and some bands have asked not to be advertized yet.

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