NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring over 300 bands, the CBGB Festival announces a first music line up in addition to film premieres and screenings, a distilled spirits fest and conference panels at 30 venues over the four days from July 5th to 8th, 2012 in New York City. Focusing on new music and emerging young bands, the CBGB Festival will stay true to the original mission of the CBGB & OMFUG club that once lived on the Bowery. The goal being to help new artists grow, gain visibility and be seen by the music industry. Pass and ticket prices are being kept as low as possible with music pass prices ranging from $69 to $89, film passes from $99 to $219, combo passes from $299 to $499 and distilled spirits passes from $79 to $99. For detailed information on line-ups or purchasing festival passes go to: http://www.cbgb.com/. To view the detailed informational release go to: http://yousend.it/2cbgbrelease.
Music highlights include a hardcore show headlined by Cro-Mags, Vision of Disorder and Sick of It All at Webster Hall, a show at SummerStage in Central Park with Guided by Voices, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Cloud Nothings and War On Drugs as well as line ups with David Johansen, D Generation, The Baseball Project (Mike Mills of R.E.M & Steve Wynn of Dream Syndicate), Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), Rocket from The Tombs, MEN, MXPX, Reggie Watts, The Dirty Pearls, LA Guns and more.
The music line up includes:
Guided By Voices * Pains Of Being Pure at Heart * Cloud Nothings * War on Drugs * Craig Finn
D Generation * The Cro-Mags * Sick Of It All * Vision of Disorder * The Baseball Project
David Johansen * Sister Sparrow & The DirtyBirds * Willie Nile * Rocket From The Tombs
LA Guns * Dirty Pearls * Ben Taylor * Popa Chubby * MXPX * Harry Waters * Escort
Cerveris * Xylos * Firehorse * Gary Lucas With Gods and Monsters * Eytan and the Embassy
Richard Lloyd Waldos * Radio 4 * Shayfer James * Sophie Madeleine * My Pet Dragon * Bardot
Jon DeRosa * So So Glows * Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan * Men * PS I Love You
Orion Experience * Empire Beats featuring Camille Atkinson
The Killing Floor * Ingrid and The Defectors
Bebe Buell * The Noise * The Bowery Tones * Faith NYC * Weekend * Two Lights
The Bamboo Kids * The Indecent * Romans * Brass Knuckle Evangelists * Mary C
New Cassettes * Waking Heroes * Daddy Long Legs
Van Hunt * Hollis Brown * Andy & The Rattlesnakes
On July 5 and 6 film premieres and screenings at the CBGB Festival include the World Premiere of The Rise and Fall of The Clash, the East Coast premiere of Vinyl, the US Premiere of the What Did You Expect? The Archers of Loaf live at Cat's Cradle the NY Premiere of Just Around The Corner about Parkinson's activist / entertainment manager Bob Benjamin andCBG many more.
Conferences will be lead by industry professionals providing insight on everything from "Making Great Sounding Records" to the not to be missed "CBGB – Tales From The Club" series. On July 8th, the closing day of the Festival, CBGB will host a Distilled Spirits Fest featuring all artisanal spirits purveyors at The Beekman Beer Garden in South Street Seaport.
For those who don't know, CBGB and OMFUG stands for Country, BlueGrass and Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers. The landmark rock club is forever a part of history as the birthplace of punk rock. Founded by Hilly Kristal on the principle of only showcasing artists who performed original material, by 1976 CBGB was a hot bed of what would later be considered iconic music talent including the Ramones, Patti Smith Group, Talking Heads, Blondie, Television, The Dead Boys, Suicide and The Fleshtones just to name a few. In the next decade, the first wave of hardcore bands played legendary Sunday matinee line ups that included Bad Brains, Agnostic Front, The Beastie Boys, Cro-Mags, Sick of It All, Misfits, Murphy's Law and others. More international stars walked through the doors or appeared on the stage at CBGB than any other venue in New York City, ranging in styles from The Police to Green Day to Guns & Roses to Alan Jackson.