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CBGB's Festival October 8th Thru October 12th Ready To Roll

Hilly Fest!!!

Hilly Fest!!!

It is already the third year of the CBGB’s Festival, running at various places in New York City from October 8th through October 12th . Last year’s highlight was, for me at least, the Del Lords gig, and this year? This year I am thrilled because undoubtedly it is the great Fly Panda at Cake Shop. I am psyched for this concert and am proud rock nyc is helping with promotion. All the acts for “Acoustic Anarchy are excellent, Magnolia Memoirs, Alexandra and the Starlight Band… But FLY Panda could break big, big, big. “Ratchet pop is a fusion of urban, trap, EDM, pop and a rockish style all merged into one version,” Lukas Ka$h says. “That’s why we call it ratchet pop. It’s just a big bowl of ratchet soup. It’s a huge hybrid that brings so many people together, blacks, whites, Asians, Latinos, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander. They can be from the hood, from suburbia. They can be whatever because we bring the worlds together.” I got that quote off the CGBC website but it is a goodie.

Otherwise, my old buddy Billy Idol, who I interviewed at Aucoin management (an awesome place filled with Kiss pinball machines and in office fountains) back back back and who is a great guy is the key note speaker on Thursday, October 9th at 6pm. This will be at the CBGB’s HQ. Here is what it says on the CBs website:

The CBGB Festival Headquarters, Center 548, will host a keynote interview and short acoustic concert by the legendary Billy Idol. Billy will release his autobiography, Dancing With Myself, on October 7th and his first new album in nearly a decade, entitled Kings & Queens Of The Underground, on October 21st. This intimate and very special keynote event will feature musician, record producer, and former VH1 VJ Timothy Sommer interviewing Billy Idol live on stage, followed by a short acoustic performance by Billy and his longtime guitarist and collaborator Steve Stevens. Walking Papers featuring Duff McKagan, The Skins, and other special guests will also perform during this event.

Location: Center 548

Date: Thursday, October 9th

Time: Doors at 6:00pm

          Event ends at 11:00pm

What else? The 42 nd street free concert features Devo and Jane’s Addiction. Oh, a DJ set by Talib Kweli, and concerts by Macy Gray, the Miffs, Robert Delong, Surfer Blood and many many others!

So I am excited and you check out who you want to see here

I got this nicely done list off Brooklynvegan:

CBFB Festival 2014


· Daniel Lanois & The Modern School of Film Present: Flesh and Machine… The Films – 8:00PM at Landmark Sunshine Cinema

· An Evening with DJ Dirty South: With You Screening, Q&A and Listening Party – 6:00PM at Landmark Sunshine Cinema



· Festival Kick-off with Billy Idol Keynote and Concert – 6:00PM at Center 548

· This Is Spinal Tap 30th Anniversary Screening – 7:30PM & 10:00PM at Village East Cinema



· Music Discussions with Galadrielle Allman & Jim Fusilli, Erin Davis & Vince Wilburn, Jr., and Stephen Trask & A.O. Scott – 6:00PM at Helen Mills Theater

· Hardcore DEVO Live Premiere – 7:30PM at Village East Cinema

· Macy Gray Performance – 8:00PM at City Winery

· Film Discussions with Michael Alago & Duff Mckagan – 9:30PM at Village East Cinema



· I Need a Dodge! Joe Strummer on the run Premiere – 12:30PM at Anthology Film Archives

· Like Sunday, Like Rain East Coast Premiere – 8:00PM at Anthology Film Archives

· Jane’s Addiction Icon Award Ceremony – 9:00PM at Center 548, private event with celebrity guests



· Cheeky Parade Performance – 12:00PM at Times Square South Stage

· We Are Scientists Performance – 12:30PM at Times Square North Stage

· Surfer Blood Performance – 1:15PM at Times Square South Stage

· Devo Performance – 4:00PM at Times Square South Stage

· Robert DeLong Performance – 5:30PM at Times Square South Stage

· Jane’s Addiction Performance – 6:15PM at Times Square South Stage

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